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Tomate GTK

A open source timer for the Pomodoro Technique®.

About the technique

The Pomodoro Technique® is a management technique developed by Francesco Cirillo that helps you keep focused. Read more about it at the official website.

Pomodoro Technique® and Pomodoro™ are registered and filed trademarks owned by Francesco Cirillo. Tomate is not affiliated by, associated with nor endorsed by Francesco Cirillo.


Ubuntu 16.04+

If you have installed the program using the old ppa repository uninstall the old version first. If you use an Ubuntu-based distro, such as Mint, manually set the RELEASE variable to the Ubuntu version number, such as 16.04, rather than running the sed script bellow.

RELEASE=`sed -n 's/VERSION_ID="\(.*\)"/\1/p' /etc/os-release`
sudo wget -O-$RELEASE/Release.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb$RELEASE/ ./' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tomate.list"
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install tomate-gtk

Debian 8+

RELEASE=`sed -n 's/VERSION_ID="\(.*\)"/\1\.0/p' /etc/os-release`
sudo wget -O-$RELEASE/Release.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo bash -c "echo 'deb$RELEASE/ ./' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tomate.list"
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install tomate-gtk

Opensuse Tumbleweed

sudo zypper ar -f
sudo zypper install tomate-gtk

Fedora 24+

RELEASE=`cat /etc/fedora-release | grep -o '[0-9][0-9]*'`
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo$RELEASE/home:eliostvs:tomate.repo
sudo dnf install tomate-gtk


The packages are available in aur repository


All plugins are in the repositories and need to be installed separately. For example

sudo apt-get install tomate-indicator-plugin
will install the indicator plugin under Debian and Ubuntu.

Bugs and Suggestions

Bugs and suggestions should be reported here.




  • Keyboard shortcuts to start (control + s), stop (control + p) and reset (control + r) sessions



  • The timer, session and settings now emit a payload object instead of a dictionary



  • Timer countdown blinking



  • Arch linux installation instructions



  • Change UI to use a headerbar widget instead of a toolbar
  • The Task enum was renamed to Sessions


  • Show notifications in then main widget (show_message view interface)



  • Show notifications in the main widget (show_message view interface)


  • Reopen from command line


  • Arch install instructions


  • Using wiring.scanning
  • Add plugin settings
  • Python 3 only


  • Using py.test
  • Add menu widget


  • Remove linux package metadata
  • Fix Gtk warnings


  • Using the new event system
  • Python 2/3 compatible (only for Ubuntu/Debian/Arch)
  • Remove appindicator3 dependency


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 3, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

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