Timer App?
July 4, 2006 11:25 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a timer application?

I'm trying to "get things done" but I tend to procrastinate. I want to find a mini-app that I can use on my PC such that alarms me when I've gone past my time alottment.
posted by erd0c to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
While my requirements were slightly different, I spent far more time than I thought I would have to looking for and trying out timer applications. I still haven't found one that is quite what I want (one was close, but was also very buggy).

In the end, I settled on TimeLeft, which has a lot of different kinds of timers and has worked well for me.

The thing that's missing for me is the ability to stop and start the timer using a convenient keyboard shortcut.
posted by Emanuel at 12:16 PM on July 4, 2006

You might be interested in widgets. If you download the Yahoo Widget engine, from there you can seach the gallery for all sorts of timers and other mini-apps.

I found a timer there that can time up to 5 different things simultaneously. Each can be started, paused, started again, reset, etc.

There are other widget engines out there, but Yahoo has a pretty good gallery of widgets. I think they bought out the popular Konfabulator widget engine.
posted by misskaz at 12:46 PM on July 4, 2006

I use google calendar - make an event, set a time, tell it to remind me x minutes before said event. Browser pops up a dialogue box when it's time.
posted by porpoise at 1:22 PM on July 4, 2006

Tons of options at download.com I use the first one on the list - Egg Timer Plus -- and it works very well for me.
posted by honeyx at 1:51 PM on July 4, 2006

I use the Kirby Alarm Clock because it can schedule all my other tasks and alarms from one program. Might be more functionality than you're looking for, but I really like its interface options and the ability to launch programs at specific times.
posted by DrJJ at 2:31 PM on July 4, 2006

There are zillions of these, but most either suck or cost a dumb amount of money. I finally found QLock which has various alarm options, also timezone displays.
posted by Nelson at 2:35 PM on July 4, 2006

The one I use is called Minute Timer. It's not fancy but at least it's not written in Visual Basic and doesn't use a thousand different colors of text.
posted by smackfu at 7:21 AM on July 5, 2006

For Mac's, there's Minuteur. Just in case anybody's looking for the Mac eqivalent.
posted by zpousman at 8:33 AM on July 5, 2006

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