Nemo is a productivity tool designed for ease of use. It was designed to address the following issues:
- Poor attention span/lack of focus
- Difficulty managing time
- Being easily distracted
As a high school student, I often find myself confronted with homework, projects, and exams. All too often the compulsion is to delay the important work in favor of something more immediately pleasing, or perhaps to do the work only to become distracted shortly after starting. All too often I've heard the following from my peers about procrastination:
"I should study, but I don't feel like it right now."
Nemo hopes to help remedy that issue.
I've got a friend who goes by the nickname "Nemo." He exemplifies the problem I hope to help fix: although he's a very capable student and an avid learner, he's often sidetracked by the Internet and his surroundings. This application is inspired by my friend - but is intended to be easy to use for anyone.
How it works
Nemo borrows from the "pomodoro technique," a means of managing time which consists of dividing work into small intervals, themselves separated by short breaks. Aside from being a web interface for the pomodoro technique, Nemo also allows the user to modify the length of work periods and break/relaxation periods, as every person works differently. Ultimately, Nemo provides a clean and painless way of practicing effective time management.
Interacting with Nemo
The most prominent part of the application is the timer in the center:
which counts from 0 minutes and 0 seconds up to a maximum of 60 minutes.The user can modify the duration of the work period (with a default value of 25 minutes), as well as the duration of the relaxation period (with a default value of 5 minutes). When time is up for either period, the timer turns red and a sound plays, removing the need for the user to pay any attention to the application while working. Work periods and relaxation periods follow one another, and the timer resets, automatically - so you never need to intervene. In fact, it only takes one button to start the cycle: "Start," at the bottom. The button transforms into a "Stop" button in case you ever need to stop the timer. A label in the center denotes whether you should currently be working or relaxing.