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10 Best Pomodoro Apps for Mac to Boost Productivity in 2021

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Pomodoro apps are special in the sense that they give us a digital way to track time. This starts from 25 minutes, followed by a 5-minute break. Some of these apps come with customization, such as a sound library for you to play ambient noise when working. Also, Pomodoro has a special way of making us glued to the computer. So it’s a productivity killer. However, it’s up to you to figure out ways you can use to boost your productivity. Below are the best Pomodoro Technique supporting apps for Mac that you can try yourself.

1. Be Focused

Be Focused
Be Focused

Be Focused is a nice and simple task manager app with a Pomodoro timer function built-in on it. It features custom durations settings that you can use for your tasks and short and also for longer breaks. You can configure each task with a different timer setting for the duration, break intervals, notes, and also due date. The app has support for different hotkeys that you can use to start or stop the timers.

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You will get various alarm sounds for the timer, and you can enable the chronometer ticking sound if you like. There is an option to track daily, weekly, or even monthly goals via the custom report. Be Focused has a Pro version that costs $4.99 and unlocks syncing capability with its iOS and iPadOS versions, and it comes with automated backups.

2. Good Timer

Good Timer
Good Timer

Good Timer is a straightforward and interactive timer app. It allows users to set the timer to measure even the seconds, which is useful in managing several tasks. To use this tool is simple. Just hit the S key on your keyboard to start and then the R key to reset. You can even use it as a stopwatch or a countdown timer, and the good news is that it’s not distracting because it floats behind other app windows on the desktop.

This is a lightweight app, so play around with it, and with time, you will master it. Good Timer is available for Mac on the App Store for a price of $0.99.

3. Clockify

Clockify
Clockify

Clockify is a free Pomodoro app that ticks all the boxes you’d need for time tracking. It allows you to measure your routine tasks and you can spread your tasks across projects and you can assign and edit the task hours manually. You can maintain a log of time estimates and actual time spent on specific tasks and projects with your estimates and tasks. The best part is that you can even break down the work based on hourly rates and enjoy the timesheet of your tasks and projects.

This free app also gives users the option to add as many members of your team and create several projects or generate more reports as you want. You can integrate Clockify with other apps like Any. do, Trello, Asana, Basecamp, and use its API for custom integrations.

Clockify is free but has some versions that cost ranging from $9.99/month and $29.99/month. These plans give you more features and more control over the app. Apart from Mac, its also available for iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, and extension for Firefox and Chrome.

4. PomoDoneApp

Pomodoneapp
Pomodoneapp

PomoDoneApp is best described as a performance-boosting tool for those that want to integrate the Pomodoro Technique into their task management services. It has a free version that includes a week of a free Ultimate Plan trial to demonstrate the integration level. You can use it with other task management apps like Jira, Trello, Asana, Todoist, Slack, Basecamp, and more.

One good thing about PomoDoneApp is that it is available for Mac and other platforms like Windows, Android, iOS, Linux, and an extension for Chrome.

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5. Toggl Track

Toggl Track
Toggl Track

Toggl Track is a simple app that makes it easy to track time. It has a free version that shows a play button when you launch it. You can also add a task and start tracking the time for your work. The free version can detect your idle time and then give you a nudge to get back to work. It has a Timeline feature like Screen Time that allows you to track every website you’ve visited and the time you’ve spent there.

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One good thing is that you can use Toggl Track to record your screen and keep a video log of your activity. One of this app’s flexibility is adding titles for your tasks and assigning searchable tags. You can create projects for organizing your tasks. After a week or month of using this feature, you will get a graphical view of the time spent completing the tasks.

This will also include an idle time detector to identify your flaws during work. Toggl Track is free but has a Premium plan that costs $18 per user per month. It is also available for iOS, Android, and Windows.

6. Pomo Timer

Pomo Timer
Pomo Timer

Pomo Timer is a Pomodoro timer app that comes with a nice user interface. The app allows you to set the duration of your tasks and your rest. You will get some planned tasks and get notifications on the menu bar as well. It has a free version that you can use to get into the habit of time tracking for your tasks and breaks. There is a Pro version that costs $4.99, and it unlocks the use of weekly or monthly charts.

7. BreakTime

Breaktime
Breaktime

BreakTime is a simple menu bar Pomodoro app that reminds you of taking a break from your Mac. All you have to do is to set your working duration and the break duration. Whenever your work time ends, the app will dim the screen to show you a countdown timer for you to get up and move around instead of still looking at your screen.

However, there is an option that you can easily click on if the work is urgent. A click on the Done on that Timer will allow you to resume working. One thing I like about this app is that you can adjust your work duration and break duration. BreakTime comes with a price tag of $4.99 and you can get it on the Mac app store.

8. Pomotodo

Pomotodo
Pomotodo

Pomotodo, just like the name suggests, is a good Pomodoro timer for your to-do list to get things done. You can use it to create a daily list of tasks and sort them by priority. All you need is to pick the task and start the timer for tracking the focus time and breaks. It also shows you the best days of your week from the statistics at the bottom. It has a Pro version with Advance Todo lists, Work Report, Calendar sync, More sound, and $39. Pomotodo is available for iOS, Android, Windows, and Chrome extensions.

9. FocusList

Focuslist
Focuslist

FocusList is another Pomodoro technique supporting app that comes with a to-do list board that you can use to list down your tasks. It allows users to assign an approximate time limit for each task. You can always edit the task and Pomodoro duration by the minute if you need more time with a task. After you are done with the list, it displays your performance along with a few encouraging words. FocusList comes with a one-time payment of $4.99, and it’s available for iOS and watchOS.

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10. Session

Session Pomodoro
Session Pomodoro

The session is a perfect app that you can use to achieve your To-Do tasks and block all distractions. The app is just like a Focus timer but comes with more in-depth analytics of your focus and activities. The session will remind you to rest when necessary. If you want to work on a specific Session, you can add a list of apps and websites to block while you are working on a task. This will block them and they will be restored once you are done with the task.

This site blocker work on Safari, Chrome, Brave, and Microsoft Edge. The session is available on Mac App Store, and it cost $9.99 per month. You can enjoy the Pro version for free for a week.

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Conclusion:

These are the best Pomodoro technique supporting apps for Mac. Granted, there are more time management techniques than your fingers; however, you may get lost while trying each of them. So when it comes to balancing work and rest, it’s better to pick the one that suits your needs and requirements.