How to Build a Pomodoro Timer Tracker in Notion ( + free template)

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The Pomodoro Technique is a popular time management method that divides work into intervals separated by short breaks. Creating a Pomodoro Timer Tracker in Notion helps organize and manage your tasks efficiently.

Introduction to Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique involves breaking down work into intervals, typically 25 minutes long, separated by short breaks. It’s an effective method for those struggling with focus or finding it challenging to commence large tasks. If you’re interested in an article we wrote about pomodoro you can find it HERE.

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Setting Up Notion

  1. Create a New Notion Page: Open Notion, and start with a blank page titled “Pomodoro Timer Tracker.”
  2. Add Cover Photo and Icon: Insert a cover photo and icon to personalize the page if you wish.
  3. Increase Space for the Page: Utilize the “Small text, full width” option available in the top right-hand corner, providing more room on the page for design.

Adding Pomodoro Timer and Tracker

  1. Create Columns: Type “/column” to create two separate columns for the Pomodoro timer and the tracker.
  2. Embed the Pomodoro Timer: Visit a Pomodoro timer site like, copy the link, and embed it into Notion. Customize the timer’s color and intervals as per your preferences.
  3. Design the Tracker: Establish a database for tasks and Pomodoro sessions. Use “Gallery” and “Table” views for tasks and sessions, respectively.

Designing Task Database

  1. Create a Task Database: Name it “Pomodoro Tasks.” Customize the view by hiding the database title and setting the card size to small.
  2. Add Task Properties: Include checkboxes, a link to Pomodoro sessions, and other necessary properties to track tasks efficiently.
  3. View Tasks in Gallery Format: Tailor the gallery view to display tasks, ensuring a clean and organized layout.

Organizing Pomodoro Sessions

  1. Set Up Pomodoro Sessions Database: Create a database titled “Pomodoro Sessions.” Configure the layout to ensure a clean and focused interface.
  2. Add Session Properties: Include properties such as session type (work or break), date, and a formula to calculate the session time.
  3. Relate Sessions to Tasks: Connect Pomodoro sessions to their respective tasks using a relation property for efficient tracking.

Filtering and Organization

  1. Show Undone and Done Sessions: Create separate views to filter and display completed and pending sessions.
  2. Customize Viewing Options: Arrange the sessions based on time, descending order to have the most recent sessions at the top.
  3. Set Default Entry: Set a default entry template to auto-fill the start time when adding a new session.

Using the Pomodoro Timer Tracker

  1. Start and Manage Tasks: Use the tracker to select and begin tasks. Record session details and update task progress as required.
  2. Adjust Session Details: When completing a session, adjust the end time and fill in the necessary information to track your work.

By following these steps, you can efficiently create a Pomodoro Timer Tracker in Notion. If you need video help we have it below in the next section!

Let’s start building your Pomodoro Timer Tracker in Notion!

We hope this build-with-me tutorial will help you get started with Notion and create a functional Pomodoro timer tracker Notion template. We recommend you to open your Notion workspace and follow our video at the same time so you can learn faster by building. You can also download the finished template for free below!

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Download our Templates

For the finished version of the template that we built during the build-with-me tutorial, download it for free below and check if everything is the same as your version!
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