What is Pomodoro Technique®?

It is a time and workflow management technique, it was created by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility. The technique breaks down work time in to 25 minutes intervals separated by 5 minutes length breaks. More details about Pomodoro Technique®.

What is PomoDone and why should I use it?

PomoDone is a performance boosting tool, which uses Pomodoro technique® and works on the top of you current task management service. As a result you don’t need to re-create your list from scratch, just use it for tasks you already have. Moreover it works as a time tracker as well, so you don’t need any additional time tracking system eating your CPU and your attention :).

Which task management services can I use PomoDone with?

It works with all popular services: Todoist, Trello, Wunderlist, Asana, JIRA, Teamwork Projects, Basecamp (Classic, Basecamp 2 and Basecamp 3), Google Calendar, Microsoft To-Do, Microsoft Outlook Tasks, 印象笔记 (Yinxiang), Slack, Zapier (more tools are being added all the time). It takes no more than 2 minutes to connect your beloved service. Furthermore you can choose which project/board/task list you want to sync with PomoDone.

However, some integrations are available for Premium Plans users only *.

What is the easiest way to start using PomoDone?

It’s really simple and fast, use this order and you won’t get lost:

Can I use only 25 min + 5 min intervals?

Of course not. You can create up to five different time intervals for work and breaks in order to choose which one is the best depending on your situation.

Can I use PomoDone as my only task management tool?

Sure, you can create as many tasks as you want inside PomoDone and use it as a task management tool. All tasks will appear on your Local list. Use a shortcut (CMD+N) to get there faster.

You can also add new project(s), rename and delete it anytime you'd like *.

How browser plugin can help me?

After you install browser plugin PomoDone button will appear on your current tasks tool, so with one click you can launch PomoDone and start working on the task using Pomodoro technique®. In addition to that you can easily create tasks from any website for e.g. just select the headline of the article you are going to read, click the right mouse button and choose PomoDone it! Then just decide how much time you are planning to spend on it and be sure, reading won’t take more than that. And you will find this task on your WEB item list and in the Log as well.

NB Using the PomoDone Chrome extension, you can blacklist certain websites during the timer period. Once Timer is active (ticking), you will not be able to access the blocked websites. You can always turn this function on and off in the Extension's option, as well as configure the blacklist of the websites.

Can I move tasks to my main task management tool, even if they were created on PomoDone?

Yes, you can! Just choose the task, click Edit (pencil icon) and select to which project you want to move it.

How does time tracking on PomoDone work?

Great question! PomoDone automatically tracks how much time you spend on each task, so you don’t need additional time tracker. You can find all the logs in «Time log» sections. We made it really easy to use, so you can filter logs by source, project and date. Moreover, you can share your logs with your teammates or your leas of the team and export it any time you want.

What hotkeys (shortcuts) can I find on-the application?

OS level hotkeys

You can configure your own hotkeys to show (focus) the app, start, pause and stop timer without using your mouse. Open app's settings and scroll all the way down. All other hotkeys (below) are working when the app is active and in focus.

Global (don’t work while timer is ticking):

Create new task

cmd+N

ctrl+N

Sync all sources

cmd+S

ctrl+S

Sync current source

cmd+R

ctrl+R

Settings

cmd+,

Exit app

cmd+Q

Timer screen:

Play/Pause timer

Space

Go back to tasks list

Delete/Backspace

Mark task as Done

Enter

Add a Note

N

Toggle mini-timer

M

List screen:

Show / hide today’s log

L

Coursor to Search Field

F or /

Create new / Edit task:

Saves the task

CMD+Enter

More about PomoDone App:

I have got some feedback and want to ask a question. How can I contact you?

Please, send us an email to info@pomodoneapp.com

* Premium Plan feature, see our Premium Plans for the details.