You have a task to accomplish and want to manage your time in a effective way?

Then this simple activity timer is the right tool for you. It provides a plain and smoothly integrated timer for your OS X status bar. Choose between time presets (3 minutes, 5 minutes, 25 minutes and 30 minutes) which proved to be perfect intervals for all kind of activities. Or just define your custom intervals together with a custom message you want to see, when the timer has finished. This can be something which is motivating like 'well done, sir. Now take a break.'

For example the "The Pomodoro Technique®" uses 25 minutes as the perfect time interval for accomplish a working task. Just set 25 minutes in the "Activity Timer" and start the counter. You will get a smooth notification directly into your OS X notification center, when the counter has finished. Normally then it's time to take a break.

Copyright note: Pomodoro Technique® and Pomodoro® are registered trademarks of Francesco Cirillo.

** New in version 2.0 **

√ refurbished activity and preferences view
√ set activity length using input formats like '1m' for 1 minute or '49s' for 49 seconds. Our full more complex lengths like '03:12:40'
√ get a bigger time view when configuring the timers.
√ improved list view for activities
√ shortcut for starting and pausing the timer
√ option to auto-start the timer after starting the computer
√ optional pop-up when the timer has finished

What's New

Version 2.0.5

√ Bug-Fixes for 10.8 and 10.9 (finally)

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5

23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Perfect tool for repetitive daily tasks


The app works flawlessly. I experience no bugs on my Macbook Pro w/ Yosemite. I spent hours looking for an app that has just these features. That is: the ability to create a list of countdown timers for common tasks, display the remaining time in the menubar, and alert when complete.

I would like to see just a few UI tweaks:
- Put the application name on the Activities/Preferences pane
- Right (control) clicking menu bar icon gives options: Resume/Pause, Activities, Preferences, Quit
- Make the Activities/Preferences pane a true native window.
- Get rid of blue font and use system default

Great work on the app and thank you!

Great for timing activities


Simple and easy to use. This is great for being able to just set a timer when I want to box my activities. I might set 20 mins to check email, then when the timer dings, if I get off track I can go back to email. I like how this gives a pop-up notification when it is finished.

Changes I would suggest are:
- being able reorder the preset timers, it is confusing if they aren't in order by time or name
- Put the application name in the popup when you click it in the menubar
- right click options to pause, start, stop, restart last used timer

Helps keep me on track


Lightweight application that stays out of the way until you really need it. I use it to allot certain time for tasks, move on when the time’s up, and keep me on track. Thanks to the dev for making it free. Great job.


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