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What is Pomodoro?

The technique

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s.

The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are known as “pomodori”, the plural of the Italian word pomodoro for “tomato”.

The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.

Tomato - Mascot of the Pomodoro technique

How can I start?


The principle

Here are the basic steps to implementing the technique:

  • Decide on the task to be done.
  • Set the pomodoro timer to 25 minutes.
  • Work on the task until the notification rings.
  • Take a short, 5 minutes break.
  • Continue working.
  • Every fourth “pomodoro” take a longer break (15–30 minutes).

Why this page?

The tool

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  • It maintains history of completed and uncompleted tasks.
  • It supports notes. Your thoughts will be saved along with the task.
  • It is constantly improving. Everyone can contribute by contacting me.