Improved time management is based more on what makes successful people successful than anything else. Think “99-percent perspiration, and 1-percent inspiration.” That’s much the technique this clever and inexpensive Mac app employes to improve your life.
Potato, Tomato, Veggie Or Fruit?
The world is full of self help books, inspirational books, and a plethora of techniques we puny humans can use to improve our lives.
Here’s one that starts with a tomato. It’s called the Pomodoro Technique and you can use it with the Pomodoro Timer to get more done on your Mac.
Pomodoro? It’s Italian for tomato. The developer of the Pomodoro Technique used a tomato-shaped kitchen timer.
That’s what the Pomodoro Timer is. A Mac app which works much like the kitchen timer to break tasks down into more productive time units.
The timer runs on your Mac and it works something like this.
First, decide which task you need to do, set the Pomodoro Timer to 25 minutes. Work on your task until the timer rings. Set the timer to 25 minutes. Work on the task until the timer rings. Take a break.
Every four pomodoro sessions take a longer break.
Obviously, the breaks and work sessions can be varied in length, but the key to using Pomorodor Timer is, well, using it. That’s the 99-percent perspiration part of success.
You can set the timer to multiple pomodoro sessions per day, choose the alarm sound, customize the pomodoro’s time period and break period. And, yes, the timer can be paused and restarted at any time.
Pomodoro Timer works with the Notification Center in OS X Mavericks and Yosemite so you’ll get reminders for the breaks and pomodoro sessions.
Try it. It works. And it’s well worth the few dollars in the price tag.