Pomodoro Timer: Focus on your productivity and beat procrastination using the Pomodoro Technique
By Nasa Trained Monkeys
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Pomodoro Timer helps you boost your productivity using the Pomodoro Technique™, one of the most effective time management methods out there. Not only will you get a fully configurable timer that lets you customize every aspect of the technique, but you will also enjoy a clear and beautiful user interface.
There are five basic steps to implementing the technique:
1) Decide on the task to be done
2) Set the pomodoro (timer) to 25 minutes
3) Work on the task until the timer rings
4) Take a short break (3-5 minutes)
5) Take a longer break (15–30 minutes) every four "pomodori"
With this app you can:
• Set your target number of pomodoros per day
• Choose your alarm sound from 6 harmonious and clear sounds, or just leave it muted
• Customize the pomodoro length.
• Customize the short and long break length
• Turn ticking sound on/off.
• Choose how many pomodoros you want to do between long breaks
• Restart your daily progress by hand or automatically at midnight
• Start/pause/stop the current timer
And of course... you will get notified when your break time is up or you have finished your pomodoro.
It's time for you to earn those breaks and get to work NOW!
*** LEGAL NOTICE ***
Pomodoro™ and The Pomodoro Technique™ are trademarks of Francesco Cirillo. This application is not affiliated or associated with or endorsed by Pomodoro™, The Pomodoro Technique™ or Francesco Cirillo.
THIS IS AN UNOFFICIAL POMODORO™ TIMER APPLICATION.
What's New in Version 1.5
This version contains some critical updates for Yosemite users:
• Dark mode support
• Fix window buttons
• General performance improvements
There's much more coming in the next update! We are working on a beautiful Today Widget and some additional feedback from our users. Keep it coming!
This is a very nice app and thanks for it. Of the several I’ve tried it’s the only one I really like. I do have a couple of small problems.
First, I need to resize the window so it fits in whatever space I have left on the screen I use for reference. To keep it on the space where I write it distracting, and starting another space is an invitation to distraction. I realize this is not a failure of the app’s design but it is a concern.
Second, and I think this is less of a bugaboo - the loudness of the alarm makes it unusable. I can’t be the only one who works while others are sleeping and likes to keep quiet music on in the background. A volume slider and a simple pop would be very helpful here. That, or the option to point the app to our own sound files.
Five stars anyway since these concerns probably don’t apply to most users.
Let me add that I’m pleased to see fewer and fewer developers bowing to ridiculous trademark claims by Cirillo, as if he invented the tomato timer or came up with the idea of resting your eyes at responsible intervals. The trademark notice is a nice courtesy, but the silly name and icon changes we’ve seen in the past are obnoxious.
Rating as a college student.
Love it. Really helps me focus my time.
The only thing I dislike about this update is the fact that the pomodromo timer or tomato is no longer red on the top bar when you have to put in “work” and black when you’re on break. Now the tomato is all black.
I liked the color-coding difference. Don’t know if you’ll bring it back and it may seem like a small thing, but I really missed that part.
Misleading: The Menu Bar Icon Is Not Red!
I did not read though the previous reviews before I bought and assumed that the app would look like the images shown. The sample shots show the tomato in the menu bar as being colored red when the timer is active. This is not the case! Viewing previous reviews it looks like this was how the menubar icon used to worked, so I really hope the developer provides the red menu bar icon as an option in future updates, otherwise he may be receiving refund requests in the future, due to misleading advertising.