I love using the Pomodoro technique to work efficiently. I also love using Slack to communicate at work.
Over a weekend, I build a simple tool that adds a Pomodoro timer to Slack. A selection of simple commands can be run by any member of a team and their own work will be tracked.
Users can list their distractions, what they achieved and easily review their own performance.
Tomatobot is designed to be easy-to-learn and easy to integrate into daily work.
Although I initially built it for myself, these tools are useful for anyone, so I made it publicly available via the Slack App directory.
Shortly after launch, Tomatobot was featured in the Slack App directory's "New and Noteworthy" section, and in the Slack blog, which lead to thousands of signups in a few days.
In April, I released an update which allows users to toggle their "Do Not Disturb" status automatically as Pomodoros are started and stopped.
Shortly after, Tomatobot was featured in a blog on the Hubstop website, entitled "11 of the Best Slack Apps & Integrations to Try"
Tomatobot is free for anyone to add to any Slack team. Signup takes seconds.