Dejal Systems has released Dejal Time Out 1.6, an update to their break reminder tool for Mac OS X. The new version adds exclusion preferences, the ability to pause breaks for a specified time interval, Mac OS X 10.7 (“Lion”) compatibility, and other improvements.

Dejal Time Out will “gently” remind you to take a break on a regular basis. It 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. The later is a brief pause of typically 10 seconds every 10 minutes, so you can remember not to tense up too much for long periods.

Time Out requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later. The standard edition is available from the Dejal website ( and is released as “freeware,” requiring no payment for its use, though donations are encouraged and appreciated. Time Out Free 1.6 will be available on the Mac App Store once Apple has reviewed it.