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I have always been of the opinion that the majority of these systems are not concrete, and you are able to adapt them to your needs. The Pomodoro technique in my opinion is designed to help you focus, with the concept that short bursts help you concentrate on your tasks. This is done by allowing you to break tasks into smaller components and less time, ...


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The Pomodoro technique is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility. Given the definition of it, you should be strict about taking your breaks when you're supposed to and focus on your work the remaining time. I am unaware of any scientific findings that recommend such regular breaks based on a timer. What I do know however, is that ...


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I would like to share another Pomodoro app for iPhone (Disclaimer: I'm one of the developers). It's just 1.99 and we think we've put out the best UI out there! You can get it at https://bitly.com/1ePOUHH


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My opinion is 5 minute break is not only for total context switch but for a rest too: stand up from computer, make some physical exercises, make tea/coffee/your favourite drink here, etc. I tended to do the same for sometime but noticed that I couldn't finish anything with such a schedule. What I've ended up is summing up all of these small tasks in 1 ...


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I e-mailed the developer and asked. Here are the levels. Level Pomodoros Title 1 0 Apprentice 2 6 Beginner 3 25 Amateur 4 62 Trainee 5 123 Journeyman 6 214 Expert 7 341 Commander 8 510 Master 9 727 Grand-Master 10 998 Artisan ...


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A minute isn't really a useful length of time, so use it for inconsequentials, rather than get sucked into a new activity. Try: turning on the kettle getting a piece of fruit/chocolate bar/snack from your bag rotate your shoulders and ankles step up from your chair and walk to the end of the room and back ie Things you should be doing anyway


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My rule of thumb is that when talking about productivity systems, the key term is PRODUCTIVITY, not SYSTEMS. Getting bogged down in the details of the system to the detriment of PRODUCTIVITY is just as effective as not using a system at all. Nothing in the world is black and white. I use pomodoro to break up tasks, but I've also been known to hunker down and ...


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The Pomodoro technique is there to help you improve your focus and get your work done. It is (only) a means to an (that) end. Why would you want to 'claim a pomodoro'? Is it not a measure for anything. Don't try to use it as a unit of time registration. If you need (to attend) meetings schedule them as necessary, they have nothing to do with pomodoros. With ...


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From all the Android apps I've tried, I'd suggest Clockwork Tomato. It it's essentially a timer (offers a ton of settings, though) has a beautiful UI, you can also use the widget it offers for quicker launch, and can display history for all completed pomodoros, in columns for days, aligned by hour. It also has these two great options: to "include ...


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In our open office we have been doing team pomodoro's and it has been working great. A couple things we have learned during the process were: Have one person is in charge of keeping time. Be it a simple timer, an app, using the Phillips Hue lights etc... Since the entire team is focusing during that time, inner team distractions are minimized. Having some ...


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PomodoroApp is a cloud-based multi platform GTD and Pomodoro timer. http://pomodoroapp.com


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I've modified the pomodoro technique to fit my needs. I usually do 2 or 3 pomodoros before taking a break to avoid messing up my flow. Usually 50 minutes to 75 minutes is about the maximum amount of time that I can focus before I lose concentration and need a break.


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I keep a small notebook and pen in my pocket, and write things there for later. I'm a GTD user, with intermittent Pomodoro within that when I need finer control. In GTD terms, you're asking about "Capture", how to get ideas and thoughts into your system for future processing. I've tried a number of different approaches, from various electronic tools ...


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My rule is this: A pomodoro break must begin with me getting up from my desk, walking (even if briefly), stretching, getting water, etc. Any time left over I will use to do whatever I want back at my desk. Don't do it in the reverse. You'll never get up, and you'll find you'll get burned out easier.


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I found pomodoro technique effective when studying more practical subjects but in most other cases it was interfering with the tasks at hand. Here is why: Breaks act as a distraction it's difficult to grasp the idea if you study it in two runs they prevent being sucked by the subject and forgetting about time More tiring after 4 hours of studying ...


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I do use Pomodoros on activities where I'm able to concentrate too. I actually use them to force myself to take breaks. I get up at least every other Pomodoro. And I'll write a unit test or put a TODO in a document so I can resume and get right back in the flow again quickly.


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I was gearing up for the most examinations of my life a few weeks ago. I'm reasonably good at studies however, I do have a tendency of getting distracted early and taking irregular breaks which eventually end up breaking my study schedule. The reason Pomodoro works is that it establishes regularity, but with certain boundaries. The 25 minute study sessions ...


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The Pomodoro Technique is designed for concentration. It's a poor measure of work where all you need to the job is to be present (meetings, service, selling food). And a poor measure of things where you're not at threat of losing focus (being in court, surgery). In general, I won't clock a meeting in Pomodoros. You actually want meetings to be short and 5 ...


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The Pomodoro technique can certainly help when you need to make a decision and/or be creative, but it may depend on the person. People certainly can be creative under pressure and time constraints (for tips see this TedX talk). A professional writer for example won't have any problems using the pomodoro technique to do his/her work. Pomodoros help to focus ...


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Let's share with you my pomodoro timer named PomoQQ that I developed since I was disappointed by the lack of the auto-starting of pomodoros and breaks feature in other pomodoro timer softwares. It was then added to this new project. Let's even say that I am using it for a while now and this so simple feature helps a lot to keep using the pomodoro technique ...


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I always go for a task I know is brief, whether it is during emails, paperwork, feeding the cat or even just getting a coffee. While it may not be sensible to begin another pomodoro there are always things you can do without losing the flow of your original task.


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When I'm in a Pomodoro mode, any task that doesn't take a full Pomodoro gets bundled with other tasks into a "mixed activity" Pomodoro. The idea of the break is to refresh yourself, if you simply change to another task you're not getting that benefit. I find physical exercise of some kind is most useful. Whether that's a walk around the office, a trip ...


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Hi I'm not sure if this is of interest to you, but I'm currently working on a Pomodoro online timer, check it out at http://www.pomodorotimeronline.net/ I'm currently thinking of new features to put into it, so any suggestions would be welcome.


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I use TeamViz to manage my tasks and time them as per Pomodoro Technique. It has a pretty slick drag and drop interface for managing tasks. It also has a syncing option which enables me to use it in my office as well as at home. It also generates graphs of your activites. The best thing I like about it is that its available for MacOS X, Windows and Linux as ...


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In my opinion, that cannot be counted as a break. The main purpose of the break (in my experience) is to set you back to a "whole-picture-aware" state. By keeping focus on something, I think you maybe preventing that from happen. It's like you create a very short 5m pomodoro for yourself. My advice is to let the mind ramble free, maybe you can keep your ...


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I had this exact same problem, and solved it by entering every task into Google Calendar...not as a TASK, but as an appointment. This keeps me on task, but as priorities change, I can easily move appointments between days as needed. It becomes an agile calendar. Beause of the layout of google cal, Saturday becomes my "backlog". I just dump stuff there if I ...


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at this rate I will never finish the syllabus on time I can bet taking 5 minute break will not going to affect your schedule. On the other hand, it will keep your brain more active and focused. The focus time span of brain is limited. You cannot keep focused on something for a longer time (unless it's a pressing issue). When you take a break, you ...


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This is not 'bug' in the technique its a 'feature'. Mandatory breaks are there to break the habit of holding too much context in your head when you are working on a task. Holding too much context in your head prevents creativity( There is a research paper to this effect somewhere). You should practice doing work in small chunks. Also mandatory breaks give ...


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Menubar Countdown: Works on OS X Simple And Customizable Free


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So for OS X there's also this Pomodoro Timer app Features: Shows remaining time Customizable Length Nice UI Drawback: High Price(It was 1.99 but I figure they've increased the price which is a little bit ridiculous now for such a simple App)



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