iOS: One of the first things you’ll need if you want to try the Pomodoro productivity technique is a timer that will count down during the periods you’re supposed to be working and alert you when it’s time to take a break. PomodoroPro for iOS is a good-looking and elegant Pomodoro timer for the iPhone that will keep you on track and keep you motivated to continue.
PomodoroPro is pretty simple to use. Press the play button to start or pause, and the clock will display how many minutes are left in the work session. You’ll be able to see how much time is left, but you can also glance at the circle indicator around the play/pause button and the colour it changes as time runs out to see how far you have to go. When you finish a session, an alarm will sound and you’ll get a gold star, shown under the clock. The more sessions you finish, the more stars you get, offering a little motivation to keep you moving.
The app even keeps track of how many Pomodoro sessions you complete each day, and you can look back over your history to see how productive you’ve been over the past day, week or month, and try to beat your previous scores. Android users can check out previously mentioned Pomodroido for a similar tool.
PomodoroPro [iTunes App Store]