What is a Pomodoro Timer
A pomodoro timer is a simple time tracker app that is used in order to better focus on your tasks. It is based on the famous Pomodoro Technique, created by Francesco Cirillo.
Most online pomodoro timers are paid-only or their usage is limited to just one type of device (iPhone, Android, Mac or Windows).
So I’ve decided to create my own pomodoro timer that works both on mobile and on a desktop browser on pretty much any type of device.
Oh and I’ve put it on my site for free so that other people can use it to boost their productivity even more.
What is the Pomodoro Technique
The Pomodoro method was invented by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s, back when he was a student. It is used to break down your work into short time periods, which are usually 25 minutes in length followed by a minute break.
The term “pomodoro” comes from the Italian language, and it simply means “tomato”.
Francesco used a kitchen timer that was shaped like a tomato in order to help him study and work in a more productive way.
This time management technique is now used by many people around the world with many CEOs and founders claiming that they can focus easier on the task at hand when using this time management method.
How to use the Pomodoro Timer
Using a pomodoro timer is pretty simple actually:
Pick a task to focus on, and then click on the start button.
You will now have to focus on working on that task uninterrupted for 25 minutes. This is what it’s called a “pomodoro”.
When the time is up, you will hear a ding and then you can take a short 5 minute break.
After that you can start working on another pomodoro, you can either continue working on the same task or switch to another one.
After about 3 pomodoros with 5-minute breaks, you should take a longer break of about 15 minutes to give your brain some more time to relax.
A pomodoro is usually 25 minutes long, but you can customize your “hustle time” to how many minutes you want.
I use this all the time when I’m working, especially when I’m writing content for the blog. I suggest you give it a try as well, and if you like it, don’t forget to share it 😉