Social Pomodoro

Meet an accountability buddy for 25 minutes of focused work.

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The Pomodoro Method has you work intensely and without distraction for 25 minutes. After the working session, you force yourself to take a complete break, getting away from screens. We pair you with another professional working on their laptop to share goals and keep accountable at the end of the 25 minute work session. No sign up necessary.

Reviews

  • Pros: 

    1. Connects you to anonymous people who want to work too.

    2. You list your tasks as you tell them to a buddy- great way to start working.

    Cons: 

    1. Not enough people to make it completely 'social' yet- I'm definitely going to share:)

    2. Would be cool if there were a slack integration

    Worked with this one for a couple of sessions and came back here to share the experience. I had no idea having an accountability buddy in a pomodoro timer could be so amazing! I got done with tasks that usually talk me 2 hours withing 2 sessions- ie, 50 minutes.

    Ayushi Pareek has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Love the concept, good to keep work focus

    Cons: 

    Not enough people using it so I couldn't find a buddy on multiple attempts

    Not enough users so I was never matched with anyone. The concept is great though

    Paula Beaton has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Ryan Hoover
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Clever idea! Working solo or remotely can be lonely. Would love to see more products explore this space.
Ellen Chisa
Ellen ChisaHunterHiring@ellenchisa · Cofounder/CEO, www.darklang.com
The Pomodoro Method has you work intensely and without distraction for 25 minutes. After the working session, you force yourself to take a complete break, getting away from screens. We pair you with another professional working on their laptop to share goals and keep accountable at the end of the 25 minute work session. No sign up necessary. We used Pomodoro a lot in the early days of Dark, and this is a great way to do it when whoever you're around doesn't feel like doing 25 min checkins!
Elizabeth S Hunker
Elizabeth S Hunker@elizabethhunker · EIR @ vLAB
This is charming AH - would LOVE to see an integration w/ @appear_in for remote co-working. @ellenchisa @william_dvorak
Youssef Selkani
Youssef Selkani@usfslk · UI Designer @Protobulb
First time I tried it I was not asked to introduce myself, great idea tho
William Dvorak
William DvorakMaker@william_dvorak
@usfslk Thanks for the compliment! You have to introduce yourself :) the person on the other side is not a moderator, but rather a peer.