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Dejal announces Time Out! 1.2


Dejal announces Time Out! 1.2

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

PORTLAND, Oregon — March 28, 2005 — Dejal Systems today announced the
immediate availablity of Time Out! 1.2, 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.

Version 1.2 adds much-requested fields in the preferences to more
accurately set the fade in, break, fade out, and work times, plus other

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.

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