What is the Pomodoro Technique?

The Pomodoro Technique is a way to get the most out of time management. Turn time into a valuable ally to accomplish what we want to do and chart continuous improvement in the way we do it. 1

What is Doing ?

Doing is a Java ME software that will implement the features of the Pomodoro Technique.

Doing! is an Open Source software, the source is hosted in Sourceforge (Go...).

Current features Doing

  1. Pomodoro timer, with a 25 minutes per pomodoro, 5 minutes per break and 15 minutes for a longer break every 4 pomodoros.

  2. Doing! reads the ToDo list of the Mobile device to show it in the software interface. You can choose an activity to set as current activity and start the pomodoro timer.

  3. When a Pomodoro or a Break ends, the mobile will vibrate and reproduce a tone. Next cycle will start automatically.

  4. Task can be completed directly in the interface.

  5. Current version: alpha 0.0.6

Getting started with Doing!

  1. Download the software from the following link, from the mobile device, or download from a PC and copy to device.
  2. Doing.jad
  3. Doing.jar

  4. Install the Doing.jar

  5. When Doing! is installed the executable is called Doing.

  6. Execute the Doing. When you start the application it will request permissions to access the phone data (the To Do list), you must agree in order to Doing! reads the activity list

  7. If Doing! can get the activity list, you will see a screen as the following:

    Initial screenshot
    If is not possible to get the ToDo list, you can use Doing! like a Pomodoro timer.

  8. Select an activity and set it as current

    Set current activity

  9. Start the timer by pressing the "Play" command

  10. The Title bar will show the current status of the application (in Pomodoro or in Break)

    Pomodoro Break

  11. If you change the current activity when the timer is running, Doing will restart the timer.

  12. A new configured panel has been added. There you can enable/disable vibration, tone and backlight alerts.

    Configuration panel

  13. New configurable pomodoro tab, here you can customize the duration of the pomodoros, breaks and extended breaks

    Pomodoro configuration


1. http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/

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