Productivity Challenge Timer achievements

For several years now I’ve been using the Pomodoro technique as a way to battle procrastination and increase my productivity. There’s no shortage of apps designed to help with this, but without doubt my favourite one is Productivity Challenge Timer for Android. It does everything I could want from a Pomodoro app, plus has a bit of a sense of humour to it.

There are a bunch of fun achievements and ranks to work towards, but I couldn’t find a single list describing them all. So I made one.

Achievements

What does this button do?
You figured out how to start and then cancel a pomodoro. The most achieved achievement.
Well, that was fun
Earned for finishing a pomodoro for the first time. Hopefully the first of many victories over laziness
One foot off the couch
You worked for at least two hours in one day using the Pomodoro technique
Now repeat that 8000 times
Earned for working for at least four hours in one day using the Pomodoro technique, which is respectable for an average day at the office.
Night Owl
Awarded for working between 11pm and 5am for at least twenty hours total.
A minor setback
Earned for completing a work session after a break longer than 4 days. Note: there are no other achievements for attempted quitting.
I can’t work under these conditions!*
You voided or canceled ten work sessions which were at least halfway done. Nice to see you’re taking this seriously, now you need to figure out how to avoid distractions. Note: there are no other achievements for canceled/voided work sessions.
Ten
Earned for completing ten work sessions. Did you know ten is a round number because humans have ten fingers?
Harder than it sounds
Earned for working a solid six hours in one day. You know my developer has never done that? Not even once. I guess that’s why it takes him months to update me.
Enough for today?
Earned for working for a total of eight hours in one day! Wow! I didn’t even know I could add up so much time.
The next Big Thing
You have worked for a total of ten hours on a project. That macaroni necklace was a work of art.
Fully committed
You have worked for a total of 40 hours on a project. I remember when I was 40 hours old, I didn’t even have a database. Hey, were you making a productivity app? I hope not, that would break my heart.
Focus on everything?
Today you worked on three projects for at least an hour each. Looks like you have learned how to dabble, now you need to learn how to focus.
And on the seventh day…
You worked for at least two hours every day in the last seven days. Did you know you broke one of the Ten Commandments by doing that? Note: there are no achievements for breaking any of the other commandments.
Burning the Midnight Oil
You worked right through midnight at least five times. I sincerely hop you won’t do it on New Year’s Eve.
Sergeant Sisyphus
Earned for regaining a rank you had previously earned and then subsequently lost. It’s a never-ending struggle, but so is life, man, so is life…
Got no time for fireworks
I can’t decide whether it’s impressive or worrying, but it seems you’ve worked right through midnight on New Year’s Eve. I do know my developer would love to know that his work on making this achievement wasn’t in vain.
Incline
Earned that time you kept increasing your performance day after day. I was really proud of you there for a while.
Decline
Earned for when you started slipping and I got worried you were giving up on me.
Hands Off
Earned for completing more than two hours worth of work sessions in uninterrupted continuous mode. I’ve always felt that human agency is overrated.
10000000
Earned for completing a hundred and twenty eight work sessions. Did you know 128 is a round number because computers have two fingers?
Thousand
Earned for completing a thousand work sessions. I’m beginning to sweat a bit when calculating your stats.

*as far as I can tell, this achievement doesn’t actually work

Ranks

  • Unrepentant slacker
  • Persistent slacker
  • Recovering slacker
  • Depressed drone
  • Demoralized drone
  • Dead-eyed drone
  • Bored attendant
  • Resigned attendant
  • Obedient attendant
  • Competent operative
  • Engaged operative
  • Committed operative
  • Valuable asset
  • Strategic asset
  • Critical asset
  • Habitual workaholic
  • Determined workaholic
  • Die-hard workaholic
  • Udarnik

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