This adds very basic support for Pomodoro technique in Emacs' org-mode.
With default options:
You can start a pomodoro for the task at point or select one of the last tasks that you clocked time for. Each clocked-in pomodoro starts a timer of 25 minutes and after each pomodoro a break timer of 5 minutes is started automatically. Every 4 breaks a long break is started with 20 minutes. All values are customizable.
Install from MELPA:
Add MELPA to your EMACS installation:
(add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "https://melpa.org/packages/") t)
Install the package via
M-x package-install RET org-pomodoro
- Move point to a task as you would do with
org-pomodorothe task will be clocked-in.
- When there's time for break, the task will be
- If you call
org-pomodoroduring a pomodoro, you'll be asked to reset a pomodoro.
- If you call
org-pomodorooutside org-mode, you'll be presented with list of recent tasks, as
Most aspects of
org-pomodoro can be customized. Examples are the
length of pomodoros and breaks (
sounds, modeline display, if breaks should be clocked
org-pomodoro-clock-break) the behaviour when a pomodoro is reset
etc. Have a look at the
org-pomodoro customization group.
Some workflows benefit from the option to work a few minutes
“overtime” to finish a task before taking a break (that is, a slightly
dynamic pomodoro time). The option
this workflow, where a break notification is sent at the end of the
pomodoro time but the break is started first when manually calling
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