You must have heard the famous “Pomodoro work method”(Pomodoro Technique), this is a time management method that allows us to focus more on the work in front of us. It is especially useful for people like me who are accustomed to procrastination and cannot concentrate on getting things done right now. In short, Its practice method is to first decide a job you want to perform, set the Pomodoro’s timer to 25 minutes, and focus on doing the same thing during this time. After the time has passed, spend 5 minutes to concentrate on rest, and then Restart in units of 25 minutes, and take a longer (10-15 minutes) rest after four cycles.
What this article will introduce「Sprints“It’s a free Mac application that can effectively improve user’s work efficiency. The Pomodoro Technique can be easily implemented in the upper right toolbar.After the execution, a text countdown timer will appear. By default, there will be a 25-minute working time, followed by a short 5-minute rest, and a longer rest time after several iterations.
The interface of Sprints is simple and friendly. When displayed in the upper right corner, it will hardly interfere with work. The working time can be customized, the shortest 20 minutes, the longest 60 minutes, and the rest time can also be manually selected. In addition, Sprints has The built-in shortcut keys are available for use.
Download the file from the Sprints official website and execute it, and drag Sprints to “application“The folder is ready to use.
After opening Sprints, there will be a 0 icon in the upper right corner, and you will see options such as start Pomodoro, start short break, long break and time setting when you click it.
By default, the working time of each Pomodoro is 25 minutes, and it can be customized to 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 40 minutes, 50 minutes, or 60 minutes.
There are also several lengths of rest time to choose from. The default setting is 5 minutes for short rest time and 10 minutes for long rest time.
Click on the “Start Sprint”Will start timing, and there will be a countdown clock with text in the upper right corner of the toolbar. Of course, you can also use the shortcut
Shift + Command + S Start, or
Shift + Command + B Enter a short break.
The timer can be paused and reset at any time during timing.
Three reasons to try:
- Easily implement the Pomodoro working method in the toolbar in the upper right corner of macOS
- The interface is simple, user-friendly, and the text display will hardly interfere with the work
- The length of work and rest time can be customized, and it supports operation with shortcut keys