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
27 Ratings
27 Ratings

My Mac Isn’t Complete Without It!

I’ve been using Activity Timer for four years now, and even though I frequently try out lots of different apps and utilites to help streamline my productivity, Activity Timer is the one that has lasted the test of time. It’s simple, aesthetically pleasing, and sits right there in my menu bar. Plus, the pie chart is a perfect way to visualize how much time has elapsed. It’s been so helpful for time management during work sessions, and is a great way to stay focused and motivated.

Yes, it is just a timer app. But it’s a really good timer app. It’s simple, and does exactly what I need and want it to do. I will likely keep using this app as long as it exists.


Simple, Effective — and Just What I Needed

Sometimes less is more — and this app is an excellent example.
Simple, intuitive, small and unobtrusive, Activity Timer is a great pared-down Pomodoro timer — anything timer, really. I love how it’s easy to set and organize different timed periods. It uses very few resources while being easy to customize. Many props to the dev.

Oops! Gotta go. There goes my timer...


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!


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