What is Workaholic?
Workaholic is a program which shows a window to remind you to take a break after a period of time by showing a transparent window with a progress bar. You can skip rests, or postpone these for 5 or 10 minutes.
If you use Debian, Ubuntu, or another distro which uses deb packages, you can download the deb package (workaholic-0.2.0.deb) and simply double-click on it to launch the installer, or you can add my repository to your sources.list file, so that your distro can inform you of new releases.
If you choose the second method, open the file /etc/apt/sources.list with your favorite editor as root and add this line:
Update the list of packages writing
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/zootropo/ubuntu hardy main
sudo aptitude updateon the terminal, and install the application by writing
sudo aptitude install workaholic.
If you use Archlinux, you can find the PKGBUILD at the ArchLinux User-community Repository.
If you use other distribution, download the tar.gz: workaholic-0.2.0.tar.gz, uncompress it, and execute the command
make install with root privileges.
To start the program run Applications -> Accessories -> Workaholic.
The program sits on your systray waiting for the period of time you specified at the preferences dialog, when it will show the window reminding you to take a break.
You may want to start the program automatically when you start your computer. You can do this in Gnome at System -> Preferences -> Sessions -> Startup Program -> Add.
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Changelogv0.2.0 - February 22, 2008
- Added python-imaging dependency
- Added preferences dialog
- Option to choose the time between breaks
- Option to choose the duration of breaks
- Option to choose the sound to play when starting and ending a break
- Show a borderless transparent window each hour to remind to take a rest.
- Progress bar with the time elapsed for the current break.
- Options to postpone the break 5 or 10 minutes.
- Option to skip the break.
- Status icon with a tooltip with the time of the next break.
If you ever need to uninstall the application just run the command
aptitude purge workaholic as root if you installed it using the deb package, or execute the command
make uninstall from the tar.gz file if you installed it using this method.
Have a question? a bug to report? a feature to propose?
You can report bugs, propose new features, and ask related questions at the project page at Launchpad.