Pomodoro technique-based utility, Tomate 0.2, released with monochrome icons and enhancements
Pomodoro is a widely known time management technique aimed at optimizing one's workflow, optimization process generated by using a timer that breaks down time periods (usually work related) into 25 minute time intervals, called pomodoros.
Consequently, after starting a pomodoro (25 minutes-long period), the user is able to select (and thus enjoy) a short break (5 minutes) or long break (15 minutes).
Tomate's usage is as simple and clear as launching the application (by typing
tomate in Dash's search area) and starting a pomodoro, latter action that exposes the countdown progress via its main window and its Unity launcher progressbar.
Tomate has been updated to another interesting release, 0.2, enlarging its exposed details, as well as further blending the handy tool into the desktop.
The 0.2 version adds the number of pomodoros on its main view, presenting the user a manner of easily observing the pomodoros, number displayed on the main area, under the time's numbers.
A definitely interesting aspect of the newly released 0.2 version is its Unity panel integration, meaning, the red-ish tomate-like icon has been redesigned into a monochrome icon (white-ish on Ambiance), completing a pomodoro and/or a break, changes the white-ish icon with a blue-ish one, similarly to the Messaging Menu's envelope icon.
How do we install Tomate 0.2?
Add the following official PPA (Precise, Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stvs/tomate
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tomate