It has been a long known fact now that taking small breaks while working not only increases the productivity but also proves to be far more efficient compared to working in long shifts without breaks. Work that involves thinking especially requires your mind to be fresh all the time. For instance, if you are in the creative department of some company and trying to think of a witty line for an advertisement, or trying to make an eye catching poster, it is very important that your mind is open to absorbing and generating new ideas. Likewise, our financial management folks would already know how hectic it is to keep an eye on cash inflows and outflows during lengthy hours of work burden. One of the reason is that most of the times, we forget to take regular breaks because of the pressure of work. Previously, we have covered some applications for both Windows and Mac that remind you to take regular breaks while working, such as BreakTaker, Breaker, Time4Breax and eyeBreak for Windows and Time Out for Mac. As these applications play a pivotal role in your work tools, today we have another application for Windows called EyeLeo that reminds you through notifications to take both short and long breaks after user specified intervals. Keep reading to find out more about EyeLeo, including screenshots.
After installation, the Settings window of EyeLeo automatically opens up to configure the application according to your needs. You can set the time interval between short and long breaks, enable and disable sounds, and even enable Strict mode. When all settings and selected, click Save and Close.
Every time the timer for the short break runs out, a notification pops up asking you to do different things, such as move eyes let and right, tightly shut eyes, look at distant objects, etc. The short breaks last for 10 seconds each.
The long breaks are activated after the user-specified time interval. You can take long breaks after every 30, 40, 50, 60 and 90 minutes for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 minutes. During the long break, the computer screen automatically dims out and provides you with a Skip button. If Strict mode is enabled, you are forced to take the break for the full break interval.
EyeLeo is a lightweight application that does exactly what it’s supposed to do. The application works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.