Tadam 4+

Stay focused at work

Radoslaw Pietruszewski

    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings
    • $3.99



Simple Pomodoro timer that stays out of your way so you can get your work done.

= Inspired by Pomodoro =

Tadam helps you stay focused at work by reminding you to take regular breaks from work.

Here’s the simple idea:

1. Work for 25 minutes
2. Take a 5-minute break
3. Repeat
4. Every four cycles, take a longer break

= Tadam is =

Simple: Few buttons, few features, few options. Only what you need for productivity and nothing more.

At your fingertips: Tadam lives in the menu bar, so it’s always just a click away.

Out of the way: A quick glance gives you a sense of how much time you have left.

= A gentle reminder =

When work time is almost up, you’ll get a gentle reminder to hurry up.

Wrap up your work for the cycle and prepare for a break. (Or click the notification to give yourself more time.)

= Break away =

Your brain is like a muscle — it gets tired with use. To stay focused, take regular breaks and let your mind recharge.

Tadam helps you do that.

When it’s time for a break, a big window pops up, reminding you to take a break. You can’t ignore it — you can either take a break or choose to work a little more.

The window covers most of your screen, and if you move it, it will snap back after 30 seconds. It’s *designed* to be annoying enough that you’ll take the break like you know you should.

Step away from your Mac. Have a walk, a glass of water. Breathe. Give your brain some rest.

= For the pros and for the rest of us =

Tadam is for everyone. And if you’re a geek, it’s for you, too.

You can set a hotkey to invoke Tadam from anywhere.
You can control it entirely from your keyboard.
You can set custom work and break durations any time you want.
You can shrink the break window if you want to spend it at your computer.
You can even control it with URL schemes.

What’s New

Version 3.0

- Updater for macOS Monterey
- Dark Mode
- Native Apple Silicon support
- Added support for URL scheme automation
- Added Spanish translation

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

dgbeecher ,

Minimal, smooth, useful

I love this app because it is pretty, and solid, and does not require much attention from me to get out of it what I need: reminders to stay focused when I’m working and to relax when it’s time for a break. I especially appreciate that it is entirely usable via keyboard shortcuts: you can trigger the popover, start/stop and pause/resume the timer, start/end a break, and even adjust the time, all from the keyboard. It’s perfect!

Chris Krycho ,

Simple and useful

This does its job and stays out of the way… except when it's noisily getting in your way when you've told it to. The massive pop-over saying to take a break or get back to work is *exactly* what I need to actually do just that. Been using it for years and have never experienced any bugs—it just works.

Well Then. ,

Excellent Pomodoro UX

I've been using Pomodoro daily for about a decade now; previously Tomighty was my go-to but that finally kicked the bucket with the most recent mac OS upgrade.
This one is even better as it allows you to extend a pomodoro or a break; while perhaps against strict pomodoro theory, this really helps me use Pomodoro in a realistic environment.

App Privacy

The developer, Radoslaw Pietruszewski, 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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