For some students, April marks the beginning of their new semester. This means new classes, new classmates, and of course another round of exams, homework, and quizzes. But because we’ve been doing online classes for more than a year already, it’s become so tiring that some students are losing the motivation to continue with school.
This is exactly the reason why apps that help with productivity are becoming more and more popular over the last few months. Among the most popular apps are those which help with time management— more specifically, those that help with applying the Pomodoro Technique. (Read: 10 Rock-Solid Time Management Strategies to Boost Your Productivity)
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s. It includes 25-minute work/activity sessions with short breaks in between. The length of time is said to be of significance in improving focus, avoiding procrastination and cramming, and avoiding distractions.
Here are a few apps available in the market to help you master the technique!
Pomodoro Timer Apps: Forest
The Forest app is a time management app that not only helps the user, but also the environment. Every time a user achieves a goal set in the app, they earn virtual coins which they can use in-app. (Read: 4 Best Apps to Make Your Life Easier While Working From Home)
By spending the coins, they get to have actual trees planted in different parts of the world through Trees for the Future, an organization that focuses on tree planting. Download Forest here for iOS, and here for Android.
Pomodoro Timer Apps: Focus Booster
Focus Booster is an app that specifically uses the Pomodoro Technique. It has a built-in timer which you can use while working so you could track your time. You’ll also be able to see your daily progress— time used for work, improvements when it comes to time management— and you can use it on your computer! (Read: 5 Ways to Cope With Burnout While Working From Home)
You can check out Focus Booster here.
Pomodoro Timer Apps: YouTube
Believe it or not, even though YouTube can sometimes become a distraction, you can use it for school or work. In recent months, videos for Pomodoro Technique have been popping up like mushrooms and netizens are all for it. After all, YouTube is free— no need to pay for the service, and you can watch all you can!
Kpop fans are enjoying these videos because these video edits for the Pomodoro Technique uses a ‘Zoom-like’ approach, featuring your favorite Kpop groups and idols who are your “classmates” for the day! Here are some videos for you to start on: Seventeen, BTS, NCT