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Pomodoro Timer

The missing thing in todoist is "Pomodoro Timer" which lets you focus on a task without interruptions.

Recently I came across Kanbanflow which implemented Pomodoro timer in a very elegant way. I really like the way it works.

So I suggest you guys to add this feature at least for the Premium users moving forward

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Dec 04, 2013 - 16:14 UTC

Hi There,

Thanks for the suggestion, we will consider adding it in the future. Feel free to vote for this suggestion and others alike.



Replied on Dec 04, 2013 - 16:17 UTC

Done ! Thanks.

Stefano Kowalke  premium
Replied on Aug 31, 2014 - 12:20 UTC

I like to vote for this too. While I am researching Pomodoro apps I recognized how redundant this would be. Having a ToDo app and a separate Pomodoro app where I have to add my tasks again.

I like the main idea of Pomodoro to stay focused on one task for 25 min and this could be easily archived with a kitchen timer. But I also like to have a kind of logging where I can see how long I needed for a task. This would help me for better future planning.


Dominik Kacprzak  premium
Replied on Oct 18, 2014 - 20:07 UTC

+1, having stats on how many pomodoro sessions were needed to complete a task would be great. It would help to understand whether the tasks are properly sized. In my personal experience with kanbanflow, having pomodoro timer integrated with the app was very helpful in keeping me focused on the task.

Andreas N.  premium
Replied on Oct 19, 2014 - 15:54 UTC

I really love the way KanbanFlow implemented this feature.

Nathan Ruggles
Replied on Nov 03, 2014 - 21:07 UTC


kirsan49  premium
Replied on Nov 06, 2014 - 07:09 UTC

+1 Ponodoro is great :-)

Dominik Kacprzak  premium
Replied on Nov 14, 2014 - 18:57 UTC

I'm just refreshing status of my requests (per scheduled reminder in todoist ;-) ). Any update on providing this functionality?

walsk  premium
Replied on Nov 23, 2014 - 09:47 UTC

Found that Voting box is closed for now. +1 for this feature. It's simple, but VERY helpful.
Thanks a lot!

Lucien Dubois  premium
Replied on Dec 01, 2014 - 13:43 UTC

+1 for a task timer

Rafael Simão  premium
Replied on Dec 01, 2014 - 16:04 UTC

This would be awesome, nice idea OP.

SADIK KUZU  premium
Replied on Dec 01, 2014 - 16:23 UTC


Gustavo Willer
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 16:45 UTC


Becky Kane  staff
Replied on Dec 04, 2014 - 16:52 UTC

Thanks for all of the votes! The more people who vote for a feature, the higher a priority it will become.

In the meantime, we do have an integration with Toggl that I use myself. A "start/stop timer" option shows up at the end of every task in Todoist. That task will then be added automatically to your Toggl log in their desktop app. You can find instructions on how to use this at the link below:



Aicke Schulz  premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 09:31 UTC

Because the vote feature has been disabled, +1 from me, too.

Meanwhile check these suggestions: https://todoist.com/Support/show/45866/

Todoist Developers take a look at these apps for inspiration:

Rafael Simão  premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 09:57 UTC

Would be amazing.
And is simples for deva to implement :)

Евгений  premium
Replied on Jan 07, 2015 - 22:10 UTC

+1 for pomodoro timer + todoist.

Владимир  premium
Replied on Jan 12, 2015 - 08:23 UTC

+1 for pomodoro timer.

Daniel Breslau  premium
Replied on Jan 27, 2015 - 20:36 UTC

Yes to pomodoro timer! This would bring a lot of pomodoro technique users over to todoist.

Lavina Lee  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 12:43 UTC

an integrated pomodoro timer in todoist would be ideal - just purchased the premium todoist product and I'm disappointed this wasn't available. +1 from me too.

Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 15:57 UTC

The link for vote is disabled... +1 for the pomodoro integration!!!

Nathan Ruggles
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 16:22 UTC

I'm using Pomotodo with Todoist, and have tried Toggl as well. It is much more time consuming than if a pomodoro timer was integrated.

I see the +1's are piling up here. Let's keep them coming!

Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 16:23 UTC

Didn't renew my premium account for this reason, awaiting this feature

Rafael Simão  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 16:30 UTC

and +1 for the feature, would be awesome.

Rob Zimmerman
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 16:51 UTC

+1 on this for me. I'll gladly renew my premium membership if we can get some pomodoro integration!

Rafael Simão  premium
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 17:06 UTC

Such a good program, i just think developers should do more focus on users.
I know business version is more $, but a program can't survive without users/community.
Just my opinion, because i think things here take so long to incorporate into releases.

Vicel desperce
Replied on Jan 28, 2015 - 17:07 UTC

+1 pomodoro integrated timer

James Kirkland  premium
Replied on Feb 11, 2015 - 15:09 UTC

+1 for integrating a pomodoro timer

Miguel Carmona
Replied on Feb 11, 2015 - 15:34 UTC

+1 pomodoro integrated timer

Stan Lindsey  premium
Replied on Feb 11, 2015 - 16:37 UTC

+1 to pomodoro integrated timer - with the added feature of being about to edit your:

work time
break time
long break time
number of work times large break time.

Not everybody uses 25, 5 & 30mins.

Budi Dharmawan  premium
Replied on Mar 04, 2015 - 17:23 UTC

+1 for timers :)

Andy Slezak  premium
Replied on Mar 05, 2015 - 03:29 UTC


Nate Peregoy  premium
Replied on Mar 13, 2015 - 19:36 UTC

+1 please!

silvo  premium
Replied on Mar 20, 2015 - 15:52 UTC


aleboris86  premium
Replied on Mar 21, 2015 - 05:36 UTC


Francisco José Castillo Peñalver
Replied on Mar 24, 2015 - 08:32 UTC

+1 please

Replied on Mar 27, 2015 - 14:13 UTC


Tom  premium
Replied on Apr 08, 2015 - 12:20 UTC

+! for Pomodoro-like timer

Ekaterina Kravtchenko  premium
Replied on Apr 08, 2015 - 13:59 UTC


Henrique Moreno  premium
Replied on Apr 10, 2015 - 17:00 UTC


Felix  premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2015 - 11:48 UTC

+1 for pomodoro

Jeffrey Oelkers  premium
Replied on Apr 13, 2015 - 15:20 UTC

Something like this would be great for me as well.

Similarly, I wish there were a simple timer that I could start, pause and stop with each task to track how long I've spent on it. For my purposes, it wouldn't necessarily have to be a feature that would link to any other functionality, like I wouldn't need to search or filter for tasks by time spent or anything like that.

I tend to scan my task list, which is what triggers me to act on whatever item is either most urgent or within my ability to complete. While there are an abundance of time tracking tools out there, having something simple integrated into my 'trigger' would more reliably ensure that I actually use a timer at all. Too often I switch tasks and dive right in without taking the time, or more importantly, ATTENTION, to do these little administrative chores.

David Langgle-Martin  premium
Replied on Apr 15, 2015 - 19:22 UTC

+1 for pomodoro...please. :)

Alex Mauzon
Replied on Apr 21, 2015 - 09:12 UTC

Do you consider trying 3rd part solution? pomodoneapp.com seems to be a good way to combine todoist benefits, pomodoro technique and time logging.

Ken Corkins  premium
Replied on Apr 21, 2015 - 15:14 UTC

+1 for Pomodoro timer integrated. I've messed with Toggl integration, and it doesn't work the same way as the Pomodoro technique, I'd rather have the awesomeness of Todoist with Pomo.

silvo  premium
Replied on Apr 21, 2015 - 15:26 UTC

Of course a 3d party solution could be viable, especially if you have specific needs.
On the other hand, for everyday use it would be much easier an integrated timer.

Michael Cody  premium
Replied on Apr 23, 2015 - 02:49 UTC

I switched from Toodeldo to Todoist because of simpler UI but at the expense of some integration loss. Given it's simple structure, pretty much anything can integrate with Toodeldo but simplicity won out for Todoist.

Also using Kanbanflow as it makes it easier to see Stages/Agents together.

However, I personally find that having a Pomo style timer (adjustable please) really helps focus productive time.

Since that is part of the Main Objective of Todoist, I'd love to see such a feature enabled. Even a basic one could be coded in less than an hour that would cover 90% of the user requests.

As with all task management systems, we tend to gravitate to the one that makes it the easiest and most productive for us. This add on would help.

jimmy antony
Replied on Apr 23, 2015 - 05:57 UTC

I agree... +1 for pomodoro timer ! Thanks Ravitej for starting the discussion.

Cheers !

Amlan Mohanty  premium
Replied on Apr 24, 2015 - 09:24 UTC

Definitely +1

For those interested in integrating a to-do list with Pomodoro, do check out lanes.io

Guilherme Makauskas  premium
Replied on Apr 26, 2015 - 20:57 UTC

Definitely +1

Gustavo Barlem
Replied on May 13, 2015 - 20:48 UTC


John Rikard Mienna  premium
Replied on May 16, 2015 - 12:15 UTC


John Rikard Mienna  premium
Replied on May 16, 2015 - 12:16 UTC

Pomodoro + Todoist = <3

Alex Mauzon
Replied on May 18, 2015 - 07:02 UTC

@John Rikard Mienna,
pomodoro + todoist = pomodoneapp.com ;)

John Rikard Mienna  premium
Replied on May 18, 2015 - 11:40 UTC

@Alex Mauzon

Pomodoneapp is okey, but I wish pomodoro could be integrated in todoist. It would be awesome if you had like a "focus" button (kind of like in omnifocus) that, when clicked, brought up a pomodoro timer for the specified task :)

Nathan Ruggles
Replied on May 18, 2015 - 23:16 UTC

While an intergrated pomodoro timer is the most desirable solution, certainly (I was one of the first to +1 this thread) the Pomodoneapp is the best solution I have tried so far. It imports your tasks, and the developers have been extremely responsive and open to suggestions and feedback (the app is in beta). I highly recommend it as at least a stop-gap until the Todoist developers get on this. And the more Todoist users the Pomodoneapp gets, and who give feedback for improvement, the better I imagine it will get.

Pablo Olmos de Aguilera C.  premium
Replied on May 19, 2015 - 00:21 UTC


Adam York  premium
Replied on May 27, 2015 - 13:11 UTC


Adam York  premium
Replied on May 27, 2015 - 13:12 UTC


Wiktor Roktiw
Replied on Jul 01, 2015 - 12:26 UTC


Viacheslav Muravlev  premium
Replied on Jul 20, 2015 - 13:08 UTC


Luca Lonardi  premium
Replied on Aug 04, 2015 - 12:19 UTC


João Marques Cezimbra
Replied on Aug 11, 2015 - 18:11 UTC


Replied on Aug 12, 2015 - 05:22 UTC

+1 for pomodoro. If that will be part of premium, I would right away purchase the premium membership. :-)

Luca Lonardi  premium
Replied on Aug 12, 2015 - 06:48 UTC
Sina  premium
Replied on Aug 12, 2015 - 06:56 UTC


aleboris86  premium
Replied on Sep 09, 2015 - 03:19 UTC

Guys, We are really need this

Ира  premium
Replied on Sep 11, 2015 - 05:12 UTC


Ира  premium
Replied on Sep 11, 2015 - 05:12 UTC


Ира  premium
Replied on Sep 11, 2015 - 05:12 UTC


Евгений Доронин (ded)  premium
Replied on Sep 11, 2015 - 09:02 UTC

+1 for pomodoro

Henry Suryawirawan  premium
Replied on Sep 17, 2015 - 16:15 UTC