Raccoon, a new digital wellbeing app
At the beginning of this year, I started having RSI-associated arm pain and started wearing a wrist brace. Coincidentally, around the same time, I was experiencing headaches and eye strain while using the computer.
My computer was hurting me! Most people who work on the computer a lot have experienced these problems. After seeing an optometrist and my GP, their advice was the same: take more breaks.
The problem is that when I’m working, I get really focused and often miss notifications. As much as I’d like to take breaks, the truth is that I won’t.
I determined to build an app to force me to take breaks. That app is Raccoon, and you can download it at raccoon.technology!
Raccoon is simple: it sits in your tray and every 20 minutes, your computer screen fades to white for 30 seconds. You can take a quick break then get back to it, and you can’t miss it.
It’s built with Electron, a...
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