The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system for desk and computer bound workers that is supposed to help you avoid procrastination and be more productive and healthier. It was invented in the 1980’s by Francesco Cirillo who wrote a book explaining the technique and the philosophy behind it in detail. The book, titled “The Pomodoro Technique” is a free download from the author’s site.
The technique is actually quite simple. You set a kitchen timer to 25 minutes and work really hard and without interruption on your chosen task until the timer goes off. Then take a short break of 3-5 minutes where you move around and rest your mind. Every fourth break should be longer, Cirillo recommends 15 minutes. If you a Pomodoro is interupted, you need to reset the timer and start over.
The name Pomodoro means tomato in Italian and comes from the timer that Cirillo used which was tomato shaped.
This app is a simple timer that counts down 25 minutes and then rings a bell.
Type: Free open source
Author: Pablo Seminario
Data Connection Required: N0
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
iDEN Compatible: (tested on Motorola i776): no hangs on startup
Boost CDMA Compatible: probably, (tested on Motorola Rambler): yes
Reported working on: Motorola Rambler
Reported NOT working on: Motorola i776
The app “Pomodoro” (209 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename:”Pomodoro”.
Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.