Pomidor is a simple and cool pomodoro technique timer.
It's available on melpa:
M-x package-install pomidor
Or using use-package with global keybinding, disabled tick-tack sound and custom hook:
(use-package pomidor :bind (("<f12>" . pomidor)) :config (setq pomidor-sound-tick nil pomidor-sound-tack nil) :hook (pomidor-mode . (lambda () (display-line-numbers-mode -1) ; Emacs 26.1+ (setq left-fringe-width 0 right-fringe-width 0) (setq left-margin-width 2 right-margin-width 0) ;; force fringe update (set-window-buffer nil (current-buffer)))))
Or clone the repo:
git clone https://github.com/TatriX/pomidor ~/.emacs.d/pomidor
and add to your init file:
(add-to-list 'load-path "~/.emacs.d/pomidor/") (require 'pomidor)
Bind it to a key with the following command if you haven't done this with
(global-set-key (kbd "<f12>") #'pomidor)
Or run simply
When you start pomidor, you automatically begin your first pomodoro. There is nothing to do at this point, except for work. You can, of course, restart the pomodoro if you get distracted, but the program takes care of itself until the 25-minute mark is reached. At this point the overwork period starts and lasts until you press
Space to start break period.
Then you can press
Space (which asks for confirmation) or
Enter to start a new period.
After 5 minutes of break time, pomidor will start telling you that you should finish your break. To snooze it just press
Space and select
This cycle goes on forever.
However, there are situations when you really cannot work in your next pomidor session for a time hiatus, and you also do not want to lose the track of what you already did.
You can use
pomidor-hold) to put your current session on hold and when you want to get back to pomidor-land you use
pomidor-unhold). The unhold function will create a new pomidor session and you can continue the virtuous cycle.
You can save your pomodoro sessions in a file and compare your progress through this methodology as time goes by.
When you desire to save a session just do
M-x pomidor-save-session, it will ask to close your pomidor and will save the current state to a file defined by
pomidor-save-session-file defaults to
The name of each session stored is the timestamp of the time you choose to save the session.
After that you can fire
M-x pomidor-history to take a look at your snapshots. You can press
pomidor-history-previous) to navigate between the snapshots.
Check a demo of this feature at here.
|Enter||Start new pomodoro.|
|Space||Start a break.|
|R||Resets the timer.|
|q||Quit pomidor buffer.|
|Q||Turns off pomidor.|
|h||Put the session on hold|
|H||Resume on hold session|
You can customize pomidor with
M-x customize-group RET pomidor or just edit your
To change timer duration:
(setq pomidor-seconds (* 25 60)) ; 25 minutes for the work period (setq pomidor-break-seconds (* 5 60)) ; 5 minutes break time
To change behavior of long breaks:
(setq pomidor-breaks-before-long 4) ; wait 4 short breaks before long break (setq pomidor-long-break-seconds (* 20 60)) ; 20 minutes long break time
To disable or configure sounds:
(setq pomidor-sound-tick nil pomidor-sound-tack nil pomidor-sound-overwork (expand-file-name (concat pomidor-dir "overwork.wav")) pomidor-sound-break-over (expand-file-name (concat (getenv "HOME") "/Music/overwork.wav")))
To change appearance your can (customize-face), use your theme or use elisp:
;; for a full list of available faces see `customize' or search for `defface' in the source code (set-face-attribute 'pomidor-break-face nil :foreground "#00ff00") (set-face-attribute 'pomidor-overwork-face nil :foreground "#00abff") (set-face-attribute 'pomidor-skip-face nil :foreground "#abbac3") (set-face-attribute 'pomidor-work-face nil :foreground "#ff0000")
If your Emacs cannot play sounds you can provide your own function to do it:
(setq pomidor-play-sound-file (lambda (file) (start-process "my-pomidor-play-sound" nil "mplayer" file)))
By default pomidor will show you an overwork notification once per minute. See alert documentation to learn how to change alert settings.
You can change default notification style globally:
(setq alert-default-style 'libnotify) ;; or 'growl (see alert docs)
To change notification you can set
pomidor-alert variable (defaults to
(setq pomidor-alert (lambda () (alert "OMG!11")))
Also you can set
pomidor-update-hook to do some work on every update.
(defun my-pomidor-update-hook () (alert "Zzz")) (add-hook 'pomidor-update-hook #'my-pomidor-update-hook)
You can adjust update interval by setting
(setq pomidor-update-interval 30) ; seconds
Inspired by https://github.com/konr/tomatinho
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