Stretchly

Stretchly – reminder to take breaks

Summary

Stretchly is a useful open source utility. It offers a good range of options, and runs on multiple operating systems. But there are better programs in its class. For example, we give our strongest recommendation to Safe Eyes.

The program has attracted nearly 2,000 GitHub stars. It’s worth appreciating the number of stars a project attracts doesn’t correlate with its quality. We’ve reviewed some amazing open source software that have only attracted a few hundred GitHub stars (or less) and are best-of-breed in their field.

We are concerned about the memory usage of the program. The latest version uses even more memory than the previous version with memory usage over 500MB of RAM. That’s a hefty memory footprint, particularly given the program is essentially very simple. There’s definitely a call for the project to move away from Electron.

Website: hovancik.net/stretchly
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Jan Hovancik and contributors
License:

Stretchly is written in JavaScript. Learn JavaScript with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Introduction / Installation
Page 2 – In Operation
Page 3 – Settings
Page 4 – Summary

Share this article

Share your Thoughts

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.