A Pomodoro timer which sits in the Windows TaskBar. Uses the TaskBar icon overlay to show remaining session minutes and uses TaskBar JumpList for actions.
Pomodoro Timer for the Windows TaskBar
If you’re into the Pomodoro technique and looking for a pretty simple out-of-the-way timer which sits in the Windows Taskbar and is controlled from the Windows JumpList, this one might be worth trying out.
NOTE: Icon overlays will NOT work if you're using small TaskBar icons!
That’s the timer looking like a tomato, with the remaining session minutes written out dynamically as icon overlay.
The timer has a couple of JumpList Tasks which you can use to control it. The program works well when “pinned” to the taskbar if you prefer it.
When started, there's also a TaskBar Preview Button with which you can start/stop the timer if needed.
You can also control the timer from the main window with one large action-button (stop, start, stop ringing and restart session).
When the timer is stopped, you can just click on the remaining minutes-textbox and change the default session length to whatever you like. The value is stored.
When the session is ended, the window flashes, the tomato shakes and a ringing sound is played a few times to get your attention.
I prefer to keep this program simple, but may add session logging. The name as well as the looks may change.
.NET 4.0 is required