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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by The ____ of Justice
on Mar 31, 2013 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
How can I best record over-the-air FM radio broadcasts to listen to later? [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Jan 10, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
posted by therubettes
on Feb 10, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Shopping for a heart rate monitor which includes an interval timer
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 -
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 -