Apply time management-oriented Pomodoro technique with the handy appindicator Tomate
Possessing a computer introduces one to multiple applications, data sources, optimization tools, etc, basically, providing a wide range of means to achieve one's intended objectives, such as writing a book, coding, editing video, etc.
Across the years, various work "veterans", psychologists, human behavior experts, etc, have tried to optimize the human behavior in multiple ways, with the declared goal of proper focus on tasks, while reducing the mental stress, brain "overheating" and retaining a faster, better, superior method of achieving "something".
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method (developed in the late '80s), that filters a person through a chopped time period, in the sense of breaking down one's work time into 25 minutes-long time intervals, named Pomodoros.
Pomodoro's main "ground" is based on the believe that frequent breaks generate improved mental agility.
The technique is easy to use, as such:
- user setts a task about-to-be-done
- user starts the pomodoro (the 25 minute time period)
- user works during the pomodoro happening
- user takes a 5 minute break
- every four pomodoros the user takes a longer 15 minutes break
Tomate is a handy appindicator, designed with the Pomodoro technique in mind, basically, implementing the mentioned time optimization process into an appindicator.
Launching Tomate, presents the user an appindicator and a simplistic yet good-looking window, housing:
- the bottom-left
Pomodorocontains 25 minutes time intervals
Short Breakfeatures 5 minutes time periods
Long Breakstands for Pomodoro's longer 15 minutes break
Its usage, following the mentioned Pomodoro technique, starts with clicking
Pomodoro and the top-left
Starts the timer button, followed by user' taking the short and (after 4 pomodoros) the long break.
How do we install Tomate 0.1?
Add the following official PPA (Precise)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stvs/tomate
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tomate
Launch Tomate via the Dash by typing
tomate in the search area.