Gestimer is a beautiful Mac menu bar app for those little reminders during the day. Simply drag the Gestimer menu bar icon onto the screen to create your reminder.

Check out a 10s clip here:

• Drag & drop from the menu bar to create short-term reminders
• Quickly add descriptions to your reminders
• Receive a notification for your reminders
• Sync with Apple Reminders
• Snooze reminders
• Show a countdown for the next reminder in the menu bar

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What's New

Version 1.2.4

Fixes the menubar countdown not showing the next countdown

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

92 Ratings

92 Ratings

nice for quick reminders


Gestimer makes it quick and easy to set a timer, and it uses notifications to let you know when the time is up. I used notification preferences to turn off the sounds for Gestimer and opted to use an Alert when the time is up. This works great for me because it’s silent, yet the Alert stays on the screen until I acknowledge it, so I can’t miss it. I couldn’t find another app that had a silent alarm except for one that kept crashing.

Note that if you want a sound, it does that by default. You can also sync it with Reminders which creates a group of reminders for Gestimer. This does let you set reminders further in the future than you can with the drag and drop which goes out about 7 hours. You could also create ones that repeat every day.

The only improvement I would like is to be able to tell it to repeat the timer automatically; like when I complete this 20 minute timer, automatically start another 20 minute timer.



I don’t leave alot of review, but when something just works and I’ve tried others, I think one should leave a review. It just works, simple, yet has the features I wish it had. Optional countdown in the menu bar, ability to give a reminder a title, sync reminders and notifications. My only issue is I can’t seem to set a reminder under 10 minutes, I see on the developers very good FAQ page that it’s a comming feature, I guess I’ll wait to be pleasantly surprised.

Feature request: Menu icon and countdown turn red when the counter is in action (don’t know if that’s possible, but I have other menu icons that have great colors).

needs to loop reminder sound


This app is pretty slick, but when a timer expires there is just a brief sound. If you’re not in the room, or near your computer, you will probably miss it. Sure, you might notice the little window that popped up in the top corner…or not. I have many windows open and will likely not see it if I just returned from another room for example. What would make this app 5-stars in my opinion, is if there was an option to repeat/loop the sound until I acknowledge/close it. I also emailed the developer, so hopefully they can add this feature.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very nice app. But if you need to set a reminder that is very important (take something out of the oven, go to the bus stop to get your kid, etc.) then I wouldn’t rely on this app to get your attention unless you are staring at your screen.

Developer Response


You can enable the Sync with Reminders feature to get reminder notifications on all your iOS devices in case you step away from your Mac.

Sounds cannot be looped as the app relies on macOS system notifications. A separate notification system is currently being worked on that will allow you to loop the alarm sounds but this will take some time.


Tuan Anh Nguyen
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Martin Nguyen


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