Release Notes

3.0.0 (August 15th, 2019)

Major update that includes a diagnostic survey to identify your work-related issues and habits to craft a personalized health plan to address these issues.

Diagnostic survey

A four-part diagnostic survey asking you questions about your personal information, work-related issues, wellness initiatives in your organization, and your current habits. Your responses to these survey questions form the basis for the creation of a personalized health plan that addresses issues you identified. This health plan is implemented in the form of Daybreaks.

Personalized health plan

Your responses to the diagnostic survey questions form the basis for the creation of a personalized health plan that addresses issues you identified. This health plan is implemented in the form of Daybreaks.

Schedule integration

Specify your working days and hours in the Settings page to get reminded to take Daybreaks only when you’re working.

New Daybreak types

We’ve added text-based back stretches and eye refreshers to alleviate pain and strain related to these common issues.

2.2.5 (July 15th, 2019)

Adding our welcome video and tracking your Daybreak progress.

Welcome video

All new users of Daybreak will be shown a Welcome video which will introduce them to Daybreak and discusses the power of mindfulness practice in the workplace.

Track your Daybreak progress

Check out your new Stats page to track how many Daybreaks you’ve taken, each day, week, month, and in total. We’ll be adding more stats in the coming weeks so watch this space.

2.2.0 (July 12th, 2019)

Functional and design improvements.

Added an expiration timer for Daybreaks

If you start a Daybreak, pause it, and remain idle for five minutes, your Daybreak will expire. Once your Daybreak has expired, we will restart the clock on your Daybreak reminder notification (if you have it enabled).

A high-resolution background GIF

We’ve added a high-resolution background GIF to Daybreaks to create an immersive experience for you.

In future versions, we’ll be adding a greater variety of background GIFs (currently we have only one).

Robust reminder notification system

You’ll now actually receive Daybreak reminder notifications, with the ability to snooze reminders for 1 or 5 minutes if just need to finish up something super important before your Daybreak.

If you close/dismiss the notification, we’ll restart your break reminder clock so as no to pester you immediately again with another notification.

A side navigation menu

You can now navigate the various screens on Daybreak using the new side navigation menu. Currently, you can start a Daybreak, change your Daybreak preferences/options, view your stats, and sign out, all from the side navigation menu.

Click on the burger menu icon in the top left corner of your screen to open the side navigation menu.

Widened our focus to include back pain and eye strain

We’ve added functionality to include different types of Daybreaks. If you experience eye strain or lower back pain at work, enable those break types in the Options page. In a future version, we’ll be adding content to address these issues and make work more comfortable and healthy for you.

2.1.0 (July 8th, 2019)

Redesign of the Daybreak user interface.

A brand new Daybreak UI

Daybreak prides itself on providing users with an exceptional user experience every time a Daybreak is taken. For this reason, we’re always working on improving our design (in between new feature releases).

2.0.5 (July 5th, 2019)

Stopping our request for non-required permissions.

Removing the Tabs permission

Google Chrome extensions require users’ permission to perform certain functions. In version 2.0.0, we requested permission to from our users to access their tabs, as we believed this was a requirement for us to open Daybreak in one of your browser’s tabs. Users got a warning that Daybreak wanted permission to read all of their browsing data, which was absolutely not our intention. We value our user’s privacy and as a result, we responded immediately by identifying work-arounds to avoid having to request this permission. We succeeded and this latest update no longer requests this Tabs permission.

And to be clear, we will not and cannot read your browsing data through our Daybreak extension.

2.0.0 (July 3rd, 2019)

Daybreak moves into your browser tab.

Daybreak in a tab

From the feedback we received, we learned that Daybreak users wanted a distraction-free desktop environment when they were taking Daybreaks. For this reason, we moved Daybreak into its own tab. Now, when you click the Daybreak icon to take a Daybreak, you temporarily leave the tab in which you were working and can fully emerse yourself in the Daybreak experience.

Committing to mindfulness Daybreaks

At Daybreak, we use scientific research to guide and validate our product decisions. We’re committing exclusively to mindfulness-based Daybreak content, as it has been proven, above all other content-types, to reduce stress and increase productivity to the greatest extent.

Switching Daybreak durations

Our mission at Daybreak is to perfect your workday. Our team has regular conversations with our academic advisors, Eva Tsuda (Associate Professor at UMass Medical School and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Instructor) and Y, who guided us to change a typical workday for a Daybreak user.

In this version, Daybreak starts your day with a 10 – 20 minute mindfulness exercise and then every subsequent Daybreak is a 3 minute microdose of mindfulness content.