Remind yourself to take breaks at work with this free Mac app


We’ve all been there: working for hours on end without taking a break and ending up with hungry stomachs and stiff necks.

If you forget to take regular short breaks, now there is an app for it. Developer Harshil Shah created a simple menu bar app called Pause for Mac to remind you to be away from your desk regularly throughout the day.

The idea is clear and simple. Once you install the app, it will ask you to set times for how often you want to take breaks and how long.

By default, it follows the 20-20 rule to remind you to stop working for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. But you can easily change that. You can also add personalized reminders to remind you to have a drink of water or to get up and stretch.