Stay focused and on task with Lifeline, a timer app loosely based on the Pomodoro Technique®. Find focus with flexible session lengths, perfectly timed breaks, and a visual session progress bar.
Lifeline's timeboxed sessions help you build a work rhythm for optimal productivity and focus throughout the day. Whether you wrap up sessions after 25 or 90 minutes, Lifeline's automatic break time calculation ensures you take enough rest, too.
The visual progress bar at the top of your screen—your Lifeline—gives real-time feedback on how you're spending time. Grasp your day's rhythm at a glance and see tomato rewards pop out for every 25-minute cycle you complete.
You can also pull down your Lifeline from the top of your screen. There, the history view visualizes the rhythm of your weeks, months, and, eventually, your life.
"Really enjoy the timer and its advanced functionalities - it has given me the extra push to really focus on my most important tasks without getting distracted."
"I love your tool for keeping track of time. The concept of seeing the time as a line during the day is mind-blowing. So simple, yet so useful."
"By far this is the best pomodo out there, and its calendar integration is really wonderful. I really can't find anything wrong with it."
"It's a great tool. I like how it just works even with me being passive about it. Seeing progress just from doing what I do encourages me to try a bit harder."
PRO FEATURES (in-app subscription purchase)
Session labels. Add text labels and emojis to your sessions. This feature allows you to easily track your time on tasks, projects, and life areas.
Custom session lengths. Want to do a 50, 90, or 10-minute session instead of a 25-minute one? With Pro, you can! Just choose a custom session length from the taskbar dropdown menu or adjust the duration from the label window at the start of a session.
Meeting tracking. Time your meetings and separate their data from other sessions. You get the same progress bar at the top of your screen as during a regular Lifeline session, so you instantly see if you're running over.
Calendar integration. Connect Lifeline to your calendar app. You can plan sessions there, have meetings synced into your Lifeline, and export actual Lifeline session data back to your calendar.
Daily and weekly review panel. All your data comes together in this panel. View by day, week, month, year, or lifetime. You can also access a log of all your activities and adjust, delete, or add events.
- Auto-start sessions based on keyboard and mouse activity
- The session progress bar at the top of your screen visualizes time (https://roamresearch.com/#/app/timmetz/page/Q87gn3PC9)
- Earn tomatoes and points for every 25-minute cycle you complete
- No forced stops: keep going for another 25-minute cycle if you're in the zone
- PRO: Customize session lengths for guaranteed deep work
- Automatic break time calculation based on the length of your previous sessions
- Earn points for taking breaks
Track, analyze, improve
- PRO: Use Lifeline's smart session labels to understand what's happening with your time and attention
- PRO: Export session data to CSV for time-tracking and reports
- PRO: Daily review panel to rate and review your sessions in one place
- Use the visual history view to see trends
- PRO: Connect your Calendar to plan and export session data
- PRO: Automatically import meeting data from your Calendar
- PRO: Use Lifeline's visual progress bar to time your meetings
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Backup and import your data
- Custom sound effects
Security & privacy
Lifeline captures a small amount of anonymized data for basic analytics and diagnostics. The app runs locally on your system and doesn't send other data to external servers.
Community and support: http://community.saent.com
Instead of warning you before becoming inactive, Lifeline now asks you afterward whether to keep that period as part of your session or consider it inactive (break) time. This subtle change is much less disruptive to your workflow than getting a prompt every time you don't use your mouse or keyboard for a few minutes.
Lifeline Pro now also expands when the label window appears at the start of your session. This feature lets you see when your session will finish, and your lifeline adjusts in real-time to any changes you make to your session length. We've also made various other tweaks and fixed some bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
Very cool app, wish for a bit more functionality though
This is one of the best time tracker I've ever found, I really like this visual timeline approach, really well done!
Few things I'd wish developers to add though:
1 - Ability to set our own time limits for tracker (now it counts intervals as 25mins, would be nice to have options to change it to any number I want)
2 - Please remove Start/Stop session on the right click on the menubar icon; I've almost lost good chunk of progress like that. Or at least add like 3sec countdown so I could quickly click again if i don't want to end the session now and clicked it accidentally.
3 - Add more standart "pomodoro-style" functionality, like the amount of intervals you'd like to hit per day, or per week.
4 - Would be nice to see an option to fully expand the timeline on mouse hover over the icon, becasue right now it initially only shows very thin progress bar and not the timeline where you can see the time, please add this option.
In any case, that's a really cool app, and I'm glad I've found it!
Developer Response ,
Hi asfraer, thanks so much for your review and feedback. Glad to hear you like the app and we will incorporate your feedback into the roadmap. If you have more suggestions don't hesitate to reach out by email or Twitter (see app description for details).
Addition on 7th of December 2020: we've solved point two in version 1.3. You can now reverse the mouse-click functionality in Preferences under Basics.
Clever, and just enough propting toward productivity
I've tried other Pomodoro timers, but have settled on this one. It's easy to get the hang of, subtle enought to stay out of the way of the work, and structured enough so I can stay focused. I very much like that the free version is very functional. I'm in the process of checking out the paid version, and am glad to see that development is continuing!
Enjoying this pomodoro app!
I just started using this about a week ago. Still getting used to it, but I like the ability to connect with your calendar (paid version). It helps compare what you planned to do vs. your actual. I also appreciate the ability to modify the preferences.
My only ask is to develop a mobile version. Not all my work is tied to the computer. (in fact, I will purposely step away to focus on a specific activity at times). A mobile app would help with this. Otherwise it's great!
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your review and glad to hear you like it! A mobile app is definitely on the roadmap. Would love to hear your thoughts on that. Feel free to get in touch through the "Feedback and questions" option in the tray icon menu.
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- 20.7 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Pro subscription $9.99
- Yearly Pro subscription $68.99
- Lifetime Pro subscription $174.99