focus booster vocabulary
Like all apps, focus booster uses specific terms when referring to features. Below is a list of these terms and their meanings.
Sessions are referred to as Pomodoro sessions. Each time you start the Pomodoro timer, you are creating a session. When a pomodoro session has finished, it is then referred to as a time entry.
When you log into any of focus booster's apps, you'll instantly land on the timer interface. The timer is also known as the Pomodoro timer. You can select the label and/or client you will be working on during your task.
- Hit 'play' on the timer to start a session.
- Hit 'stop' while the timer runs to stop a session midway through or, midway through a break.
- The timer will always remind you when a short or long break is running.
You can customise the length and timing of your pomodoro sessions and breaks in your preferences.
You can assign a client to one or sessions. You can make new Clients on the Clients page. You can assign several Projects to one Client, but only one Client to a Project.
- Hourly rate
Note: Client's is a feature only available on the paid professional plans.
Labels are essentially tasks. These are created or selected from your label history at the beginning of each Pomodoro session, so you can keep track of the time you have spent on billable and non-billable tasks.
Everything you enter in focus booster is saved. From client hourly rates to your Pomodoro sessions.
To quickly recap the tasks you've worked on, how long for and what time each Pomodoro session began, your today list will show every minute you've tracked. All sessions are recorded in your time entries too.
On the following day, these sessions are automatically removed from your today list, to make way for a new day's work.
You can learn more about how to navigate your today list here.
When a pomodoro session has finished, it is referred to as a time entry.
The time entries feature displays your session history for any period of time. Each time entry contains information about the date, client, label, duration and the time this session started (if you are on a paid professional plan).
- 01/25/2021 was the date when this time entry was tracked.
- Client A is the client associated with this time entry.
- Emails is a description of what was worked on.
- 00:25 is the duration of the time entry.
- 09:00 is the time of the day this time entry started.
- 00:25 is the duration of the total time tracked on this day. (for example, x2 25-minute Pomodoro sessions = 00:50).
The dashboard report is available on all focus booster plans, but, your data will be limited on the starter plan.
You can access your dashboard in the top menu bar.
You'll see a date range to select at the top of your page and whether you would like to look at the reports as your total sessions for that date period, or total time.
Hovering your mouse over sections of the graphs will show additional data for that section.
Note: In early 2021, your dashboard reports will look slightly different from what the new focus booster app looks like because it is still tied to focus booster's legacy app. We will be overhauling the reports in 2021.
If you need help with focus booster, please contact our support team by clicking on the chat icon in the bottom right corner of this page.