Pommie - Pomodoro Timer 4+

Focus your productivity

Geoff Hackworth

    • 4.5 • 37 Ratings
    • $3.99



Increase your focus and boost your productivity by managing your time into strict work and break periods. Focus on a task for 25 minutes then take a 5 minute break. Repeat this three more times, taking a longer 15 minute break before starting the cycle again.


• Menu bar app with a simple, distraction-free and intuitive interface.
• Audio and visual alerts when the next period starts.
• Configurable work and break durations.
• Use Timer Profiles to configure timer settings for different kinds of task.
• Shortcuts actions for controlling the timer, getting its status and selecting a Timer Profile.
• Configurable system-wide keyboard shortcuts to open the menu or control the timer.
• Show or hide the countdown timer in the menu bar.
• Option to animate the menu bar icon to show the time remaining.
• Option to automatically launch at login.
• Handoff the timer to or from Pommie running on another iOS or Mac device.
• Supports dark appearance.

For more information see https://hacknicity.com/pommie/osx

The Pomodoro Technique® is a registered trademark by Francesco Cirillo. Pommie is not affiliated with, associated with, or endorsed by the Pomodoro Technique® or Francesco Cirillo.

What’s New

Version 4.2

• Fixed menu bar appearance on non-active displays.

If you find Pommie useful, please rate or review it in the App Store, or recommend it to family, friends and colleagues. This makes a huge difference to me and the future of the app.

Thanks in advance,

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

NiftinessAfoot ,

Works, but easy to miss transitions.

Pommie does everything I need and it looks great.

BUT there's no audio ping to mark the next period, and I find I always blow right through each session.

The Mac notifications are great, and definitely helpful. I wish there were an audio alert available to accompany each event.

Developer Response ,

The app uses standard macOS notifications to alert you when a period ends. If you turn on Do Not Disturb then notifications will not be delivered. If you see a notification but don't hear a sound, you might have the "Alert volume" in the Sounds section of System Preferences set too low. By default, notifications show as brief banners. The Notifications section in System Preferences allows the style of notifications for each app to be configured. Changing the entry for Pommie to "Alerts" will make the notification remain on screen until you dismiss it.

Mr. Neffets ,

Simple and Effective

This app is great just because it reliably does what it says, without any crazy frills. I have the iPhone/Apple Watch Version and the MacOS version. I like being able to see the time in the top bar. It is also nice to be able to edit the structure of the pomodoros. I made it so it is 4, 30 minute sections, so at the end of a set I know I worked 2 hours (which seems nicer to me). Overall, a good, functional app.

Chris Burbridge ,

Really cool, if only it did a few more things

The implementatoin is really nice. I love the visual countdown (one of the only ones that had this), though I was sorry that there was not a “ding” sound to alert me. Also, it keeps seeming like it goes from one 25 minute block to another 25 minute block .. am I imagining this? I would have to wait 25 minutes to check again … but it seemed like that several times. But if those were fixed, then I would give it 5 stars. And I have not tried the handoff to iPhone feature yet, but it’s pretty brilliant.

Developer Response ,

The app uses standard Mac notifications to alert you when each period starts. If you aren't seeing notifications or hearing a sound, please check the app's notification settings in the 'Notifications' section of Apple's System Preferences app and that the system alert sound is not set to zero volume in the 'Sound' section. Another problem could be that you have 'Do Not Disturb' enabled. That will stop notifications for all apps from appearing.

The timer definitely moves between work and breaks, but if you're not seeing/hearing notifications you can easily miss a break. You can change the lengths of work/break periods in Pommie's preference screen to test this with shorter periods or create different groups of timer settings (what I call Timer Profiles) for different kinds of tasks.

If you have any more problems or questions, please email support@hacknicity.com

App Privacy

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

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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