2007-07-30: Dejal announces Time Out 1.5

A free Mac OS X application to remind you to take regular breaks.

PORTLAND, Oregon -- July 30, 2007 -- Dejal today announced the immediate availability of Dejal Time Out 1.5, a handy break reminder tool for Mac OS X. As David Sinclair of Dejal says, it is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end; you care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn't built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis.

Time Out has two kinds of breaks: a "Normal" break, typically for 10 minutes after 50 minutes of work, so you can move about and relax, plus a "Micro" break: a very brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.

You can configure how long each kind of break lasts, and how long between breaks. Each Time Out is announced via the screen slowly dimming, with related graphics materializing, and when the break is complete, it fades out again. You can change the time these transitions take... and you can even change the color and the level of transparency during the break.

This release has a much nicer application icon, plus an improved break layout. By popular request, it also includes options to remove any or all of the buttons, and to change the postpone amounts. So if you find the temptation to skip a break too strong, you can get rid of the button to encourage you to take the break. See the release notes for more information.

Check out the Dejal Blog for the latest Dejal news, including hints on Time Out 2, coming for Leopard:

http://www.dejal.com/blog/

Pricing & Availability:

Time Out is released as "Freeware", requiring no payment for its use. It is immediately available for download from www.dejal.com/timeout/.

Time Out requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, and is a Universal Binary.

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Press Contact:

David Sinclair
President
Dejal Systems, LLC

NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Dejal's PR website (http://www.dejal.com/pr/). This press release can be viewed online and is permanently archived at:

http://www.dejal.com/pr/2007/07/30/timeout/

Dejal, the Dejal logo, and Time Out are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Dejal Systems, LLC. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.