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What is Toctic?

Toctic is a focus-time-blocking app that combines Pomodoro technique and the power of 40hz gamma sound to enhance focus. If you find it hard to focus or find yourself easily distracted, this may be your antidote.

What is Pomodoro Technique?

Pomodoro (meaning "tomatoes" in Italian) technique is a time management system developed in the late 1980s by then university student Francesco Cirillo. Cirillo was struggling to focus on his studies and complete assignments. Feeling overwhelmed, he asked himself to commit to just 10 minutes of focused study time. Encouraged by the challenge, he found a tomato-shaped kitchen timer, and the Pomodoro technique was born.

This time management method asks you to alternate Pomodoros — focused work sessions — usually 25 minutes per session with frequent short breaks to promote sustained concentration and stave off mental fatigue.

Learn more about pomodoro technique

Why 40hz Gamma Wave Sound?

Your brain is constantly at work, performing processes like thinking, concentrating, remembering, and more. During these activities, your brain cells constantly communicate with each other. This produces patterns or rhythms called brain waves. Gamma brain waves are one such wave pattern created by your brain.

Gamma brain waves have the highest frequency among all brain waves. They are associated with high levels of thought and focus. They can have different effects depending on their levels in your brain.

If your brain produces high levels of gamma waves, you tend to be happier and more receptive. You may also have a higher intelligence quotient or IQ and better concentration.

If your brain produces low levels of gamma waves, you may develop learning and memory problems. You may experience lower concentration, attention span, and mental ability.

Gamma waves are associated with higher brain functions like cognition and memory. A recent study has shown that gamma waves can improve your working memory. Studies have also revealed that increased gamma brain wave activity can help you achieve the highest concentration levels. Gamma waves can also promote higher states of awareness and increased brain function during meditation.

The sound that plays when you use Toctic is a 40hz binaural gamma brain wave. By combining it with the Pomodoro technique, focus is greatly enhanced.

What people are saying about the 40hs binaural gamma brain wave:

"This is amazing! My brain works on a whole new level today after listening to this last night. The amount of focus and clarity is off the chart! Thank you so much!"
- Danialle
"I am a writer. I tend to be a bit ADD sometimes and have a hard time staying focused and on task, so sometimes my writing projects take a lot longer than they should. Today I plugged in with this binaural beats and got my article done in just a couple of hours! Awesome!"
- Catherine
"This is the first time I ever listened to the entire hour of anything without quickly change my mind or get distracted to do other things. Powerful stuff, amazing!"
- Luther
"Since I experienced the power of this sound, it's been a cheat code for me. It helps me focus and get things done. Each time the sound stops playing, I feel like a critical function in my brain has stopped working. It's a super power!"
- Precious, maker of Toctic
"Wow, this somehow makes me focus with deeper intent. I am using this as I study for school. Amazing!"
- Edwards

About the makers of Toctic & why it was made

Toctic is made by Precious & Solomon, two Nigerian-born software design & development professionals who enjoy building simple tools for the web.

Precious stumbled upon the 40hz binaural gamma brain wave on YouTube, and upon reading the positive comments on the YouTube content, decided to try it out by combining it with a Pomodoro timer. It worked like magic. Precious could focus like never before and get things done.

Precious, primarily a software designer decided to build a small project to brush up his software engineering skills and with the guidance of Solomon, Toctic was born.

They hope that this little app will help people improve their focus so that they can be much more productive.

Made in Africa, with love from Precious M. & Solomon O.

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