Become more productive by not working

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Did you ever have a time when it seemed like the harder you worked, the less productive you became? There's a whole theory that suggests that if you build breaks into your work that you can actually be more focused and productive while working between those breaks. The Pomodoro Technique is one such approach, and it's to support this approach that Focus Booster was created.

Focus Booster is a digital timer that is designed to help with using this method. Set the timer for 25 minutes, then dive into your task. When the timer goes off, it's time for a five-minute break. Every fourth break should be longer—maybe something like 15 or 20 minutes. You can customize your session lengths, as well as the length for your breaks. Choose any audible alarms you want to use to let you know when it's time to change, and select whether the timer window should be "always on top."

You can use Focus Booster on both Mac and Windows machines. It's built on the Adobe Air platform, so you'll need to have that installed on your machine. In addition, they also have an online version available, that requires Flash 10 and a supported web browser.

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