Remind yourself to take a break every one in a while and adjust the color temperature of your display to prevent eye strain, with this clever utility
It goes without saying that sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end is not good for your health, particularly for your eyes. Thankfully, there are quite a few applications out there that can help you out in this regard.
CareUEyes is one of them, a dual-purpose program that can display break notifications at user-defined intervals and regulate the color temperature of your screen to make the light easier on the eyes.
Provides rest notifications to keep you from working for too long at a time
It is very important to take regular breaks, and it's not just your eyes that benefit from them. This application can ensure that you don't forget to rest every now and again, by displaying desktop notifications for a specified amount of time.
The work and rest periods are fully customizable, and you also have the option of enabling a desktop timer that lets you keep track of how much time you have left until a break is due.
If you want to ensure that you don't keep skipping breaks when you have a lot of work to do, you can enable the "Force rest" feature, which prevents you from using your PC until the break is over.
Adjust your monitor's color temperature, protect your eyes and get better sleep
Reducing the amount of blue light generated by your display can make it easier to go to sleep at night, and this application comes with several presets that adjust both color temperature and brightness.
The Smart mode even permits the application to adjust the color temperature automatically based on the time of day, but it does not seem to be possible to customize the schedule.
Unobtrusive app that adjusts color temperature and enforces a work/break schedule
In short, CareUEyes can help you stay healthy while using your computer, and it may very well increase your productivity too. It ensures that you take regular breaks while working, and it also enables you to customize your monitor's color temperature to reduce the amount of blue light it generates.
Windows Server 2008