Awareness is the first tool I designed and help develop at Futureproof. The idea came out of the difficulty I had taking regular breaks from working at the computer. There were already a few existing solutions to this problem, but all of them use disruptive measures to force the user to take a break. David and I wanted to make an app that would help people be more aware of the passage of time, while leaving the critical decision to take (or not to take) a break up to the individual.

Introducing Awareness by Futureproof

Awareness helps you become more aware of time spent on the computer by playing the sound of a Tibetan singing bowl to mark every hour of continuous computer use. It also displays how long you’ve been using your computer without a break in the menu bar.

Awareness is now available for both Mac and PC!