I am looking for a simple application that provides a countdown timer and follows the elementary OS HIGs.

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I think you need a pomodoro App

Well there are some that are specifically made for elementary.


Tomato App is a time management application based on the Pomodoro technique, specially developed for the elementary OS 0.3 Freya and elementary OS 0.2 Luna systems. You can use the stable PPA now:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:tomato-team/tomato-stable
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install tomato

You can find others here.

  • That is beautiful.
    – Huey
    Jul 12, 2015 at 4:02
  • OP requested a countdown timer. Pomodoro may not solve everyone's problem. Nov 22, 2016 at 4:14

Go For it

Yep I did go fast and recommended a basic app (tomato) but I have dug one more out with more features, but it is doesn't look as good compared to tomato.

It does have a more configurable timer. It is a simple and stylish productivity app, featuring a to-do list, merged with a timer that keeps your focus on the current task.

To install it you can use this ppa :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mank319/go-for-it && sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install go-for-it

The github repo is at https://github.com/mank319/Go-For-It

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