Changelog

Rest for OS X

1.13.1 (Jun 21, 2016)
  • Playing a sound no longer crashes the app.
  • Opening the preferences window no longer randomly crashes the app.
  • Custom sounds now work as intended.
1.13 (Jun 14, 2016)
  • New icon. Thought it’s time for a refresh. Do you like it?
  • Custom sounds. You can now select your own folder of MP3s to play instead of Rest’s built-in sounds. Time to let Shakira announce your breaks! :)
  • Custom images. Want to use custom exercise images, your own photographs or your wallpaper collection for the full-screen break notifications? Now you can.
  • Time in menubar. A few of you asked to have the time shown in the menubar, to more easily tell how long till your break/work. Just find the checkbox in settings.
  • Static menubar icon. For those of you annoyed by animated icons (though Rest’s is pretty subtle), you can now switch to a color-coded static icon.
  • Smarter system notifications. When the full-screen notifications are enabled, the system ones are no longer fired for a less cluttered experience.
  • Next break indicator. If you enable the Advance notifications feature, you will now be shown how long the upcoming break is.
  • What's New window. In the future, Rest will show you a What's New window after an update, so you don’t miss the great new features being offered.
  • More reliable crash reporting. Apart from the app being much more stable, I should be better able to understand crashes and fix them from now on, thanks to the Crashlytics integration.
1.10 (Feb 27, 2016)
  • New: You can now pick a vibrant black background for full-screen notifications.
  • New: You can now take a break before it's due.
  • Fixed: The preferences window sometimes showed the wrong tab being selected.
1.9.2
  • Fixed: Minor issues with Bonjour and service discovery.
  • Fixed: Advance notice panel now hides if you pause the app.
  • Fixed: Advance notice sound plays properly now.
1.9.1
  • Fixed: Advance notification panel was not showing.
1.9
  • New: A short introduction is now shown the first time the app is opened.
  • New: You can now hover over the menubar icon for a quick glance at the time remaining in the current cycle.
  • Updated: Redesigned preferences window.
  • Updated: Updated translations for Spanish and Macedonian.
  • Updated: The app now automatically resets the current "break" number, if you don't use it for a long time (6+ hours). Helpful for when you come back to work the next day and want to start from 1.
  • Updated: Notifications are no longer sent to Notification Center if you haven't used your computer in the last 6 hours.
  • Updated: You can now move the countdown notice by dragging it
1.8
  • New: Show an advance timer 60 (or whatever works for you) seconds before a break is about to start, so you can finish whatever you were doing before taking your break.
  • New: Postpone your breaks directly from the advance notice banner.
  • New: Option to take automatic breaks only if you're due for one.
  • New: Ability to pick sound for the advance notice.
  • Fixed issue where the app would count towards a break when you postpone, which caused issues with the 4th break mode.
  • Postpone dropdown in the full-screen break notifications is now faster and more reliable.
1.7.2
  • New: Yosemite support.
  • New: Postpone your breaks.
  • New: Play a sound on unpause.
  • Fixed issue with full-screen break notification during full-screen video playback from online websites.
  • Fixed issue where your timer may reset automatically if your break length is very short.
  • Spelling fix.
  • Fixed an issue where the app may remain in an ambiguous state if you reset the timer while a full-screen notification is showing.
1.7.1
  • Fixed bugs related to the 4th break option.
1.7
  • If the computer goes to sleep while you're supposed to take a break, the app will consider that into your break.
  • If you clicked "Let me work" during a full-screen break notification, you can now re-enter it from the menu.
  • Lots of improvements to the break detection code.
  • Can now connect to Rest Beacon - an iOS helper app that allows you to quickly and easily set reminders for when you want to take breaks away from your computer
1.6.2
  • Fixed a bug where the display of the remaining time of your break was incorrect.
1.6.1
  • Fixed a crash caused by the built-in system sounds on some versions of OS X
1.6
  • NEW! Rest can now suggest exercise ideas for you
  • Option to enforce breaks. If no, there is no option to continue working. Use with caution
  • Auto-unpause. If you start watching a movie, you can now pause Rest for say 2 hours, and have it resume automatically afterwards
  • Crash report system built-in
1.5
  • Added support for full-screen notifications
  • Introduced support for completely custom intervals
  • Added an option to show the time remaining in the menu
1.4
  • Notification support for 10.7
  • Added Feedback link in the app, so you can directly contact me
1.3.1
  • Fixed an issues with the pause functionality
  • Added localizations to Spanish & Macedonian
1.3
  • Added 6 more sounds
  • 4th Break mode - so you can take a bigger break once in a while
  • Automatic break detection toggle - you can now control whether you want Rest to automatically detect your work/rest periods, or have it force them
  • Volume control
1.2.1
  • Fixed a bug under 10.7
1.2
  • Notification center support
  • Pause control
  • Bugfixes
1.1
  • Minor changes
  • Bugfixes
1.0
  • Initial release

Rest for Windows

1.13 (Feb 8, 2017)
  • All images are now optimized and updates/installations should go much faster
  • Fixed an issue where the app would get stuck after the computer is left unattended for long periods of time.
1.13 (Jun 14, 2016)
  • New icon. Thought it’s time for a refresh. Do you like it?
  • Custom sounds. You can now select your own folder of MP3s to play instead of Rest’s built-in sounds. Time to let Shakira announce your breaks! :)
  • Custom images. Want to use custom exercise images, your own photographs or your wallpaper collection for the full-screen break notifications? Now you can.
  • Static menubar icon. For those of you annoyed by animated icons (though Rest’s is pretty subtle), you can now switch to a color-coded static icon.
  • Next break indicator. If you enable the Advance notifications feature, you will now be shown how long the upcoming break is.
  • What's New window. In the future, Rest will show you a What's New window after an update, so you don’t miss the great new features being offered.
  • Pie icon is now correctly drawn even at low angles (early on in a break).
1.12 (April 12, 2016)
  • Updated: Bonjour support on Windows improved and you should now be able to connect to Rest from your iOS or Android device regardless of the Windows version you're using.
  • Fixed a regression: Postpone is now working correctly again.
  • Fixed a regression: False positives on idle detection no longer end a work period too early.
1.11 (April 10, 2016)
  • New: You can now select to have no sound for the notifications.
  • Improved: Better typography in full-screen notifications.
  • Improved: Buttons in full-screen notifications are now a lot more responsive.
  • Fixed: Full-screen notifications sometimes wouldn't close at the end of your break.
1.10.4 (March 5, 2016)
  • New: You can now select the sound output device.
1.10.3 (March 1, 2016)
  • Fixed: Update issues.
1.10.2 (March 1, 2016)
  • Fixed: Full-screen breaks sometimes didn't show the countdown timer.
1.10 (Feb 27, 2016)
  • New: You can now pick a slightly transparent black background for full-screen notifications.
  • New: You can now take a break before it's due.
  • Fixed: The countdown sometimes went below 0.
1.9
  • New: A short introduction is now shown the first time the app is opened.
  • New: You can now hover over the menubar icon for a quick glance at the time remaining in the current cycle.
  • Updated: Replaced the full-screen photos with much better, higher-resolution ones.
  • Updated: The app now automatically resets the current "break" number, if you don't use it for a long time (6+ hours). Helpful for when you come back to work the next day and want to start from 1.
  • Updated: Notifications are no longer sent to Notification Center if you haven't used your computer in the last 6 hours.
  • Updated: You can now move the countdown notice by dragging it
  • Fixed: Fixed an issue where the audio would sometimes stutter if using full-screen notifications.
  • Fixed: Scaling issues when using a 125% or more DPI scaling for a system.
1.8
  • New: Bumped version number to match OS X, as they have complete feature parity now
  • New: Show an advance timer 60 (or whatever works for you) seconds before a break is about to start, so you can finish whatever you were doing before taking your break.
  • New: Postpone your breaks directly from the advance notice banner.
  • New: Option to only take automatic breaks if you're due for one.
  • New: Ability to pick sound for the advance notice.
  • New: You can now postpone your breaks from the full-screen notifications – provided you don't have "Prevent me from working" checked.
  • New: play a sound when automatically unpausing
  • Fix: breaks are now properly accounted for, even if your computer went to sleep
1.1
  • You can now use Rest Beacon with Rest for Windows, so you can easily set breaks and leave your computer.
  • Full-screen notifications now show your break's remaining time.
  • Fix for an issue with automatic break detection for systems that were running for a long time
1.0
  • Initial release.

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