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Just10Minutes Review and Giveaway – 100 Copies to Be Won!

By Ryan Blundell on 22 Feb 2010 09:40 am EST
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Contest details at the end of this article.... keep reading, and good luck!

Just10Minutes

Pssst! Hey, can you keep a secret? Don’t tell Kevin, but I kind of didn’t start this review quite when I was supposed to. Okay, well actually, I left it until the last minute. I know I know, I shouldn’t have, but you know how things come up. Okay, well actually, nothing came up, but I did think about doing it earlier. Yeah, I had it planned out and everything. Okay, well actually…

At some point (or points) in our lives, there’s a few things that need to be done, that we dawdle at. We scramble around at the last second trying to complete the task, or we come up with some sort of excuse. Whether it be the imaginary dog eating homework, the over-exaggerated traffic jam or the timely computer crash. It’s time to stop wasting time and start making time. Stop procrastinating and start producing. Just10Minutes is designed to ensure your projects are completed, by setting work and break intervals until the task is done. We all know you’re checking out the CrackBerry blogs when you are supposed to be working anyway (caught you!), so why not check out Just10Minutes? Oh and Kevin? I was just kidding about dragging my feet, honest!

About Just10Minutes

Just10Minutes is brought to you by Ademendo Software. The company also developed the soothing multiple alarm application ZenMinder, which we reviewed last year. They also created the Don’t Be Bored! Application, which provides hours of entertainment with thousands of humorous images. Now that I think about it, Don’t Be Bored may actually cause you to procrastinate. It’s a good thing Ademendo came up with Just10Minutes. The application is available to BlackBerrys running OS 4.2 or higher. It’s currently in version 1.0.1.1 and requires 143KB of space.

The idea of Just10minutes is based on the (10+2)*5 procrastination hack. This idea was presented by Merlin Mann over at 43folders.com, back in 2005. Here’s how it works:

You have a work period of ten minutes, followed by a break period of two minutes. This 10 minute work period must be completely dedicated to a single project. That means focused, dedicated work, with no distractions (and no BlackBerry). After this time, your break period begins. At this point, you have free range; you can even play brickbreaker! Once the 2 minute break period is up, it’s back to work. This process is repeated for a total of five intervals. Your hour is done and so is your work. I definitely like the concept. How do you implement this on your BlackBerry? I’m glad you asked.

Just10Minutes
Main Menu

Just10Minutes uses this procrastination hack and incorporates it into a powerful To-Do list. If you wish, you can add a little organization to your task list by using categories. There are no categories initially included, so you have to create your own. When creating a new task, you can record the name of the task, set the assigned category, set the due date (if applicable) and any related notes. The main menu will display your tasks in two different ways, depending if you use categories or not. If you use categories, the main menu will display a type of menu tree, with the Categories list first and the associated tasks below. If no categories are created, you will just see a general list of tasks. You also have the option to sort the task by due date or category; thereby allowing you to quickly switch between views. You can also integrate the native BlackBerry task application as well.

Just10Minutes
Creating a Task

In the main menu, each task entry will display the name of the task, as well as the date/time of when it is due. You will also notice a small square box to the left of the task name. Once you complete a task, Just10Minutes will reflect this with a checkmark. You can then easily see your progress. With a large number of tasks to tackle, you may feel a bit overwhelmed and not know where to start. The application gives you the option to choose a task at random. Okay that’s enough procrastinating; let’s look at the task process.

Just10Minutes
Get to Work!

When a task has been selected, the screen switches to what looks like a countdown clock. Here you can view time ticking away, as well as the name and category of the task. At the bottom, you can choose to start working, edit the task or mark the task completed (note: after pressing Start Working, the same button switches to Take a Break.) As your work period ends, a pop up will indicate that it’s time to take a break. Depending on how you set up the application, you may hear a tone, a vibration, see the LED flash blue, or any combination of the three. The break period works exactly the same as your work period, including end of period notifications. If you complete the job, you can click on the Task Done button to leave the timer screen and mark the task as completed. For repetitive tasks, Just10Minutes is perfect as it allows for tasks to be reopened and reassigned from ‘completed’ to ‘in progress’. This saves time on having to enter in the same task over and over.

Just10Minutes
Settings Menu

If you are having trouble sticking to the 10 minute / 2 minute routine, Just10Minutes enables you to modify your work and break timers. Perhaps you enjoy using the Pomodoro technique. In a nutshell it’s a 25 minute work period followed by a 5 minute break. For more information, check out pomodorotechnique.com.

Conclusion

By using Just10minutes, you will keep your Boss, Teacher or anyone else happy. It’s a powerful way to get you out of the rut and onto the job at hand. With native task integration and multiple task organization, you will definitely keep on track. Just10Minutes offers a free trial period. If you want to buy it after you try it, you can pick it up for $3.99 from the CrackBerry App Store.

Contest:

We have 100 copies of Just10Minutes to give away. Just leave a comment on this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST, so don’t procrastinate. Please only leave one comment, multiple entries won’t count.

Pros

  • Intrgrates with native task application
  • Modify work and break timers

Cons

  • no more excuses for slacking off

More Info

537 comments

brad808

Nice I would love to win this!

txintern

would love to give this a try, with kids, job, volunteer work I need a copy to help stay on track :)

LeeJuly4

I would LOVE to win this app. I need it!!!!!!!!!!!

littlemo78

I'd like to give it a try...sounds neat.

redbadger

looks great. I need one of these!@

snazzyjess

two jobs, full time student, work, and a big family. Help!!

crevis24

I would love a copy of this. please pick me.

fu53d

Just 10 mins is what I need. Great contest CB!

jdmacreba

Sounds like a very useful tool.

AhmedEltawil

Would love to get a copy. You guys always impress me with your contests.

Ahmed Eltawil

assistivetek

I could use this to keep on task

Brian

Blacker-the-Berry

I meant to leave a comment seconds after Ryan's review. If I had this app, I could have responded minutes ago!

speediman82

I could really use this to my advantage. Thanks.

makya53

I could acutely remember to follow up with only one app.

jrdnlc

This is an excellent app to keep track of my due payments that are coming up. I love the UI also its beautiful.. Giveee meeeee

Workman2j

I Really need this!! I know it will help my procrastination.

USSZulu

Looks like a cool application. I'd like to win! :)

GargoyleDC

Ummm..using your crackberry to manage your crackberry addiction, what a great concept :)

gadgetgurl

Was going to come enter later, figured it'd take less than 10 minutes to do it now!

abelmb

Don't be bored app isn't that good. Every 3rd picture has a cat in it & most pics overall are PG rated

cam00

it's a great task manager....

germster

Please pick me this app looks sweet. Pick me pick me

crackbbformai

This is very need and awesome.

roefernj

My wife says I need this... go figure!

joski

Once a procrastinator, always a procrastinator. If this could get me out of procrastinating, I would buy it 5 times! Sadly, I'm not sure if there's any hope for me anymore.. :(

Andrax

I'm interested in checking it out. Please put my name in the hat! ;)

miloszz

Very good app. I am using free version (miss pro features a bit ;) and it really can help to focus on work!

luukdehaas

I'd really like to win and get my marks a bit higher at grammar school! This utility might help me to plan homework and tests.

frankola1

Procrastinated for about 10 minutes before making this comment. So, I definitely do need this. Pls, send me a copy! Now back 2 wrk!!!

jzee923

Looks like a very useful app

Rooster

Could totally use this app!

Tr3menduos

Wow sounds like the app i need especially since i procrastinate alot this will actually come in handy

Threadie

no excuses to forget doing ALL reports on time.

xdre

I'd like to give it a try!

ExoticDolphin88

I think this app will be very useful to me, having 2 kids and a million other things to do :)

tnmurdock

Most of the time I wait until monday to enter the contest...this will help me...

kevindharner

As a Stay At Home Dad, Cub Scout Leader, School Volunteer and small business owner I could really use this.

I love my BB STorm and it has made my life more organized etc.

This app would really add to that and help calm the chaos that is my life

synwars

Thanks for the chance! Looks like something I could use :D

MonnoncMaxou

Think I'll have to get this.

moreno57

please pick me if I am not to late for this contest....

hvacr_tech

Looks like a very useful program.

joshuadowler

Come on crackberry , let a bro win one. I'm the worst about putting things off,and this app my help.

runinman13

The true test would be me not procrastinating too much and not starting the app in the first place. If I already had the app I would have posted this at least 10 minutes ago. Oh well back to work time to play blocked traffic.

tons-q

This is really practical and useful!

Coraya

Theres a Yahoo widget called Ten Plus two that does the same thing. except you cant change its settings. this is alot more sophisticated and id love to win it. well win anything for that matter llol. pick me!!

07thking

I would like to have a copy please.

arulkl

cool app. might get me to work more efficiently.

Jus-J

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pink2

Sounds like a good app

alicklee

At least this will make me more timely productive

Scoobuh

Seems interesting... I'd like to try it out...

bessemercityburgess

May I please have a copy of this please

iceblue

I'd love to try it for free!

ghz

seems to improve productivity. pick me...

krayzee_kab

Would have left this earlier but got sidetracked.
Wow - do I need this program.

KCCause

I would like to give this a try!

biglee115

This could come very handy for me...Please let me have it

Ghazi

It is great application for business user like us, it intergrated with bb well
Thanks for giving us the chance to win the copy, later

m18isyss18

I think this might have been made for me!

cu19

Anyone would enjoy this planner to get things done!

phuna

I've read much about how to Get thing done but I've found that it's not easy to have Mind like water in real life. Hope to have one copy to get my tasks done and keep me on track!

Ghazi

in about 15 minutes already 100 80 comments have been posted, that is well set

JoelTruckerDude

I would like one too, PLEASE.

burton34

Procrastination at it's finest. I've got something due in a few hours and I'm checking CB! So I could use this.

lorilsark

Sounds like a super app!

dac035

This would be a nice app to use for work and personal life.

Russia1130

give me ten minutes please!!

ceb

Sounds like a good program. Now if I only had 10 minutes...

RevJar

I might actually get all my work done!

jmr7192

This looks like a very useful app. At work or at home I could put it to good use.

Webermanjensen

Wow, I would love to win a copy, this would be a great program to keep me on task!!!

KyleStormSure

Wow this look sweet. I WANT IT!

whalepower

Haha, I love this app. Takes away the procrastination. Like a mobile mum! Minus the nagging.. :)

dpizzo

Looks very interesting, thanks for the contest.

vindogg80

hahaha... would lvoe to giv ethis a try.

mariokie

I could def use this application to help keep my grades on point!

Yopeace

Come on guys.....please...i feel like a feind!!!!!

Ms.Digit

Already motivated met to register here, no more procrastination, no more excuses!

Alecia

10 minutes....Please!!!

wadman

I would love a copy of this app!!!

coyisback

Nice app,,,,and i need it too,,,,cause my boss is on my back all the time,,,,,don't think he knows what it means to have a blackberry!!!!need to stay connected all the time!!!!! Not really, but i do need the app! Thanks.....

Coffey123

I need this app!!!!!!! Thanks

AcADIeN

I wish I could won one.

rallen8979

I need this app. I could use Just10minutes!

radixe

i could sooo use this app. the virtual prod that we all need, in the name of productivity!

vikibad

Genius app! haha I need this!!

simeon666

sweet could definetely be useful to me! tned to mess stuff up and i´m not good in making up escuses!

Chef_Hutch

Wanted to immediately enter the contest but procrastinated by looking at all the comments first! Better win one of these so I can get some work done!

djs3322

I am leaving a comment and hopefully I will win!! Thanks!!

=-)

paulamesbury

Yes please... I make lists all the time... this would simplify things.

DIPPYNA2

... I could be one of the lucky winners???? Count me in!

dude0matic

It appears to be a good project/task monitoring/managment app.

Muddy13#CB

I need to get organized really bad!

john_v

Sure...I'll leave a comment later...er, now

jkwilson40

I would love to have this for my job in the Army to keep up with work and all my people.

Suavechef

Yeah I am a big procrastinator. Please help me!!!

bzmomx4

As a busy mom of four kids, I would love to win a copy of Just10minutes! I use my blackberry to help me get things done and this would be great. I constantly reset reminders for my tasks until I get them done.

ed29550

I'll do this later. Haha

clevcavs4586

I sure could use this one

igorpetrov

im reading about this while i should be doing my homework, i need this.

jlesmana

I hope i can win this great apps

avistyle

New to blackberry but already use the tasks on my blackberry for reminders for my college classes. Would love a copy of Just10Minutes!

pottongs

This app looks awesome

rorosz

Even if it doesn't I need one of these please! :-)

hgtf

I need to win this one.

csbelli

I have recently been using the time on my Storm, set at 15 minutes to get to work on a project. I find that I often work long past the 15 minutes. Setting the timer just gets me started.

I would really like to give this application a try.

Chris

itsdollar

I would love a copy of this. Appears to be useful and efficient. Thanks as always for the contests

jzajac

Without this program, I don't know how I remembered to actually leave a post to try to win... I could really use it!

linkkoriri

I could definitely use this to help me get stuff done. Working full time and having 1mo old twins, its so hard to get stuff done because I always put it off. I could really make use of this. Nice app guys!

aeroPM

seriously, I could really use this.

Monlezun

And I figure my chances must be good. Because all the procrastinators will never get around to leaving their comments!

cranberries81

Im always late at job I receive lots of warnings and my mom says that I dont have an idea of what is time really so i. Definitely need this app im mess when gotta do things and im in a rush thanx crackberry

Gaston

Slacking is my middle name :(

ncgirl116#CB

Would be a great tool for me to use while I'm at work, pick me!

MDF101

I would love this app!!!

seminick

This is awesome! I could really put it to good use!

brooklynstrong

Please Save My Job and send me one. Thanks in advance

InnMoraL

i want,mi jefe esta siempre sobre mi jejejeje. gracias

elavum

Erase procrastination

mrjam3s

This would be nice to have.

joa910

Hope I win i could really use this app!

elrick_the_wise

I'd love to win a copy of this.

mikewet88

Niche app. I could use Just10minutes!

alyons60432

Sounds like a neat task manager, by far less expensive than most on the BB market.

Cyclops1969

Exactly the type of app I need, maybe I would have studied last night instead of watching movies ;)

tediprude

Work full time. Two part-times jobs! Three grand children and basically no life otherwise.....

I need this app!

Peace...

Arsic

This looks like it'll be useful for organization and time management.

SeekinPain

Thanks I could really use this

mikelanding

I'd like to give it a try!

kitty_il

You have no clue how much this would help me!!!!!

nthui

sweet ... if i can get 1 free copy... please pick me ... thanks

sundance5

Seriously, I almost procrastinated till end of the week but GEEZ, I know I wouldn't getterdone!

brn2bld

this is the program i really need

Jonezed7

I'm in for a copy. Sweet app.

JTekt

Hope I can win one!!!

MyTechLife

I was just thinking this morning how I never get any of my tasks done in the morning because I get distracted by Twitter, forum reading, etc. Looks like this app would help.

hotspur84

Finally, no more procrastination!

jlmpka

I've been trying to implement something similar on my own, but am seriously struggling (see how I'm on cb when I should be working?? I've definitely been here for longer than my allotted "free time").

My boss would love you if I won this...and might overlook how often I visit this site during the day. :)

evolutionfilms

I've been reading this forum for a while now. Until I seen this "JUST10MINUTES" i never felt teh need to post.

This looks like something I could use..

Thank you,
Evolution Window Films
Richard

npunk42

I have never heard such a thing before.

kenscyn

I just downloaded the trial version so I can check this one out! I am the Queen of Procrastination!! This is definitely something I could use!!

jea1899

God knows i need this

macool

I'd like to win a copy of this.

boondocker

needa balance my life choose me

max871026

Need this to increase my productivity

rpp2

I would love an app like this!!!!

intlsales

I want to win, so gimme one...

Blacho

I am the king of Procrastination. Could use this App.

evolutionfilms

New to the forum posting but long time reader. Until I seen this app I never was inclined to register. This looks like something I'll rely on.

Richard

estorm09

this would help keep me focus with all my law school assignments

abdul

I need this for my 8130 pearl.

lyonrt#CB

Great Lifehack! Nice to have it.

SuzieRB

Boy, do I need this app!

pimpindegame

i just want to win something..lol

n8ward

I could use some focus

piricha

This app could do it !

Nelimungous

Would love to try this and help me focus even more on the MANY little projects I get each day. Thanks for the OPP!

pkcable

What da heck I'll take 1!

JLeiteRosa

I always find that I end up kicking myself in the *Beep* towards or closer to deadline, as procrastination is my MIDDLE NAME. This would definitely help me out, A LOT!

ps. Great blog... loved the sense of humor!

wricks

I'll feel like a slacker.........
But I'll take one!

Thanks guys...........

19cbb

I'll win this time!
I'm sure!!! lol

D Mobile

I would love to try this out.

xonz

Nice App this can robust my activity

scraptacular

This sounds great - not only the timer feature, but the tasks with categories.

Anon_Emus

Maybe ill get to it later...

newsome26

I'll take one of these. I am buried

yaabeng

Always doing projects.

Cap_172R

Very cool, will definitely put this to good use! count me in for a copy. Great contest giveaway!

chrisd21

This app would seriously help me out!

DigtheBerry

I would love to get a copy of this... Thanks

kmartdanickel

I so would love this app to help me get assignments and task done without procrastinating to the day before an exam

wiBBred

Looks very good, i think it will have a huge impact on people consistently on the go

bjff

Seems like a real good app would love to have. Thanx

jsaradhi

i'm in! hopefully i will win this time...

rlockett

What an excellent program especially for us that are managers and supervise over 15 folks that are always setting up meetings, or have tasks that are critical to complete in a timely manner. This would be a great program to enhance any Blackberry device. Keep up the "good work"

spikewmu

I am currently in the IT Industry with a lot of different projects that I work on. This would be great to help me manage my time better.

kitesurfer

Sign me up, this is one I could get some use out of.

Danieljch

Pick me please, i need this app.

Thanks!

lulugirl896

Need it....in just 10 minutes!

daniel8877

I could be so much more efficient with this app I would love to win

sanos

This would be a big help!

schunter1

And I wonder why I can't win the lottery...Nice looking app.

blindguy

Thanks for the contest.

gauravbanka

Finally something to help me work and procrastinate... !!!

catwoman66

Yes please - looks interesting :)

mercerudy

Seems very useful. I'd love a copy!

fayek

such an app for me. i actually procrastinate by looking up ways how not to procrastinate :D i need this!

Josh K

This app was created for me!!

hoosierdaddy716

sounds nice would love one

madferret

I hope I win! I sooo need this to keep organized! :)

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