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▷ 4.5/5 Stars, Macworld May 2015

Recapture the Lost Art of Joyful Concentration. Overcome Procrastination. Get Motivated.

Vitamin-R creates optimal conditions for your brain by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly-focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

The built-in task logging and analysis features create positive momentum towards productivity by providing you with visible feedback on your progress and achievements.

▷ Slices Up Daunting Tasks into Manageable Chunks

Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with a specific, easily reachable and actionable objective.

▷ Keeps You Focused

Vitamin-R features an array of highly configurable visual, audio and speech notifications that prod you back to your task as soon as your attention starts to wander.

▷ Gets You Started, Keeps You Motivated

Vitamin-R allows you to break through the resistance of procrastination and create a positive feedback loop of small achievements that get you closer to your ultimate aims.

▷ Effective Task Switching

Task switching is a big, but often unavoidable productivity killer. Vitamin-R makes it as efficient as possible and the built-in "breadcrumbing" technique helps you pick up where you left off.

▷ Productive Breaks

Regular breaks are not for slackers. In fact, they are especially important for people who work with high focus. Vitamin-R's timed breaks make sure that your renewal break does not turn into a free afternoon and the "priming" technique allows your intuition to work overtime before you even start on an objective.

▷ Find Your Rhythm

Each one of us is different. Find out what works best for you and unlock the key to true productivity. Vitamin-R provides the tools to gain improved awareness of your preferred work methods and rhythms. Armed with this new knowledge, you can eliminate unproductive work patterns.

▷ Get It Out of Your Head Quickly

Did you know that your short term memory can only hold 4-6 "chunks" of information? The slightest interruption and it's all gone and you have to start from scratch. That's why Vitamin-R provides you with the "Now & Later Board", complete with FastType magic, to give you a place to quickly dump all those things that go through your head and allow you to quickly return to your task.

▷ Make It Your Own

Vitamin-R plugs into your life rather than trying to take it over. You can use it occasionally to overcome procrastination or mental blocks or re-organize your entire working life around the concepts that it embodies.

▷ Works with OmniFocus, Things & The Hit List

Vitamin-R integrates with traditional to-do list managers rather than trying to replace them.

▷ Block Out Noise

The built-in noise machine can block out irritating coworkers and create energizing soundscapes.

▷ Eliminate Distractions

Vitamin-R helps you reduce distractions by automatically eliminating desktop clutter and hiding unrelated applications.

▷ Syncs with all your Mac OS X and iOS Devices

Vitamin-R for Mac seamlessly syncs with the iPhone version and multiple Macs via its simple Dropbox integration, so you can log your time slices wherever you are.

▷ Ideal for Pomodoro Technique Aficionados

Vitamin-R provides everything you need to implement the Pomodoro Technique: sophisticated timer, log book and analysis component.

▷ Attention Deficit Disorder

While Vitamin-R was never specifically designed with ADHD "sufferers" in mind, many ADHD-ers have found its approach to focusing attention invaluable.

What's New

Version 2.56

- fixes a problem with the statistics window on macOS 10.10 and later

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Hiding apps doesn’t seem to work

Gramsterix

If it leaves all the other apps open and active even if they are in the hide list (which it does for me) it’s not really much use as anything more than a glorified timer.

Developer Response

Hi,

Sorry about that and thanks for pointing it out. This step should in fact not be visible in the Mac App Store version because of the sandboxing rules that make it impossible for Vitamin-R to minimize or quit other applications.

You can get that behaviour by downloading the non-sandboxed version from our website at http://www.publicspace.net/ It will unlock automatically.

Somehow the Eliminate Distractions step has made it into the App Store version nonetheless.. we have now fixed the problem and it won't show up in the next version.

If you want to continue using the App Store version, you can switch off the step in Preferences -> Workflow. Another ton of settings and customizations are also available there 😉

I hope this helps & sorry for the inconvenience.

Frank

Very good, substantial difference over other apps

Ggorsyhewdu

Really the best pomodoro app out there. Smartly designed, with a rich feature set that can be customized to your individual workflow. In version 1 of the app, it had a tendency to be very unresponsive for me (ie, 2 second lags before responding). In this new version it seems to be very quick. If you don't have the lag problem with version 1, I don't think its worth the upgrade though - and the steep $30 is the only reason why its not getting a full 5 stars. Overall, highly recommended.

Really good but...

Zwerlie

Has begun shutting down my Mac when turned on. I’m not sure if it is a conflict with other software or what, but my mac has begun to shut down about a minute after I launch this app. I will try again after the next update.

This is a fantastic app. The developers have really done a great job of implementing the Pomodoro Technique into a format that works great for me. The subtle alerts throught the 25 minute sessions are just what is called for to keep you on track.

Wish I could use it but it is broken Please update and fix.

Information

Seller
Frank Reiff
Size
60.7 MB
Category
Business
Compatibility
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Frank Reiff, 2018. All Rights Reserved.
Price
$24.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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