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Standing Desk App

Schedule periods of sitting and standing with OS X menubar application

Standing Desk App

Standing Desk App is a small Mac OS X utility by Puppy Bongos created to time how long you sit and stand while using a standing desk (or even just to remind you to stand up from sitting at a normal desk), all so you don't die from butt death.

Butt death is the worst kind of death.

Why? | Features | Installerate | Usage | Config | Change Log

Why Make This App?

There is one particular company (WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS (FOR NOW)) that makes a swell application for Windows that provides similar capability. Their OS X version, however, is buggy and difficult to install, so Standing Desk App was created to fix those issues and make it even better.



Download Standing Desk App (release v1.1) and double-click the ZIP file that appears on your local hard drive.

The resulting Standing Desk file should be moved into your /Applications directory before running.


If it's your first time running the application, you may have to right-click on the .app file and choose "Open" from the dialog box (once the app is properly signed, this shouldn't be necessary). In addition, on initial load you should be presented with the Preferences window, giving you a chance to peruse default settings and change them, if need be. Check the box that's labeled "Start application at login?" if you wish to never have to double-click the app ever again.


The Preferences window (which can be accessed from the main menubar icon) allows you to change the following settings:

General - General stuff!

Alerts - Audio/visual naggingreminding!

Shortcuts - Mice are for fools!

Version History

v1.1 (02/27/2016)

v1.0 (10/2/2015)

v0.9.1 (10/2/2015)

v0.9 (3/8/2014)

v0.2 (2/3/2014)

v0.1 (1/16/2014)

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