Pomodoro Timer steals focus: use system tray pop up as an option
Currently, the pomodoro timer opens a window that steals the focus from the current application.
While this might be good to signal the break, it can also affect current work. Especially when working with graphic or engineering applications where a single command might take several minutes (e.g. using a polygon mask in a graphics program), this might jeopardize the work of the user, making the technique inefficient.
Therefore I'd like to suggest to implement an option where a system tray popup is shown instead. When the user clicks the pop up, the window to tag the break is shown (as it is now). Optionally, a sound could also be played to emphasize the break.
Jen Lipschitz commented
See similar requests:
"Timer in Taskbar" http://support.manictime.com/forums/222041-feature-requests/suggestions/11542083-timer-in-the-taskbar-or-elsewhere-when-main-wind
"Desktop Widget" http://support.manictime.com/forums/222041-feature-requests/suggestions/11707878-desktop-widget
Overall, I'd love to see some sort of always-on-top mini window that I can tuck into a corner of my screen which shows just a tiny version of my Tags timeline for the day so far AND bits of pomodoro/stopwatch info (start/pause/stop, time left, etc.)