BackgroundTask and Break Timer is a simple countdown timer with audible(speech and soundclip) alerts and visual desktop notifications.
It can count down from 50, 40, 30, 20, 10 and 5 minutes.
One of the inspiration behind Task Break Timer is the Pomodoro technique. Many Pomodoro timers (also popularly known as tomato timers) are available in physical and software forms. This project is my own rendition and I hope you like it.
If you like to give feedback, contribute to future versions and keep updated on the latest developments, visit https://taskbreaktimer.blogspot.com.
Why use a timer ?Research studies show that working non-stop for extended periods lead to diminishing returns in productivity. Taking breaks every now and then helps you rejuvenate your mind and gear up for more productive next laps.
A sedentary lifestyle and workstyle - sitting for long periods - is also potentially harmful to your health and might lead to chronic diseases in the long run.
Advice from experts are to take a short break within every hour of working. Time ranges vary - from five minutes to twenty minutes of break every twenty to forty to fifty minutes of work.
Ideally, you should move away from your desktop and do some physical activity during the break.