Time Out featured on Lifehacker

Time Out is a featured download on Lifehacker today. They seem to like it, which is always nice. Lifehacker is a great productivity blog, that I read every day, and recommend to others.

I appreciate the publicity, though I kinda wish it had come in a couple of weeks time, as (by popular request) I am planning to release Time Out version 1.5 with the new icon, and a few other improvements, around that time.

If you've come here from Lifehacker or elsewhere to get Time Out, go ahead; the current version is very good... but the icon is somewhat aesthetically challenged. So come back in a couple of weeks to get 1.5 - Time Out will tell you when it's available.

Version 1.5 will remain freeware, for Mac OS X 10.3.9 and later.

As for Time Out 2, it is still in development, but will require Leopard (Mac OS X 10.5) as a minimum, so version 1.5 will tide people over till Leopard is out (and for people who don't upgrade).

prevent from skipping break

hi,

I really like time out, but would like to disable the possibility to postpone or skip a break. is there a way(how) can I do that?

thanks,
Renaud

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Re: prevent from skipping break

Yes: wait till next week. :)

As it happens, that feature is already in version 1.5, due for release next week.

Re: prevent from skipping break

hi David,

thanks, just installed it: it works like a dream, kudos!

Renaud

Re: prevent from skipping break

hi David,

I can still cmd-tab through the applications, and cmd-Q quit time out. Any chance you can block keyboard input as well? So far I have solved it by using 0-transparency.

thanks,
Renaud

David Sinclair's picture

Re: prevent from skipping break

Clicking during a break will prevent most keyboard input. You'll still be able to Cmd-Tab and quit. The former is harmless (the break is still on top), and the latter will be avoided in Time Out 2.