Around The Clock is a simple, elegant timing application for the Mac. It contains a timer, a stopwatch and an alarm clock wrapped in an easy to use and functional interface.

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

Minor Bug Fixes. Added support for older versions of macOS (10.12 and greater).

Ratings and Reviews

Zoltanicus ,

favorite time keeping app but could be improved

Tried out a ton of stopwatch and timer apps, this one best suits my needs and is fairly intuitive. Thanks for making it available for free. And props for the relatively small file size - 4.6mb is appropriate.

Feature request - more preference options:
- top menu bar icon (rather than windowed)
- open on startup
- dark theme
- widget availability (if possible - low priority)

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review and the feedback! I have implemented dark mode support and it is now available in version 1.2.0. All of your suggestions are great and I will be working on these features for a future release.

Jimbles_512 ,

Only one i found with all 3 features

Since i use an alarm, a stopwatch, and timer on my iPhone a lot, i was lookng specifically for those three things, and was happy to find that they all work simultaniously here. however, i have a few suggestions:

—the countdown interface needs to be reconsidered. i shouldnt have to worry about “adding”, and THEN “starting” a countdown.
—when the countdown does go off, the sound needs to be loud, not this odd pulsing sound.
—maybe make a background app that runs in the menu bar? it would be nice to be able to see in my menu, ESPECIALLY nice to be able to make a countdown/stopwatch timer show on the menu bar in real time, so i can just look up and see whats left.

Overall, good start!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review and your suggestions! I am definitely reconsidering the interface. I have gotten so used to the interface as a daily user myself, it's been harder than I thought to come up with something different. I also changed the default audio sound to be something more "alarm-like". Let me know what you think. You can also select your own audio file if the default audio sound doesn't fit your taste by going to the "properties" window. Thanks!

Justin You Know ,

Countdown fails to work

Thought this app was going to be great. Unless I’m missing something, I cannot enter any time to Countdown? I tried entering in hours, then click Add, then start and the timer goes off immediately. Do the same in Minutes and Seconds the timer goes off immediately even if I add 1000 minutes? Property button just allows you to change the alarm tone? All I want is a simple Countdown time and thought this was it, but it doesn’t work.

Developer Response ,

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to review my app! I think what you are experiencing is an interface design issue on my part. If you add a countdown before entering in hours, minutes or seconds, and then select the new countdown from the list, you can then modify the time, hit start and everything will work as expected. What's happening is when you click add after changing the hours, minutes or seconds, it resets the values to 0 after you hit add, and so when you click start, it's counting down from 0. A new version is on its way with this issue fixed, I hope you will give it another shot. Thanks again for the feedback.


Ryan Angelo
5.5 MB
macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Ryan Angelo


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