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"Easy to use yet also powerful" -- Teaching All Students
"A reliable and memorable timer" -- Crazy Mike's Apps
Howler Pro has all the features of the free Howler, plus many more:
Status in Menu bar:
-The most imminent Howler will appear in the Menu bar, allowing you to see the state of your timers while working in other applications.
Custom sounds for each Howler:
-You may now configure each Howler to use a different custom sound.
Full Screen Mode:
-Zoom the display to use the full screen
-Set Howlers to activate Full Screen Mode when started
-Save any Howler (timer window) for quick future access via menu or key command
-Saves all Howler attributes including time, title, finishing behavior, and window position
-Allows you to automatically start presets when activated
-Preset ⌘1 may be called when Howler Pro is launched
-Chain multiple timers together; when one finishes, the next starts automatically
-Set the Howler to loop itself or start a Preset when it finishes
-Set Howler Pro to run silently without muting the system volume
-Set a Howler to run as a Stopwatch (counts up instead of down)
-Call Reset to stop a Howler and return it to its most recent Started state
-Start all your Howler timers simultaneously
What's New in Version 1.4
-Lion Full Screen Mode support added
-Howlers now resizeable
-Reduced processor usage
-Added warnings when closing running timers
-Removed the delay between timers when looping
-Added system sounds to the default list
-Status bar now hides seconds when over 1 minute
one major flaw
I've only been using Howler Pro for a couple days, but in general it works quite well for me. Has countdown timers, alarm and stopwatches (though you can't save a stopwatch as a preset for some reason or create one directly--you have to create a timer and then switch it to be a stopwatch, which makes little sense to me).
However, there is one *major* flaw to the app that causes me to dock it 2 stars: if you stop a timer, then when you start it again, the timer is now forevermore a timer for only the remaining time. This becomes a big problem if you have, say a 10-minute countdown timer that repeats (so that after it goes off it will start again automatically). If you stop that timer with 7 minutes left, then when you resume it, it will now be a 7 minute timer. This means that when it goes off, you might reasonably expect it to start counting down 10 minutes again, but instead it will only count down 7 minutes over and over. There doesn't appear to be any way to change this behavior, so I now need to remember when I've paused a repeating timer, because when it goes off, I'll have to fix it manually.
I can't think of why anybody would want a timer to behave this way, but at the very least there should be the *option* to have it act like pausing any other timer in the world.
Latest version removed timer with seconds on menu bar
It's an alright app, but it removed the seconds display that I needed on the menu bar if it's over a minute even though it says that if you upgrade to pro, you get seconds on the menu bar. Misleading... Don't know why the creator removed this and didn't allow an option to turn it back on.
Also, the ap needs an option to minimize to the menu bar. I don't like that it minimizes to the dock. Other applications like this (Flux, Cinch, etc.), have options to display the timer in the menu bar. If you're a perfectionist, and you like to command + tab to switch between windows it gets annoying that the timer is in that display.
If the creator can enable these two options, then I'll give it 5/5. Otherwise, it's a no frills timer and it does what it is supposed to.
Fabulous Timer / Stopwatch App
I was looking for an app with both timer and stopwatch functions, and this is perfect!
You have a bunch of options with size and sounds, and you can have several going at once.
There is also a save option so you can use your most frequent timers and alarms easily and quickly.
Something that surprised me: There are temperature and weight/measure converters. I'm not sure how they figure in to a timer app, but they've been quite useful so I'm not complaining!
For $0.99, it's a great little tool for productivity!