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About the Pomodoro

The Pomodoro Technique is a time management technique aimed at increasing productivity and concentration.

Developed by the Italian Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s, the name 'Pomodoro' (tomato in Italian) arose from the kitchen timer in the shape of a tomato that he used while studying at university.

The essence of the method is simple: dividing work into time intervals, traditionally 25 minutes long, called 'pomodoros', followed by short breaks. After four pomodoros, a longer break is recommended, usually 15 to 30 minutes.

The technique is based on the idea that short periods of focused work, interspersed with breaks, can improve mental agility and prevent fatigue. Moreover, by breaking work into smaller and more manageable tasks, it becomes easier to maintain motivation and concentration throughout the day.

The Pomodoro method not only helps manage time effectively, but also promotes a more balanced and healthy approach to work, avoiding exhaustion and mental burnout. It's a valuable tool for students, professionals, and anyone looking to maximize their productivity and well-being.


How to use:

Start the Countdown: To start using the Pomodoro method, simply click on the “Start“ button. This will start the first Pomodoro, which will have the default duration of 25 minutes. During this period, it is recommended to focus exclusively on the task at hand, without interruptions.

Pause: During the countdown, if you wish to temporarily pause the Pomodoro, press the “pause“ button to pause and instantly resume. This allows for a break without losing progress.

Reset: To restart the timer during the countdown, press the 'Restart' button at any time. This will allow you to return to the initial time of the period.

Completion Alert: After 25 minutes, you will be alerted by a sound indicating the end of the Pomodoro cycle. This alert serves as a reminder to take a short break and disconnect for a few moments before starting the next Pomodoro.

Cycle Passage: During the Pomodoro cycle, you have the option to click on the “Next“ button to advance to the next period. This can be useful if you want to start a short break after completing a Pomodoro or if you are ready to start a new Pomodoro after the break.

Audio selector: When you click on the audio selector, you'll be presented with a variety of engaging tones to freely choose which will be the sound of the completion alert.

Useful Shortcuts:

  • Spacebar: Pressing the space bar pauses and resumes the Pomodoro instantly. This allows you to temporarily interrupt the timer if needed, without losing progress.
  • Key x: If you wish to restart the Pomodoro at any time, you can press the “x“ key. This will restart the Pomodoro cycle, returning to the beginning of the 25-minute period.
  • Key v: The “v“ key allows you to move to the next period, whether it's a long break, short break, or a new Pomodoro. This provides flexibility to adjust the Pomodoro method according to your needs and preferences.
  • Key f: The “f“ key allows the website to toggle between the standard screen and full screen, making the countdown larger and more prominent, reducing potential distractions.

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