Yellow Tomato — Pomodoro Timer & Site Blocker

Improve your focus and boost your productivity with this simple Pomodoro Timer that works right in your favorite browser.

We're huge fans of the Pomodoro Technique, created by Francesco Cirillo for a more productive way to study and work. We've tried dozens of Pomodoro timers and honestly, we have a few of our favorites. But as true creators, we developed our own simple pomodoro timer, and actually, that's the main reason why you can find and use it. We truly believe that Productive Fish Pomodoro Timer will help you focus on any task you are working on, such as study, writing, coding, or your daily routines.

How to become more productive with the Yellow Tomato Pomodoro Timer?

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  1. Choose tasks to work on today. (If you're struggling with prioritizing check out Eisenhower Matrix and Pareto Principle).
  2. Set estimate Pomodoros (1 = 25min of work) for each task.
  3. Pick a task to start with.
  4. Take away all distracting gadgets, apps, and tabs.
  5. Set up a 25-minute timer (if you need more time that's totally fine, you can choose 30, 40, or 60 minutes intervals).
  6. Focus on the task until the time is up.
  7. When your session ends, mark off one Pomodoro and record what you completed.
  8. Take a break for 5 minutes for a short walk, make yourself a cup of tea, or meditate. Find more options on what to do during the break.
  9. Every 3-4 Pomodoros, take a longer 15-30 minute break.

Over time, you'll get a better sense of how many high-quality Pomodoros you're actually capable of completing in a day. It all depends on you, how much you have to do, what focus-time period you choose (25/45/60 minutes), and how fun the work is. From our experience, using 25-minute intervals, performing 12 Pomodoros would be a really good day, and 16 would be just spectacular.

And please remember: the vast majority of people aren't actually productive for the full 8 hours of a workday, and those who think they are probably haven't been paying close enough attention.