This is a great app for those who wants to accurately plan their daily tasks, manage time spent on every work and finally see a summary of all the results. This method was founded by Francesco Cirillo in 1980’s and although in practice it has been used for 36 years, it’s just recently was developed as mobile application.
The main idea of this time management system aiming for daily work is rather primitive and truly effective. At first, standard 25min period of time is recommended for every task you do and that period of time is considered as 1 tomato. If within 25min you could not deal with the task, add another tomato that gives another 25min. In that way you can easily count how long it took or how many tomatoes was needed for a current job.
Sometimes it’s hard to stay concentrated on your main task or keep your day priorities, especially when phone keeps ringing or you start to give all your attention on received new tasks and so on. However, tomatoes timing method will help you to stay focused on your priorities to finish your task.
5 or 15 minutes break is recommended depending on the time spent doing your job. At the end of the day you’ll have all your tasks results showing you which part of the day was more productive and how to compile tomorrow’s plans.
When analyzing time use statistics, it is recommended to assign one small task for self education in future. For example: do less mistakes in typing, don’t do you work during lunch time and etc.
All in all it’s excellent time management and task planing tool. We suggest each and everyone to try.
Tomato method of calculation model:
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