Increase Productivity: Download a desktop timer.
A major problem telecommuters face is the onslaught of distractions at home. Why finish that project for your boss or client when the dishwasher needs to be emptied or you could be making a snack? A desktop timer can be remarkably effective at helping you to finish tasks. And since downloaded and installed timers don’t require an open Internet browser, you won’t be tempted to check your Facebook page or read the latest headlines.
For Mac users, Alarm Clock is a streamlined and simple desktop timer. The free software integrates with your computer’s menu bar, so it’s easy to find when deadlines are nearing. Use its stopwatch function to allocate bursts of time for specific tasks or its alarm clock function to remind yourself about meetings.
Users familiar with the Pomodoro technique, a productivity method that alternates between 25 minutes of work, short breaks, and task lists, might be excited to bring the famous tomato timer into their digital landscape with Tomighty. The free, open-source timer has a sleek design and is automatically programmed to follow the Pomodoro technique—no pens or paper required!