A very nimble utility to remember you to give your eyes a break.
I spend a lot of time programming and it's hard to track time to apply the 20-20-20 rule.
How it works
A short bash script is copied in
/usr/local/bin and it is executed every 8 minutes by the built-in OS X utility Launchd (an Apple equivalent of Linux crontab).
Every 20 minutes it sends a notification as a reminder for you.
That's why it's very nimble: it uses what's OS X already has!
Although the 20-20-20 rule is widely known, this utility is given WITHOUT ANY KIND OF WARRANTY on your health.
OS X 10.8 or above (due the need of notification center!).
Tested on Mavericks and Yosemite.
Step 0: download the repo as zip file, then unzip it. Open terminal in newly unzipped folder.
sudo cp eyerelief /usr/local/bin/eyerelief
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/eyerelief
cp com.fpira.eyerelief.plist ~/Library/LaunchAgents/
launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.fpira.eyerelief.plist
- Installer (.pkg)
- ON/OFF toggle option
- User's customization: Battery ranges ?
- Linux support ?
The software in this repository are released under the GNU GPLv3 License by Francesco Pira (dev[at]fpira[dot]com, fpira.com). You can read the terms of the license here.