The Pomodoro technique has been around for a while, but it has recently been popularized by the many applications that enable you to take advantage of it on pretty much any platform. Its aim is to split work periods into intervals, separated by short breaks, in order to increase productivity.
Pomotodo for Chrome is a browser extension that provides easier access to your Pomotodo account and enables you to perform various actions directly from the Chrome toolbar.
First and foremost, you will need to create an account before using the extension. Pomotodo for Chrome makes it much easier to manage your tasks from your browser, but you can access your account from other platforms as well, using the dedicated Windows and OS X apps, as well as their iOS and Android counterparts.
However, it is worth noting that you will still need to access the web interface in order to take advantage of certain features offered by the service, such as a detailed history log and work reports.
Those who are familiar with the Pomodoro technique know that it involves breaking down your time into work and rest intervals. Pomotodo for Chrome allows you to customize the length of these intervals, and you can keep track of them easily from the Chrome toolbar.
Additionally, the extension includes a powerful but simple-to-use to-do manager that makes it much easier to organize daily activities.
Pomotodo for Chrome enables you to block websites that are interfering with your work and decreasing your productivity. You can add as many as you like to the list, and then block them with a single mouse click.
Once a work timer has been started, you can have the extension request a reason whenever you wish to interrupt it. These are logged and can be viewed from the web interface, should you want to better understand what is getting in the way of your work.
All in all, Pomotodo for Chrome is an intuitive extension that makes it easier to access the Pomotodo service from your web browser. It features a minimalistic, distraction-free design, and it offers plenty of features for fans of the Pomodoro technique.