Do you find yourself working at the computer for long stretches at
a time, and end up suffering from headaches and achy hands? Instant
Boss is designed for folks like you. This little freebie keeps
track of how long you’ve been working and reminds you to take
Instant Boss is simple to use. The program doesn’t require
installation, and the Readme file contains full instructions. Just
double-click the executable to launch the program, then set your
Work, Break, and Repeat parameters and click the Work button.
Instant Boss begins counting down your work time.
When it’s time for a break, you’re alerted with the sound of
pouring coffee. You can choose to take a break or continue working.
When your break time is up, a chipmunk-like voice alerts you with
“Oh, man!” You can get back to work, take a longer break, or hit
Cancel. However, you can close the program only by right-clicking
the taskbar icon and choosing Exit.
Instant Boss keeps track of the total time you’ve worked since
launching a session, which could be handy for billing purposes. A
Reset button sets the Work, Break, and Repeat times back to their
defaults and rolls the Total Work time back to zero. Oddly enough,
it doesn’t affect Total Work to Date, which tracks all the time
that you’ve logged since you first used the program–so I’m not
sure how useful that information is.
This simple little program could come in handy for folks who
spend a lot of time at the keyboard, since it’s important to take
Note: This program is donationware. It is free to try,
but the author accepts and encourages donations towards further