Away From Keyboard (AFK)

Reduce eye strain with reminders to take a break

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Away From Keyboard is an app that reduces eye strain with reminders to take a break.

AFK tracks movements on the mouse & keystrokes on the keyboard. After a certain interval, it notifies you to take a break & tells you to do some other activity to reduce eye strain. It takes care of your eyes for you without getting in the way.

Reviews

  • Marie Denis
    Marie Denis👩🏻‍💻 womenmake.com • 📖 threader.app
    Pros: 

    Easy to set up.

    Cons: 

    None.

    I tend to forget to take breaks in front of the computer. Hours goes by and at the end of the day my eyes and my head hurt. AFK helps me taking short breaks, at least for my eyes, to avoid this.

    Marie Denis has used this product for one week.
  • Pros: 

    Amazing Ideas. Great Execution!

    Cons: 

    no no no

    big up akshay

    Harry Dry has used this product for one day.

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Akshay Kadam(A2K)Maker@deadcoder0904 · Maker of all things JavaScript 😘
Hey Product Hunt 👋 This is my first launch on this awesome place 😍 Few weeks ago I started going extreme & literally coded for longer periods of time & after 9 hours of rigorous coding my eyes were paining a lot. Although I drink a lot of water, it still didn't help my eyes & they were still dehydrated. Few weeks ago I found out Aware & I loved it. Only it was missing a few features. So I went ahead & made them myself & Away From Keyboard is that product. It is my 2nd product of the 72 hours product challenge. My 1st product was WIP Desktop - A Desktop App made in Electron for https://wip.chat but I didn't launch it here because it was too niche. I tweeted about building it here - https://twitter.com/deadcoder090... Although I didn't make one in under 72 hours yet, as learning new libraries & language takes time I am sure I will be able to build it in the future. This is my first Swift app & I didn't know Swift before doing this. So learned it & launched this. Here's the complete thread from development to production - https://twitter.com/deadcoder090... Here's how it looks like - Menu Bar Screenshot Preferences Window Screenshot Complete Screenshot with all the details about the app So what exactly is Away From Keyboard (AFK) 🤔 AFK is a Mac only app which reduces eye strain with reminders to take a break. AFK tracks movements on the mouse & keystrokes on the keyboard. After a certain interval, it notifies you to take a break & tells you to do some other activity to reduce eye strain. It takes care of your eyes for you without getting in the way. Whether you are a developer, a designer, a gamer or anyone who uses computer for more than 2 hours, you should take breaks often & rest your eyes, every 2 hours, for example. AFK notifes you when you are using your computer for too long & tells you to do an activity so that you get away from your keyboard 😉
Ferruccio Balestreri
Ferruccio Balestreri@frcbls · Maker // Student
@deadcoder0904 great job! finally getting some deserved attention!
Akshay Kadam(A2K)Maker@deadcoder0904 · Maker of all things JavaScript 😘
@frcbls haha thanks Ferruccio :)
William
William@wimgz · Compulsive maker
@deadcoder0904 Much needed!
Akshay Kadam(A2K)Maker@deadcoder0904 · Maker of all things JavaScript 😘
@wimgz thanks William 🙌
Sonu Yadav
Sonu Yadav@0000beginner · Keep on hunting
Away from keyboard seems to be a good idea because it helps to focus on our eyes and brain which would increase our productivity more and added activity part makes AFK even better
Akshay Kadam(A2K)Maker@deadcoder0904 · Maker of all things JavaScript 😘
@0000beginner Thank you so much 🙌 Glad you liked it 😃
Wojtek Witkowski
Wojtek WitkowskiPro@pugson · Building digital products.
This will be super helpful! I tend to work in sessions that are way too long.
Akshay Kadam(A2K)Maker@deadcoder0904 · Maker of all things JavaScript 😘
@pugson Thank you Pugson 🙌 Yeah this might be helpful to you as you are always awake 😂
RAJAT RAO
RAJAT RAO@rajatrao777 · Web Developer
Nice Product much needed when one is sticked to the screen for long duration..Cheers!!
Akshay Kadam(A2K)Maker@deadcoder0904 · Maker of all things JavaScript 😘
@rajatrao777 Thank you Rajat 🙌
Jonas Almut
Jonas Almut@jonasalmut · Maker, Designer & Traveller.
Sounds cool
Akshay Kadam(A2K)Maker@deadcoder0904 · Maker of all things JavaScript 😘
@jonasalmut Thank you Jonas 😃