Windows only: Software developer Elie really digs Merlin Mann's (10+2)*5 dash, which breaks hours into 10-minute bursts of plugging away at one thing with two-minute breaks. Elie's Procrastination Killer app helps you time and controls those dashes. The stand-alone, no-install-needed app can stay on top of everything on your desktop, but it's kinda big and non-resize-able (at least for the time being). Turn off the "Always on Top," and it sits in your system tray, counting down from 10 minutes and popping up to ask if you're taking a break. It then times out that break, which you can stop if you need to get right back to it, and then halt that next work burst if you need an unexpected break. Simple timers at the bottom measure your total work and break times, as well as your ratio of work-to-break. If you're fond of the procrastination-busting dash, one of the more proven and tried methods for getting around the it's-all-too-much mindset and getting back to work, Elie's little app is a great coach. Free to download (look for the link near the top of the linked post; be warned that it's a MediaFire link, so expect pop-ups and flashy ads), requires Microsoft's .NET Framwork 2.0 or higher.