The Pomodoro technique is a popular way to keep you productive by—really—forcing you to take breaks. Turns out, sometimes the most productive thing you can do is to stop working, gaze outside, grab a drink, and then get back to it. That's what the Pomodoro technique mandates: Work for 25 minutes, then take a 5 minute break. Rinse, repeat.
PomoDoneApp is designed to make it as simple as possible to use the Pomodoro technique in your own work, by working on tasks until they're done—then checking them off and going on to the next thing. Start out by syncing it with the to-do list apps that already have your tasks. PomoDoneApp works with Trello, Todoist, Asana, Evernote, Google Calendar, Basecamp, Microsoft To-Do (the new version of what used to be Wunderlist), and more. Add one account from any of those services you use, and choose the projects and lists to import tasks from. Then, use PomoDoneApp's Zapier integrations to bring in your other tasks, log time you spent outside of PomoDoneApp, and save data about your work sessions.
You can then open PomoDoneApp's apps—which you'll find for almost any device you use (with iOS apps coming soon). There, you'll see the apps you've synced and the tasks lists from each one, or can add your own "local" tasks to PomoDoneApp. Select one, choose a task to start working on, then start the timer. When 25 minutes have passed—or a shorter time if you chose the 5 or 15 minute options—PomoDoneApp will turn grey, notify you to take a break, and show a countdown timer of how much time's left on your break.
Then it's time to get back to work. You can keep working on that task, or switch things up by choosing another task to work on in the next time slot.
Once you're done with a task, check it off from PomoDoneApp—and the changes will sync back over to your to-do list, so you don't have to check things off in two places at once. You can then tap the menu at the bottom of the page to see a list of everything you've done today, use the Time Log to look back over the past weeks and months, or track the progress on specific tasks with the red line under them that shows how much time you've spent on them so far.
It's easy enough to time your own work with a kitchen timer or stop watch, but you'll still be left figuring out what to do next when you come back from your break. PomoDoneApp keeps you productive with tasks from all of your to-do lists in one place, so you can check off your tasks in one productive session after another.