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Minu Timer

By Ruben Frosali

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Hello, Minù.
The most essential, functional (and beautiful) timer for your smartphone.

We believe Good design is as little design as possible. No frills, no wasted pixels, no features you use just once and then forget.

Focus on the Idea, Reduce to the Essential, Streamline the User Experience.

That's why we took the inspiring Dieter Rams' Ten Principles of "Good Design" and designed Minù - The Kitchen Timer with the same principles.


▨ Human UI - Setting a Timer and start the Countdown requires only 2 taps from launch
▨ Premium Club with 6 Brand New Skins (more coming)
▨ Timer / Stopwatch
▨ Rotating Display for any device orientation
▨ Pause and adjust Timer
▨ Stylish Interface

How it works:
Step 1. Rotate the dial to set the timer (or set it to 00:00 to activate the stopwatch)
Step 2. Press the Start button. That's it!
Step 3. You can Pause/Resume the timer pressing the Start button. If you want to reset the timer just TAP & HOLD the Start button or Shake the device when Paused.

“My goal is to omit everything superfluous so that the essential is shown to best possible advantage.”
Dieter Rams, 1980

Press & Reviews
★★★★★ "Minù is a tiny little kitchen timer app that has been heavily inspired by Dieter Rams’ Ten Principles of “Good Design”. It’s one of those apps that do one thing, but do it very well." - Beautiful Pixels

★★★★★ "Have needed a timer from "time to time," and this is the answer! It can measure seconds to hours and the alarm is audible and not overbearing. It is a fast and easy download, it is free, it shows up graphically beautiful and bold, and it serves my varying needs for a timer. I will use this probably every single day or even more often! Thanks for a practical and wonderful app for my new iPad!"

★★★★★ "This is a beautiful example of design, and true to the work of the man who inspired it. I have downloaded hundreds of apps, and very few even attempt to look like they belong on an iDevice. This timer looks like a natural extension of it. ...the ease of use and functionality is fantastic. Here is a timer that's a timer. How wonderful is that?"

What's New in Version 1.3

Bug Fixes


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Customer Reviews

Beauty & Some Brains

This is one of the best timers/stopwatches I have ever used. Unlike Apple's stock "Clock" app, this timer not only visually stimulates you with fun-to-use stunning graphics, but it allows you to visually see how much time is left on the timer by filling in a fraction of a circle. This is very easy for people like me, especially since I am a debater, because it allows me to see roughly how much time I have left in my speeches, without me having to constantly look down at numbers. Visuals have never let me down; especially when you don't have time to think about numbers (and/or you don't want to read the numbers) of how much time is left.

I gave this app 4 stars because it still can't complete with full functionality of Apple's stock app, which I'm surprised the developers haven't gone full out to make a replacement of the stock app that both excels in design and functionality. There are features that could be added such as the ability to have pre-set timers, pre-set alarms that would eventually make it the best timer/stopwatch app available. I will say, however, that I very much appreciate the meticulous details in design that make this app a great, if not the best app for its category in terms of design. For $0.99, an impressive array of other wonderfully designed "timers" are available with just as impressive designs and sounds -- making extra bells and whistles (on top of the amazing price of free) nice and cheap.

... Just download it already!

It's a simple timer, but it's exactly what I wanted.

Really, it's a simple egg timer. You spin it to the time you want, in increments of 10 second intervals. It counts down, and ticks off the last 10 seconds, with an alarm sounding at time's end. I went though 3 apps before finding this one, and it does exactly what's advertised. The multiple skins are cute, each with different alarm bells. Even worth buying the extra skins. The perfect little timer. I use it for my physical therapy exercises that need to be exactly timed.

Simple and useful

For setting a short-duration alarm you can't beat this app. Twirl your finger around the dial, press the button, and you're done. That's the best part, the simplicity of the interface in contrast to other apps which force me to spin slot-machine wheels or go through two or three other steps when all I want to do is set a quick 3-minute timer for my tea. And unlike orher free timers there are no adds. I would gladly pay $5 for this to keep it ad-free.

Minu Timer
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 32.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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