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Stretchly is a free and open source, cross-platform software that reminds you to take breaks when working on your computer


  • Integration with the system tray. The Stretchly program indicator shows how much time is left until the next mini-break;
  • It is possible to go to a short or long break without counting the time; It is possible to pause or reset the countdown;
  • It is possible to adjust the duration and interval of short (mini) and long breaks;
  • On/off display of notifications before the start of breaks;
  • Allow or not to postpone breaks;
  • There is a “Strict mode” that does not allow you to postpone breaks;
  • You can choose whether to show the break duration counter in the window or on the entire screen, and also configure whether to show the counter on all screens or not;
  • Whether or not to show exercise ideas during breaks;
  • Track or not when the system is not in use (the countdown to breaks stops);
  • It is possible to change the appearance;
  • There is an option to turn on/off the sounds, as well as select any sound to play at the end of the break.

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The software Stretchly is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS, as well as: mobile applications for Android.

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
Mobile appsAndroid

*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 stretchly

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via DMG package for macOS

Version for Android

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.7.0
Developer:Stretchly Contributors
Programming language:Electron
License:BSD-2-Clause License

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