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Workrave – a program to remind you to take a break and perform physical exercises to maintain your health


It is possible to set different time intervals (timers) for work and rest:

  • microbreaks: small breaks over a certain period of time (by default: every 3 minutes of operation with a break of 30 seconds);
  • rest break: by default, every 45 minutes with a 10-minute break;
  • daily limit: limit on the total amount of work time per day.

You can configure each timer:

  • enable/disable the timer;
  • setting the time between breaks;
  • setting the break duration;
  • setting how long to postpone the break;
  • show/disable reminders before the break and their number;
  • show/disable the “Postpone” button;
  • show/disable the “Skip” button.

additional settings for the “Rest Break” timer:

  • setting the number of exercises;
  • start a rest break when the screen is locked;
  • add computer shutdown from the rest screen.

additional settings for the “Daily Limit” timer:

  • attribute micro-interruptions to activity.

You can choose the lock mode:

  • without blocking;
  • block keyboard input;
  • block keyboard and screen input.

You have the option to customize the notification sound:

  • the volume;
  • disable sounds;
  • select an audio file for an audio alert;
  • select which sound alerts are on/off.

  • You can enable/disable the display of the window with timers on the screen and choose which timers to show;
  • The exercises are accompanied by illustrations and descriptions.

Screenshots Software


The software Workrave is available for installation on Linux and Windows.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
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

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

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rob-caelers/workrave
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install workrave

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:1.10.44
Developer:Rob Caelers, Raymond Penners
Programming language:C++, С
License:GPL v3

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