Flow - Focus & Pomodoro Timer 4+

Study and work smarter

Yugen GmbH

    • 4.9 • 1.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

"Mary Poppins of pomodoro apps. 'Practically perfect in every way.'" - ronanpinto

Join hundreds of thousands of happy users enjoying this simple way to stay focused and productive. Use Flow and get things done.

Flow is a tiny but mighty app that helps you working on a task, studying for school or simply keeping focus without being distracted for a certain amount of time. Flow divides your workflow into sections with defined breaks and thereby enables you to stay focused easily. This method is scientifically proven to be efficient in increasing your focus and motivation while reducing stress. The use of a pomodoro timer can increase your productivity significantly.

I always use Flow when ...
... having to concentrate
... working on a task
... studying for an exam
... developing a project
... coding all night long
... in Home Office

Benefits of this Technique
• More Focus and Concentration
• Increased Productivity
• Less Stress and Better Health
• Better Management of Interruptions
• Keeping High Motivation Levels
• Reinforcing Determination

Features
• Pomodoro timer with work intervals and breaks
• Block apps and websites to prevent distractions
• Fullscreen break to force short relaxations
• Overview your completed sessions
• iCloud sync
• Right-click the menu bar timer for quick activation
• Global keyboard shortcuts
• Optional desktop notifications
• Minimalistic design with no dock icon
• Compatible with Dark Mode
• Compatible with all modern macOS versions


FLOW PRO

The basic version of Flow is free to use forever. You can upgrade to Flow PRO within the app if you want to unlock certain additional features, such as custom durations and session counts, CSV export, calendar sync, and more.

Subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled within 24-hours before the end of the current period through your iTunes account. For more information, see our Terms of Use at flowapp.info/terms.


YOU MATTER TO US!

We want to make Flow even better! Please give us your honest feedback in order to help us fix bugs and improve the app. We will update Flow regularly based on your feedback. Thank you!


ABOUT US

Yugen is a small independent developer studio based in Frankfurt, Germany. Our team is devoted to making great apps that we want to use ourselves. We strive to create products that help people in their everyday life with intuitive user experiences and minimalistic design.


QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions or problems, feel free to write us an email. We offer awesome support and love to help!

What’s New

Version 2.9.0

Hello everyone! Today's update brings a new option for an alternative menu bar icon. Also, Flow now saves the current timer and cycle progress when you quit the app. This can be toggled in the settings.

If you have any questions, let us know at support@flowapp.info. If you want to thank our team, please write a review or recommend Flow to your friends!

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

magicwhales ,

Can’t mute the notification sound

Edit: yay they fixed the issue, although still seems to lack to vibration as of now

I enjoy this timer on Mac but unfortunately it is unuseable for me on iOS as it does not appear that there is a way to turn off the notification ding without turning off all notifications. In app there is only a single notification on-off setting and putting my phone on silent and having sound off the in notification settings for flow still results in a ding playing when the timer finishes. The only way I have found to turn off the ding is to set my actual phone volume to zero, which is not a convenient workaround. There is also no vibration when the timer finishes which is also disappointing. Another minor slightly-annoying issue is that when the “start flows automatically” setting is on the first flow starts by itself when restarting or changing the length. It does not do this on Mac. I would love to still use this timer in the future and will try to update this review accordingly.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you very much for your constructive feedback! Adding a vibration to the notification as well as the option to disable the notification sound is already on our list and will be implemented soon. We'll also improve the the behavior of the "start flows automatically" setting with the next update. Thank you for your patience and your input on this!

If there's anything else, feel free to contact us at support@flowapp.info!

— Lea from the development team 💚

Laela Overmoyer ,

Issues with pomorodo in general?

I only just got this app, but I've shied away from pomorodo apps in genreal because they're so rigid. What if I start out thinking I want to work for 20 minutes, only to find out that I can, in fact, work 60? I don't want to be reminded to take a break at 20 because then I'll lose motivation. But, on the other hand, if there's a situation where I plan to work for 60 minutes and can only manage 20, how do I work around that? I just think pomorodo should be more flexible, that would really maximize everything. I don't know myself well enough to be able to plan that kind of thing, and theoretically this app would help me to figure that out, but in the meantime I've just got this mental block. I've got ADHD so it feels like every second counts and I need all the motivation I can get, but I also can't put too much pressure on myself and I don't know where the boundary is. It would be great if, at the end of each session, there would be two choices to click on: break, or continue working. You'd get a motivating message if you continue, and a comforting message if you have a break. After a while, with being able to view the completed sessions, you'll be able to see exactly what times work for you and what to expect.

Developer Response ,

Hi Laela, thank you so much for your detailed and thoughtful feedback on this! I’ve added your suggestion to our list of possible changes and improvements in the future. If there's anything else you need, you can always contact us at support@flowapp.info! – Lea

pom4lyf ,

Simple Pomodoro Tool

This app is perfect for those committed to the Pomodoro time management and productivity method. I mostly like that the user interface is simple, it doesnʻt try to turn Pomodoros into something they are not (like candy rewards or groceries. weird.) I still prefer to make a physical check mark when I finish a Pom but a great feature is that the app tracks how many pomodoros you do and compiles weekly statistics for you. I love how easy it is to skip my breaks, which I realize is counter to the foundation of the method, which encourages mental breathers to maintain productivity not only within the Pom, but over the duration of the work day and the work week. I tend to feel that the Pomodoro structure is not ideal for coding. But I love how the app can function both to remind me to take mental breaks when I am in a more compulsive work mode, or motivate me to "work for rest" when I am feeling less motivated/fatigued.

App Privacy

The developer, Yugen GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

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