Introduction ============ Tomate is a simple productivity notification icon freely inspired from the Pomodoro technique. The idea is as follows: when you click the icon, it becomes red. Clicking means you commit to working without interruption for at least ten minutes. After these ten minutes, the icon turns green, meaning that you are free to continue working or to take a break whenever you like. When you’re done working, click the icon again: it will turn back to grey, and inform you of the time you spent working. The rationale is that the hardest part of working is getting at it. Past the first ten minutes, continuing to work is far easier. So you only have to commit to the first ten minutes, your motivation should do the rest. Running and installing ====================== To run the applet, simply launch tomate.py: ./tomate.py. You can also install it globably on your system using the provided install script. The command to launch is then "tomate" (without the .py). If you like it, I would suggest adding it to the startup applications of your desktop environment.