Focusr is a really simple timer for helping to utilize the Pomodoro Technique. It is not official or authoritative in any sense. Focusr simply takes the idea of giving yourself a set amount of time (25 minute) to do a task and letting you know when it is done.
Focusr relies on libnotify's
notify-send command to display notifications, so for the moment it is Linux specific. That said, it seems trivial to add a
notify-send command to you path in other operating systems that calls some other notification system such as Growl.
You can install Focusr using easy_install or pip:
easy_install focusr pip install focusr
Or you can download the source and install it by hand:
python setup.py install
It will install a script called
focusr in your python scripts path.
Once it is installed you can run it:
focusr Writing up a blog about my recent vacation
That will start the timer and you should go work! At the end of the 25 minutes, it will display a notification letting you know the time is up. You're then given a 5 minute break, at the end of which you'll get another notification.
After the first cycle you are given the option to repeat the same task (you didn't finish), enter a new task, or quit.
Once you do quit, you'll see a list of the tasks with the number of cycles you worked on it.
That is pretty much it! If you have any problems please make a ticket.