"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

• Pomodoro timer with work intervals and breaks
• Block apps and websites to prevent distractions
• Fullscreen break to force short relaxations
• Overview your completed sessions
• 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
• Optimized for macOS Big Sur and M1
• Translated into many languages
• (More Features are coming soon)

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


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!


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 2.6.0

Hello everyone! In today's update, we've included some improvements and new options.

IMPROVE: Add option to show quotes in notifications
IMPROVE: Add option to show window at launch
IMPROVE: Slightly increase volume of notification sound

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

bdbknz ,

Excellent, Simple Tool

This is the best Pomodoro timer I've been able to find. It is very simple and unobtrusive (sometimes a little too unobtrusive, but more on that in a moment).

It's nice to look at! Great interface. No bugs that I've experienced.

You can select the lengths of your long break, short break, and flow from a small range of options.

You can blacklist apps (and they are working on adding websites as well!) so that when you try to access the app a reminder pops up to get you back into yoru flow.

The timer sits in the top bar so you can always see at a glance where you're at and work accordingly without disruption.

You can have desktop and sound notifications. (the sound is a soft chime), and I've been told they are planning to add a full-screen notification option as well.

Speaking of which, I emailed with a few suggestions of what I would enjoy seeing from the app and they responded very quickly to describe their plans and address my suggestions. They were very courteous and friendly.

Overall, happy to use! It's really helped me put the Pomodoro technique to use and I've already seen improvement in my work - especially the seemingly endless task of reviewing and summarizing literature for my research. Completing "flows" (so aptly named) is just enough motivation to help me stay on track and avoid procrastination techniques.

guategeek ,

Works well in its basic form, could be way more powerful with a few changes.

Flow is a nice Pomodoro timer if you follow the original Pomodoro concepts, its clean, user-friendly and free to boot!

Unfortunately, its customization options are too rigid, with no way to set your own custom values. The flow times are set in stone (15, 20, 25, 30, 45, 50, 60) I would like the option to add any time I want (say 90 for Optimiz's suggested Deep Work blocks). Likewise, the break times are set in stone (5 & 10 for short, 20 & 30 for long) I would like to be able to set any value for both of these. Lastly, there is no way to set how many Pomodoros you want before a long break (its always 4, I would like to set 3) and there is no way to reset the Pomodoro count, so if I do 3 Pomodoros, then have lunch and come back, or even quit for the day it will give me a long break after my next Pomodoro (even if its the first one of the day!). Adding this total customization control would make this app exactly what I'm looking for, I'm hoping that the developers can implement some or all of my sugestions.

bnoskoviak ,

Best Mac Pomodoro app i've ever used.

I've tried about a dozen of the popular ones over the last few years. This one is clean. I've uninstalled my others. Currently using free mode, which is incredibly generous, not spammy with ads like other top rated pomodoro apps. Considering the paid option simply to support this work. I do have a feature request: can the floating timer window, instead of matching system theme, can it have an option to be the inverse of the system theme. So that it's always highly contrasted against dark or light mode? If i forget the timer is there, i forget i'm doing a pomodoro. My other ask, is instead of a blocklist, instead could it be a safelist? It would be easier to safelist my handful of work apps as opposed to blocklisting dozens of non work apps.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you so much for your wonderful review and feedback! Inverting the color of the floating timer window is a great suggestion! I'll add it to our list. Implementing a safelist is already on our list. Thanks for your input on this! If you're interested in the ongoing development of Flow, you can follow us on Twitter or take a look at our devblog on our website. – Lea

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