Pomodoro Timer: Focus on your productivity and beat procrastination using the Pomodoro Technique

Developer: Nasa Trained Monkeys

Current Version: 1.5

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 2.7 MB - Download


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!

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.



Release Notes:

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!


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.5
Review by D.A.H. Trump

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.

Found helpful by 37 out of 38 people
Version 1.2
Review by mister zed

Could be very nice if only... - This could be a very nice little app if only they didn’t make one very large mistake. This sort of app typically lives in the menu unobtrusively doing its job, not getting in your way every time you use Command-Tab to switch applications (and not filling up your dock if you use the dock). It is not a normal app: you’re not composing text or drawing diagrams or editing video or images with it, or playing music or anything like that. You start and stop the timer, and it plays sounds. Perfect for a menubar-based app. What if your volume control, and your spotlight menu, and your notifications area, and your volume control, and your clock, and your wifi menu, and your dropbox menu, and everything else in your menu bar could only function if they also stayed visibly open in your Command-Tab menu (and your dock)? The visibly open application icons would be annoying clutter. This otherwise useful app is creating annoying clutter on my machine, and that seriously degrades my experience of using it.

Found helpful by 6 out of 9 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.5
Review by Justin.L

Elegant design, would be better with iCloud sync feature - Thanks for designing such a beautiful app, and I downloaded your iphone app immediately after this one. While I like both apps and they helped raise my work productivity, I would really appreciate it if you can add the iCloud sync feature between apps. We are not using our Mac every second, and a synchronized Pomodoro timer can help us stay aware of our current work status.

Found helpful by 9 out of 9 people
Version 1.5
Review by circusofcitrus

Great, except... - I like this app a lot. The only things I’d add are: -more options to change duration of pomodoro, short break, and long break (I work best in 90 minute intervals with a 15 minute short break and 30 minute long break, but the app only lets you go up to 60 minutes for your pomodoro) -ability to log your pomodoros, name them, and see your progress over time -ability to customize alarm sounds, ideally with your own tones -everything that other users have mentioned, especially: make the menu bar icon red when it’s active, and control how loud the alarm is Other than that, I’m a big fan of this app!

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 1.5
Review by The Tahi

Wish you could skip breaks or pomodoros - Pretty good timer and I like the customization that it allows. However, the one feature that it is missing is the ability to skip pomodors or breaks or postpone them to the next pomodoro. Yes, I know that isn’t strictly in keeping with the pomodoro technique, but there are times when I just have to finish a last few things before I take the break, or I was interrupted before and hence already had a ‘break’. In those instances I want to delay the break (first scenario) or skip the break (second scenario).

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.5
Review by Sebastian_blu

great for musical composition - I have been using this on the iphone for a couple months now. Employing it to get charts, demos, lyrics or any other ideas out. the timer goes off and I get down to making music. When it stops I take a walk. When its time to get back to work I inevitably have ideas. Way less burn out with this idea of time management. I have an idea though, to intagrate the app with the iPhone so when I close my laptop it would sync the app to my phone. So if I am working and close the lap top to relocate the break timer would keep on ticking in my pocket.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.5
Review by this_is_ella

Simple, clean app - Great interface. I’m giving it 4 stars since it lacks a feature that I would have liked, i.e. to see a history of the pomodoros you have completed over the last weeks/months.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people