The timer extension that reminds you that sometimes it's all right to take a break.
Gimme a Break is an extension building off of the Pomodoro Technique® and is created for anybody that knows what it is like to sit at a desk in front of a computer for too long. Gimme a Break reminds you that it is all right to take a break every once in awhile.
To get started click on the extension in your toolbar. You will be prompted to click the start button to begin the timer. Once you click start the work timer will count down. You have the ability to pause, resume and restart the timer at any point. When the countdown hits zero you will see a pop-up notification to remind you to take a break. After your break when you are ready to work again you can click start and to begin the timer.
Don't worry if you forget to start up the timer! After being on break another notification will pop-up to ask if you are done with your break and allow you to restart the timer when you are ready.
You can always set the amount of time you want to take between breaks and the amount of time for breaks under ' timer options.' The defaults are 25 minutes between breaks and 5 minutes for breaks.
Please post comments, reviews, suggestions and any bugs that you might come across. Enjoy and hope you like it!
*Update Version 0.8.7.4:
Added bug fixes that occurred upon restarting chrome with the Google tasks API that effectively crashed the pop up window.
Added the newest JQuery library files
Update Version 0.8.7.1:
Added the Google Tasks API to allow for a quick and easy way to keep track of tasks
Changed the options page to include management of Google Tasks from within the extension
Minor graphical changes and updates.
Update Version 0.8.6.0:
Added the option to automatically resume the timer when starting chrome
Added a notification to allow for the timer to be resumed or restarted on start of chrome
Fixed a reminder notification message bug
Added the automatic update url to the manifest.
Added the option to set the amount of breaks before taking a long break
Added the option to set the amount of time for each long break.
Fixed a bug that was causing notification sounds to abruptly stop.
Fixed sound toggle bug under options page.
Added the ability to toggle all sounds on and off.
Added the ability to resume the timer on launch of chrome.
Also changed the look up a little bit.
Added the option to have a reminder every minute during your break to make sure that you stop working. By default this is disabled. Look under options to enable the reminders.
Added a reset button to the popup window, so that the timer can be easily restarted.
Fixed the sound issues, so now sound will play for every notification that occurs.
Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!