Thyme Pomodoro Timer

by Hugh Bien — 08/05/2013

I've started using the Pomodoro Technique as a productivity booster.

For fun, I also ended up making a console Pomodoro Timer called Thyme. There's tmux integration baked right in. You can also extend it with Ruby.

Get it with:

$ gem install thyme

Watch a timer in your tmux status bar:

# vim ~/.thymerc
set :tmux, true

# vim ~/.tmux.conf
set-option -g status-right '#(cat ~/.thyme-tmux)'
set-option -g status-interval 1

The ~/.thymerc file actually runs any Ruby source code. Thyme has pre/post hooks, so you can run arbitrary code:

before do
  `mplayer ~/flight-of-the-bumble-bee.mp3 &`

after do |seconds_left|
  `notify-send -u critical "Thyme's up!"`

There's also an option method, in case you wanted to add new options to the thyme binary:

option :t, :today, 'open today sheet' do
  `vim ~/ < \`tty\` > \`tty\``

The source code is available via GitHub. Hope you enjoy it!


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