The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called 'Pomodori' (from the Italian word for 'tomatoes') separated by breaks.
There are five 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 timer rings
- Take a short break (3 to 5 minutes)
- Every four pomodori take a longer break (15 to 30 minutes)
From the Gnome Extensions site
- Gnomodoro is available here for automatic installation: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/587/gnomodoro/
From the sources
Download or clone this repository (or one of its tags)
Build and install by running
Restart Gnome Shell using
Enable the extension by using the
gnome-tweak-tool(in the Shell extensions tab)
- Once enabled, Gnomodoro will appear in the top bar:
- By activating the pomodoro mode you will enter in the loop described earlier. First you will have to define a task to work on:
- Then a 25 minutes pomodoro starts:
- At the end of the pomodoro, a message will tell you to take a break:
- A 5-minute break starts immediately after:
At the end of the break, another pomodoro will be started by asking what the next task will be.
After having completed 4 pomodori in a row, there will be a longer break of 15 minutes.
At any time you can disable the pomodoro mode by using the menu.
Thanks to Ashish Saini for the pomodoro icon.