Francis 1.0

Francis logo
Francis logo

Today is my birthday but it’s also the day Francis got its first release. Francis is a pomodoro app, which was originally developed by Felipe Kinoshita. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. It uses a kitchen timer to break work into intervals, typically 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks.

Francis screnshot
Francis screnshot

The app is very simple and can be used as inspiration to develop your own Kirigami application.

Get Involved

If you are interested in helping, don’t hesitate to reach out in the Plasma Mobile matrix channel ( and I will be happy to guide you.

I also regularly post about my progress on many KDE apps on my Mastodon account, so don’t hesitate to follow me there ;)

And in case you missed it, as a member of KDE’s fundraising working group, I need to remind you that KDE e.V., the non-profit behind the KDE community accepts donations.

Packager section

You can find the package on and it has been signed with my GPG key.