Rest Reminder - Reminds you to take keyboard breaks

Free Windows Download

Problem: You know you should take regular breaks from your computer screen and keyboard but time just seems to pass by. This can result in eye strain, posture problems and repetitive strain injury.

Solution: Rest Reminder is a free media player designed for use by anyone that wants or needs to be reminded when it's time to take a break. You may then choose to take a break or disregard the reminder.

Key features / benefits include:

  • Very simple and easy to use:
    • Enter a number of minutes to wait for
    • Select an audio file from the samples provided or use your own (the window will be minimized as soon as an audio file is selected)
    • Once the specified number of minutes have elapsed the window reappears, the sound file is played and a written reminder is displayed
  • A fade-in option is provided meaning that sound loops can be played without a jolt in the volume when first played.
  • Slow down or speed-up the sound (if possible with the file being played).
  • A loop facility is also provided so you can choose whether to play the file once only or in a loop. (Fading applies to the first play only when looped)/
  • Sound files can be added one by one, or you can add many files at the same time.
  • You can reorder the files and have more than one copy of the same file.
  • The file list can be saved and the list is reopened when the software is reopened.

Installation Requirements

The system operates with the following versions of Windows:

  • Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10
  • Vista
  • Windows XP Media Centre Edition 2005
  • Windows XP (Home or Pro)
  • Windows NT 4 (With service pack 6a or later applied)
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000 (With service pack 2 or later applied)
  • Windows 98
  • MAC compatibility depends on the level of Windows emulation installed for PC version

The software does support use on XP/Vista/Windows 7 Netbooks.

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Version History

  • 1.0 - 11 June 2011 - Initial release
  • 1.1 - 13 June 2011 - Display of countdown in format of mins / secs
  • 1.2 - 16 June 2011 - Correction of min countdown display
  • 11 Sept 2012 - Extended the timeout period and made timeout message visible to Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 users

Glossary: rest reminder, take a break, RSI prevention, break enforcer, reminder software

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