Lifeline visual Pomodoro timer 4+

Find focus and balance

Saent Holding Limited

    • 4.8 • 29 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Gain focus and balance with Lifeline, the timer app inspired by the Pomodoro Technique®. See your progress with Lifeline's visual progress bar and enjoy the satisfaction of earning tomatoes for every 25-minute focus cycle you complete.

Lifeline helps you stay productive by sprinkling micro-breaks throughout your day. The app doesn't force you to stop when you don’t feel like it—you can take a break when it's convenient. Once you do, Lifeline suggests the ideal break length.

Pull down your Lifeline to view your activity history with a visual overview. Use it to spot trends, make improvements, or beat your personal focus record!


"This app is the perfect tool for my workflow! The subtle progress bar on the screen keeps me ontrack during sessions, and asking if you want to pause when you seem inactive is so helpful."

"I've tried other Pomodoro timers, but have settled on this one. It's easy to get the hang of, subtle enough to stay out of the way of the work, and structured enough so I can stay focused."

"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."

"By far this is the best pomodo out there, and its calendar integration is really wonderful."

"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."

PRO FEATURES (in-app subscription purchase)

CALENDAR SYNC. Plan your sessions in Calendar, then view and launch them in Lifeline. Compare planned versus actual by syncing session data back to Calendar.

MEETING TRACKING. Manage meetings and automatically start and stop tracking virtual ones with Lifeline's visual progress bar. See how much meeting time is left and get alerts when going over time.

SESSION LABELS. Add text labels and emojis at the start and end of your sessions to track tasks, projects, and life areas.

CUSTOM SESSION LENGTHS. Choose a custom session length from the taskbar dropdown menu or change the duration when you start a session.

Bring deep work and restorative breaks into your life. Try Lifeline for free today.



- FREE: Auto-launch sessions based on keyboard and mouse activity
- FREE: The session progress bar at the top of your screen visualizes time
- FREE: Earn tomatoes and points for every 25-minute cycle you complete
- FREE: No forced stops: keep going when you're in the flow
- PRO: Customize session lengths depending on your energy, mood, and available time
- PRO: Give star ratings to your sessions—so you can keep track of your best sessions!


- FREE: Automatic break time calculation based on the length of your previous sessions
- FREE: Earn points for taking breaks


- FREE: Use the visual history view to see trends
- 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
- 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


- FREE: Keyboard shortcuts
- FREE: Backup and import your data
- FREE: Custom sounds effects


Lifeline collects a bit of usage data for basic product analytics. The app stores all its data locally on your computer and does not send information to external servers.

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What’s New

Version 1.6.7

A small but noticeable update: The break timer now shows random, rest-related emojis. Get ready to be surprised and inspired!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

watsonix ,

Surprisingly good

TLDR: way better / sexier / more fun pomodoro that syncs with calendar, labels well and does other cool stuff.

Its hard to fully grok how cool this is from the limited screen shots but the paid version (which I will likely pony up the $40/year on) syncs with calendar (multiple google calendars via mac Calendar) and actually outputs back to a calendar of your choosing/making so you can compare your plans with your reality...

the visual bar at the top is something my eyes are learning to watch and remind me to stay focused, while also providing some information and occasinoal dopamine hits that depend on your session engagement...

Developer Response ,

Glad to hear you like it! We'll try to find a way to make it more obvious from the screenshots how cool the app is. :)

asfraer ,

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.

Twice charges in Phoenix ,

Break Timer issue

I am using the free version and find it useful except when it is time for a break. I get a message that tells me to hit the space bar or the break will end. Hitting the space bar gives a repeat of the same message 2 seconds later, and then I think the break ends. Maybe there is no visual break timer and it is working as intended. Stll giving this 5 stars as it is the most useful free version of an app I have seen.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thanks for the feedback, and sorry to hear about the issue you're experiencing with breaks. It's likely that you're running a program in the background that generates constant activity, which makes Lifeline think you're at your screen, and hence it ends the break.

We've also heard from someone else that their magic trackpad causes this to happen. We'll look into this further to see if we can come up with a solution.

And thanks for the 5-stars, we appreciate it!

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