• Increase your productivity and concentration while working or studying
  • Create and track custom tasks
  • Stay focused on tasks
  • Understand how your "productive" time compares to your "interruption" time while working on tasks
  • Turn on timer clicks and/or voice prompts if you need extra help staying focused
  • The Pomodoro Focus live tile shows your tasks on the Start Screen
  • If you start another application your time will still be tracked in the background by Pomodoro Focus

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Version notes

Changed task titles to allow 60 characters based upon user requests and have a description. Based on multiple requests from users, Pomodoro Focus now supports background timer and notification functionality as well as new charting features! When you leave Pomodoro Focus to start another application the timer will continue to track your productive time (or interruption time). Notifications can be turned on or off in the Settings screen and will be shown at 5 minute, 1 minute, and 30 second intervals by default if Pomodoro Focus is running in the background. A final notification will be shown once the current sprint you're working on is completed. As tasks are completed you can chart your progress by viewing the new chart screen. If you'd prefer to always see the timer and task you're working on, "snap" the Pomodoro Focus application to the left or right of your screen (we show an example of this in the screenshots). Visit http://ow.ly/fuAWh for details on snapping an application.

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2 stars out of 5
· 3/31/2016
Doesn't work well on windows 10

3/30/16 App doesn't record the intervals against the task, so you have no idea how long you've worked on the task. The only thing that works is the 25 minute timer. Looks to me like the developer abandoned this. Sad! I like the simplicity of this app and how easy it is to keep track of interruptions. It does work well even while in the background. It would be nice to have different categories of tasks, be able to organize them by priority by moving them up and down, and to be able to sync this app across all your devices. Thank you developer for a great effort. I hope to see some additional functionality in the future. 2/13/13 Summary does not come up when app is running in background. Please fix.

1 stars out of 5
· 1/19/2016
didn't do what it said

didn't play sound, no alarm, stops working on minimizing, no notification when completed

1 stars out of 5
· 10/12/2013
Does Not Make the Break Time Clear

Unlike my great Android Pomodor app, this useless app simply stops after 25 minutes. It does not show a 5 minute break time or start a new round of 25 minutes. This is the worst app I've ever downloaded because it simply does not do what it is supposed to do. It just does not work. I would like a refund. The positive reviews at this site must have been written by friends of the developer.

4 stars out of 5
· 3/31/2013

How do you use the break feature? Otherwise a great app

4 stars out of 5
· 2/26/2013
Nice Pomodoro app

This is the 3rd or 4th app Pomodoro app I've tried and it's the one I like the best so far. My favorite feature is the ability to add tasks and then set focus on a task easily. The alerts are also great (5 minutes left, 1 minutes left, 30 seconds left. Timer is paused alerts). Good snapped mode display. I would have given it a 5 except for: - I can't get the breaks to work consistently. - It doesn't track internal v external interruptions (small complaint).

5 stars out of 5
· 1/28/2013
Using Pomodoro Focus

To the person asking about adding more tasks, with Windows 8 you access the menu in all Windows Store apps by clicking the right mouse button or by swiping up on a touch screen. Pomodoro Focus shows this initially when you add the very first task. The app allows multiple tasks to be entered but you do need to either right-click or swipe up depending on how you're using it. You'll find the same consistent behavior across other Windows 8 Store apps.

5 stars out of 5
· 1/12/2013
Excellent Pomodoro App

I'm using this app while studying to stay on track and really like it. Super simple to use and it tracks my time and even times when I'm interrupted. The charting screen is great for seeing how I've done over time and the timer runs in the background so I can keep other apps open in full screen. There have also been several updates to it. Highly recommended!

5 stars out of 5
· 12/26/2012
The best Pomodoro App I have seen

First of all, the timer WILL run in the background, something a lot of windows 8 apps won't do. I love how it simplifies pomodoro and allows you to count all time. If you finish 10 minutes into a pomodoro then just stop the timer and that 10 minutes still counts toward your total productive time. Total interruption time is counted, not just how many...hit the pause and you really want to get back to work as those seconds tick away. Charting is great. If your not a purest then this is perfect.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/21/2012
Best App In The Store So Far By Far

This app started helping me to make money in the first 25 minutes I used it. Great interface, SIMPLE yet POWERFUL this app is why I love Windows 8. This kind of App is what will separate Windows 8 from all other Operating Systems. Thank you thank you thank you to the developer who wrote this app!!!!! ....well gotta go my time is up for this task LOL!

4 stars out of 5
· 2/23/2013

good, but could there be a way to separate things into activity inventory and to-do today please??