How many Pomodoros in a day?

Let's start with your schedule to find out. New to the Pomodoro technique®?

Daily Schedule

Start
End
Work Day
Lunch
Custom Break

Pomodoro Settings

Pomodoro Length
Short Break
Long Break

Schedule

periods

Results

Possible Pomodoros

13

Assuming 0 interuptions and breaks that are timed exactly, you would in theory be able to complete 13 Pomodoros in your schedule.

Realistic Pomodoros

13

Focus gets lost, unexpected interuptions happen, and breaks go longer than expected. This is life. Realistically you will be able to complete about 13.

About this tool

I've been using the Pomodoro technique for many years. I've always wondered what was "normal" for a typical workday. Google searches resulted in a wide variety of answers, but no clear benchmark.

Although people are very different, we do share the same constraint: time. With a time based approach, I created a spreadsheet based on my schedule. Finally I had an accurate idea of how many Pomodoros were right for me. That spreadsheet evolved into this tool, which I hope others find useful.

In my experience, the daily number of Pomodoros should be more of compass than a ball & chain. Productivity can be heavily affected by your: energy levels, difficulty of the work, as well as your motivation or resistance.

-Tyler Quinn

Further reading

I would highly recommend reading The Pomodoro Technique® by Francesco Cirillo. The book can be purchased directly from the author here, and dives deeper into the method as well as the thoughts and experience behind it.

The “Pomodoro Technique®” and “Pomodoro®” are registered trademarks by Francesco Cirillo. This website is not affiliated with, associated with, or endorsed by the Pomodoro Technique® or Francesco Cirillo.