Session - Pomodoro Focus Timer 4+

Keep track time, study & work

Philip Young Gunawan

    • 4.9 • 725 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

- Do you procrastinate and spend your time mindlessly?
- have problem with focusing?
- often get distracted while trying to focus?
- maybe you are burned out because you worked too much and forget to take necessary break?
- or, maybe have an ADHD?

Session can help you with your focus problem.

Trusted daily by tens of thousands of engineer in Silicon Valley, independent studios in Madrid, writers in Netherlands, and creative worker + freelancer all over the world.

It helps you be more productive by guiding you to work in sessions, block distractions, track your time, and remind you to rest.

GET INTO HABIT OF WORKING IN TIME BLOCK
Inspired by Pomodoro technique, Session helps you block your time for focus. 25 minutes or 45 minutes is all you need to get closer to your goal

KEEP YOUR FOCUS BY BLOCKING WEBSITES AND APPS THAT DISTRACT YOU (MAC ONLY)
Session block distracting website and apps when you started a Session. It'll automatically restore your website when you are on rest / session has ended.

BLOCK SLACK TEAM
Session will automatically mute Slack team you choose when Session has started and open them up again when Session has stopped working.

DON'T FORGET TO TAKE A REST
Forcing yourself to work on long period of time is ineffective. Rest is as important as work / study. Why? Because rest is a crucial time where you:
- store what you have learned in your head, and where
- your brain solve difficult problem on the background.
Notice that you usually get a new idea and solves problem when you're on walk and shower. Or anywhere where you're away from "work".

AUTOMATE YOUR WORKFLOW (AUTOMATIC DO NOT DISTURB, PLAY MUSIC)

Imagine having no distracting notifications while working on. It's possible by turning on Do Not Disturb. What if you can turn it on when you started your Session, and disable it after Session ends—all automatically? Or maybe change bulb color, play Apple music when Session has started? Different playlist on break? It's possible with Session.

Automate it with AppleScript on MacOS and Apple Shortcut on iOS

SEE YOUR SESSIONS ON APPLE CALENDAR WITH ONE WAY SYNC.

See automatically create Sessions on Apple Calendar to review how your day has progressed.

REVIEW YOUR SESSIONS
Are you spending more time on a task than it's worth? Session keep you mindful by tracking your work and ask what you have learned after Session has ended.

Session tracks what you have worked on, what have you learned, and for how long. Review your progress and journey that you have made.



Need support? Contact philip@stayinsession.com for assistance!



Learn about what Session can do here: https://www.stayinsession.com/learn



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What’s New

Version 2.6.15

- fix issue where dropdown not working properly

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
725 Ratings

725 Ratings

MS_Read ,

Definitely the most well-thought out Pomodoro App!

I am another one of those people that has app-related issues, I am constantly downloading and trying new apps that I don't need. I have tried pretty much every Pomodoro timer on the app store and found several good enough to purchase. This one beats them all in it's feature set and most importantly it's interface, it is pretty much perfect. It really is more of a day planner pomodoro app with it's tight calendar integration, and it is the "stickiest" timer I've ever used, meaning I actually find myself using it after a couple of weeks, it is just that pleasant to use. I will say that I have not yet spent the money to take it pro, as I feel like $40 a year really a bit too much for any timer; that is more than I pay for apps like Craft or TickTick, apps that do a lot more and cost a lot less. If it were $20 a year, I would have signed up instantly. The free version is perfectly usable, however, and if I am still using it 6 months from now I might end up paying for the pro version.

Devi thing ,

Ridiculously good for deep work

Session is beautiful, it’s super simple to use, it runs extremely smoothly, it’s got details and features I didn’t realize I needed but now I wouldn’t want to live without. I was an Applied Behavior Analysis major (that also has ADHD) and I am truly impressed with the built in cues that quickly condition you to focus on demand. A breathe in and out animation (just a few seconds when starting a session) and lovely choices for ambient background noise. Use the same non-distracting soundscape to start your work every day and you’ll start to settle in and focus earlier and easier. The design and features seem extremely well thought out /and/ well executed. I’m obsessed with Session, it is so much more than a pomodoro app (I have been trying Pomodoro apps for many years and none have ever really worked for me. This one is on another level and it works great! Finally I have accurate tracking for my total work hours and built in notes/reflection/intention/activity tracking.) LOVE IT.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much Devi!

One of the best review we've gotten ever :)

hellofriend.mov ,

Well designed & improves productivity

I've recently been having trouble focusing during my work time when a friend recommended Session. After using it one day, I knew i loved it!

The free version is a must-have but i would highly recommend supporting the developer and paying for Pro.

There are many excellent features for this app:
- The app is beautifully designed, intuitive, and user friendly.
- It integrates with your calendar which is really excellent.
- While you're focusing, a ticking sound plays (it can be turned off) but i find that it's helps with my focus. The ocean sounds that play during break are also nice.
- There's a breathing exercise before the focus session.
- The notes section which is visible during the focus session is very helpful for getting your thoughts down.
- After a session is complete, you're prompted to reflect back on your focus session and rate your productivity.
- You're able to categorize your sesions and list your goals.
- Being able to reflect back on how much time was spent on what is also great.

My only wish is that is it could integrate with something like Asana where i could track my productivity for my to-do items (perhaps one day!).

Overall, I really love this app. It's beautifully done and has helped me improve my productivity and focus in the time that i've used it. I would highly recommend it.

App Privacy

The developer, Philip Young Gunawan, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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