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Feature Request: micro, normal, and third category of breaks for Pomodoro integration

I use Time Out as a sort of Pomodoro timer (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique). It's a time management technique that uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called 'Pomodoros' separated by breaks. Time Out is actually quite convenient for this purpose; I simply set my normal breaks to occur every 25 minutes and last 5 minutes. I have my micro breaks run for 10 seconds every 8 minutes for a quick eye break. Anyway, part of the Pomodoro technique is that you take a longer break (15-30 minutes) every four Pomodoros (every 2 hours). It would be great if Time Out would allow setting a third break type ('macro'?), so I wouldn't have to keep track of when I hit the fourth Pomodoro and it was time for a longer break. Time Out would just start the macro break for, say, 20 minutes every 2 hours.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Feature Request: micro, normal, and third category of ...

One of the features of Time Out 2 is to support an unlimited number of breaks, so you'll be able to do that in that version.

Re: Feature Request: micro, normal, and third category of ...

Would be great if the app were actually pomodoro.. So we have two normal categories; (5 minutes per every hour and 10 second per 10 minutes). But a third category is activated when we start pomodoro. Then we get breaks every 25 minutes (and the normal category is disabled I guess).

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Feature Request: micro, normal, and third category of ...

Time Out 2 will feature customizable break themes, so there may well be a pomodoro theme. I know it's something a lot of people are interested in.