Dejal announces Time Out! 1.4

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

PORTLAND, Oregon -- February 28, 2006 -- Dejal Systems today announced the immediate availablity of Time Out! 1.4, 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.

What's more, starting in version 1.4, you can optionally play a sound and even run an Automator workflow, AppleScript, or application at the start and/or end of each break. So you can have it pause iTunes and play a short soothing piece of music at the start of a break, then a buzzer and resume iTunes when the break is over. Some useful scripts are provided built-in, plus updates and user-submitted ones available on the Time Out! website.

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 10.3.9 or later, and is a Universal Binary.

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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