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Themes

Dejal Time Out 2 supports customizable themes during breaks. The themes can be simply a link to a web site, or a custom HTML/CSS/JavaScript page. You can download updated and user-submitted themes here, or submit your own creations to share with the world via email.

Click the theme name to download:

Dejus Chickensby David Sinclair; created 2016-03-06
Automatically plays videos of David's chickens from the Dejus YouTube channel.
Dejus Water Featuresby David Sinclair; created 2016-03-06
Automatically plays videos of David's pond and fish from the Dejus YouTube channel.
Apple Sample Photo Galleryby David Sinclair based on Apple sample code; created 2014-02-21
This is a sample web page project from Apple, packaged as a theme as a demo of what can be done. It isn't included in the app as it isn't the best example as a theme, but it could be modified or used as inspiration for other themes.

Script Actions

Time Out can run Automator workflows and AppleScripts when a break is started and ended (as "Run Scripts" in version 1, or "Script Actions" in version 2). Some of these are bundled with the app. You can download updated and user-submitted scripts here, or submit your own creations to share with the world via email.

Click the script name to download:

Sleep Macby David Sinclair; created 2016-06-08
This AppleScript simply puts the Mac to sleep. Useful if you want it to be asleep during a break or at the end of day.
Start Screensaverby David Sinclair; created 2016-06-08
This AppleScript simply activates the screensaver. Useful if you want the screensaver on during a break.
Play 5-Minute Songsby Adam Engst; created 2016-02-29
This AppleScript pauses Spotify if it's playing, and then tells iTunes to play a random song from a playlist named "5-Minute Songs". Create a playlist with this name in iTunes; perhaps a smart playlist that finds highly rated songs of a suitable length.
Open to Pinned Tabby Mike Ramia; created 2014-09-23
This AppleScript opens Chrome to your first (left-most) tab and reloads the tab. I recommend 'pinning' your main task management webapp in Chrome (right click, 'pin tab'). This was inspired by Corey Dulecki and Pirkka Esko's scripts for native apps whereas this is for webapps (eg Trello, gTasks, etc). This script is useful either before the break is triggered (to see things to do during your break) or triggered after your break (to reassess what to work on).
Open Remindersby Corey Dulecki; created 2014-05-14
This AppleScript opens Apple's Reminders app. Useful to set as a start script to show it during a break, or and end script to get a reminder of what you need to do after the break.
Today in Thingsby Pirkka Esko; created 2012-10-10
This Automator workflow shows the Things to-do list during a break (if you set it as the start script). Requires the third-party Things Mac app. "The idea is to remind myself of the stuff I could possibly do while taking the break away from computer."
Play Movieby David Sinclair; created 2012-07-20
This Automator workflow looks in a specified folder (you'll want to edit the workflow to set the folder), and presents a list of items; you pick one then it plays in QuickTime Player. You'd want to set a very short break time, or use this as the finishing script, so the break doesn't block the picker panel. (Time Out 2 has better ways to customize breaks, but this still might be useful.)
Speak Timeby David Sinclair; created 2011-08-31
This AppleScript simply speaks the current time; useful to keep mindful of the time; could be used when a break starts or stops.
Stretchby Erik Westra; created 2006-10-01; updated 2009-04-06
This is a Python program that runs during a Time Out break and guides the user through a simple stretching routine. Read the included readme file for instructions. (Note: Time Out 2 will include this kind of functionality built-in, but this is a ingenious solution for version 1.) This update works in Leopard. Old version of the script is here, in case the new one doesn't work in older OS versions.
iTunes Pauseby David Sinclair; created 2006-01-30; updated 2006-02-27
This AppleScript pauses iTunes if it is currently playing, and returns its status to Time Out, to pass to the accompanying iTunes Play script. The script has been improved to not do anything if iTunes isn't running.
iTunes Playby David Sinclair; created 2006-01-30; updated 2006-02-27
This AppleScript resumes playing in iTunes if it was playing at the start of the break (as reported by the iTunes Pause script). The script has been improved to not do anything if iTunes isn't running, and to work better under Mac OS X 10.3.9.
Adium Status Away with Messageby Nic Munroe; created 2008-09-26
This AppleScript changes the Adium IM client to have a status of Away, with a message. The message can be easily configured if you double-click on the script to launch Apple's Script Editor, change it to what you want, and save.
Adium Status Away

(Version for older Adium app)
original by Paul Tow, 2006-02-10; updated by Nic Munroe, 2008-09-26
This AppleScript changes the Adium IM client to have a status of Away; useful for the start of a break. It could be modified for other IM clients (please share if you do).
Adium Status Available

(Version for older Adium app)
original by Paul Tow, 2006-02-10; updated by Nic Munroe, 2008-09-26
This AppleScript changes the Adium IM client to have a status of Available; useful for the end of a break.