Bring structure to your workflow by utilizing the Pomodoro technique with Emphasis.
Pomodoro technique is an effective strategy for using time wisely, increase productivity, and achieving greater results, allows you to focus on one task at a time, limit distractions and procrastination.
It's really simple to use:
1. Define your tasks at hand, make a task list.
2. Define a block of time during which you will eliminate all distractions and give all your focus to your tasks. Start the timer and work.
3. Take frequent breaks. Regular breaks are conducive to greater productivity and concentration. During these breaks take a breath of fresh air, do some push-ups, stretch, or anything else that helps you to restore your power. Your body will thank you.
4. Repeat this work/break cycle and take longer breaks when you feel you need to.
Emphasis is much more than just a Pomodoro timer.
With Emphasis you can take notes and create checklists. It's a highly customizable time tracker with analytics, minimalistic design, and beautiful color themes.
Emphasis offers auto-renewing subscription:
• $24.99 billed annually
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Ratings and Reviews
The graphic timer was a game changer
I’ve used several apps that apply the pomodoro technique, each with great success. But I’ve found this app to boost my productivity like never before. The boost in productivity has unexpectedly come from the timer being a graphic representation as opposed to the numerical representation common among most productivity apps. I noticed with the graphic timer I look at the timer a lot less and focus more on the work I’m doing. This could be because rather than thinking “Oh I have 5:32 left on the clock” (which I do often with numerical countdown timers) I see an estimate visually represented by a pie graphic and I think “There is still time left, so just keep working.” This “so just keep working” default that has come from not knowing the amount of time left down to the last second has helped me “just keep working” which was my objective in using the app. Couple this graphic timer with the simple progress tracker and minimalist user interface, this app has given me tremendous value in regard to productivity, especially as I continue working on my dissertation.
Used for a month and already improvement.
[Background info, feel free to skip:
• I am a 15 year old girl
• I use the timer for school homework, reading and taking notes on self improvement and psychology related books, learning a 2nd language, and sometimes singing
• I have only really used the pomodoro timer so far
It has already helped me to get a lot more work done, in fact, I’m using the timer right now.
One thing I was hesitant at first about the pomodoro technique was the 5 minute breaks that occur after every 25 minute session. At first I thought they were disruptive to my flow, but I’ve come to realize they prevent overly long breaks and burnout. Think of it this way — lets say it’s been a few hours after lunch and a person starts to feel a tad hungry. They may hold off on eating, thinking they’re avoiding unnecessary calories, but then they end up overeating when they finally do allow themselves to because of the intense hunger. Meanwhile they could have simply had a moderate meal earlier and be just as full.
I highly suggest this technique to anyone, and this timer is perfect for it.
I also appreciate its simple but still pleasant layout, the choice of different colors, and how all of the sessions and breaks (long & short) are customizable in both duration and amount.
Aesthetically Pleasing and Simple
Love the aesthetics of the app and the graphical nature of the timer vs digits or a clock. Also I like that it’s not bloated with unneeded features or busy menus.
One thing I would like to point out is when I’m either listening to text to speech/music or out of the app, is that the sound is low and occurs only once. Some Bluetooth headphones create a delay between the phone playing a sound and the headphones actually playing the sound, causing the first maybe half or quarter second of a sound clip to be cut off. I have missed the bell/ding of the timer multiple times this way. I wonder if a repeating sound option or more sound choices could be added in the future.
Of course, this app and the Pomodoro Technique have definitely increased my productivity.
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- Aleksandr Fiodorov
- 74.8 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.