What is the best software for Ubuntu to remind us to take a break for our eyes (like EyeLeo in Windows).
Here is another tool for the same purpose:
sudo apt install safeeyes
Alternatively, you can install it from the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:slgobinath/safeeyes sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install safeeyes
- Short breaks with eye exercises
- Long breaks to change physical position and to warm up
- Strict break for those who are addicted to computer
- Do not disturb when working with fullscreen applications( Eg: Watching movies)
- Disable the keyboard during break
- Notifications before every break
- Support multiple displays
- Pause automatically if the system is idle
- Optional audible alert at the end of breaks
- Multi-language support
For more details https://github.com/slgobinath/SafeEyes
Ubuntu comes with a Workrave package. You can install it from the command line with the following command:
sudo apt-get install workrave
If you need a newer version than what is included in your distribution, use the official Workrave PPA.
The Workrave PPA can be enabled by entering these commands into a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository --yes ppa:rob-caelers/workrave sudo apt update sudo apt install workrave
A similar program, but thought for wrist care, is Xwrits, also available from the Software Centre.
Last update: 2009-04-03
Break Timer keeps track of how much you are using the computer.
Just switch it on, and it will remind you to take breaks.
This application is intended as a replacement for drwright, which was included with GNOME 2. GNOME Break Timer is made for GNOME 3, with a status application that follows the new design patterns as well as tight integration with GNOME Shell. It is written in Vala and uses GTK.
Unfortunately I couldn't find any fine and smoothly working software like EyeLeo in Windows. And another built in solution from this link from (2009).
BreakTimer App is an alternative that I've recently made. It's pretty customizable and integrates well with most desktop environments. It's available on the Ubuntu software store as a snap as well as other formats here.
It's also free and open source, with all the source available on GitHub.