Increase your focus and boost your productivity by managing your time into strict work and break periods. Focus on a task for 25 minutes then take a 5 minute break. Repeat this three more times, taking a longer 15 minute break before starting the cycle again.

・Menu bar app with a simple, distraction-free and intuitive interface.
・Audio and visual alerts when the next period starts.
・Configurable work and break durations.
・Use Timer Profiles to configure timer settings for different kinds of task.
・Configurable system-wide keyboard shortcuts to open the menu or control the timer.
・Show or hide the countdown timer in the menu bar.
・Option to animate the menu bar icon to show the time remaining.
・Option to automatically launch at login.
・Handoff the timer to or from Pommie running on another iOS or Mac device.
・Supports dark appearance on macOS 10.14 Mojave.

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The Pomodoro Technique® is a registered trademark by Francesco Cirillo. Pommie is not affiliated with, associated with, or endorsed by the Pomodoro Technique® or Francesco Cirillo.

What’s New

Version 2.5

・Added 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 minute options for Short Break Period length.
・Added 35 minute option for Long Break Period length.

Pommie does not prompt you for a review. If you find the app useful, please rate or review it in the App Store, or recommend it to family, friends and colleagues. This makes a huge difference to me and the future of the app.

Thanks in advance,

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Chris Burbridge ,

Really cool, if only it did a few more things

The implementatoin is really nice. I love the visual countdown (one of the only ones that had this), though I was sorry that there was not a “ding” sound to alert me. Also, it keeps seeming like it goes from one 25 minute block to another 25 minute block .. am I imagining this? I would have to wait 25 minutes to check again … but it seemed like that several times. But if those were fixed, then I would give it 5 stars. And I have not tried the handoff to iPhone feature yet, but it’s pretty brilliant.

Developer Response ,

The app uses standard Mac notifications to alert you when each period starts. If you aren't seeing notifications or hearing a sound, please check the app's notification settings in the 'Notifications' section of Apple's System Preferences app and that the system alert sound is not set to zero volume in the 'Sound' section. Another problem could be that you have 'Do Not Disturb' enabled. That will stop notifications for all apps from appearing.

The timer definitely moves between work and breaks, but if you're not seeing/hearing notifications you can easily miss a break. You can change the lengths of work/break periods in Pommie's preference screen to test this with shorter periods or create different groups of timer settings (what I call Timer Profiles) for different kinds of tasks.

If you have any more problems or questions, please email

MD, PhD ,

Very Poor App

This is a very poor app unfortunately. I was expecting more functions. Is is very annoying how the timer just runs from one period into the next one. There is no option for timers to stop naturally. There is no option to see how many Pomodoros you’ve done in a day. There is no opiton for a “tick tack” sound. The only thing I like is the animated red icon in the menubar, but that is not worth $3. I wish I could get a refund...

Developer Response ,

The app does everything the description claims it does and, unsurprisingly, none of the things it does not claim to do. You can Google the procedure for contacting Apple for a refund.

A Student and Podcast Listener ,

Easy to use, no annoying ads

Great for doing simple pomodoro tracking. This app seems to get periodic updates, and it doesn’t prompt you for a review when it’s running. The only issue I had was that there wasn’t an obvious way in the UI to turn off the sound, but after contacting the developer they pointed out that you can control this via System Preferences > Notifications, so this app is working great for me.

The latest version adds an option to start the app when you login, which is useful because now I don’t have to remember to start the app when I reboot my system.


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