Recently, I came across a post on the Lawyer’s Mutual site about how law students can guard their time using the Pomodoro Technique. So can lawyers, or anyone interested in managing their time more efficiently and focusing on tasks more effectively, one project at a time.
We’re huge proponents of the technique here on the Legal Productivity blog: working in short bursts – usually 25 minutes – focusing on only one thing with no distractions, followed by a 5-minute break. So much, in fact, that we made a video:
As more people jump onboard, there has been no shortage of apps, extensions, and tomato timers to help you Pomodoro your day, but Pomotodo stands out for several reasons: it combines a to-do list and task management system with the Pomodoro technique and GTD method, it’s available on both iOS and Android platforms, and well, it’s free.
And it’s easy and intuitive to use: create a to-do list, start the 25-minute timer, and cross tasks off your list as completed. The list is synced between your phone and computer. Pomotodo is also a task and workflow management system allowing you to track your tasks and the time each took to complete. And, see your history at a glance with helpful graphs of your most productive time, day, and total and average pomodoros completed.