Mac: Computers are supposed to make our work easier, but in reality they often just bring us more work and stress us out. Give your Mac the opportunity to help you relax for a change with Forismatic, a free app that sits in the menubar until you need a little inspiration to help you keep going.
Once installed, Forismatic lives in your menubar. Click it and select “Inspire Me” to dim your display and get a random quote or expression designed to lift your spirits. If you want another, you can refresh, and if you particularly like the quote, you can share it on Facebook or Twitter. If you want to take a break, just click “Relaxation Mode”, and the app will disable your mouse, keyboard and trackpad, and display some additional quotes to hep you recharge while a timer keeps track of how long your break has been.
Forismatic isn’t the only menubar app designed to remind you to relax and step away from the computer every now and again. Previously mentioned CalmDown reminds you to take breaks by blanking out the screen, and also mentioned Coffee Break will darken your screen so you have a reason to get up and go get a cup of coffee or glass of water. The real difference is that Forismatic is completely free and offers a little inspiration to help you get through the day as well.