Microbreak Boss | Stay productive while you work by taking breaks. And have a badass menubar.

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Microbreak Boss | Stay productive while you work by taking breaks. And have a badass menubar.

Maxime Dupré 🚀
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Microbreak Boss is a productivity timer that encourages you to take breaks while you work. In addition to automating time management for your work sessions, you can choose a cool boss icon that sits on your menubar and see the other online bosses that are working while you are.

Features 🚀

Add a little bit of spice to your work sessions

Who says a productivity timer has to be boring?

  • Choose one of the cool boss characters as your menu bar icon

  • See how many other bosses are working while you are

  • See the boss icons of the other online users

Get maximum flexibility regarding how you manage your time

You can configure almost everything.

  • Set a work timer and a break timer for x minutes/seconds

  • Start, break, skip break, pause, resume and stop manually

  • Toggle the countdown in the menu bar

  • Show a macOS notifications with a custom quote/message on break

  • Force a break by locking all screens...

  • ...or allow yourself the option to unlock screens on break

Set it and forget it

Microbreak Boss can be completely autonomous.

  • Idle detection will pause the timer when you take a bathroom break and resume when you come back

  • The timer can be set to repeat for multiple work sessions in a row

  • Break detection waits until you have taken your full break

Changelog 🙌


  • Improves UI - the online bosses were starting to get squeezed with the surge of new users

  • Option to show/hide the dock icon

  • Adds anonymized telemetry


  • The ability to set a timer using seconds or minutes

  • Adds a menu item to leave a review on the app store

  • Fixes a bug related to the number of online bosses


  • The ability to "reset break timer when active" to add further automation

  • Improved the layout

  • Shows the break timer countdown in the menu bar while taking a break

  • Shows the number of online bosses with the notifications


  • Removes glitches for the "Bosses online" feature and makes it more robust


  • Shows how many bosses/users are online (preference window + menu bar)

  • Adds more choices for the notification alert sound

  • New tab dedicated to notification settings


  • Option to resume timer automatically when back from idle

  • Bugfix for a bug that could occur when pausing/resuming the timer


  • Adds the option to enable or disable automatic repeat for the timer

  • Much better management of timer start from inside the preference window and menubar menu (start, break, pause, stop)

  • Adds the ability to skip the break and skip to break

  • Adds the possibility to skip break on the lock screen by clicking on the boss

  • Shows the timer status in the preference window and the menubar menu

  • Adds a link to the changelog in the menu bar

  • Doesn't start timer when launching the app - it waits for you to start it

  • Adds macOS notification support

    • Adds the ability to set a custom notification message/quote on break

    • Replaces the previous alert sound with the default macOS notification sound


  • Cleans up the interface by separating it into tabs

  • Adds the option to enable or disable the option to restart the timer automatically

  • Replaces the "Reset" button with "Start"/"Stop" buttons

  • Adds a "Break Now" button

  • Makes the menu icon pulse during the break

  • Adds menu item shortcuts to be able to "Start", "Stop" and "Break Now"


  • Packaged the app for Gumroad


  • Adds contact links (Twitter + email) in the menu bar


  • Set a timer for x minutes

  • Set a break duration for x minutes

  • Idle detection to stop the timer after x minutes and restart when active

  • Mute timer alarm

  • Completely lock screen and force break

  • Manually reset and stop the timer

  • Choose a cool boss as your menu bar icon

  • Can show or hide the timer countdown in the menu bar

  • Option to launch timer automatically when your mac boots

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