How many Mac apps are there to alert you to this or that? A few dozen or more, for sure. Some cheap. Some free.
Some with healthy price tags and a laundry list of complicated, complex features that do everything but email. Is there a single Mac app that reminds you to take a break, to stop and smell the roses, to relax and enjoy a few moments of non-Mac work life? Yes.
Smell The Digital Roses
Harmony is the Mac app that aims to make your life a little easier by reminding you to take a break. This is not an app that your boss wants to see running on your Mac in the office.
Whether you work in an office environment, or on your Mac at home, having a break is beneficial.
Forgetting to take a break is typical.
That’s why we have reminder apps, task and to-do reminders and alerts—to help us remember what needs to get done.
Why not have your Mac tell you when to stop what you’re doing and do something else that’s worth your time and effort? That’s Harmony.
Here’s a typical reminder to take a break.
On the surface, Harmony doesn’t do much.
It sits there on your Mac, toiling away in the background, carefully watching what you’re doing on your Mac.
Well, not everything you’re doing—just that you’re actually doing something.
It tracks the time you’re using your Mac and then gives you a pop up reminder every so often to stop and smell the roses (so to speak).
You can set your own work period length and the break periods.
If you’re taking an appropriate amount of breaks during the day, Harmony won’t bother you with more breaks. This might be ultimate in one-trick pony apps, but it’s good at what it does. Check out How To Get Instant Serenity From Your Mac so you’ll have peace and serenity while you work, too.