I used to use a program called Time Out that would force me to take a significant break every ninty minutes but now, thanks to the spinning colourful ball of Devonthink, my break is built-in to my work.
My old application would preditably remind me it was time relax, like a tedious, overprotective union steward on the shop floor. But now, with Devonthink’s patented Randomized Break Engine, I never know when the coloured ball will pop up, if my break will last mere second or it is it time to lie down on the floor and do my back stretches for 15 minutes. It brings a real-world spontenaity to my otherwise metronomic day.
Annoyed at first with the distraction, I’ve come to embrace the break, accepting my fate in a way that has become almost religious. Thanks, Devonthink, for reminding me that life is not predictable and no one is reliable, not even a very exprensive piece of otherwise very useful software.
Devonthink offers what other applications are simply too well designed to offer: a randomized reconnection with what matters most in life: spinning coloured beachballs. Sometimes it’s good to be bad.
Devonthink: embrace the break ™.