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What is Pomodoro Technique?

The Pomodoro Technique is a very simple productivity technique that you might dismiss it at first. It was created by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s, but it began to draw attention in the 1990s.

How to use the Pomodoro Technique?

First, you make a plan for your work during the day. Then you pick the first task in the list, use Pomodoro Timer and set 25 minutes and work with a laser focus every single task at a time. If you got interrupted by a call, an email, etc. , you quickly note down that task and get back to it later.

At the end of the 25 minutes, you will have a notification by Smartopia. You then set a timer for 5 minutes and take a break to do a stretch, breathing, meditation, make a call, and so on. After every four Pomodoro, you take a longer break, usually 15 minutes.

How to use Pomodoro Technique effectively?

The real power of the Pomodoro Technique is to use as a tool to estimate and measure your work. To set a goal and track down how many Pomodoro to be accomplished in a day, it will help to motivate you to work much more productively.

It’s recommended to complete 8 Pomodoros / a day and about 50-55 Pomodoro / a week. If you hit that range, you know you are doing well. You can count on making consistent progress each week toward your goals.

How many Pomodoro is considered good for a day?

It’s recommended to complete 8 Pomodoros / a day.

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How can I cancel the Pomodoro Timer?

From Summary tab, hit pause button, then hit “X” button.

How can I turn on the Pomodoro Timer?

From Summary tab, hit play button.

How can I turn off the sound?

From Summary page, tab “more” on Pomodoro Widget, then you go to the full screen of Pomodoro Timer. Look for the “:” icon at the bottom right corner, tap it, and pick “sound” when the menu pops up. Go ahead and turn of the nature sound.

What is an auto timer?

Auto Timer feature enable you to worry free about whether you forget to start the timer for a break time after a Pomodoro. It also helps you with starting the timer for a Pomodoro.

From Summary page, tab “more” on Pomodoro Widget, then you go to the full screen of Pomodoro Timer. Look for the “:” icon at the bottom right corner, tap it, and pick “Focus Duration” when the menu pops up. Turn on the auto-start timer.

How can I pause the Pomodoro Timer?

From Summary tab, hit pause button.

Can I change my Focus Duration for every Pomodoro?

Yes, you can. From Summary page, tab “more” on Pomodoro Widget, then you go to the full screen of Pomodoro Timer. Look for the “:” icon at the bottom right corner, tap it, and pick “Focus Duration” when the menu pops up. Set the minutes to your desired duration.

How to set your daily Pomodoro?

It’s recommended by experts to accomplish 8 Pomodoro. However you can change it if you want to. From Summary page, tab “more” on Pomodoro Widget, then you go to the full screen of Pomodoro Timer. Look for the “:” icon at the bottom right corner, tap it, and pick “Daily Pomodoro” when the menu pops up. Then set the target to whatever you want.

How to set Break Time?

From Summary page, tab “more” on Pomodoro Widget, then you go to the full screen of Pomodoro Timer. Look for the “:” icon at the bottom right corner, tap it, and pick “Break Time” when the menu pops up. You can set as follows:
a) Short break (by mins) – a break time after full 25 mins
b) Long Break (by mins) – a long break after every 4 Pomodoros
c) Long Break (intervals) – this is when you want a long break happens more than every 4 Pomodoros.

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