Be Focused Pro - Focus Timer & Goal Tracker Apps for iPhone/iPad
Be Focused Pro - Focus Timer & Goal Tracker Apps for iPhone/iPad

Be Focused Pro - Focus Timer & Goal Tracker Apps for iPhone/iPad

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Staying on task seems is a real challenge for our screen-bound generation. The Be Focused lets you get things done by breaking up individual tasks among discrete intervals, separated by short breaks. It’s a surprisingly effective way to retain motivation and focus. Create tasks, configure breaks and track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period. Use either your iPhone, iPad or Mac – your devices always stay in sync.

Key features:
- Manage your tasks
- Track your progress throughout the day, week or custom period
- Fast and easy goal tracking
- Customize to maximize productivity:
• Work interval duration
• Short break duration
• Long break duration
• Number of intervals between long breaks
• Target number of intervals per day
- Ability to start, pause, or skip work interval
- Auto-start the next timer (option)
- Ability to edit the number of intervals
- Export to a CSV file
- Ability to paste a task list from other applications
- Global hotkeys
- Optional ticking sound
- Custom alarm sound
- Launch at startup option
- Syncs between iPad, iPhone and Mac*
- Also available for iPhone and iPad

* Sync with iOS devices requires Be Focused Pro for iOS, sold separately.

Be Focused Pro - Focus Timer & Goal Tracker Apps ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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It’s the best I can find, but it could be even better Posted by

I have tried a few pomodoro timers, on my iPhone and on websites. BeFocussed Pro, in both the Mac and the iPhone version, are the best apps I have found overall, and the only ones I am glad I paid for. I appreciate that BeFocussed Pro has enough data storage and customization to be fun and useful, but not so much that it’s overwhelming. This is a long review, and I spend more time talking about problems, but they are small details problems. The big picture is, I like this app and I recommend it. Everything below here is little details. The synchronization between my MacBook Pro and my iPhone is the biggest problem I have. It’s sometimes useful to have the app running simultaneously on both devices, and in concept it’s great that BeFocussed Pro can do that. I like seeing the same timer in two places: one stationary, and one I can carry in my pocket whenI get up to stretch my legs on a study break. However, as cool as it is to be able to do it, running the app in both places can lead to problems. As at least one other reviewer has mentioned, they can get out of sync, and I have lost records of completed pomodoros when I tried to fix it. Things can particularly get weird when one device goes to sleep and the other doesn’t. When the two machines are obviously out of sync, I have learned to log off of one and disconnect it from the application server, then reconnect, to fix it, but it’s something I shouldn’t have to do. A related issue I would love to see changed is how the program settings are shared between the two devices. It’s a nuisance to me that if the chronometer sound is linked between the two devices. If my phone is ticking, my MBPro has to be ticking too, and vice versa, but I realy only need one of them to be making noise, even if I want them both running. Another issue with sound is the volume for the app has no volume control. I often run music or white noise through my computer to help me concentrate. I can change the volume of most apps, but I can’t control the volume of the sounds from BeFocussed Pro - it just uses the the system volume controls. I recommend the program as it is, and I'm happy with it, but I would be 5-stars happy with the changes I describe.

Simple and solid Posted by

This little app does *exactly* what I need from a pomodoro timer (with one exception I’ll get to in a moment). Its reports are nothing fancy, but they’re helpful for visualizing workflow over time. I was happy to pay for this after trying the free version (which is identical save with ads). It’s customizable enough to handle personal variations, without letting you get bogged down in other things. Two notes: 1. This isn’t a general purpose timer. The reviewer who’s trying to use it as a classroom timer and is irritated that it isn’t suited for that seems to have missed the point: it’s a timer dedicated to a particular getting-things-done approach. If you’re looking for a getting-things-done pomodoro timer, this will work brilliantly. If you’re looking for a general-purpose timer, this isn’t that. 2. The one thing I wish were different is that completing a task requires *losing a pomodoro*—but that’s actually the *opposite* of how this ought to work from a getting-things-done perspective. The app needs to support the concept of finishing a task partway through the cycle. This is a solid app, and I recommend it highly. If the developer addresses #2 in a future update, I’ll bump it from 4 stars to 5 immediately.

Great application, but missing some important features Posted by

First off, I use this application daily, and would highly recommend you pick it up immediately. Having a chart to track your time is very helpful when trying to get a rough gauge of how much you’ve done as well as how long tasks generally take you. However there’s two features I think it needs: 1: An option to auto-pause the timer when the computer goes idle. On several occasions I’ve had to step away from a session and forgot to manually stop the timer. There is an option to skip breaks when you go idle, but I would think many people, myself included, would prefer an option to simply have our sessions paused. Seeing that they have all the individual functions/methods for this built, I hope the developers add this feature soon. 2: The ability to adjust your time in the current session. Similar to the issue about, occasionally something takes away from the current task and I forget to pause (or I forget to start back up) so a way to simply adjust the timer (ideally by dragging the wheel, but could be a simple + and - button) would also complete this application for me. Neither of those should prohibit you from purchasing this application, it’s still more useful having it than not having it, just some things to be aware of.

One of the best apps I have ever used Posted by

I like this app so much because it helpes me to study more and arrange my effort. Advantages: - see my progress which encourege me to work more, - I can put a target to reach it daily, which will increase my effort to acheave it. - very easy to use - an account can be used in diffrenet apple’s devices - nice disgine - can be hold and countine after suting down the computer Area needs to improve - Multipe alarm's sound insted of one sound as this options allowed on I phone version - Option to edit task’s name - Can use other catagores and subcategories ( Job, study, personal improvement… etc) pararel to the task ( I think this is the most important point ) becasue know I am using the tasks as categories. - Improvment of the Reoprts as in Khan Academey scales - Options to show which tasks ( category ) I progressed each day. - Options to keep progress of the task even if the hole taskes is deleted - Allow to add notes - Options to choose which day to start in the week, and to view each mount ( Jun , July .. etc ) seperatly. ( this point is diffrent from the option which alraedy exist which allows to select a spicific period). I strongly recommended this app for the one who like to cut his goals to shorter taskes.

Great tool for staying focused Posted by

I love the pomodoro technique and have used it for a long time to help me be more productive in my business. I’ve tried several tools to help me implement this strategy, but none of them have helped me like Pomodoro Time Pro. It’s easy to set, stays in the background, and does its job seamlessly. I started out with the free version, and very quickly fell in love with it. This tool is strictly for managing your focus. It’s not for tracking time on projects. For example, have a list of tasks for things like planning, client project, administration, learning and bookkeeping. These are general categories of how i’m spending my time. If I finish a task before my pomodoro is done, I fill in with other activities so I’m working focused for the full length of my pomodoro. Each pomodoro can have activities for many different tasks, some that require tracking separately for client billling and project tracking. If you are looking for a way to be more productive, I highly recommend the pomodoro technique. And if you are looking for a tool to help you manage your time blocks, I highly recommend Pomodoro Time Pro. It’s an indispensible part of my daily routine.

Top Notch Posted by

Summary: Beats other Pomodoro apps by being synchronized to the cloud, having categories, and a phone app. Biggest drawback is you can't manually edit the counters (but this is a feature that many of the apps don't have; they assume you use pomodoro for one thing only) ------- What I Like: *You can always see the time you have remaining at the top of screen. *You can categorize your time intervals by what you're practicing or studying (I study with it and like to break it up by class). Syncs to iCloud (and therefore the iPhone app as well) -------- Dislike: *You can't increment or decrement the counters manually (say you studied for an interval without the app, or you started a time interval and got distracted so you wanted to not count the interval towards your total goal; there's no way to do that). This is my main dislike and is pretty significant to me. *There's no pause for breaks (you just see an x). I don't know if I'd use it often, but I feel like I want the option to pause while breaking. This is pretty trivial though because you can start the next interval whenever you want.

Update: An essential part of my routine Posted by

Although the name and the icon have changed several times, the app is great and I still use it almost every day. The glitches that were somewhat annoying in the past appear to have been fixed. I never have trouble with synchronizing or anything else. It’s a wonderful productivity tool, not too complex, but flexible enough with its parameters. Original review: Have used it for several months Often I stop using app store apps I have downloaded after a few days or weeks and then feel like a fool for having wasted my money. This one is different. It gives you the reminders you need and stays out of your way otherwise. Not too fancy, but has enough features to give me the customizations I need — you can change the length of pomodoros and breaks, and name the tasks you are working on. I think the paid version is a little buggier than the free version for some reason, but I like the synchronization it offers. If you find it skipping breaks, I suggest that you turn off the “skip break if idle” setting. That feature seems to be a little too aggressive about what “idle” means.

Very helpful app, recommended Posted by

Frankly the UI of this app is not outstanding among all tomato timer apps. What really narrowed the selection for me is the sync functionality of this app. It is totally working and quick among all my devices, and this feature is one I absolutely need, cause sometimes I have to change to another device for different task, but I do not love the idea of keeping the previous one on the table just to use a timer. The daily statistics is nice but not the best. Flat Pomorado ( I think this is their name? cant remember) does a better job in this aspect. They not only count your intervals, but also mark it on a timeline of the day to indicate how you spent the day. I do love that feature. Also, this app needs to beef up their high definition support a little bit. The app looks quite bad on my ipad pro 12.9. Overall, good app, does keep you in the chair and working .Being able to see your achievements everyday does a magic job. I also recommend turning on the tick tock sound while working. I am very strict with quietness, but the tick-tock of this one does help me focus.

Helps me mangae time & timely support Posted by

This is possibly the best app of this sort out there. At least for me. Once I set it up in the Prefs, I can forget about it and just let the Pomodoros run while I work and take breaks when it's time. It synchs up with my iPhone and iPad just fine for some on-the-go tasks. One thing that's just as important as how it works, is how it gets fixed if there's a bug. I encountered one after upgrading to El Capitan (OS X 10.11) and emailed support. I got a reply after a few days and it said that they're aware of the issue and will have a fix out in a few weeks. Today the fix is in and it corrects the issue I was having. Now some people may whinge about it taking "a few weeks" but they don't understand that a lot of these app devs are doing this in their "free" time and that sometimes it takes a while for a update to wind its way through the app store process. Bottom line, my patience was rewarded and I'm continuing to use this little jem of a tomato timer.

Great program for getting things done. Posted by

A really great app for keeping track of things and making sure that you’re getting things done. I receive a lot of events and tasks and other sorts of requests through email, text messages, regular mail, etc. that I immediately enter in Todoist so that I don’t forget. It’s smart type function easily recognizes dates and times so that you don’t have to manually locate them in the calendar yourself. You can also export all of your “tasks” in Todoist to an iCal file so that they’ll appear in your monthly calendar, combining two important functions into one and removing any duplication across platforms. I ended up using the Premium version because I wanted to be able to make comments on ongoing projects. I find that I use that function less than I thought I’d would, but it might be helpful for some. Whether you’re using the free version or paying for premium, it’s a great, handy app to have.

Works well Posted by

I like that the projects are setup as “to-do lists” so you’re able to check them off after you’ve finished. I also like that you can synchronize the timer between the desktop and iOS app. I find that synchronization can be fickle at times - for instance, if you pause the timer on the desktop app, you’ll have to go back in the iOS app to see the change made. Otherwise, the iOS app will continue going and giving you notifications, even though it’s not in sync. All the alarm choices are somewhat annoying (giving you anything but a sense of accomplishment after completing a Pomodoro) so I just stuck with just the visual notifications on my desktop and the vibrate notification on my iPhone. Like many have mentioned already, I’m just writing this review so the app will stop asking me.

Better than the rest, a little bit kludgy to use... Posted by

The software, well, just works, keeping synchronized across my mac and iOS devices. I don’t have a lot of time, and manage it badly anyway, so whatever these sort of apps can do to reduce hassle is really helpful. I find the definition of tasks, starting them running, right-clicking to correct the number of “pomodoros”, having to go through a few steps to undo clicking-to-complete a given task, and so on that I’ve gone through to all be a bit more of a hassle than necessary. If only the software were as easy to use as, say, Clear, then a 5-star rating would be easy. But compared to the rest I’ve tried so far, it is relatively simple and straightforward to use. Several months after purchase, I still use it. Can’t say that about a lot of productivity software out there.

Good, with room for improvement Posted by

I LOVED the free version of this app. I’m still not sure whether Pro was worth the nearly $10 required for both the iPhone and laptop app purchases in order to take advantage of syncing. Not much functionality added beyond the original. I’m troubled by some of the same design flaws others have mentioned: -limited space to write task names -restriction of one task assigned to each cycle, meaning that you can’t finish or switch partway through without “losing” the cycle -no ability to generate reports showing completed cycles assigned to specific tasks Overall, though, I’m a fan. The app keeps me on track, and I love the ability to define cycle lengths, and to assign keyboard shortcuts to starting/skipping cycles so I can power through without lots of clicks.

Simple and very helpful for my productivity. Posted by

This is a very simple app, which is exactly what I need to boost my productivity. While you can configure tasks and view progress, I just like to have a few recurring tasks to keep me focused. I have one for my GTD-like review process, one for work tasks and one for personal tasks. Once that was set up, I only have to click the menu bar and off I go. Pomodoros keep me focused for long enough to get meaningful work done, but let me take measured breaks so I don’t feel overwhelmed. The syncing to iOS devices is a nice plus. A fifth star would be added if it automatically linked to OmniFocus to read tasks. It’s not critical, but since I live by OmniFocus, it would give me a lot of additional benefit without a lot of extra work.

Thanks for making this, keep up the good work Posted by

At the time of this writing, this is the best Pomodoro app I have found in the Apple marketplace. I am upgrading to the paid version today for 2 reasons: 1. The developer of this deserves to get paid - even for the free version, I’ve gotten a great deal of utility from this app, and that is worth the $$ to me. 2. I am looking forward to trying the CSV export functionality. This is a good beginning in my mind to allow for tracking my billable time using Pomodoros - which would be amazing. Paid subscriptions and reviews are bread and butter to app developers, and this is one I want to support. Thanks for this app, and keep going! Maybe an Apple Watch version? I could use some Pomodoros as I’m walking around doing stuff.

Have used it for several months Posted by

Often I stop using app store apps I have downloaded after a few days or weeks and then feel like a fool for having wasted my money. This one is different. It gives you the reminders you need and stays out of your way otherwise. Not too fancy, but has enough features to give me the customizations I need — you can change the length of pomodoros and breaks, and name the tasks you are working on. I think the paid version is a little buggier than the free version for some reason, but I like the synchronization it offers. If you find it skipping breaks, I suggest that you turn off the “skip break if idle” setting. That feature seems to be a little too aggressive about what “idle” means.

Awesome! Posted by

The app does exactly what I needed! gone through half dozen others and came back to this. Runs in menu bar out of the way, and pops out when needed, customizeable intervals (can make it anything you want really), start/stop with a hotkey (so can trigger timer without looking for the app), and it syncs up with the phone too so i can resume the session on the go. Thanks, great going guys!! The only feature that I wouldn’t mind seeing added is maybe a tiny floating semi-transparent timer indicator that can be on top of other windows and can be moved out of the way… that way you always see how much is left. That’s pretty much the only thing in my wishlist. Highly recommend!

Extrememly helpfu! Posted by

I write everyday and had the tendency to get locked into the words and not move for hours. It was detrimental to my writing and my health. Getting up and walking around every twenty-five minutes has really made a difference on both fronts. I like that I can create tasks to keep track of what I’m working on. It makes me accountable for the various projects I’m doing and I can see how I spend my time. Could I do all this without this app? Sure, I could but when there’s a tool out there that makes a job easier why not use it? I wouldn’t try to use a hammer to cut a piece of wood if I had a saw handy. Try it, there’s a free version to check out.

Very useful app Posted by

The Pomodoro Time Pro is a great app. I recommend also picking up the iOS version as well. This way you can use it from wherever you’re at and everything is synced. Regarding syncing, it works well. I have noticed there are times where one lags behind the other by about a second - a simple fix is to logout and then back into one of the apps. One thing that needs to be addressed is after you complete a Pomodoro, I used to get a five minute break. That feature doesn’t seem to work on the Mac version. Instead, it just moves you to the next Pomodoro regardless of your settings. Otherwise, it’s a great app for helping you stay on-track.

Review Posted by

Also growing tired of the constant promptings of review and also have lost data multiple times when trying to sync between my macbook and iphone versions. App is not as worthwhile if it won’t sync. Hate dragging my laptop anywhere to start the timer. That being said… I love the app and use it everyday to track my productivity so it does what it is supposed to do. The team was responsive to my e-mails but the amount of work I would need to do to resolve the syncing problem (potentially, if it works) isn’t worth my time. Without a functional sync the pro version doesn’t make a lot of sense but it is a good app.


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Better after the update - but still a few (big!) problems by foughtyelgs 2016-05-03

Previously, I had many problems with bugs and constant review nagging with this app. Thankfully, with the April 29th update, many of my complaints have been fixed. No more review nagging, and the bugs with skipping breaks and no notification sounds seem to have been fixed as well. Not sure how I feel about the name change though, “Be Focused” just sounds kind of odd; however, if there was some kind of legal conflict with using the Pomodoro name, it’s an understandable change. However, in the recent update, all of the notification sounds seem to have changed. They’re now all long, very annoying, and way too loud (with no way to adjust the volume). They’re actually preventing me from using the app because they’re so loud and annoying - I was looking up with anticipation of their volume whenever I thought it was getting close to the timer end so I could turn down my computer’s volume. Why did the old notificaiton noise have to be removed? And why are these so loud? The notification sounds are completely necessary for me using this app, as I’m often looking down at my desk while working, so I’ll miss the timer being done if I can’t use the notification sounds. The app and concept itself is fine for focusing on your work and reminding yourself to take a break so you don’t get burnt out too fast. Overall, a very useful app - but it’s still not worth it over the free version, and I wouldn’t recommend it.

Initially a wonderful tool then the bugs showed up by miktek99 2015-08-04

Just got into using the Pomodoro Technique. I bought this app to manage my various activities and todos and goals. Very nicely done. Then the problems showed up. If I clicked on the task list icon in the lower left corner of the app, it would crash. Not display the typical Apple registers and last interactions dump but the icon just vanished explicably from the task bar. Today for instance I can click the Pomodoro icon. The app flies out. But I cannot select a new task from task drop down window. I click the start timer triangle to start the pomodoro timer and nothing happnes. I click the gear icon in the lower right portion of the app and nothing happens. No tool tips. Nothing. If I click the tasks icon the lower left corner nothing happens. No tool tip. But at least it doesn't crash. After being initially very pleased with Pomodoro Pro I now find it so unreliable buggy that I no longer want to use it. Too bad. It's a nice app. I would have given it 5 stars until the crashing started. Now I would give it 1 star. It looks as though from the customer ratings it has received that my experience is apparently not indicative of other users. So take my review for what it's worth. Thankfully this was only a $4 app.

Useful, not great. by DW in Spokane 2016-06-12

Useful app, but would be much better if you could create settings for different types of tasks. Currently, all settings are global, so you can’t have a setting for say, paperwork and another setting for music practice, etc. Not sure why they allow you to name tasks in a list if there’s no option to customize them. “cheeseburger, cheeseburger”…. What’s the point? Would also be helpful to have a bigger clock projected somewhere on the desktop in a separate window, instead of the tiny font in the menu bar or nothing at all. The large clock window goes away when you switch to work, but if you want to sit and watch it count down, I guess it’s okay. I’m really only writing this because I’m tired of the constant nagging for a review. I paid and would like the option to write a review if I feel like it. Instead, it feels punitive, like free software that includes ads. This seems to be a trend lately with purchased apps, which is irritating. Make it too irritating and you may get an honest review like this. It’s okay, moderately helpful, but I get more out of a visible stopwatch window on my desktop.

Mac Version is Pretty, But Sync is Hit-or-Miss-A-Lot by Your Standard Customer 2015-07-19

It’s a pretty app, and it seems to work fine if you use it for single-machine, but I bought the Pro version of the Mac & iOS apps for the sync and that is, at best, hit-or-miss. Unreliable. I can’t figure how often it goes out to sync, but I’ve seen it take over a minute. Worse, I’ve seen it not sync and so one timer continues on while I stopped the other. Example where use messes up; I’m working on Mac, am told that it is break time, so I start the break timer and, as per policy, I close my MacBook lid so that it gos to sleep and requires a password to open; pretty normal security policy. Well, my phone does not update to that when I walk away for my break, so not much use. So 2-stars because this is the Pro version, which means it should sync. Well, that doesn’t work so good, so the Pro version is not worth the money. UPDATE: The app threw up a request to rate it, even though I already did write this review. See? So, minus a star for throwing up on me. I paid; leave me alone.

Pro 1.1 is a HUGE disappointment!! by Little Eyes of Heaven 2015-06-08

Maybe I got a “rotten tomato,” but my Pomodoro Time Pro 1.1 does not have a “Start Next Pomodoro Automatically”!!! In a previous version, that important feature was an item in the Settings, but with the Pro, I have to manually start each break after one Pomodoro finishes, then manually restart again after the end of the break, this makes the PRO virtually useless to me. Why should I need to manually start each time when this is “supposed” to be the newest and “Pro-est” version. Am I the only one who got one of these lemons, oh sorry, Rotten Tomatoes? If not, please fix this soon. In the meantime, I’ll use my "old tomato," which isn’t “rotten" at all. P.S., I got an Email from the Support service, and they said that, indeed, there is no Start Next Pomodoro Automatically. Moreover, they said that the problem will be addressed in the next version.

Even the Pro version nags by Nellea 2015-12-09

If you work on projects that require sustained concentration interspersed with a bit of meditation, day-dreaming, or just un-focusing, find another app. The persistent nag screen popping up (“Like Pomodoro Time…Write a review”) is exasperating. So now that I’m here…this app lacks the ability to change the length of a pomodoro (or break) on the fly. You must go into settings make changes. It also uses quite a bit of battery time on my iPhone 6s, which is why I also bought the Mac version. It is pleasant to look at (on the Mac, more pleasant than Vitamin-R—but no where near the flexibility). As for reporting, collecting data over time, etc. I’ve no clue because because the nag feature starts the day you use it. I hope that writing a review stops the nagging. I’m seriously considering to going back to the wind-up tomato, which I found on Amazon some years ago.

Adequate - Some Weaknesses by David L. Adams 2015-07-23

This is a pretty good Pomodoro timer. It does all the basics pretty well, and has a reasonable interface that makes it easy to learn and use. I would recommend it, and I myself would buy it again. Neverthless, it has a couple of significant weaknesses: (1) If you finish a task before the timer expires and you mark it as finished, you loose the Pomodoro. This messes up your count for the day and your record keeping if you are using the report feature to track your work. The software needs to distinguish between tasks completed early (and kept) and tasks abandoned (discarded). (2) There is no way to document and track interruptions. While this is less problematic than the preceding problem, it would be helpful to have this for the sake of reporting and tracking/improving your workflow. Otherwise, as I said, it is a good implementation of a Pomodoro timer.

Needs improvement! by wilsonfx0306 2017-03-13

The app is good for keeping time on work or studying, and also for timing breaks, which helps to keep productivity high. The only issue with the app that is a major set back is the sync with other devices. If the timer is started on the iPhone it won’t display on the macbook unless a manual refresh is done. Sometimes the manual refresh does not work either so the account has to be signed off and signed back in in order to sync with server data. Starting the timer on the mac does not automatically sync to other devices as well. Refreshing the data on the iPhone will actually reset back the timer on the mac. Please fix this!!! Productivity takes a toll when working on a project and having to be glued to the mac to check, or having to guess, if the timer is working properly across all devices.

The app is good in general. by Mogua3 2016-12-19

Please STOP prompting to leave a review………this is extremly annoying given that I paid for this app. So here is the review… The app is good in general, but with some areas of improvement: * iOS and Mac syncing is not that smooth. Syncing isn’t that fast and I once lost some data becasue iOS app data overwrote the Mac one. * Hope there was another option for long break that allows users to reset the counter if it’s the next day. like if i did 3 pomodoros last night and do one this morning I’m getting a long break right away. Maybe there can be an option to set what time the day starts. * I hope the developer sees this review and make the changes so that the app only asks once for leaving a review and dont’ ever ask again.

I love it, but ... by Myutron 2015-03-11

I love this application. It’s simple and clean and well made. However 1) it did crash on me once. 2) After I registered for an account, it erased all of my days worth of pomodoros and 3) I had no way of adding them back. So, I would give this application a five star if there was a way to add pomodoros for times when they’ve been deleted or I’ve forgotten to start the timer. Otherwise, I really enjoy using this app, I bought it for my mac and iphone. Keep up the good work and I look forward to new updates! Thanks! Update, I downgraded to 3 stars. I still like the app, but it made my macbook pro fan fire up and used 78% of CPU. I think it’s time for an update guys… I’m really looking forward to it.

limited use by HistoryTeach 2015-04-21

Since it is permanently located into your menu bar, it makes it challenging to use in a classroom environment, especially when using multiple screens. I have been unable to find a way to detach this from the menu bar. Additionally, the super small numbers that it uses in the menu bar (when you hide the actual app) is not visible to an entire classroom. When you try to make it larger by clicking on it, it is visible - but there is no way to leave it enlarged on your screen AND have other apps in use. Any time you try to use another app it hides. Perhaps this is great for an individual using it on their own computer, but to use as a classroom timer it doesn’t work very well.

Read the adverts carefully by jemane 2016-07-25

In order to sync with other devices, you need to buy the app more than once. I have it on my office computer, but would have to buy it again for my iPhone or iPad. And it’s only moderately useful. You can’t really customize it beyond changing the focus and break times. If you want to spend three periods of 20 minutes each during the day trying to get to the bottom of your email inbox, e.g., but four 50 minute periods on a particular project, this app won’t help you. All tasks get the same time allotment. So, if you just want to set it for times to focus and times to take a break in general, it’s fine. Helpful even. Beyond that,not so much

Meh—BUGGGGGGY for $5 by ZTAnderson 2015-10-21

I loved it at first. Then I sat down at my workstation. Depending on which station I’m at, I have between 1-4 external monitors. Here are some important things to know about this app: 1.) The menu bar icon opens a small window just below itself. This is the app. 2.) The ‘app’ window will ONLY open on my internal rMBP display. If I click the icon on another monitor, it either opens solely on the MacBook (where my mouse nor eyes are) OR does not open at all These bugs make it unusable 60% of the time for me. I’m hoping for fixes in the future. I’ll update my review if amended.

Pomodoro Pro by gnu167 2016-02-15

I love the Pomodoro method, and I’m fully reliant on this app. I ended up purchasing it for both my ipad/iphone and my computer (OS X). However, the synching across the platforms could be smoother—for example, if you start 1 session on your iPad, and then switch over to your laptop, the partial works ession doesn’t transfer. So you can have two timers with different amounts of time in two places. Super frustrating and it messes with your overall numbers for the day. Other thing that could be improved is the ability to analyze the data. Right now that’s pretty weak…

Still nags for reviews. by foughtyelgs 2017-04-05

In general, I like this app - but it nags me daily to review it. This is unacceptable behavior for an app I paid $5 for as an “upgrade” from a free version that was, for all intents and purposes, identical. If the goal of this app is to help me maintain my focus, why does it bug me every day to review it, i.e. break my focus? I’ve complained about this exact problem in a previous update, and it seemed to disappear for a while - however, now it’s back and worse than ever. Save your $5 and get the free version.

good app, horrible sound options in pro version by astolat 2016-10-13

I am BAFFLED by the absolutely terrible sound options in the pro version. Why doesn’t it allow me to keep the perfectly nice default noise from the free version and just take out the ads? Instead all the sounds are awful and their extremely loud volume cannot be adjusted. I am going to have to go back to using the free version despite having paid for this one, which makes it a really odd and self-defeating feature. I also object to being hassled for a review all the time with no way to turn it off.

Great Tool. Annoying Alerts. by Davemacdo 2016-02-02

I like this app. The timer sync across devices is great. There are some features I wish were there, like slightly extending a Pomodoro or a break when I want by a a few minutes. However, I'm giving a 1-star review because I'm annoyed by the app alert begging for a review. I get that reviews are important, but it's painfully ironic to be interrupted by the application which is intended to help me focus. I've bought this timer on Mac and iOS. Don't beg me for extra stuff.

Good, not perfect by ifrogcritic 2016-05-27

The good: -syncs across Mac and iOS devices! -simple, intuitive interface The bad: -cannot have multiple profiles. For example, if I feel like doing 45 min pomodoros instead of 25 min, I have to reconfigure the entire app. There should be customizable profiles so I can preset 25min/45min/60min pomodoros without having to reconfigure the entire thing. -autostart doesn’t work Comments: - why was the name of the app changed? Wish it was still called Pomodoro. Trademark issues?

It freezes when you click ‘report’ or ‘setting' by 13green 2015-10-18

After I upgraded my Mac to the new OSX ElCapitan, every time I clicked ‘report’ or ‘setting’, it just froze!!! I reported the bug and they got back to me a few days later saying they were working on it and it should be fixed in a few. But it’s still not working!!!! I am very disappointed. I bought the pro version of the app for my Mac and my other OIS devices after I tried the free version, but it turned out that it doesn’t worth the money!