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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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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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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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Associate rewards with your work. You like to spend your time chatting with your friend? Tell yourself that you can earn 15 minutes of chatting 'only if' you have studied for 45 minutes. You like listening to songs? You can listen to 'one' song 'only' in the 5 minute break of Pomodoro. You want to play sports in the evening? Tell yourself that it is ...


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Looking from another perspective, when you're using the pomodoro technique, you can drill down your tasks to make them smaller and when you finish a task and say you have some 3-5 minutes left, you can use this time to re-read your code, rethink your solution, improve it a little bit, etc. There is always a lack of time for these activities. I think this can ...


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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 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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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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I've been reading through The Pomodoro Technique Illustrated recently, and it includes advice that isn't directly targeted at this issue, but I think it can be applied in a useful way. One of the ideas that it discusses is what to do when a task is completed before the pomodoro timer is up. The author suggests finding a way to stay related to the task, as ...


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Any visual timer will work. The original "pomodoro timer" was a tomato shaped windup kitchen timer. A quick search on Google for "visual timer" turned up several that look suitable. Another search for "vibrating timer" found additional candidates. To use it for pomodoro technique, set it for 25 minutes then for 5minutes.


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The answer is that the number of sprints you do is whatever is right for you. I don't approach the sprints in terms of sets. Rather, I start a Pomodoro sprint whenever I have a single task that needs my undivided attention. There are so many distractions that rob my attention when I am trying to accomplish something related to my "True Work". Email, social ...


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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 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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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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In addition to the earlier answers, what helps a lot for me is keeping a log while I work. Especially for tasks that require a lot of "working memory" in my head, like programming. As a logging tool I use mindmapping software, but a simple text file or pen and paper could work as well. Every couple of minutes, or at least at the end of each pomodoro, I ...


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Yes, there is a better option. You can schedule the interruption itself as being part of the Pomodoro. Recall that for tasks that take less than 25 minutes, the Pomodoro technique recommends batching. The classical application would be if you needed to make two different phone calls that would take about 10 minutes each -you would schedule them as one ...


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One of my company's development teams created a browser-based version called Marinara Timer that allows you to tweak the length of the pomodoro and breaks. We just put it up so people outside the company can use it. You can even share the link to your team so you're all on the same timer. I'd love your feedback.


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There is an webapp called Pomotasker that can work on desktop and mobile browsers. Also it can store your task on the cloud, so that you can start your pomodoro on desktop and continue on mobile. Or you can use it as I do: add tasks on mobile before you forget and you'll have your task list ready when you get to your desk. Currently on beta but I'haven't ...


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It seems that no one mentioned Marinara Timer yet and it's pretty powerful as it lets you customise the length of each pomodoro and rest, adjust the sounds played and even provides you with a global URL so that you can easily use it on multiple devices in sync at the same time. To use, simply go to marinaratimer.com/ANYURL


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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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I'd like to suggest Focus Timer for Mac. I'm the developer of this app and i'm using it every day. The main idea behind this timer is that you should not be distracted be the timer app itself, unlike most timers do. To achieve that timer have no sophisticated interface - just a few buttons.


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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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