What15minutes is a productivity app inspired by pomodoro technique.
WhyOne way to fight procrastination is to just start working on something for a fixed, short amount of time. It's known as time boxing or pomodoro technique.
Time boxing requires a timer and 15minutes is just that: a timer.
You start the timer and when it's done, it gets your attention.
The AlternativesYou can, of course, use any timer. A kitchen timer will do. An iPhone will do.
I wrote 15minutes because I mostly care about not procrastinating on my software developement tasks. When I program, I'm at the computer, so software solution works well.
I used to use iPhone's timer (part of built-in clock application) but it had a fatal flaw of using sound to alert and no way to shut it up. I don't't think that my coworkers liked to hear my iPhone buzzing every 15 minutes. Also, timer on iPhone has no way to pause/resume.