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Flexible time and task tracker needed

I need to track my time and activity at work, and I suspect there may be ways that my computer could help me with this. [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Jul 7, 2014 - 5 answers

Offline task time tracker, stopwatch, and alarm

Hi, I was wondering if you folks know of any applications that will track the time you spend on different tasks? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Jun 16, 2014 - 2 answers

Non-ticking physical kitchen timer

I want a kitchen timer (for use in "personal productivity", not the kitchen), but I hate the ticking sound that most of them make. I want to be able to set it by physically turning something. I definitely do not want to have to press any buttons. Where can I find such a thing?
posted by beerbajay on Jan 26, 2014 - 10 answers

Tell me where to buy / how to make a DC light timer

Our chickens [!] have trouble hopping up on their roost at dusk. We have glued a keychain LED to the inside of the coop and have been turning it on every night, and then off when they are roosting. I would like to have this turn on automatically at dusk and then off again an hour later. If this were AC I would buy a timer from the dollar store. For DC do I need to build something? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Sep 8, 2013 - 8 answers

Suggestions for a children's reading light with a timer?

Suggestions for a children's reading light with a timer? [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Sep 6, 2013 - 6 answers

It's not the heat, it's the humidity. Using a mini fridge part time.

So I have a seven year old mini fridge, very similar to this one, only seven years older. How can I use it minimally? Or should I let it go 24/7? [more inside]
posted by tilde on Aug 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Getting things done- online timer and virtual assistant to email to dos

Hey All, OK, I know that this is a totally random post. So I have seen a few online timers, but most have a heart pounding alarm- yeah that ain't gonna work. I want to set an alarm for 5 minutes. I work for 5 mins, and than I watch a show or surf online for 5 mins. Most days I have my phone, and that works fine, but today it is out of juice. [more inside]
posted by TRUELOTUS on Jul 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Traffic Lights: Timers or Sensors?

Is there an easy way to tell if a traffic light is on a timer or has sensors? [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Jul 8, 2013 - 20 answers

Building/Buying a Digital Timer

I teach Physics and I would love to have a large, easy-to-see digital timer that would allow me to time various demos (i.e. pendulum swinging, ball falling, etc). I've found basically exactly what I want, but it costs $460!! Can it be bought/built for cheaper? Requirements below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Betelgeuse on May 31, 2013 - 16 answers

Pomodoro Software that Automatically Loops

Hi, I was wondering if someone could recommend Pomodoro software that automatically cycles instead of having to click on the "start" each time a pomodoro finishes? That way you could have 3-4 Pomodoros (and breaks) chained in sequence and not have to start the timer each time. Recommendations for flexible timer software would also also work, I suppose. I'm looking for something for Windows. Thanks!
posted by The ____ of Justice on Mar 31, 2013 - 3 answers

Timer app with random durations

I'm looking for a timer app, for either iPhone or iPad where I can set a series of random alarms according to certain requirements. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Feb 18, 2013 - 5 answers

Multi-preset kitchen timer recommendation?

Can you recommend a kitchen timer with adjustable volume, pleasant alarm sounds, multiple simultaneous timers, and multiple presets? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Feb 12, 2013 - 3 answers

Looking for an app to track and time chores!

Which Android-friendly chore tracking/timekeeping app do I need? Some tasks should be done for 30 minutes each day. Others? Only 30 minutes a week. Is there an app with a built-in timer that I can use to keep track of my chores, and then look back over previous weeks' performance to keep track of my goals? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Jan 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Pls recommend an electronics timer that can run for a minute, shut down for a minute then restart..and continue looping that pattern.

Pls recommend an electronics timer that can run for a minute, shut down for a minute then restart..and continue looping that pattern. [more inside]
posted by audio on Oct 11, 2012 - 7 answers

I need to know what I'm doing and when I need to do it.

I am looking for a wonderful timer program for Mac (OS X 10.7.4 +). It needs to have a Cocoa GUI (meaning a GUI that isn't ugly, and isn't unnecessarily complicated), the ability to run multiple timers, and the ability to name timers with a decent amount of detail. Sound is an important feature, too. Command line alternatives are also cool, but not ideal. More information inside: [more inside]
posted by oceanjesse on Aug 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Time is running out!

Plug-in appliance timer filter: Does a one-minute timer exist? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Mar 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Best way to timeshift FM radio?

How can I best record over-the-air FM radio broadcasts to listen to later? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Jan 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for wrist watch with particular features

I'm looking for a wrist watch with these features: Digitial, water proof/resistant, an easy way to monitor my or someone else's heart rate in an emergency situation, and a timer that I can easily set for 2 to 5 minutes so I know when to administer additional meds if my dog has a seizure. Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you.
posted by htm on Oct 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Single-click Android app for time tracking sought.

Single-click Android app for time tracking sought. [more inside]
posted by therubettes on Aug 24, 2011 - 5 answers

OSX user session timer software?

Looking for OSX software that will produce a timer on the screen during each user session so that session times can be monitored. [more inside]
posted by crapples on Jul 12, 2011 - 10 answers

A durable kitchen timer

I'm looking for an extremely durable kitchen timer, suitable for restaurant use. I haven't been able to find one with all the features I need. it needs to be affixed to a metal wall, removable but difficult to drop, with a large display that shows minutes and seconds. it also has to be really, really loud. All suggestions are helpful and welcome!
posted by billybunny on Jun 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Limiting kid's computer use

I'd like to limit my daughter's time on the computer, not only by hours (as Windows offers in its parental control system), but also by session (so she could use it for, say, only an hour at a time, with a break between sessions). Ideas? Suggestions?
posted by dw on Feb 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Is this possible, or am I dreaming?

I need a way to set up a timer for when my torrents will run and when they'll be off. I'm using Transmission on a mac, but I'm open to switching things up. [more inside]
posted by broadway bill on Jan 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Programmable timer

I'm considering starting on the Couch-to-5k program. But I want a programmable stop-watch of some sort to help me out. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 8, 2011 - 26 answers

break timer for ADD boy?

I am looking for a computer app that forces you to stop working at set intervals. [more inside]
posted by wandering_not_lost on Dec 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for iphone apps that help change behavior

I'm looking for an app for my Ipod Touch that replicates the function of the Motivaider, a portable, repeating, vibrating alarm that reminds you to do stuff like sit up straight, take a calming breath, or whatever. It's ok if the app has an audible alarm instead of vibrating. Links to any other behavioral modification apps are appreciated.
posted by mecran01 on Dec 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Seeking a computer timer/reminder

Seeking simple, downloadable timer/reminder for desktop computer -- details within. [more inside]
posted by Kat Allison on Nov 5, 2010 - 6 answers

An on-again, off-again model train?

Is there a simple way to put an electrical outlet on a "two minutes on, five minutes off" duty cycle? [more inside]
posted by TPIRman on Oct 4, 2010 - 7 answers

I hope I can read the popup reminder...

How can I tell Windows XP to make a beep, chirp or show a popup reminder every 10 minutes as long as I am logged on to my computer (and the screen is not locked)? I would like to save my eyes before I go blind. [more inside]
posted by kenbennedy on Sep 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Progammable thermostat for heat pump with timer

If this exists, help me find it: I would like a programmable thermostat with a timer that will work with a heat pump (used for both heating and cooling). [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Sep 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Help keep my FIL's medication straight!

Looking for a digital medication reminder with text for my 72 y/o father-in-law that is not an iPhone app. Dream product described inside. [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Jul 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Hacking USB input

Is there an easy way to hack a USB port to give meaningful input to a program when a brief electrical connection is made? I'd like to create a device to start and stop a timer on a laptop. [more inside]
posted by infomaniac on Apr 17, 2010 - 23 answers

Time is Ticking

Is there a time tracking device (perhaps like a watch?) that I can use to keep track of my work time? I want to see how many hours/minutes i spend actually working each day. [more inside]
posted by parallax7d on Mar 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Need a simple task time tracker that works out of the Windows system tray

I'm looking for a simple Win app that tracks time spent on tasks/projects. I'd like one that can work directly out of the system tray without needing to pull up the window for the app. [more inside]
posted by kjhosein on Feb 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Facilitate me reading in bed!

Lamp timer - the opposite of a snooze alarm? [more inside]
posted by lordrunningclam on Feb 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Enforcing a time limit on a page using JavaScript, C# (ASP.NET 1.1) and display a countdown timer also.

I need to enforce a five minute time limit on a page using JavaScript, C# (ASP.NET 1.1) and display a countdown timer also. [more inside]
posted by therubettes on Feb 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Is there software that will time my game play?

Is there a timer that will keep track of how much I spend on a game? I use games to practice my typing and I want to log my practice hours. I've googled the subject, and what I've found is programs that turn the game off after a certain time has passed. I want to play MORE, not less. Is there something out there that will do that?
posted by TigerCrane on Dec 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Teethbrushing timer per quadrant

TeethBrushingFilter: where can I buy a visual teeth brushing timer? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Sep 17, 2009 - 14 answers

Network access control on a timer?

Network access control on a timer? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Apr 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Seeking multiple countdown timer solution

I'm looking for an online, Windows or Linux application that lets me easily run multiple (say 10 or so) countdown timers with a label or note for each timer and a chime when each timer expires. [more inside]
posted by turbodog on Apr 9, 2009 - 9 answers

Looking for a Countdown Timer That'll Go Higher Than 99 Hours

I'm looking for an OSX application, widget, or menubar item that will display a countdown to a date. [more inside]
posted by interrobang on Feb 21, 2009 - 4 answers

Working away, hopefully to the tune of Powerhouse....

This is probably stupidly easy.com: I would like to download a timer to my laptop which will go off every five minutes (or whatever increment I choose). I can't seem to get the right search terms to Google it, or even if it exists the way I would l like it to... [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Nov 10, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I modify this script so I can change the time also?

How can I modify this countdown script to be able to set the time, not just the date? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Nov 4, 2008 - 4 answers

Need a computer chess clock - for up to a dozen players at once.

Looking for a Multitasking Timer: a bunch of timers on screen, clicking on one stops the others. Like a chess clock, but for 6 to 12 players. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Oct 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me get paid, plez.

Because of my time clock at my online job, I have to log in every two hours or else the system thinks that I forgot to log out and I don't get paid for that time. I need an online timer that, at the 2 hour mark or whatever I set, a window will flash on my screen to remind me to go log in again. For your info, I'm running Vista.
posted by damnjezebel on Jul 12, 2008 - 12 answers

Vaio gives "system timer error"

My laptop gives a "system timer error" and so I probably need some guidance in replacing my laptop's CMOS battery [more inside]
posted by daksya on Jun 3, 2008 - 9 answers

is there a problem cutting pwer to a laser printer?

Is there an issue with putting a laser printer (Lexmark c522) onto a simple timer that just kills the power at night, and lets it power up again in the morning? Am I going to damage components significantly?
posted by dripped on May 15, 2008 - 7 answers

HRM With Interval Timer?

Shopping for a heart rate monitor which includes an interval timer - this is the cheapest Timex ($78), this is cheapest Suunto ($115) and this is the cheapest Polar ($140). Does anyone have experience of any of these, or have other recommendations to offer? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind on Apr 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Are there any web 2.0 countdown timers out there?

Are there any web 2.0 countdown timers out there? [more inside]
posted by zzztimbo on Mar 2, 2008 - 3 answers

Freeware for Alarming Librarians

Help my librarians remember to rove! I need a specific sort of break timer and I can't seem to find one anywhere. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Dec 12, 2007 - 17 answers

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