Session - Pomodoro Focus Timer 4+

Keep track time, study & work

Philip Young Gunawan

    • 4.9 • 1.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


- 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.

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

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.

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

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".


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

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.

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What’s New

Version 2.9.10

- Added Norway localization
- Added Swedish localization
- Intention suggestion now filter out archived projects
- Add extend timer on notification action
- Improve accesibility
- Fix crashes on initial login
- +5 and -5 minute keyboard shortcut now works on main screen

- Fix total focus menu bar alignment

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

writinglady ,

Clean, simple, lightweight - Best for Individuals

This is a wonderful app! The fourth time tracker that I have used and by far the best for individual use. I wish this App was talked about on all the Blogs! It is best for time tracking, seeing your focus time trends and comparing what you planned to accomplish vs. what you actually did in a day. The UX is very smooth and provides a lot more useful information than other apps. It is a joy to click around, see data and sync with my calendar. It feels lightweight and intuititive. And has enough options for me to run the app instead of the app running me (other apps force you into sessions without your prompt and feel clunky and difficult to navigate). The learning curve is small (unlike alternative time tracking apps). If you are looking to sync your time tracking with invoicing, I am not sure this app does that. I like that it does not do invoicing. The simplicity of this app keeps me focused on the craft of doing work.

Philip is the developer. Philip, you've done a wonderful job with this app! I am very proud of you and I don't even know you! Keep up the great work.

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 :)

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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