The Pomodoro Technique is a favorite of many people determined to better manage their time. The basic concept revolves around setting a timer for 25 minutes, taking on a task for that whole time, then taking a 5 minute break. This chunk of time is called a "pomodoro" for the Italian word for tomato (because of tomato-shaped kitchen timers). After every four pomodoros, the breaks get longer and every time you finish a task, you can mark it off. The Focus Time app has timers that can be set to any work/break time schedule. It also gives you a star for every finished pomodoro and lets you look back on stats for your previous days. [$4.99; iOS]
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