Working in the IT field has its perks and drawbacks. One good thing is that it's usually paid very well. However, sitting in front of your computer for a long time might trigger vision and back problems. One solution would be to take breaks from time to time. Shake IT is a simple Mac program designed for Mac users who need to be reminded to take time out from work.
The application sits in your Menu Bar from where by simply clicking its icon you can access its main window. You can enter any text you like that could motivate you to get up from your desk.
Shake IT will display a notification from 20 to 30 minutes to remind you to take a break from work. It will also play a sound resembling to maracas or rumba shakers noises.
My only concern regarding this Mac program is the fact that it doesn't let you choose the interval of time between breaks.
As a conclusion, this application might prove to be a smart addition to your collection of Mac utilities. Shake it is very simple to handle, reminds you when it's time for a break with notifications, and comes without a price tag.
- Simple to use
- Lets you add any message you like for the notification
- Doesn't slow down the performance of your Mac
- Free of charge
- Unable to set a time for the reminder