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BreakTimer is a free and open source cross-platform program to remind you to take breaks, save yourself from RSI and eye strain


  • Schedule settings: BreakTimer allows you to configure how often (after what time period there will be a break: by default, 28 minutes) and how long (how much time the break will take: by default, 2 minutes) your breaks should be;
  • You can customize the notification output: set the title and description, text and background color;
  • Configure receiving notifications using: fullscreen popup or simple notification;
  • You can configure the action when displaying a notification in full-screen mode: skip, postpone, or do nothing;
  • It is possible to set the sound of the gong to play on the break start/end;
  • You can configure which days and hours you want to use breaks;
  • BreakTimer restarts the countdown if you have not been active for a specified period of time (5 minutes by default), and you can also enable notifications;
  • System tray integration with features: disable BreakTimer, start countdown, or restart countdown;
  • Enable auto-start of the program when logging in.

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The software BreakTimer is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install breaktimer

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English
Description version:0.7.5
Developer:Tom Watson
Programming language:Electron
License:GPL v3

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