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Vitamin-R
Vitamin-R
3.8

Vitamin-R overview

Vitamin-R creates the optimal conditions for your brain to work at its best by structuring your work into short bursts of distraction-free, highly focused activity alternating with opportunities for renewal, reflection and intuition.

The built-in task logging and statistics features create a positive momentum towards productivity by providing visible feedback on your progress and achievements.

Features
  • Time Slice Your Work. Vitamin-R breaks down large, vaguely defined tasks into a series of short "time slices" of between 10 and 30 minutes, each with specific, easily reachable and actionable objectives. During these time slices it keeps you focused on accomplishing only this one objective and provides you with mechanisms for dealing with interruptions, poor concentration, etc.
  • Get Started. Vitamin-R concentrates on getting you started allowing you to break through the resistance of procrastination and create a positive feedback loop of small achievements that get you closer to your ultimate aims. You will experience less stress caused by looming deadlines and a lack of clear direction, thus enabling you to enjoy guilt-free breaks that allow your intuition and creativity to emerge.
  • Find Your Rhythm. Each one of us is different. Finding out what works best for you is the key to true productivity. Vitamin-R helps you by giving you the tools to gain more awareness of how you spend your time, what works for you and what does not. Armed with this new knowledge, you can eliminate unproductive work patterns and discover the work rhythm that suits you best.
  • Get It Out of Your Head Quickly. Did you know that your short term memory can only hold 4-6 "chunks" of information? The slightest interruption and it's all gone and you have to start from scratch. That's why Vitamin-R provides you with the "Now and Later Board", complete with FastType magic, to give you a place to quickly dump all those things that go through your head and allow you to quickly return to your task.
  • Make It Your Own. Vitamin-R plugs into your life rather than trying to take it over. You can use it occasionally to overcome procrastination or mental blocks or re-organize your entire working life around the concepts that it embodies. It complements rather than replaces traditional to-do list managers, such as Things or OmniFocus for which direct integrations exist.
  • Now With Cloud Synching! If you routinely work on multiple Macs, you will love Vitamin-R's new ability to effortlessly synch your time slice log across the cloud using the free Dropbox service. Setup is as easy as ticking a checkbox.
  • Recapture the lost of art of joyful concentration. Overcome procrastination. Rediscover the motivation within yourself.

What’s new in version 4.10

Updated on May 12 2022

  • The new version fixes a bug affecting the break duration control.
View older Vitamin-R updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

17 MB

Downloads

105662

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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korkiew
korkiew
Feb 9 2017
2.44
5.0
Feb 9 2017
5.0
Version: 2.44
This is the best assistant I've ever had. The app is highly customizable, well managed and very sufficient. Every time I apply it to my project, Vitamin-R makes it accomplishable in the defined time period.
CDavid
CDavid
Mar 9 2016
2.39
5.0
Mar 9 2016
5.0
Version: 2.39
I like the way this app helps me manage my working time. I have to do a lot of writing, so concentrating on a certain topic can sometimes be a problem. Plus, for me personally, it's rather difficult to manage my time and set particular goals to achieve. Vitamin-R helps with that. The thing I like most about the application is the notifications that appear on the screen telling me about the end of time slices. Awesome! Pros: Lots of features and refinements for making my work as productive and easy as it can possibly be. Cons: For many users it's the price I guess. Bottom line: Give it a try!
Stuward
Stuward
Feb 7 2016
2.37
5.0
Feb 7 2016
5.0
Version: 2.37
Please convince my chief to buy this so I can take more breaks at work. :) Great app.
MacUpdate-Ishaq
MacUpdate-Ishaq
Jan 13 2016
2.36
0.0
Jan 13 2016
0.0
Version: 2.36
Vitamin-R is an all-in-one task management powerhouse. At first glance, it’s a simple time keeper, affording the user the ability to quickly and easily time their work session. You can extend your time block if the task isn’t over or enter a break period – easy and straightforward. The fuss-free time keeping interface is reason enough to give Vitamin-R a shot, but it’s what the app offers after the “time slice” is complete that makes it shine. The Now & Later board is the perfect space for capturing transient thoughts, and it’ll propel you through your task rather than bog you down with bells and whistles. Ingenious templates give you a place to comment on your in-progress task, linking one session to the next, encouraging reflection and improvement as you proceed through your time slices. The ‘Tools’ section of the app is a revelation, as it gives you an enhanced perspective of your ability to focus through a statistics view, as well as a running history of completed tasks in a log; these two sections of the app are tucked away just enough to sit out of sight of users that are trying to get work done with minimal friction, but at hand enough for the true power user to get great insight on their self and their work. And the noise machine is a delightful, unexpected addition, creating a soft bed of noise to drown out distractions and keep you on task. If given the opportunity, Vitamin-R will surprise you over and over again, making you increasingly productive with diminishing amounts of effort.
bobembry
bobembry
Aug 7 2015
2.29
0.0
Aug 7 2015
0.0
Version: 2.29
8/7/2015 The current Mac App Store version is 2.25, while the current MacUpdate version is 2.29. If the Mac App Store version is always going to be a few versions behind, why not allow users to use the direct download instead? I have several apps where the developer added the ability to check for a Mac App Store installation and recognize that as a valid license.
kimikimiblair
kimikimiblair
Mar 5 2015
2.23
3.0
Mar 5 2015
3.0
Version: 2.23
Which version supports 10.7.5?
StpsPatrick
StpsPatrick
Jan 5 2015
2.21
4.0
Jan 5 2015
4.0
Version: 2.21
Very well build app that does what it promise : remembers you to have breaks ones in a while. A bit expensive though.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 10 2014
2.20
0.0
Dec 10 2014
0.0
Version: 2.20
Version 2.20 (beta) ONLY runs on OS X 10.0 Yosemite. Not backwards compatible.
info-37
info-37
Aug 21 2014
2.19
4.0
Aug 21 2014
4.0
Version: 2.19
Whats a great idea! I've used stress detection & breaks planner for my PC http://www.yostress.com ... but the don't have Mac version :(
OsloX
OsloX
Jul 31 2014
2.17
5.0
Jul 31 2014
5.0
Version: 2.17
Got this with the latest Macheist bundle. Nicely build app that is easy to use.
Jakob-joergensen
Jakob-joergensen
Jul 19 2014
2.14
1.5
Jul 19 2014
1.5
Version: 2.14
Not that impressed. Suppose to make you focus, but too complicated. Should have a simple and advanced mode. Not at all minded on macs that uses another speak synths. My mac speak Danish. I can't change what the app says. Sounds terrible. Unable to focus... - it's a redo or undo
Kihoalu
Kihoalu
Apr 11 2014
2.12
2.5
Apr 11 2014
2.5
Version: 2.12
Vitamin-R is the germ of a good idea. No one really multi-tasks, no one does thing rely concurrently. That’s a myth. People call it “multi-tasking," but no one can capably do many things simultaneously - they are instead good bookmarkers, being able to flip or cycle between different tasks in rapid succession. There is no real way to apply this tool to that scenario, from my experience. If you have discrete tasks, or relatively separate tasks & can dedicate bursts of time - that is what Vitamin-R addresses. To keep you from being over-absorbed in one task line, when others compete for your attention & HAVE to be done. This is really an alarm clock. It means recognizing when your time is better spent hitting the alarm & continuing on with the first task, vs assessing whether you are a point of diminishing returns & need to move on to something else that yields more progress.
Eric-66ead92c
Eric-66ead92c
Jan 31 2014
2.07
4.0
Jan 31 2014
4.0
Version: 2.07
I purchased this last year and feel it is a great concept. But I'm disappointed to see that even with the latest update it still does not support organizing breadcrumbs and primers by objective. I feel this is a major flaw in this software that bars it from being truly useful. Why does the developer not address?
Wonderv
Wonderv
Oct 23 2013
2.05
3.5
Oct 23 2013
3.5
Version: 2.05
More of a note/remark: - This app doesn't appear to be signed. Would it be possible to have it signed, otherwise people get a security warning...thanks. - As others mentioned, the possibility to have more than one taks running in parallel (better UI) would be welcome.
tzoi516
tzoi516
Sep 25 2013
2.04
0.0
Sep 25 2013
0.0
Version: 2.04
Vitamin-R would be a great app if it did more than what free apps already do, and those apps do more. The issue for me is I multitask - I have to divide my time between multiple tasks. Vitamin-R only focuses on 1 task at a time until completion, or you have to delete (read: waste time) and start a new task in the app. It would be nice if I could enter a list of tasks for the day and then select the task to start for that moment. This could be the perfect app to use with a task/project management app.
fran-6
fran-6
Jun 19 2013
2.0
4.0
Jun 19 2013
4.0
Version: 2.0
I was a customer of the v1.0 and I recently upgraded my license to 2.0; being understood that Vitamin-R is an excellent product and probably the best time-focusing app available, i must say this: IMHO the new UI is awful. I still prefer the old UI with the dark gray balloon that was in use on v1.0. This new gray squared window reminds me the nineties and the old days of Windows 98.
Eric-66ead92c
Eric-66ead92c
Jun 10 2013
2.0
4.0
Jun 10 2013
4.0
Version: 2.0
Intrigued by the idea, I went and bought this software on a recent promo. So far I'm pretty happy with it and I do actually feel it helps me to focus a little better and be more productive. I love the OmniFocus integration. I also have found the developer to be very responsive with questions. There is what I perceive to be a flaw with the software however. The idea of leaving "breadcrumbs" and "priming" yourself for when you resume an objective I think is an excellent productivity tool. However, a critical missing piece is the ability to keep your breadcrumbs and primers organized BY OBJECTIVE. Right now there is a Now & Later board but if you're like me and you bounce from objective to objective based on shifting priorities you will find the now and later board gets muddied up with notes from various different tasks. Now as much as I would love to focus on a task until it is complete, I just don't have that luxury. However, the very act of bouncing between tasks makes the idea of breadcrumbs and primers all the more crucial. ("What the heck was I last doing with this project again?") What I would like to see is that when I resume an objective I am presented with the notes for that objective and that objective only. I'm hoping that this will be addressed in a future version of the software as I feel it would make it considerably more useful.
Think-Globally
Think-Globally
Jun 5 2013
2.0
0.0
Jun 5 2013
0.0
Version: 2.0
This app is a very interesting idea and worth to try it out, when you feel you have a need... ;-) @ publicspace I have version 1 and thanks to today's MU promo just learned, that version 2 is out (which I do _not_ know already). Actually I had stopped using Vitamin-R (version1), because it missed a feature that is crucial IMHO: I would want to define many different objectives (= tasks) IN ADVANCE _and_ while creating this simple to-do list I would want to define the needed time (or a time slice of a defined amount of minutes, that I would want to work on that very task). Yes, I did see the "Now & Later" Board, but that is not exactly what I was looking for. So, now I wonder whether such a simple to-do list is implemented in version 2 now? If it's not, what do you think about this idea? Thanks in advance :)
ThierryJo
ThierryJo
Sep 10 2012
1.88
4.0
Sep 10 2012
4.0
Version: 1.88
Good for starters if they can't organize their big tasks themselves. Interface little outdated. Anyway, worth money if you have little problems with organization process.
Jimblue
Jimblue
Jan 4 2012
1.76
4.0
Jan 4 2012
4.0
Version: 1.76
i hope i'm not making any waves here, but i'm wondering... i have aquired about 10 softwares i don't really use but are still really nice softwares -- it just that i don't need them and won't ever use them. Vitamin-R is one of those softwares. i just hate to see stuff go to waste when it might be a use to someone else. i wonder if it would be ok to give softwares like this one away to one person without wanting any gain for myself other than the good feeling one gets from giving? i'm sure not wanting to cause any problems most of all though.
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