Many of you know @malcolm (Malcolm Ocean) as the creator of Complice, which you can think of as a complement to Beeminder for less quantifiable goals. Malcolm is also the main person behind our Beekeeper program. Complice has official Beeminder integration now (!) which we’ll make a more official and general announcement about soon. (Teaser: I’ve been dabbling with Complice for a long time and finally am beeminding entering my daily intentions.)
But first, one of the most useful Beeminder integrations in Complice is pomodoro tracking, using Complice’s built-in pomodoro timer. You can beemind total pomodoros or send just the count for a particular Complice goal to a particular Beeminder goal. It’s quite well done. Random nice feature: the live timer is shown in the title of the tab in your browser so you don’t have to figure out how to keep the timer visible while you’re working.
Eager to hear what people think! And huge thanks to Malcolm for building this!
PS: Past forum posts on tracking pomodoros (hover over the links for my commentary):
- Tracking Pomodoros in Trello and beeminding them
- Beeminding pomodoros with Strict Workflow
- How to beemind pomodoros from iPhone
- Android + Google Calendar + Pomodoro Technique + Beeminder
- Very basic shell script to beemind pomodoros using Flowkeeper
- What timer(s) do you use to track yourself?
And our blog post on Tocks.
Finally, straw poll results from a beemail (out of 41 responses):
- 6 people besides @dreev & @bee beemind pomodoros via elaborate hackery
- 8 beemind pomodoros manually
- 15 beemind productivity in other ways (often TagTime and RescueTime)
- 10 people tock (to use our verb form of “do pomodoros”) w/o beeminding it
- 1 person admitted to not having heard of the pomodoro technique
- 5 people are none of the above (not into tocking or beeminding productivity)