Mac/iOS: Setting an alert on your iOS device or Mac computer can be done in a variety of ways. You can ask Siri, use your Clock app, set up a reminder, or make an alarm. Unfortunately, these all come with a few caveats that may leave you confused as to why your phone is buzzing at 3AM - or end up with you rushing out the door thanks to a missed reminder you thought your HomePod would share with you. Engineer Dr Drang took a look at how it all worked and found that, well, it was pretty confusing.
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Mac: We've seen plenty of Pomodoro timers over the years, but Tomates might be the most full featured option around.
Time-tracking app company DeskTime found that the most productive people worked for 52 minutes straight followed by a 17 minute break. If you'd like to try this routine yourself, Fōkasu is the easiest way to time yourself.
Android/iOS: We've talked about the benefits of interval training on a stationary bike before. Interval Clock is a customisable interval training app that will get you started quickly, help you find an effective workout, and still leave you free to switch things up as you choose.
Many people swear by the Pomodoro Technique, a strategy for sprinting through tasks to get more done, while allowing for brain-resting breaks. You don't need a Pomodoro timer to apply this -- just use regular, limited-time "real life" events for your timer.
Mac: Pomodoro timers are easy enough to find, but if you're looking for something that's incredibly simple and free, Pomodoro One does the job. It's a no-frills app, but that's kind of the point anyway.
Google introduced a built-in timer command last year, but then mysteriously dumped it after a few days. Now the timer is back.
iOS: Chances are that your oven only has one timer. Even if you add in your phone, that still only equals two timers. For those more complicated meals where multiple elements are involved, you need more than that. Thyme is an app that gives you five separate timers: one for each hotplate plus the oven itself.