If you are struggling with focus on something, it could be your work or study then try Pomodoro technique, this method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. You can read more about Pomodoro here.
Gnome Pomodoro is an application which helps managing time according to the Pomodoro technique. It tells you to focus on the task by taking short intervals and intends to improve the productivity. This application is completely integrated with Gnome desktop environment and uses Gnome Technologies, that doesn't mean it can't be installed on other desktops. This workflow can improve focus, physical health and mental agility depending on how you spend your breaks and how strictly you follow the routine.
Principles of Pomodoro Technique: Focusing on work for limited time, about half an hour, and Clearing your mind during breaks.

gnome pomodoro

gnome pomodoro

Features of Gnome Pomodoro:
  • Gnome Desktop Integration
  • Extension for Gnome (Indicator icon is dynamic, gives you sense of current duration)
  • Fullscreen and regular notifications with sound
  • Presence Awareness
  • Timer customizability and reminders
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Plugin Support: Execute scripts, change theme, and sounds.

For Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/Linux Mint 18/17/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Gnome Pomodoro in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:


For Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Gnome Pomodoro in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:


For Debian 8 and its derivatives
To install Gnome Pomodoro in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:


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