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Stretchly is a cross-platform open source app that reminds you to take breaks when working on your computer.
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The latest official installers and portable versions for macOS, Windows, Linux and FreeBSD can be found at Github Releases page.
Following sections link some individual files for a simplicity.
Download the DMG file.
You can also install Stretchly with Homebrew by running
brew update && brew cask install stretchly. When upgrading, run
brew update && brew upgrade --cask. Don't forget to Quit Stretchly, first.
Stretchly is not signed (due to its costs) so you will need to use this workaround for the first run: Open a Mac app from an unidentified developer.
Download the web or offline installer.
You can also install Stretchly with Chocolatey by running the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:
choco install stretchly. Upgrade with
choco upgrade stretchly.
Stretchly is also available in Microsoft's winget.
You can install Stretchly for all users silently by running this as administrator:
installer.exe /S /allusers.
For portable versions and for Linux/BSD installers, head to Github Releases page. The most widely used distributions should be covered.
Please see https://electron.atom.io/docs/api/tray/ for Electron's Tray Linux specifics. Having
libappindicator1 installed should be enough for Stretchly.
For Natural breaks, you might need some packages too (
If Stretchly is not starting, you might need to run
sudo sysctl kernel.unprivileged_userns_clone=1. Read more here. Depending on your distro, you probably want to do something similar to this, so the settings are kept after reboot: Add
/etc/sysctl.d/00-local-userns.conf and reboot.
To run Stretchly from source you will need Node.js, ideally the one specified in
package.json. Clone the repo, run
npm install and then simply run
npm start to start Stretchly.
You can create a custom installer by running
npm run pack or
npm run dist after
npm install --no-save.
Stretchly is free but you can support it by contributing code or money.
You will be rewarded by getting access to extra preferences (+ other perks) available only to Contributors. You can access the extra preferences after authenticating with Patreon or Github in the "Love Stretchly" section of Preferences.
Another way to support it is to tell your friends about it, to like it at AlternativeTo
and on softpedia 1, 2 or anywhere else.