Howler Timer is the #1 mac timer app with over 250,000 downloads!

Timing has never been easier, quicker, or more fun. You'll use timers for everything once you use Howler Timer!

-Unlimited timers
-Fast input and start of timers, no mouse required
-Clear, resizable display
-Remembers your last set timer
-Allows you to play whatever sound file you want for the alarm
-Set a timer with an end date (alarm)
-Convert temperatures C / F, cooking volumes/weights.
-Save a timer to a preset
-Stopwatch capability

In-App Upgrade is available on 10.7 and higher.

Upgrading provides these additional features:
- Menu Bar shows hours and minutes (not just seconds)
- Ability to Loop and Chain timers together
- 10 customizable Presets
- Set individual, distinct sounds for each timer
- Mute Howler Timer's sounds without muting the system sound
- Activate timers via shell scripts

What's New

Version 1.5.1

Fixed issue where In-App purchases would not be saved.

-Retina compatible
-Create and start timers with scripts
-Added Reset button
-Visual Interface improvements
-Now always available in the status bar

-You can turn off the warning when closing running timers.
-You can now make Howler Timer come to the foreground when a timer is done.
-Timer names can be used as alarm text

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

131 Ratings

131 Ratings

I love you, Howler!!!!


Thanks for this timer. I was surprised how difficult it was to find a good timer and stopwatch counter with audio. I like the loop feature in Howler Pro, well worth the little price. If the developer plans to do any future upgrades, it’d be fun to have more sounds. I love the wolf and the crow; More creatures (and other sounds) would be awesome! Also, if I had my every wish, I was originally looking for an app that could be set to count down ten second intervals as, “10, 20, 30 . . . “ so I wouldn’t have to count the reps in my workout. As it turned it, it was hard just to find a timer that was accurate or made any sounds at all. So I was THRILLED to find not only a timer that did these things reliably, but also could open several timers at once, and allow me to save my favorite timers~ AND with the unexpected surprise of having lots of personality, too (I love the howling wolf interface!) When the wolf howls at the moment I have finally completed my routine, I feel like a real champion! Thank you, Howler Timer~ I’ll be looking forward for any future updates, but I am happy and having fun with this just as it is, too. (:

Don’t Let the Name Deter You


One thing I miss about my PC is the paid version of TimeLeft (I actually have multiple licenses). I wanted a similar program for the Mac and was surprised to find this one - free no less. I almost passed this up because of the name, thinking it gimmicky. But no, this is a solid little program that lets you countdown (to a set number of hours/minutes/seconds or to a specific time). You can run multiple timers. And you can pick a sound effect beyond the wolf howl or crow caw (any Mac sound or any sound you’ve loaded yourself). While I normally use Bartender to hide all of my menubar icons, this one has earned a spot on the menu bar - when you click it, a small drop down shows you all the timers and how long each has left. Disclaimer: I have only just downloaded it and started up three timers, none of which have elapsed yet. However, I’m already really impressed.

I love you.

Joyful Apple Devotee

I just downloaded this app because I am severely distractable and therefore never get anything done. (I’m also prone to exaggeration. lol) So I decided to use a timer to remind me when its time to move on to the next task. I love this app because it is simple enough for me to figure out how to use right out of the box. The wolf just now told me it is time to step away from the emails and move on. No obnoxious alarm. Just a five second countdown to a quiet but perfectly audible howl. I highly recommend this app to anyone who like me loves technology but but needs it to be simple and straight forward.


Stephen Lind
3 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Stephen Lind 2011


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