Dejal announces Time Out! 1.1

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

PORTLAND, Oregon -- November 8, 2004 -- Dejal Systems today announced the immediate availablity of Time Out! 1.1, a handy break reminder tool for Mac OS X. According to Dejal, 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. So if you like, you can make it mostly transparent so you can continue reading while on your break... though it's better for you if you give your eyes a rest during the Time Out.

New in version 1.1, you can disable either kind of break if desired (a much requested feature), and the breaks are automatically paused when you go away from your computer, and can be reset when you come back. Plus several other improvements.

Pricing & Availability:

Time Out! is released as "Freeware", requiring no payment for its use. It is immediately available for download from

Time Out! requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later.

Dejal Systems, LLC:

Founded in New Zealand in 1991 and established in the US a decade later, Dejal is a leading Mac software vendor specializing in user-friendly and flexible utility software. Visit for more information and products.

Press Contact:

David Sinclair
Dejal Systems, LLC

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