DayNinja - Pomodoro inspired Flow & Focus Timer+

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About this app

DayNinja combines the best productivity methods in the world: Pomodoro technique ™ by Francesco Cirillo, GTD by David Allen, Deep work, timeboxing and more all in one FREE app.

Backed by scientifically proven time management methods this free pomodoro focus timer app will help you to be more productive. Some features include:

- Day View: Integrates with your calendar. See your focus tasks planned out between appointments.
- New Day: DayNinja cleans up old tasks and resets your timers ready for you to re-prioritise focus goals each day.
- KPI Performance streaks: Measure your focus each day and compare with daily performance charts.
- Metrics: Learn how many hours you spend doing focused work, breaks and the time you will finish your workday based on your goals and appointments.
- To-do: prioritise your days’ tasks by drag & drop.
- Target block count & estimates: keep motivated with focus goals, set your personal daily targets.
- Optimised user interface: Quick swipe actions to keep you in flow throughout your day.
- Customise your block & break durations as you grow your ability to focus.
- Tags let you see at a glance related tasks and projects in your todo list.
- Satisfying sounds keep your day light and a smile on your face as you slash through tasks.
- Flow state friendly: keep working when you get in the zone and your focus time is still tracked.
- Focus time summary: receive a report of your total focus time each week.

The ideal productivity tool for founders, professional freelancers, designers and coders.

From the author:

"Do you know how many hours of your day are actually productive, focused time?

Whether it be phone calls, emails, your smartphone or well-meaning colleagues tapping you on the shoulder for a “Do you have a minute?” kind of chat, our days are bombarded with interruptions. Before we know it, the day is over and we are left feeling rather down and thinking "Eek!? ...Is that all I got done today?"

Now let’s just assume that it is possible to work in a quiet place away from external interruptions. Our own minds are an even bigger source of distraction, with a new thought entering our minds every 3 minutes! Unless we have a system, a method, a process - whatever you want to call it, the outcome is likely to be the same day after day: stressful mess bouncing between other people’s agendas and not getting your most important work done. Sound familiar?

This app has been inspired by proven productivity techniques:

Pomodoro timer: The idea is to work in predetermined blocks of time. To do this, simply break a task up into 25-minute segments without stopping or getting distracted.

Getting Things Done®: Begin with a to-do list for the day and classify tasks according to priority.

You have allocated tasks, time, all under your own terms, you have achieved your goals, performed every task with a sense of quality and you finish every day satisfied. It sounds simple, and it is… in concept, but don’t expect to master this technique right away. It takes weeks of practicing the method day in and day out. It takes discipline. I have strayed at times when overwhelmed, I have reached the end of the week and wondered, “Where did I achieve this week”. It is those weeks when I have failed to be disciplined and failed to use the app. I have let other people’s agendas overrun my own.

Researchers have proven that self-control is one of the key determinants of success. When you exercise self-control and self-discipline through a good part of your day, it cannot help but spill over into other areas of your life... How you eat, sleep and your health and happiness. Stick with it, and you too will be a DayNinja.

Nathan Challen

Want to learn more? read: “Zen and the art of getting Sh*t done” & Medium or subscribe for more productivity tips.

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Jul 19, 2021

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64 reviews
Lu Lumbra
July 18, 2020
Great idea, but needs more developement! The continuous pomodoro timer between multiple tasks is precisley what I need and I've gone through 100+ similar apps looking for any version of it! Issue 1. Doesn't work correctly on Chromebook (can't add a task). 2. Can't set different timer lengths for each task. 3. Need statistics so I can review my time management 4. Would like to make various custom lists not tied to a calendar. Will revise my review if any one of these can be improved.
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Sana Qureshi
January 22, 2021
Best app ever. I've been searching for an app like this for months. It has the best of so many productive techniques... love it... also the ninja theme is cute too...Also, If there was an option to block the distracting apps during pomodoro and to schedule my time blocks, it would be a plus.
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Rugilė Goštautaitė
April 10, 2022
Cant open the app on redmi 9 after downloading. 5 stars cause it looks like a good app :D help Edit 10 seconds later: opened the app through google play, but cant open it by pressing on the icon. Maybe its a phone problem, well see how it goes after restarting the phone
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What's new

Use focus to induce the flow state. Get into flow by first working on a single task at a time (the Pomodoro technique ™ by Francesco Cirillo).
If you are in flow, ignore the the timer alerting you to take a break. Keep working and when you return to the app you'll be prompted to confirm that you were working up until then.
Easy! the flow timer is updated and your calendar will reflect you were working that time on the current task.