"Probably the best pomodoro i've ever used. Simple interface, lots of control and no hidden costs." - F3mi

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

Join thousands of happy users enjoying this simple way to stay focused and productive. Whenever you want to focus, start the timer 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
• Better Management of Interruptions
• Keeping high Motivation Levels
• Reinforcing Determination in order to achieve something

• Flow Timer with Work Intervals and Breaks
• Blacklist Apps to prevent Distraction
• Statistics of your completed Flows
• Right Click Status Bar Item for quick Start & Stop
• Easy Keyboard Shortcut for quick Start & Stop (cmd+f)
• Optional Desktop Notifications
• Minimalistic Design with no Dock Icon
• Compatible with Dark Mode
• Gentle on your RAM and Processor
• Compatible with all modern macOS Versions
• Optimized for macOS Catalina
• Translated into many languages
• (More Features are coming soon)


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 1.4.3

Hello everyone! First of all, thank you for all the kind messages we received over past weeks.

Flow for iOS is now available for testing. Please keep in mind, there is still work to be done until full release. For more information on how to become a beta tester, visit Flow on Twitter (@flow__app).

Last week, Flow launched on Product Hunt and it was a great success. Flow became #3 product of the day. Thanks for everyone’s support!

Let‘s get to today’s update! We made some improvements and fixed some bugs. We also translated Flow into new languages.

NEW: 15 minutes long break duration option
NEW: 90 minutes Flow duration option
NEW: Translate app to Catalan (thanks to Albert)
NEW: Translate app to Dutch (thanks to Arjo)
NEW: Translate app to Korean (thanks to Minsang)
IMPROVE: Higher quality notification sound
IMPROVE: Spanish translation (thanks to Albert and Fernando)
FIX: Jumping timer digits (thanks to Ville)
FIX: Menu bar timer border not correctly sized
FIX: Window sometimes pops up on timer quick-start

We post our development process and future plans on our website‘s blog if you are interested in a little more background information.

Thanks for writing us. It really means a lot to us! New features are coming soon!

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Ratings and Reviews

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.

aliakbar-m ,

Minimalist but Effective Approach to Pomodoro Technique

I have tried almost every pomodoro app on App Store, this is hands down the best one so far. The others either lack a friendly UI / UX or have packed so much extra functionality that the very goal of the app is lost in sight!
While there are some minor changes I would have wanted to see like a proper centralized settings page (minimal as the rest of the app UI) I give it 5 stars as a well-done focus timer was much needed on macOS platform.
Kudos to the developers and keep up the good work!


Yugen UG (haftungsbeschrankt)
18.2 MB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.