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Any suggestions about mobile Java (J2ME) apps suitable for measuring Pomodoros? I've already tried Pomodoro and Doing!, but the first can't measure break period and has no settings (I work in the same room with couple other folks and need to disable sound alarm), and the second doesn't seem to work on my phone.

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I use a couple of interval training programs for my iPhone (which are effectively Pomodoro timers) - the one I use is Interval Timer, but I think your best bet if you really want J2ME is to investigate interval timing rather than Pomodoro timing.

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What's the point? Is it so hard to take a look at the clock after ~15, 20 minutes and put some small notes on a piece of paper / phone?

Honestly, the integrity of pomodoro isn't the "25min." chunk, but the way your thoughts shift when you know that your work session has a limited duration.

I don't see why an app would be any more effective in implementing the pomodoro technique then a simple clock on your phone. Perhaps you're focusing on "tracking" instead of the point behind pomodoro - productivity.

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Well, "the flow" is a condition that you cannot fully control. You can't just jump into the flow if there are lots of interruptions and you can't jump out of the flow easily without some help from outside once you delved deeply enough. One of my interests in Pomodoro is that it can help to delve into flow state (to do your stuff efficient, without being distracted) but also come to the surface from time to time (to make you aware that you're doing right stuff and won't overload yourself). You can get first part by cutting interactions. You can get second by using timer. – Eugene Loy Jan 9 '13 at 12:35
Without timer you will only harm first part by constantly looking on the clock and slow/stop your delving into the flow state. – Eugene Loy Jan 9 '13 at 12:41
I don't know why I got a downvote. I personally never needed an app to implement pomodoro's because I have an internal clock which tells me about how much time has passed - even when I'm in flow. – Tool Jan 9 '13 at 13:34
Don't ask me. I am not the one who downvoted... – Eugene Loy Jan 9 '13 at 13:37
Besides, even if I get into a real flow I don't stop after 25 minutes. I finish my flow. I use pomodoro's when I'm unable to get into a deep flow. – Tool Jan 9 '13 at 13:39

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