Why is this program free?
It is only free if you have not yet made a donation. If you have made a donation, thank you. If enough donations are received, the program can continue on a donation basis. If not, we may have to charge a fee for using the program.
Does the program ‘lock’ my computer so I am prevented from using it during a rest break?
No. If it did that, there would be times when your computer were ‘locked’ during a rest break that you really, really, really needed to use it. Possibly, even for an emergency.
After all, rest breaks should occur multiple times per hour, thousands of times per year. So it is likely that there will be times that a break occurs when an urgent need to access the computer resources exists. If your computer were ‘locked’ that would be a problem.
The program does, however, keep the reminder message visible on the screen and above any other windows until you click OK on it. When you see the reminder, take responsibility and take a rest break.
If I already have symptoms of RSI (repetitive strain injury), can using the program eliminate the symptoms?
If you use a computer for extended periods of time, you need to take regular rest breaks. If you have minor symptoms of RSI, taking rest breaks may eliminate them. If your symptoms persist more than a few days or get worse, keep taking rest breaks but also get medical treatment.