I have recently been using the Pomodoro Technique to help me accomplish tasks. I currently do it using timer on my phone. I was wondering if there is any software that runs on OSX Lion that can place a Pomodoro countdown clock in the task bar and possibly provide other features related to the Pomodoro technique.


I went with the highest rated option there which is called Pomodoro. It's open source, so I compiled from source. So far it seems to be what I wanted. It has nifty integration with lots of other software and I can see myself using that functionality in the future.


A simple pomodoro timer can be implemented with a few lines of code. The advantage is that you don't need to install any third-party software and you can customize it as you imagine.

Here is a simple script link. Download the pomodoro.sh file from the above link and execute the following to run it: $ bash pomodoro.sh

It will give you 25-minute sections for your tasks and 5-minutes of breaks in between. Though you can change the time as you like in the script.

I can help you customize if you want. Hope it help.

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