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Pomodairo: A Software Timer based on the Pomodoro Technique


Program Name: Pomodairo

Use: A software timer based on the Pomodoro Technique

Cost: Freeware

Size: 1.7 MB

Works on: Windows (XP/Vista/7), Linux and Mac (requires Adobe AIR)

Download Linkhttp://code.google.com/p/pomodairo

What is the Pomodoro Technique?

“Pomodoros” is an Italian term which means tomato. Pomodoro technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called ‘Pomodoros’  separated by breaks.

The pomodoro technique is named after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that can be used to track your writing sessions.

Read a detailed review of the Pomadoro technique here.

What is Pomodairo?

Pomodairo is a free Adobe Air application (includes a software timer and a task list) which allows the implementation of Pomodoro Technique that can significantly increase your productivity.

In addition to the obligatory timer and timing your Pomodoro sequences, it also includes a task list for the pomodoros (1 pomodoro = 25 minutes). The application keeps track of how much time do you spend on a task, any interruption that might steal time from your Pomodoro sequences and even captures productive (but unplanned) work.

Conventions used in the Pomodairo App

E = Estimated pomodoros

P = Pomodors used so far

U = Unplanned

I = Interruptions

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6 responses to “Pomodairo: A Software Timer based on the Pomodoro Technique

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  3. sh May 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Excellent. Was waiting for this since many days 🙂

  4. Ady May 11, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Nice review. You should perhaps mention that, as it’s an Air app, it also works on Macs. (I’ve installed it and am running it now.)

    Previously I’ve used a Mac application for my pomodori, but this has more features and it looks like I’ll be switching across to Pomodairo soon.

    • Gurpreet Singh May 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

      Thanks for your suggestion, Ady. I’ve updated the platform information in my review.

      I’ve used Air applications on Linux before but wasn’t aware of the fact that they can run on MAC as well. Nice tip!

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