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Learn how to use Pomodoro Technique on Windows.

Quick and easy with XorTime

Have you got 5 minutes?
Follow the next steps and start practising now!

Launch XorTime


Write your Tasks you plan to do today.

Todo Today page

Choose a task.

For example, you may decide to work on the 3rd one.
So click on that, the pencil will move on the selected task.

Todo list

Set the Pomodoro Timer.

Click on the Timer button and begin working on the selected Task. The count-down will start.

Timer button

Work until no Minute is left.


Engage not to interrupt yourself nor to switch to a different activity.

After the 25 minutes have elapsed the Pomodoro Timer will notify you.
It can ring or simply blink and prompt a message.

If you like you can track your interruptions and show Statistics on a month basis like
Stats on Interruptions

more details here..

When the Timer rings

Put a checkmark.

Pomodoro Ok

Congratulations! You've spent an entire Pomodoro® on your Task!

If your Task is also completed mark it as Done.

Task is Done

You were interrupted? Track this!

Pomodoro Abandoned

All scores will be collected at the right-hand side of the row.


Have a 5' break

Stretch your legs, grab a coffee. This is an important aspect for your performance.


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And if your Task is not completed?

you can set the Timer again and continue working on that.
You may need more than 1 Pomodoro® to complete your Task.

In the example below the 3rd task was completed with 1 single Pomodoro.
Instead, the 1st task in the list - despite the 2 Pomodoros already worked -
is not completed yet.

Tasks with scores

You might be interested to:

How to customize the Pomodoro Timer

How do I disable the ticking sound, change the Timer duration, control the break-time?   >

How to change the font character and size

You can select a different font type and change its size   >

What about unfinished Todo list items?

What happens to my Tasks when they are not completed?   >

How do I remove a score?

In case you accidentally added a score like a Pomodoro and want to remove it   >

How can I measure my Productivity?

XorTime can measure your productivity and track your progress on improving your focus skills.

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