Call it a coffee break, but if your company is one of the many that do not offer the obvious (need for coffee, which improves circulation, mental capacity, and productivity), take heart. Here’s an officially sanctioned way to schedule coffee breaks right on your Mac.
CoffeeTime For Coffee Time
As a teacher, our school doesn’t provide for a specific coffee break period, even though they’re willing to pay for the coffee in the teacher’s lounge.
So, when I’m at home slaving over my keyboard to finish a presentation or a lesson plan I sometimes don’t get the breaks I deserve.
If that’s you– you don’t get the coffee breaks you deserve– then take matters into your own hands with the CoffeeTime app.
You can thank me later, but having an officially (as in, personally) sanctioned coffee break with an official sounding alarm is just what cubicle dwellers need.
What’s really great about CoffeeTime is that you can plan your coffee breaks for any time during the day with a quick click to the Mac’s Menubar.
And don’t think that CoffeeTime limits you to a single coffee break.
What’s wrong with a break in the morning, one at noon, one at mid-afternoon, and even a break just before you head home?
Nothing. Schedule these ‘officially sanctioned‘ breaks according to your needs.
Let’s be pragmatic about breaks.
While it’s nice to have an alarm sound so you can run off for a caffeine fix, there are times when you just can’t leave at the prescribed time.
No problemo. CoffeeTime comes with a Snooze Mode to give you a few more minutes until it hits Countdown Alert Mode.
If anything, CoffeeTime is adaptable to your needs, just the way a coffee break should be.
Of course, you’re not limited to coffee breaks. Use the timer and alert for lunch, for meetings, for regularly scheduled bathroom breaks or anything else that requires an alert.
Oh, and speaking of alerts, as the countdown to a break nears the break time, your Mac’s screen will slowly darken to alert you to the pending break. Once you return, the Mac’s screen switches back to normal.
Not bad for less than a dollar, no?