“Getting things done” is, of late, a phrase alien to my work ethic. Rooting around for ways to help my concentrate I remember the ‘Pomodoro Technique‘ – a time-management method that is, supposedly, meant to help.
The Pomodoro technique teaches you to break down your work into 25 minute chunks, with a 5 minute break taken between chunks. After every 4 ‘pomodoros’ you’re advised to take a longer break.
Like so: -
- Choose a task
- Set a timer for 25 minutes
- Work on that task until the timer goes off
- Take a 5 minute break
- Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break
Sounds great in theory but the hard part is keeping track of time. Enter Tomighty – a small tray-based timer tool designed specifically for use with Pomodoro technique.
Once launched it will countdown from 25 minutes…
During the last minute the icon will live-countdown until the time is up and a break should be taken:
It has a basic set of options including
- Configurable times
- Set break time period
- Configurable sounds
- Option to show time on tray
- Basic themes
Dude, that’s just a timer.
Yeah, it is. But it’s a time designed solely for Pomodoro activities and works very well as such.
Tomight won’t win any style awards when used in Linux – it’s a java application – but it does what it intends to and for that one can’t complain too much.
Download @ tomighty.org