This small, simple four-button timer application is easy for anyone to use! The time counts down in minutes and seconds; when it expires, a ring sounds, the display flashes, and the elapsed expired time is also shown on the display. The timer also counts up from zero, if the time is started at zero. A large, easy-to-read time display is shown in the dock, for quick reference. Full screen and mini modes offer additional helpful ways to view the timer. The full screen mode is fully supported on multiple monitors. The timer can be controlled from the keyboard: press the spacebar to start or stop the timer, the m key to increase the minutes, s key to increase the seconds, and clear (⌧) key to reset the timer.

What's New

Version 1.10.0

The time can be set simply by typing numbers while the timer not is running. Minor bug fixes.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Would be perfect for teachers if it had 2 features


1. Keyboard Button to decrease number of minutes (When using keyboard, you can only increase minutes)
2. Different keyboard button for “Clear”. Macbooks don’t have that button. (Or make it mapable.)

Flashes at zero! Great timer for visually-oriented folks!

Dov Todd

I love the fact that this timer flashes when it reaches zero. I have other timers I've found that I've installed on my Mac, but this is the first one I've come across that flashes at zero. That's important to me because I'm deaf so I'm quite visually oriented, plus having the sound part of it going off at zero is meaningless to me. Also love the fact that the numbers are large if I want them to be, if I choose full screen, so I don't have to keep my eyes peeled on the screen so much, can still easily see the time that is left from the edge of my vision if I'm looking somewhere else off the screen.

Once it reaches zero, when in full screen mode, there's a second timer, at a smaller font size, that appears at bottom in the middle of the screen. This secondary timer tells you how long it's been since the primary timer reached zero. It's a nice feature that I haven't seen before with other timers for the Mac.

Here's why I rated this at four stars. When the timer is at full screen, I don't like seeing the timer and start buttons that's there at the top of the screen. I'd like to have the option of turning those buttons invisible, and when I want to see them again I'd like to be able to move the mouse or click on a key, rather than having the buttons always being there.

OK, But Could Stand Improvement


The interface is indeed tedious, but not quite as bad as one reviewer suggests. You don't have to set the time by hitting the minute and second button repeatedly; in the Functions menu there is a selection for "Set Time...". But the strange thing is that it requires you to use decimal minutes instead of minutes and seconds. It's just an odd and non-intuitive way to build the interface. That being said, the timer does work and is reasonably simple to use.


Christian Erickson
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English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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