Daniel Stahl
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What's the best Pomodoro timer?

I want to try this time management technique to see if it will make me more productive.
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    Pomodoro Time

    Simple Pomodoro timer in your Mac's menu bar

    Kate53Head of Social @ GitHub · Written
    To be totally honest, I don't think there's a TON of difference between Pomodoro timers (they're all timers all operating off of the same theory) but this one is my favorite of all that I've come across because it lives in my Mac menu bar and is so simple and pretty. Checks all my boxes— efficient, effective, convenient and designed well!
    I love it!
    • André
      AndréUX/UI Enthusiast | in ❤️ w/ innovation

      I love the idea that you can choose the task you wanna work on and when it's done, you know the time you spent on it.

  2. 24

    The simplest Mac app for using the Pomodoro Technique

    I've used this for years. Is dead simple. Has a super simple UX. One nice bonus feature is that it will add each of your pomo's to your calendar. So if you want to track how many you did in a day, you can look back in see. I generally just turn it on when I'm having trouble getting into "the zone"
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    Recover the lost art of joyful concentration

    Jason Crawford
    Jason CrawfordChopping wood, carrying water · Written
    I don't always do Pomodoro, but when I do, I use Vitamin-R. It's pretty flexible, lets you set variable focus times and breaks, and lets you set a goal/focus for each one.
  4. I really like the UI, it is super simple, without much hassle.
    Liza Dixon
    Liza DixonUsability Engineer❤️Autonomous Mobility · Written
    I love Tomato One. I really like that when working in full screen, the timer will pop up and slide the workspace away to make you stop working. Not great for all types of work, but I find it really good for me!
  5. Simple and great!
    Steve Messer
    Steve MesserProduct Manager, @gdsteam · Written
    I've been using this on Windows for a couple of years. Really simple and works well.
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    Pomodoro meets GTD to-do app

    Another nice one.
  7. 2

    Turn your Trello cards into Pomodoro tasks

    Hugh Guiney
    Hugh GuineyFounder, RedBlue · Written
    Your cards from Trello show up in a menu. The time spent on each is stored as text to the card. You can log distractions as well. And you can move cards to Done from within the app.
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    Pomo Timer

    A menu bar app to boost productivity

    Max Gribov
    Max GribovProgrammer & Designer · Written
    Max Gribov made this product
    I couldn't find a timer that was totally right for me, so I wrote mine for Mac. It is very simple, there are no tasks, but is in my opinion doing its job.
  9. 1
    Productivity Timer

    Pomodoro style timer to help you stay productive

    Nate Sanden
    Nate SandenEntrepeneur, 1s0s.com · Written
    Nate Sanden made this product
    This one is a Pomodoro timer with a twist. Set your own Pomodoro intervals and custom alarms.
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    A new UI for pomodoro timers

    timqianbuilding the future · Written
    timqian made this product
    I build this tool recently. It is a chrome extension contains a todo list and a Pomodoro timer. It displays tomatoes you have done around a clock which gives you an intuitive view of how is things going. The UI is simple and intuitive. Check it out ;)
  11. It's nice to have a physical device that doesn't rely on charge to work
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    PomoDoneApp for Mac, Windows, Linux & Android

    Pomodoro timer for your productivity tool

    I love this because it allows for syncing with apps like Trello, Tasks, and Toogl, so I can use the pomodoro technique to focus on tasks while tracking time.
    • There are so few good solutions for juggling tasks in multiple trackers, because it's surprisingly difficult to get right. Many of us dream of having a single task aggregator to manage our stuff, but we also tend to be very picky about the features and how they're presented.

      In my limited experience so far, the PomoDone team seem like the right people to do it. Not only are they brave enough to take on a project with so many hidden complexities, but they're also giving it loads of attention in many different areas. I have several little niggles about details in PomoDone but, given what I've seen, this is a team that knows how to prioritise. No wonder they're showing the rest of us how to Get Stuff Done. Kudos!

    • PomoDone is definitely the best Pomodoro technique app around there. I've been using it since the first versions, a couple of years ago, and had tried several other options before.

      Two points I can highlight are:

      1. The ability to sync the tasks with dozens of to-do list apps (I use Todois), project managing apps (I like Trello) and any kind of tool that allows you to create lists. If you don't use any, you may simple add tasks directly into the app.

      2. The availability in all major platforms you can imagine. So doesn't matter if I'm on Windows or Linux PC or even can't install the app (using the web version or phone), I can just open the app and start tracking and managing my working hours.

      3. When a timer is finished, be it a working timer or break timer, it has the option to change the focus of the window to the app, reminding me that I need to stop or should get back to work.

      Besides that, it is so customizable (timers, sounds, shortcuts, etc.) that can fit to nearly any use-case, all up to the user! Finally, it keeps track of all your working time and breaks (which you can add notes to), so you may review them later and check out how you may improve on using your time.

      PomoDone really helps me getting things done, keeps me focused and helps me improving the way I use my time. I'm relly grateful for all the team and the creator, as there is simply no other app with the all the mentioned functionalties!! Thank you!

  13. This is one I did some time ago. I did it because most of the apps I found at that time were ugly/complex for such simple thing. I hope you like!
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    Marinara Timer

    Pomodoro Technique In Your Browser

    Kate Griggs
    Kate GriggsSenior PM @Pivotal in San Francisco · Written
    Easy to use and lots of customizable options!
  15. Eduardo Ramos
    Eduardo RamosUser Experience and Software Testing · Written
    I like Toggle because not only provides a Pomodoro timer, it also has a time tracker for projects and a nice dashboard where you can see how you use your time. The browser extension is very simple to use and you can configure it to be a Pomodoro timer or a regular customizable tracker.
  16. Jay Weiler
    Jay WeilerData Scientist · Written
    Focus syncs across all your devices, lets you define your tasks (even send tasks from Omnifocus) and has analytics.