A downloadable self-care app for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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languages: english / 日本語



This is deskspace, a self-care app. It's designed to be simple with only a few functions.

Each object on the desk has a different use - play around with them and see how they can work for you.

The app has audio, but it can be muted using the menu in the top right.

Please enjoy the time you spend in deskspace.



  • Week-long mood log
  • Reminder timer
  • Daily task list
  • Break time for tea or coffee (or whatever helps you relax!)



story/code/art by npckc
music by sdhizumi

special thanks to cloverfirefly & nomnomnami!


other things i've worked on can be found here! you can comment right here or on twitter with your thoughts. 

if you like my work and want to support me, you can buy me a coffee or check out my patreon!



  • 2020/05/09 early access for patrons
  • 2020/05/12 release!
  • 2020/05/14 fixed saving the to-do list
  • 2020/05/18 added dial-style timer display for break timer
  • 2020/06/14 added button to cancel break timer
  • 2020/07/14 changed language menu


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

deskspace-win.zip 18 MB
Version 1.04
deskspace-1.04-linux.tar.bz2 23 MB
Version 1.04
deskspace-osx.zip 17 MB
Version 1.04

Development log


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I love this but could you add a journal feature? I think that'd be helpful

I installed this on my ubuntu/icewm laptop and have it set to run when I log in. Really helpful for making sure I do a few basic tasks.

Thanks for this good app!

Hey ! I'm new to linux and Ubuntu (i'm kind of a noob too but i try aha). I was just wandering how did you set it to run at log ? For now I just open Itch app and then deskspace. Would be so cool if I could figure out how to run it easily. Just in case I let my discord : Tartine#5459
Thanks a lot in advance :) 

Dono if I use use the comment section properly, but i really wanted to say that I love the games of npckc so much, as a trans aro girl, your games touched me <3 (art and musics are so cool) 

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I'm using icewm specifically and I have downloaded directly from itch website, not the app so my method will not apply for you directly. However, your distribution will probably have some method of launching any program at login (~/.profile, gnome-session-properties gui settings menu, etc).

Download the program, make sure it is executable (run sudo chmod u+x on the deskspace.sh file) and follow whatever method you choose. Just be sure you provide a path to the file as it will not be in your $PATH and you can't just run it by typing "deskspace"

OMG thanks a lot, i managed to do that, not that easy but it's ok now. That's so cool aha

Thanks ! And have a nice day/night

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Deskspace is a mindfulness and self care tool which has proven incredibly useful to me since I spend the majority of my time producing video series much like the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality video series; the deskspace installment of which you can see right here.

Simple, well designed and a wonderfully clean UI make deskspace a joy to use


This would be perfect on my mobile, unfortunately I have to use all 3 of my monitors when working so unable to make use of this great app!


Ah I really like this app! :) Is there a way for the break timer to make a sound when it is finished? My breaks go on for too long because I don't notice haha. Thanks!


I have ADHD and sometimes it's easy to forget to do certain things that for neurotypicals is completely normal, like remembering to hydrate.

This project to me sounds like a great idea for ADHDers, really well done on it.

Anyone else having trouble installing on Linux (Debian)? Can't figure out which file it wants to run and how.


Hello, no problem here on Debian Buster,  just uncompress the tar.bz2, open the terminal in that directory and type  ./deskspace.sh :)

Thanks! All working now.


I love this! But any chance of it coming to android as well?

sorry, i currently don't have any plans to port to other platforms!

Oh, this looks so good! Does it run in the background?

hi, this app only runs in the foreground when the program is actively open.

Thank you so much for this app! It's relaxing and helpful with the reminders, the breaks and the to-do lists...so useful!

Really cool.

I would add a way to cancel the break timer just in case. :)


this has been added in the latest version (:

oh I love how simple this is. I get really stressed abt deadlines so this is a lifesaver!!


It's a synthetic, adaptable, comfortable little app. I think I'd like it on my phone, if I had an iPhone.


This is a very cute little app! It doesn't have a lot to it, but I don't think it really needs much. It's a very nice reminder to think of  important things: your feelings, things you should be doing, and taking breaks when needed. The graphics are very clean and minimalist. If I got on my computer more frequently I might make use of it.

I like this app but I'm getting an error message and can't open it. I deleted it and re downloaded and it worked for a little while and now the error is back. I'm on windows 10.

if you would share the error message, i can look into it. 

I fixed it by changing the save location when I downloaded a third time. Thank you for responding!


Cool but with limited use. I like it but since there are only set time limits like 5, 10, 15, or 20 minutes for setting stuff like breaks I don't see myself using this.

A good idea might be to allow custom times with an input field.

Excellent app! My only criticism is that the to-do list resets every time I close the app, though weirdly the checks stay the same, so I have to rewrite it all every time I turn off my computer. Another friend mentioned not being able to mute the music while on a break, but that's more of a nitpick. Thank you!

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question, are you on the latest version (1,01) of the app?  that should fix the issue.


Thank you, I'll do that!

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Very cute and helpful. It was very simple and self explanatory. The only thing that I would suggest is in the "take a break" mode that the liquid inside the cup acts as a timer. Like it goes in a circle and pieces of the circle disappear as time goes on. I was very confused because I assumed that would happen and then, aside from the text countdown, I had no idea what the time was.

hello, could you explain a bit more about what you mean by it goes in a circle and pieces of the circle disappear?? i'm trying to figure it out so i can see if i can implement it, but my brain isn't working well.

Sorry, I wasn't very clear


oh, thank you for this image! i don't know if it's something i can do but i'm going to look into it.

Cool, thanks!


thank you for the idea! i've implemented it into the latest version.


very nice : 3 thanks ~


wow what is this? Will try and come back to comment.


hi...i always loved your games and made this account just so i can say thank you for your work they're really fun and cute!


It really help me with daily activity!
Thanks, npckc!


very cute