To summarize, BreakTime proves to be a smart addition to your collection of Mac programs. This utility is very simple to handle and configure, sits quietly on your Menu Bar until the timer goes on, and comes with a very reasonable price. The Magic Reschedule feature causes BreakTime to push back a break when it detects that you haven't been using the Mac for a while, but you can't adjust this feature's time parameters, as you can.
- Prompts you to take breaks.
- Easy to use.
- Attractive interface.
- Supports automated scripts.
- Lacks sound- and graphics-tweaking options.
- Pricier than the competition.
If you're a cubicle-dweller like me, you've probably read many articles about the health benefits that come from taking regular breaks throughout the work day. Unfortunately, when meetings, phone calls, deadlines, and other important tasks demand our attention, it's all too easy to forget to take a few minutes to clear the mind. BreakTime ($4.99) prompts you to take much-needed breaks, and locks down your Mac to make certain you do just that. However, the Editors' Choice award-winning Time Out Free is equally effective and delivers a few extra bells and whistles for less money.