Developer: questbeat

Current Version: 1.3.2

Last Updated: 6 years ago

Download Size: 510.6 KB - Download


Good posture equals good health.

Nekoze watches you from iSight, and warns when you start to slouch.

'Neko' (猫) means a cat, and 'Se' (背) means a back in Japanese.
'Nekoze' is 'Neko' + 'Se' which means a slight stoop.

Nekoze requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later and a person with Nekoze

Nekoze uses face recognition to detect your posture.
The start button is grayed out when your face is not recognized.
It highly depends on the light condition, so you should move the light or change the position of your Mac.


Release Notes:

Support OS X 10.10


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by artofmu

Simple but effective. - This program runs from the top menu bar which is great- active but doesn't take up any space! The kittten changes each time if you slouch multiple times which is fun. It's a little hard for me to hold posture- I didn't even notice how much I slouch! This is a great reminder (and you can always turn it off if it bothers you or if you're not sitting traditionally). If you have issues getting it to start (the "start" button stays grey) try moving around a little (slouching then sitting up) and it should work.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.3.2
Review by pipkato

Good idea - awful implementation - I like this idea as, like many of us, I’m very inclined to slump at my Mac. But my efforts with Nekoze have been really irritating. Practically no user help on how to set it up or fine-tune it. Facetiime camera on my relatively recent iMac can’t easily identify me in good light. Glasses seem to be a problem. And, even when identified, I am subjected to constant meow’s, which don’t seem particularly related to my posture. I know I can turn the sound off, but I still get the multiple versions of the cat image popping up without any explanation on what, if anything, they mean. Feels like an alpha.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.3.2
Review by 1ftw

drains batteries - not super accurate, and you start ignoring the cat after a while. The concept is super cute though!!!

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.3.2
Review by Lynrod

It’s sort of helpful, but mostly inaccurate... - It doesn’t seem to work very well while wearing glasses, which seems really stupid considering the target audience. The camera always being on drains the batteries very quickly, so I don’t recommend using this while you’re mobile. Also, the stupid thing meows EVERY TIME I look down at my keyboard! I know that my posture is still fine, but the app cannot see my eyes and apparently its algorithm is just THAT sophomoric and inept. Fun idea though and the meows were cute the first 200 times.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.3.2
Review by KevinDW

The Dumbest App I Have Ever Downloaded - Utterly worthless unless your intention is to be annoyed by constant cat meowing for no apparent reason.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.3.2
Review by _NightKing

Wow it actually works for me - It didn't work the first time that's bc when I started it I was sitting up straight. You have to start it while you're slouching.. then press the START button that flashes THEN sit up straight. If I slouched more than 5-10% that cat would meow and remind me. Really cool

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 1.3.2
Review by buggzer

just didn’t work - I use a laptop plugged into a second monitor, with the second monitor being primary. The external monitor also has a webcam which I use without issue for all other apps, but Nekoze didn’t recognize it. It would only use the webcam on my small laptop, which is positioned lower and off to the side. Kitty alert was literally constantly on, even RIGHT after I hit the start button and literally had not moved yet. I tried it again while fully facing my laptop, and it worked well. But that’s not the way I sit while I’m working. So this doesn’t do it for me. If it had an option to choose another camera, I would give it another try.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people