- Set the timer in one touch from status bar, just tap and drag.
- If you play games or watch a serials, you will have to escape in any case, because the timer is displayed on top of other windows, even if you're in full-screen mode.
- You can choose a suitable sound for you or install your custom sound.
- Countdown on the icon in the Dock and in the status bar so that you could always see the remaining time.
- Full-screen mode for the special events and the board games.
- Set the timer for a specific time or at exact interval on the user's choice.
- Ability to lock the timer to the top of all windows, even in full-screen mode.
- You can set hotkeys for frequently used timers.
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- Added the ability to select the direction of the timer (Count Down or Count Up)
- Added possibility to Voice the timer label before the expiration sound play (Optional)
- Fixed many bugs and issues
Ratings and Reviews
Exactly as promised
I like that there are three display options (the status bar, the tea kettle in the dock, and the main display); I enjoy that the display changes color with each reset; I appreciate that the display calculates what time it will be when the timer ends. I am very happy that I can shut off the audio alarm and the flashing is very obvious.
Features I wish it also had: the ability to count up so I could see how long something takes; a preference to keep the display on top of all my other work so I can easily move through various windows and apps without having to go back and pull the timer to the front.
I’m not sure why I’d ever need two timers going at once (cooking several dishes at the same time?) and I thought I would get to have more than one timer going at once when I saw “add a timer”, When I tried to start a 2nd timer, at first I thought the new one simply overrode the first one, but it actually DID have more than one timing!! Little dots at the bottom of the display allows you to toggle between them, and they are different colors so that helps. Then I discovered the tiling button and I can see all the simultaneous timers at once.
I just hope the app will warn me when I am close to needing a battery, and not wait until I am all out! I’m guessing the battery icon will help there, but haven’t used the app enough to see that go down yet.
App purchases does not carry over to multiple devices
Update: I am updating this review because I have the app on two devices. It seems that the app works independently from your apple accounts. That is, I bought the unlimited battery on my laptop but the purchase didn’t carry over to the desktop. I wish the app allowed multiple devices, like Bear and other apps do. I lowered my ratings because of this.
I am writing this review because it will earn me 7 days of free battery, well, it’s almost as if I’m being paid to review this product and I think anyone reading should be aware of that.
I like the app. I haven’t had it for many days yet so I can’t say if I’ll keep using it or not. I have found that other time tracking apps were too buggy or too slow and this one just works. It has several options to tinker around with, but I guess that the one I like the most so far is that it is both an alarm and a time tracker. I sometimes need to countdown and sometimes I need to say “let me know when it’s 4pm so I can switch tasks,” and this red hot kettle does it.
Given the kettle icon, I was hoping that there would be a sound option of a whistling kettle, but alas, not in this version (maybe in the future?).
EXCELLENT, EXCEPT…NOT REALLY FREE - HIDDEN COSTS
I was very happy to get this & found it to be exactly what I needed. I frequently play games that require me to do things every so often, such as every 48 minutes. Also, when I have something cooking in the kitchen, I can easily lose track of it, so I like to set a clock. This app turned out to be wonderful. However….
I purposely chose this app because it did NOT cost anything. Then, when I tried to use it, I found out I DID have to buy something, a battery to use with it. It does allow the buyer to use it for 3 days, but then you need to buy one, for different lengths of time, including one that is good for lifetime.
If I had known about what is called “in-app purchases,” I would NOT have gotten this. I am on a fixed income, so little things like this add up. I would not have bothered & would have just continued to set my clock, which is annoying, but does not cost me anything. If you do not mind spending money, from $.99 to $6.99, then this is a good app to get.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.