What are the best alternatives to Pomodoro for Mac?

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    Focus is a menu-bar app for Mac and iOS that allows you to block distracting websites and apps on all your browsers, and organise your work with a minimalistic task list. It includes a Pomodoro-inspired timer to divide work into units of time.


    $19.99- free trial available

    Devansh Banerjee
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "Wow, I have to say just wow. Where was this when I was in college. This is a great solution to the problem of distractions. It really helps improve my productivity and I am really able to get much more done in a day while using this blocker. Its amazing how many distractions I was creating all by myself. I recommend this to anyone who wants to be more productive."
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    FocusBooster is based on the principles of the Pomodoro Technique: you will focus on a single task for 25 minutes and the take a 5-minute break. FocusBooster combines this technique with the classical to-do list system.

    Windows, Mac

    Free- There's premium versions

    Jack Sims
    Written on May 13, 2017
    "Its a free desktop app that aims to help improve your focus and productivity. I loved it for the most part....the only thing is that it doesn't auto-loop. It proceeds from work to break, but doesn't circle back around and automatically begin playing the work portion again; you need to manually activate it. The best part is that no matter what you open on your computer that it is always at the top and most visual which helps you to focus."
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    Tomatoes is a solution for Mac that lets you not only organize your tasks but also divide them into activities, so that users can have as many intervals as needed to complete their goals. Tomatoes is also available for iPhone and iPad.



    Austin Davidson
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "If you're looking for an alternative to Pomodoro, Tomatoes is for you. It's an awesome organization tool that is simple to use, straightforward, and easy to learn. It will increase your productivity by giving you access to tools to perfectly organize all your tasks with simple features like drag and drops and a beautiful display."
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    Tadam is a simple Pomodoro-inspired timer that allows you to stay focused on your work by reminding you to take regular breaks between tasks and activities.



    Moisés Valdez
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "This a great and useful program when you need to complete a task on time. This is a great alternative to Pomodoro. It is an extremely easy interface and easy to understand."
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    PomoDoneApp is a multiplatform software that allows you to manage your tasks and time dedicated to each one. It's based on the Pomodoro technique so you can keep track of the time you spend on each task and improve productivity.


    Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Han Han
    Written on March 2, 2017
    "I need so much help with my time management skills, seriously. I wanted to find some alternatives to Pomodoro for Mac, something I could use from just about anywhere. PomoDoneApp is what I wound up with, and they have helped me SO much. It's super easy to use. I got started in just a couple of minutes. I didn't have to spend much time setting things up in a clunky confusing interface, and oh! I can use it right in my browser. I'm a time tracking rock star now! I love this app so much, and I've become so much more productive since finding it."


Best What are the best alternatives to Pomodoro for Mac
1FocusSoftware 12 Paid
2FocusBoosterSoftware 7 Free
3TomatoesSoftware 6 Paid
4TadamSoftware 4 Paid
5PomoDoneAppSoftware 1 Free

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