How to enable the Pomodoro timer?

Everything about Pomodoro and how it works in Toggl Track

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Pomodoro is a time management system where you break your tasks down into (usually) 25-minute sprints. This technique was developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. Learn more.

Toggl Track apps also have a built-in Pomodoro function. Whether or not you can utilize the Pomodoro timer depends on the Toggl Track app you are using. The feature is currently available in these apps:

  • Desktop app (both Windows and macOS)

  • Browser extension (both Firefox and Chrome)

  • Android and iOS mobile apps

Enabling Pomodoro in the Windows desktop app

  1. Click on the cogwheel icon > Preferences (or hit CTRL + ,).

  2. Enable "Pomodoro timer" from the "General" tab.

Enabling Pomodoro in the macOS desktop app

  1. Click on Toggl Track (in the main menu) > Preferences (or hit ⌘ ,).

  2. Enable the "Pomodoro timer" option from the "General" tab.

Enabling Pomodoro in the browser extensions

  1. Click on the Toggl Track extension icon and then on the cogwheel icon.

  2. Navigate to "Pomodoro" in the sidebar on the left.

  3. Under "Pomodoro settings" tick the "Enable Pomodoro" option.

Enabling Pomodoro on the mobile apps.

Pomodoro is enabled by default in the Android mobile app. Switch to the Pomodoro tab on the Timer screen to get started.
You can find more about the Android Pomodoro tool here.
On iOS you'll also see a Pomodoro tab. You'll also see a Pomodoro settings link where you can further refine your Pomodoro settings.

You can find more about the iOS Pomodoro tool here.

As of this moment, the Pomodoro timer is not available in these apps:

  • Toggl Track web app

Note: Pomodoro settings that conflict can cause issues with running timers. Please either use the same settings across your apps, or ensure only the app you are currently using is running when using pomodoro.

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