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By Kenzo Yamaguchi

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Minutes is a simple, colorful timer.
It gently reminds you of meaningful moments, like walking your dog, picking up your children from school, or doing work-related tasks.

Just slide the toggle around to set the desired timespan, and Minutes starts counting down.
When the time is up, you will receive a gentle, customizable notification.

This compact tool is a giant guardian of your precious time.

Main features
・Can be set for anywhere from 1 minute to 10 hours
・The interface can be managed via your trackpad
・Works with multiscreen systems
・Optimized for macOS Sierra

What's New in Version 2.0.0

- Refreshed sound and visuals
- Optimized for OSX Sierra
- Support for time-setting via trackpad
- Support for multiple displays


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Customer Reviews

Minutes got an update and it is LEGIT

I could not believe my eyes when I saw that Minutes, after all these years, finally got an update. I am so excited. I used to love this simple app so much, but stopped using it as other things crept up to take it’s place, but now with this update, I’m back baby!

They totally redsigned and addressed my biggest issue with the app in the first place, the alarm was easy to miss. I love the way they’ve improved the alarm, this time you’ll definitely know when it fires. New and more colorful than ever, this is exactly the kind of thing I want out of a small app that just does one thing, and onc thing wonderfully. Thanks guys for getting back to us and doing a great job in the process!

Not as useful since the update to 2.0

Some of the useful features are now missing: No repeat alarm function. No keyboard method to increase or decrease the amount of time. The countdown timer shows only whole minutes until the last 59 seconds, so you can’t tell if the timer is running!

They included other sounds for the timer, but I actually liked to original sound and they’ve taken that out. Why not make it an option?

When the timer goes off annoying colored circles appear on the screen with the timer. Totally unneeded and should be an option you can control (but it’s not!).

All the timers are now the same drab translucent grey. Before there were 4 color choices, and those were helpful because I had a differnt color for each timer.

Overall, not a good update!


Review of version 1
Minutes is a simple app and that's what I like about it. I keep a few different timers on screen and I just click on the timer that suits the need: 5, 15, or 30 minute. It keeps me on task, and the timers remind me get back to work or start a new task.

Some of the other reviewers additions would be helpful but I do enjoy it's effective simplicity.

Downgrade in features

I opened this app today and gasped in horror that it had been updated. I have long appreciated version 1 for its simple interface and lack of distracting UI. The new version is uglier, less customizable, and harder to configure. Please bring back 1.0 (or release it on your web site)!

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  • $1.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.0
  • Size: 6.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Japanese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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