Tick tock
November 28, 2005 8:19 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone have experience with a good, lightweight shareware/freeware timer program that runs under WinXP? I just want to be able to set a timer on my desktop that will sound an audible alarm after an interval of my choosing.

P.S. If you can recommend one that uses nixie tube images for the digits, you will win my undying gratitude!
posted by Artifice_Eternity to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
I use MinTimer. It's simple but not VB crap like 90% of the timers.
posted by smackfu at 8:36 PM on November 28, 2005

Smackfu: Thanks, but MinTimer looks a little too primitive. I'd like to be able to set the time to be counted in seconds, minutes, and hours (if necessary), and to see the count in all of those units as it runs. Fractions of seconds would be nice too, but are not necessary.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 8:44 PM on November 28, 2005

TimeLeft looks pretty nice. I used it a while back to count down to 2000.
posted by ALongDecember at 8:47 PM on November 28, 2005

I use the excellent Minuteur on my mac. Since it's written in a cross-platform language, I thought it might be available for Windows. No such luck though.
posted by Popular Ethics at 9:07 PM on November 28, 2005

ALongDecember: Nice one! I've got it set up now.

I'd still love to find a timer that will let me use my own images for the digits, but for now, this should do nicely.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 9:11 PM on November 28, 2005

I use the very simple Alejenjes Timer. It isn't the loveliest timer in the world, but it works very well, and it's easy enough to swap out the sound files for the alarms with ones you like.
posted by frykitty at 9:16 PM on November 28, 2005

I found this timer while looking for a replacement to the hourglass piece playing scategories. Its nice looking and simple. Java Web Timer
posted by postergeist at 8:00 AM on November 29, 2005

I use Stopwatch
posted by Sharcho at 10:18 AM on November 29, 2005

Konfabulator has 52 different varieties available for you to hack to your hearts content - it's also free, which is a nice touch:)
posted by DrtyBlvd at 12:16 PM on November 29, 2005

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