Pomodoro Time Management 2.0 for iPhone helps to stay focused

February 8, 2011 in Productivity (E)

[prMac.com] Greifswald, Germany - In todays office environments it has become more and more difficult to stay focused on the task at hand. Emails, telephones and social networks constantly disrupt the work flow and concentration. This is where the Pomdoro Technique comes in handy. It forces its user to divide his work time into intervals of 25 minutes of work and 5 minutes breaks. It is a simple but effective approach and Pomodoro Time Management for iPhone makes it not only easier but more sophisticated, as it automates all tasks that have to do with the Technique.

The Pomodoro Technique has been invented by Francesco Cirilio in the late 1980s. He needed something to stay focused on his tasks and thus used a kitchen timer to divide his work into intervals of 25 minutes of work and 5 minutes breaks. The kitchen timer had the form of a tomatoe (pomodoro) which gave the technique its name. Although the technique existed some time it wasn't very well known until recently, when a Pomodoro book has been released.

Bloggers, Writers and Developers have been the first to adapt the technique for their work. These early adopters spread the word and today the Pomodoro Technique is used by many people for writing, studying and developing. Whenever there is a task that needs a lot of concentration and focus the Pomodoro Technique helps to get things done.

Pomodoro Time Management for iPhone makes it especially easy to follow the technique. Starting as a simple timer with a task list, it has evolved to a complete companion app for the Pomodoro Technique without making it complicated. rapidrabbits approach to the Technique has found many fans and has been praised by many blogs (including TUAW) to provide the best overall experience. The new version takes this approach and adds many new features without adding too much complexity.

The app still features a timer and a task list, but it now offers a lot more information and settings. It is now possible to track the progress within the Technique, as detailed statistics for completed and interrupted Pomodoros are available on a per day basis. It is also possible to leave the app - a smart local push system will remind the user of breaks and work time.

Here is a full list of the features of Pomodoro Time Management:
* A Pomodoro timer that automatically cycles through work time and breaks
* Simple but effective task list that keeps track of the amount of Pomodoros deicated to a task
* Statistics that give a great overview and details at the same time
* Multitasking compatbility with the latest iPhone OS
* Adjustable timer settings to fit different needs

Supported Languages:
* US English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* iOS 3.0 or higher (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* 1.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pomodoro Time Management 2.0 is only $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.

rapidrabbit is an independent software and technology development company, founded 2007 in Greifswald / Germany. "Keep it simple and smart" is the motivation to develop modern web applications which are complex but still fun to use. Specializing in open source technology, like Ruby on Rails, rapidrabbit soon became a well known developer in north-eastern germany. By advancing to the iPhone platform rapidrabbit takes the next step in distributing it's software on an international level. Copyright (C) 2007-2011 rapidrabbit. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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