The Pomodoro Technique

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A developer friend of mine, Toni Feltman, was Tweeting about reading the Pomodoro Technique. This technique is meant to increase productivity by focusing on a task uninterpted for 25 minute blocks, followed by a short break, and then repeating. Every four 25 minute blocks, you can take a longer break.

Read more about the Pomodoro Technique here.

It was simple and it seemed to make sense to me. I need to increase my productivity, especially lately. I took this as a challenge and created a Pomodoro like software timer in REALbasic as an exercise. You can download it here for free. I hope this helps other people with their productivity too.

When I’m in a 25 minute block, I turn off my browser (unless I’m developing a web application!), turn off my email, and don’t answer the phone. So far, so good! Let me know if it works out for you!

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  1. kcully Post author

    Version 1.1 has been uploaded. The new version has a spiffy new icon, and will update the caption so when the program is minimized you can see how much time left until the break.

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