10 Best pomodoro apps on Android, iPhone

In this digital age, staying focused and productive can be a challenge. Forest and Focus To are just a few of the many pomodoro apps available for Android and iPhone that can help you stay on task and achieve your goals.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. Forest Forest Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 36M+ Focus timer, Tree planting, Social accountability
2. Focus To Focus To Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 8M+ Science-based focus timer, Integrated task management
3. Pomodoro Timer Pomodoro Timer Icon Android 4.5/5 4M+ Simple and intuitive, Customizable intervals, Background timer
4. Focus Plant Focus Plant Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 3M+ Gamified learning experience, Improves focus and productivity
5. Toggl Track Toggl Track Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 2M+ Simple time tracking, Detailed time reports, Cross-device syncing
6. Minimalist Pomodoro Timer Minimalist Pomodoro Timer Icon Android, iOS 4.6/5 1M+
7. Boosted Time Tracker Boosted Time Tracker Icon Android 4.5/5 1M+ Insightful reports, Pomodoro timer, Effortless time tracking
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1. Forest

Forest Icon

Focus timer, Tree planting, Social accountability


Cost: Forest: Stay focused (Free), Forest: Premium ($1.99/month or $19.99/year)

Forest is a mobile app that helps you stay focused and motivated by gamifying the process of completing tasks. When you start a task, you plant a virtual tree. As long as you stay focused, your tree will grow. If you get distracted and leave the app, your tree will die. This simple but effective system can help you stay on track and get more done. Forest also offers a variety of features to help you stay focused, such as a Pomodoro timer, a distraction blocker, and a rewards system.

Download: Android, iOS

Forest - Focus timer, Tree planting, Social accountability
  • Tags:
  • Focus Timer
  • Gamified productivity
  • Tree planting

Application information:

Downloads 36,227,250
Features The app uses a Pomodoro timer to help users stay focused on their tasks and avoid distractions.
Pros The app is easy to use and can help users stay focused and productive.
Cons The app can be expensive for some users and may not be suitable for all tasks.

Comments and Reviews from users:

zeke899: “I've been using Forest on and off for years and it's wonderful at its job. I often struggle with focusing on tasks and it's helped immensely with discipline. Something I wish was a feature is combining the allow list with the tags, or having an option to pick the allow list when starting a session. I have different allow lists for different tasks and often forget to switch and need to cancel my timer midway through. I do love this app and will continue using for years :)” – 5/5 in Play Store

Emilis Augutis: “I have used Forest for a while but had to delete it simply because one crucial feature doesn't work: notifications. I start a timer to focus, but then the timer gets stuck and doesn't notify me that the session completed. This happens around 50% of the time. I tried all the fixes for Samsung phones from Forest's own website, but still I don't get notified. To my understanding, the fault is on Samsung and how it makes apps doze off, but that doesn't change that the app doesn't function properly.” – 2/5 in Play Store

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2. Focus To

Focus To Icon

Science-based focus timer, Integrated task management


Cost: Focus To (Free), Focus To Pro ($2.99)

Focus To is a popular pomodoro app available on mobile devices. It combines the pomodoro technique with task management features to help users stay focused and productive. With Focus To, you can set timers for focused work sessions followed by short breaks. It also allows you to create and organize tasks, set reminders, and track your progress over time. The app's intuitive interface and customizable settings make it suitable for both beginners and experienced pomodoro users looking to enhance their productivity and time management skills.

Download: Android, iOS

Focus To - Science-based focus timer, Integrated task management
  • Tags:
  • Pomodoro Technique
  • Task management
  • Time tracking

Application information:

Downloads 8,313,080
Features Pomodoro timer, task organizer, time tracker, schedule planner, and reminder all in one.
Pros Easy to use, visually appealing, and helps to stay focused.
Cons Can be glitchy at times, and some features are only available in the paid version.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Maria Veen: “The timer itself and the task list feature work well. I would give it more stars except for 2 annoying things. 1) every time I start a work block, it switches to a full screen and starts clicking the seconds, REALLY loudly. Every time I have to reach over and click it back to the first screen. I've checked all my settings and can't get it to stop doing that. 2) when I'm done, the only way to get it out of my notification banner is to force pause the app or force stop it.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Jeff Newbill: “Works well as a timer. That's about it. Update: they've added the obnoxious ticking feature for some reason (great idea to force people trying to focus to immediately open the app back up). Also, even if White Noise is set to none, there's still a subtle white noise sound that becomes an unbearable static at lower volumes for some headphones. How hard is it to just NOT play sound when I tell it to not play sound? Honestly, just use your phone timer.” – 2/5 in Play Store

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3. Pomodoro Timer

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Simple and intuitive, Customizable intervals, Background timer


Cost: Pomodoro Timer & Task Manager (Free), Pomodoro Timer Premium (Paid)

Pomodoro Timer is a mobile app that helps you stay focused and productive using the Pomodoro Technique. This technique involves breaking down your work into 25-minute intervals, separated by short breaks. The app provides a simple and user-friendly interface that allows you to easily set timers and track your progress. You can also customize the app's settings to fit your specific needs, such as adjusting the length of your work intervals and breaks. With Pomodoro Timer, you can stay organized and motivated, and achieve your goals more efficiently.

Download: Android

Pomodoro Timer - Simple and intuitive, Customizable intervals, Background timer
  • Tags:
  • Time blocking technique
  • Eliminate distractions
  • Boost productivity

Application information:

Downloads 4,069,684
Features Effectively manage your time with the Pomodoro Technique, which alternates focused work sessions with short breaks.
Pros Simple and easy to use, customizable timer settings, and the ability to track your progress.
Cons May not be suitable for everyone, and some users may find the short breaks to be too short or too long.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Does the trick, has some good options. Main drawback is that the "notification sound" doesn't buzz or anything on my phone, and the "alarm sound" is a nice chime, but a bit loud for my shared office. I want an option that vibrates. Minor issue is that setting it to have a long break after four pomodoros with a goal of more than eight sets to it have a long break after the first four... but *not* after eight. That is easy to work around, just change the break length, but it's a bit annoying.” – 4/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Best free pomodoro app I've found. Others for some reason weren't able to override my Do Not Disturb settings so I would never hear the alert, or force you to keep the screen on. This one is clean, customizable, works perfectly. Should be better rates and appear higher in search results-- this is the 3rd one I downloaded and by far the best, deleted the others immediately after finding this” – 5/5 in Play Store

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4. Focus Plant

Focus Plant Icon

Gamified learning experience, Improves focus and productivity


Cost: Focus Plant (Free), Focus Plant Pro ($4.99)

Focus Plant is a mobile app that uses the pomodoro technique to help users stay focused and productive. The app features a variety of plants that users can grow by completing focused work sessions. As users complete more work sessions, their plants will grow and thrive. This gamified approach to productivity can help users stay motivated and on track. The app also includes a variety of features to help users customize their experience, such as the ability to set custom work and break intervals, and to choose from a variety of plant themes.

Download: Android, iOS

Focus Plant - Gamified learning experience, Improves focus and productivity
  • Tags:
  • Gamified learning
  • Productivity Booster
  • Habit Tracking

Application information:

Downloads 2,530,704
Features Focus Plant is a study timer and focus keeper app that helps you stay focused and motivated by growing a virtual plant.
Pros Focus Plant is a great way to stay focused and motivated while studying or working.
Cons Focus Plant may not be suitable for people who are easily distracted by their surroundings.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I. LOVE. This app. I love the graphics and gameplay style, but most of all I love the achievements bc it really makes me want to study more. I also love the gameplay bc after my timer goes off, I can use my break playing in the app. Suggestions: ■ I do wish there was a zoom in feature on the plants though because I want to see them more clearly. ■ And maybe during the timer our existing plants can appear and be animated. ■ I also wish studying for longer amounts of time gives a bigger reward.” – 5/5 in Play Store

L P: “Cool helpful app! I think this is really cute. The only reason I didn't give 5 is because I found myself spending a fair bit of time getting my lands going instead of focusing. Lol, but I get any game has to get started right? It's good overall. Set the timer to whatever you need and it chimes when it's done. If you leave the app you quit and don't get the points.” – 4/5 in Play Store

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5. Toggl Track

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Simple time tracking, Detailed time reports, Cross-device syncing


Cost: Toggl Track Free (Free), Toggl Track Premium ($9/month per user)

Toggl Track is a popular time tracking app that helps users track their time spent on different tasks and projects. It is available on both desktop and mobile devices, and it offers a variety of features to help users stay organized and productive. With Toggl Track, users can create projects and tasks, track their time using a simple start/stop timer, and generate reports to see how they are spending their time. The app also offers a variety of integrations with other popular productivity tools, making it a great choice for teams and individuals who want to track their time and improve their productivity.

Download: Android, iOS

Toggl Track - Simple time tracking, Detailed time reports, Cross-device syncing
  • Tags:
  • Easy time tracking
  • Detailed reports
  • Cross-Device Sync

Application information:

Downloads 1,502,946
Features Time tracking, project and task management, team collaboration, reporting and analytics, integrations with other apps and services.
Pros Easy to use, flexible, powerful reporting, integrations with other apps and services.
Cons Can be buggy at times, limited customization options, no mobile app for Windows Phone.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “This is not the update toggl needed, no new features were added. They changed the looks a little and made it way worse to navigate through the app screens. You still cannot see half of the information that is on the website version. If the job title you've selected has a long name and continues off the screen then there's no reading it. They made entering daily hours even more miserable and time consuming. Still a very poorly designed app, nothing has changed for the better. Strongly advise all to try another time entry app.” – 2/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “love this app! it works sooo much better than the previous one (which i actually deleted because syncing was terrible). i just wish that the timer would show up on the extended dropdown notification/menu bar like the old app did. i find that i frequently forget my timer is running, which sort of defeats the purpose. otherwise, this redesign is awesome! thanks toggl team!” – 4/5 in Play Store

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6. Minimalist Pomodoro Timer

Minimalist Pomodoro Timer Icon

Cost: Minimalist Pomodoro Timer - Free (Free), Minimalist Pomodoro Timer - Pro ($4.99)

Minimalist Pomodoro Timer is a simple and effective pomodoro timer app for mobile devices. It helps you stay focused and productive by breaking down your work into intervals, typically 25 minutes of focused work followed by a short break. The app's clean and intuitive interface makes it easy to use, and its customizable settings allow you to tailor the timer to your specific needs. Whether you're a student, a professional, or anyone who wants to improve their focus and productivity, Minimalist Pomodoro Timer is an excellent choice.

Download: Android, iOS

Minimalist Pomodoro Timer -
  • Tags:
  • No distractions
  • Highly configurable
  • Detailed Statistics

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I really don't like the new version. I accidentally swipe up and the timer starts over. You should be able to disable these swiping gestures. I'm looking for another version. Accidental swipe occurs when im trying to swipe to add a minute or pause or whatever. its not intuitive this new way. maybe put labels so people know where theyre swiping. look at the app Brain Focus. I prefer the look of your app, but the customization of BF is far superior. To each their own. Good luck to you.” – 2/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “App works, sound doesn't. I want to like it, but I encounter the same problem others have noted: it doesn't play an audible notification or vibrate at the end of a session if you have your phone on silent (as an alarm would). Should prompt for an exception, or explain that limitation. Who doesn't have their phone on silent all the time. Pixel XL, Android 10” – 4/5 in Play Store

7. Boosted Time Tracker

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Insightful reports, Pomodoro timer, Effortless time tracking


Cost: Free (0.00), Premium (4.99)

Boosted Time Tracker is a mobile app that uses the Pomodoro Technique to help you stay focused and productive. It breaks down your work into 25-minute intervals, separated by short breaks. During each interval, you focus on a single task without distractions. After four intervals, you take a longer break of 15-30 minutes. This technique helps to improve focus, reduce procrastination, and increase productivity. Boosted Time Tracker also includes features such as task management, progress tracking, and customization options. It's available for both iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android

Boosted Time Tracker - Insightful reports, Pomodoro timer, Effortless time tracking
  • Tags:
  • Time tracking
  • Pomodoro Timer
  • Habit Analysis

Application information:

Downloads 1,275,262
Features Boosted Time Tracker helps you track your activities and projects, so you can see where your time goes and identify areas for improvement.
Pros Easy to use, helps you stay organized, boosts productivity.
Cons May not be suitable for all types of work, can be difficult to track time accurately for certain tasks.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “The primary reason I gave this a lower scores is that you're only allowed to activate one timer at a time. Also, there is no option to add notes or descriptions to the tasks. There is no widget. Despite that, I like that there are projects with individual tasks. I like that each one of those tasks has a timer. The statistics reports are very helpful. My favorite feature is the ability to add a time record if you missed it earlier.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “just downloaded this today. so far it seems ok. definitely a widget would be great, which I understand is going to be out with the next update. another improvement would be to have the option to multitask. currently, when you click to start a task it stops whichever other one you have going. I think it would be great to have the option to turn on multitasking in settings. that way, if you want to only track one thing at a time you can, but if you're like me and like to multitask you can too.” – 3/5 in Play Store

8. Engross

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Unique focus timer, Insightful to-do list, Minimalist day planner


Cost: Free, Premium (4.99)

Engross is a mobile app that uses the Pomodoro Technique to help you stay focused and productive. It breaks down your work into 25-minute intervals, separated by short breaks. During each interval, you focus on a single task without distractions. After four intervals, you take a longer break of 15-30 minutes. Engross also allows you to set goals, track your progress, and get insights into your work habits. With its simple and intuitive interface, Engross makes it easy to stay organized and achieve your goals.

Download: Android, iOS

Engross - Unique focus timer, Insightful to-do list, Minimalist day planner
  • Tags:
  • Pomodoro Timer
  • Integrated todo list
  • Day planner

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “The pro version is only $1.99 so a person can't complain. It does seem like all the features of person would actually use are in that pro version. It would be nice to have a free trial. I really liked being able to divide each task into self labeled parts. However, the slider underneath the task is not easy to advance. I kept trying to mark off a section completed and it kept checking the task as done. The statistics page on how often I was distracted could be a great tool.” – 3/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “Been using this as a replacement for the Offtime app to block my app usage during work hours. The app blocking works nicely and doesn't block hidden background applications, or freak out if I happen to get a notification from a blocked app like Offtime has been. One thing that would make this the perfect replacement for Offtime is being able to trigger the timer to start automatically. I can't always trust myself to go in and start the timer myself, so being able to toggle a scheduled timer to start automatically would be useful. Another useful feature would be to allow the user to delete a single event from a recurring series, without deleting the entire event series, or even better, including Google Calendar integration. Thanks for providing a great app!” – 4/5 in Play Store

9. Focus Quest

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Gamified productivity booster, Combats phone addiction and distractions


Cost: Free, Premium (4.99)

Focus Quest is a pomodoro app that helps you stay focused and productive. It uses the pomodoro technique, which involves breaking down your work into 25-minute intervals, separated by short breaks. During each interval, you focus on a single task without distractions. After four intervals, you take a longer break. Focus Quest also includes a variety of features to help you stay motivated, such as streaks, rewards, and challenges. It is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

Focus Quest - Gamified productivity booster, Combats phone addiction and distractions
  • Tags:
  • Gamified productivity
  • Focus Booster
  • Stop Procrastination

Application information:

Downloads 659678
Features Focus timer to help you stay on task and improve focus, various focus techniques, and gamified rewards to make the process more engaging.
Pros User-friendly interface, effective focus timer, and engaging rewards system.
Cons Limited customization options for the timer and repetitive tasks after prolonged use.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Tsuaegha Kihas: “A great idea. I downloaded it to help focus but spent 40 minutes playing trying to find a way to turn the sound and music off. Still haven't found a way. Please let me know if there is a way so i can mute it when i want to. I like to listen to other music while i focus and studying and such. Really great idea. Looks well thought out and well made” – 3/5 in Play Store

Krystal Stoll: “Fantastic for focus; works even better than the app blockers I've tried. The story keeps it interesting; the gems and clicks etc give a quick, limited dopamine hit so I don't go to another game. HOWEVER: the whitelisting needs work. With so many apps on my phone, it takes way too much time to scroll through them looking for the one I want to whitelist. With that fix it would be an easy 5 stars.” – 4/5 in Play Store

10. Pomocat

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White Noise Focus, Cute Cat Animations, Friend Collaboration


Cost: Pomodoro Focus Timer - Pomocat (Free), Pomodoro Focus Timer - Pomocat Pro ($1.99)

Pomocat is a free and open-source pomodoro app for mobile devices that helps you stay focused and productive. It features a cute cat companion that keeps you company while you work or study. With Pomocat, you can set timers, track your progress, and earn rewards for staying on task. The app also includes a variety of customization options, so you can tailor it to your own needs and preferences. Whether you're a student, a professional, or anyone who wants to improve their focus, Pomocat is a great tool to help you get things done.

Download: Android, iOS

Pomocat - White Noise Focus, Cute Cat Animations, Friend Collaboration
  • Tags:
  • Cute Cat Companion
  • Focus-Boosting White Noise
  • Adorable Animations

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Farah Dar: “It's one of the best pomodoro apps out there! I rarely review apps because i feel like it's a waste of time, but this app deserves a positive review! I've tried 5-6 other apps, all of them with some sort of payment or ad gimmick, which gets annoying fast. I tend to drop apps quickly, but not this one! My only suggestion is to add a graphing function and tagging function to see how much time you spend studying each day and doing what subjects. Thank you so much for this cute app to help me focus!” – 5/5 in Play Store

dragonfruit: “reviewing again: really enjoying the app, the cat animations are so cute! i love how simple and user-friendly it is 🩷 just a tiny feedback; when you leave the app (by going to another app's notification for example), the timer goes on in notifications with no problem (i have use timer in background on). however when you come back to pomocat the session is suddenly completed on its own. the same goes for breaktimes. it would be nice if that was fixed, but other than that it's a lovely app 🩵” – 5/5 in Play Store