Timey - a menubar timer
By Jędrzej Gronek
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"This App is the perfect timer for me: small footprint, out of way in the toolbar. This rapid update brings in notification and I can now give it 5 stars." by FrodoOfTheShire.
"This is precisely what I hoped to find in a timer. It sits unobtrusively in the menubar, counts down, and gives a noticeable-but-not-obnoxious announcement when the countdown is completed. It does not pop up a lot of windows, its options are simple and all controlled from the menubar... It is the most elegant timer that I have tried for the iMac (I have tried a few) and my search for my ideal timer is done. True, if you want a lot of customization and options, then this is not for you, but I want unobtrusiveness and simplicity and here it is." by Matthew Romanek.
Timey is the simplest timer possible. It shows in the menubar. Click to start or pause, right-click to reset. Click on options button to change mode or quit Timey. It is that simple.
-always in the menubar,
-two modes - stopwatch and timer,
-easy to use,
-saving preferences to file,
-"Shutdown after countdown" option
-designed for Lion.
What's New in Version 1.3.1
Ugh do not buy
No longer supported. Also, you can't type the time you want (you have to click an arrow for every minute you want to increase the time). Also, it says it has hotkeys but it is not apparent how this works. Also, the developer has moved on and created other timer apps.
Works well enough
A very much needed feature that can hopefully be added soon enough is to edit the count-down time by typing it in rather than clicking your way to the desired number. It is great otherwise. It's small, unobtrusive, and does exactly what it was designed to do. $3 seems a little steep for something so simple, but … I've wasted more than $3 on much dumber things.
Not ideal, but alright
The UI is the best of the crop of menubar timers, but it’s still not the best. Ideally, I could type in the time I’d like to set in natural language, a la Fantastica (somting like '3m’ or ’1h 3m 45s’), or at least tab through the fields and use my keyboard to input the values. Having to click each time to increment the values is a PITA.
The use of non-clearing UI popovers isn’t terrible, but isn’t great. I’d prefer Notification Center integration.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Apr 18, 2012
- Version: 1.3.1
- Size: 0.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jedrzej Gronek
- Copyright © 2012 Jędrzej Gronek. All rights reserved.
Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor