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I'm a fan of the Pomodoro technique; however, I'd like to have it integrated into my Ubuntu desktop. I found a timer applet that relies on the discontinued python-gnomeapplet package. So there are two acceptable answers to my question:

  • How can I get a timer applet in my Gnome 3 panel? I'm using Cinnamon and I'd like to have the time remaining visible at all times.
  • Is there a PPA or other source from which I could install python-gnomeapplet?
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

python-gnomeapplet is not supported anymore with Gnome 3.

Here is the alternative:

Timer applet

You can quickly set a timer and the applet will notify you when time is up. Add multiple Timer Applets to the panel to have different timers running simultaneously. Create presets for quick access to frequently-used times. Each applet remembers your last-used timer, even after you log out. The user interface follows the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines

You can download the package for 12.04 from here

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Thanks, that's perfect! – Ryan Muller Nov 17 '12 at 20:33
Glad that it helped. – devav2 Nov 18 '12 at 5:30

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