Top 10 FREE and Open Source Pomodoro Apps for Windows, macOS and Linux


The Pomodoro Technique® is a very simple and effective time management technique that helps you keep focused on tasks that require long periods of concentration. Read more about it at the official website.
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We take a look at the best Free and Open Source Pomodoro Software in the following list.


1- Super Productivity

Super Productivity is a FREE and Open Source ToDo List / Time Tracker / Personal Jira Task  Manager for Linux, macOS and Windows. It is also available as a Web App. It aimed at reducing the time you spend with repetitive tasks and to provide you with a place to collect all the information you need to do your job.

Highlights:

  • Plan, track & summarize. Create time sheets and work summaries in a breeze to easily export them to your companies time tracking system.
  • Full control over your data, no tracking, no user accounts or registration, no cloud.
  • Pomodoro timer.
  • 'Take a break' reminder.
  • Different Themes.
  • Integrate with Jira and Github. Auto import tasks assigned to you, plan the details locally, automatically create worklogs and get notified right away, when something changes.
  • Export your time sheets to Google Sheets.
  • Sync data between multiple instances.
  • Metrics.

License

  • MIT

Platforms

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux

References

2- Pomotroid

Pomotroid is a simple and configurable Pomodoro timer. It aims to provide a visually-pleasing and reliable way to track productivity using the Pomodoro Technique. It is a Free Open Source App and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Highlights

  • Customize times and number of rounds.
  • Charming timer alert sounds.
  • Desktop notifications.
  • Minimize to tray.

License

  • MIT

Platforms

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux

References

3- thomas

thomas is a free and open source simple pomodoro timer which is available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Highlights

  • 25/5 minutes interval by default, but you can configure this.
  • Built-in configurable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Minimal log that contains all completed intervals counts per day.
  • Tray icon and progress bar.
  • Dark mode, supports automatically macOS Mojave appearance.

License

  • MIT

Platforms

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux

References

4- stretchly

stretchly is a free open source electron app that reminds you to take breaks when working on your computer. It supports Windows, macOS, Linux and FreeBSD.

Highlights

  • You can set duration and interval of break.
  • You can enable/disable breaks.
  • You can enable/disable strict mode (breaks can't be finished early).
  • You can enable/disable ability to postpone breaks.
  • On Windows and macOS, you can set the app to start at login. Also, Do Not Disturb mode is respected on those platforms.
  • Different color schemes.

License

  • Open Source

Platforms

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • FreeBSD

References

5- GNOME Pomodoro

GNOME Pomodoro is a small application that helps managing time according to Pomodoro Technique. It intends to improve productivity and focus by taking short breaks. It uses GNOME technologies, and so it has complete integration with the GNOME desktop environment. Support for more desktops is on the way.

Highlights

  • You can custamize timer.
  • Reminders.
  • Keyboard Shortcut.
  • Fullscreen Notifications.

License

  • GPL

Platforms

  • Linux

References

6- Productivity Timer

Productivity Timer is a Beautiful Time Management App for Productivity inspired by Pomodoro Technique. It is available as a Windows installer and Linux snap.

Highlights

  • You can freely customize your own rules.
  • Alway On Top option.
  • Fullscreen On Break option.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Light and Dark themes.
  • Auto Updates.
  • Runs On Background mode.
  • Silent mode.

License

  • GPL

Platforms

  • Windows
  • Linux

References

7- YAPA 2

YAPA-2 is a Free Open Source minimalistic desktop timer app for Pomodoro Technique users. It is available for Windows only.

Highlights

  • Minimalistic.
  • Configurable periods.
  • Count time backwards.
  • Automatically start break.
  • Show/hide in taskbar.
  • Minimize to tray.
  • Supports custom themes.

License

  • MIT

Platforms

  • Windows

References

8- Pomolectron

Pomolectron is a pomodoro app for your menubar/tray. It supports Windows, macOS and Linux.

Highlights

  • Minimalistic.
  • Pomodoro, Short break and Long break timers.
  • Notifies via a system notification when time is up.
  • Lives in a tray/menubar.

License

  • MIT

Platforms

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux

References

9- ZenFocus

ZenFocus is a Free Open Source minimalistic Pomodoro App which is available for Windows and macOS.

Highlights

  • Minimalistic.
  • Pomodoro, Short break and Long break timers.

License

  • MIT

Platforms

  • Windows
  • macOS

References

10- Mater

Mater is a minimal menubar Pomodoro app written in Electron. It simply runs a 25 minute timer, resets for a 5 minute break, and repeats until you stop it.

Highlights

  • Minimalistic.
  • 25/5 minute timer.
  • Lives in a tray/menubar.

License

  • MIT

Platforms

  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux

References


Conclusion

Pomodoro Technique is great for time management, and you will find in this list the app you need whether a full featured or simple minimalistic app.






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