Developer: Kenzo Yamaguchi
Current Version: 2.0.0
Last Updated: 6 months ago
Download Size: 6.6 MB - Download
Minutes is a simple, colorful timer.
It gently reminds you of meaningful moments, like walking your dog, picking up your children from school, or doing work-related tasks.
Just slide the toggle around to set the desired timespan, and Minutes starts counting down.
When the time is up, you will receive a gentle, customizable notification.
This compact tool is a giant guardian of your precious time.
・Can be set for anywhere from 1 minute to 10 hours
・The interface can be managed via your trackpad
・Works with multiscreen systems
・Optimized for macOS Sierra
- Refreshed sound and visuals
- Optimized for OSX Sierra
- Support for time-setting via trackpad
- Support for multiple displays
Most Helpful Reviews
Nice little timer! - I really like the keep on top feature in this little timer. I have it slid into the corner on my screen, out of the way, but clearly visible. I do have two feature requests: 1. I wish I could pause the timer without reseting it. It would be handy for when the phone rings and I have to take a quick break from my work. 2. It could be just a tad smaller, or perhaps resizable. Thanks for your good work on this!
Software no longer runs in Mavericks - I love Minutes, and have relied on it many times, however after running the software since 2011, I am disheartened to see the developer has abandoned the software. After OS X 10.9 was released, I began to see behaviors where i would set the timer, switch over to full screen to work on a keynote document and the alarm would never go off. It turns out many “countdown” timer apps in Maverics have the same issue - they are not properly updating themselves in the background. I have emailed the developer to point this issue out, but since I never heard back from them my only remaining step is to warn others not to use this on OS X 10.9.
More Reviews for Current Version
Downgrade in features - I opened this app today and gasped in horror that it had been updated. I have long appreciated version 1 for its simple interface and lack of distracting UI. The new version is uglier, less customizable, and harder to configure. Please bring back 1.0 (or release it on your web site)!
Minutes got an update and it is LEGIT - I could not believe my eyes when I saw that Minutes, after all these years, finally got an update. I am so excited. I used to love this simple app so much, but stopped using it as other things crept up to take it’s place, but now with this update, I’m back baby! They totally redsigned and addressed my biggest issue with the app in the first place, the alarm was easy to miss. I love the way they’ve improved the alarm, this time you’ll definitely know when it fires. New and more colorful than ever, this is exactly the kind of thing I want out of a small app that just does one thing, and onc thing wonderfully. Thanks guys for getting back to us and doing a great job in the process!
Not as useful since the update to 2.0 - Some of the useful features are now missing: No repeat alarm function. No keyboard method to increase or decrease the amount of time. The countdown timer shows only whole minutes until the last 59 seconds, so you can’t tell if the timer is running! They included other sounds for the timer, but I actually liked to original sound and they’ve taken that out. Why not make it an option? When the timer goes off annoying colored circles appear on the screen with the timer. Totally unneeded and should be an option you can control (but it’s not!). All the timers are now the same drab translucent grey. Before there were 4 color choices, and those were helpful because I had a differnt color for each timer. Overall, not a good update! ============================== Review of version 1 Minutes is a simple app and that's what I like about it. I keep a few different timers on screen and I just click on the timer that suits the need: 5, 15, or 30 minute. It keeps me on task, and the timers remind me get back to work or start a new task. Some of the other reviewers additions would be helpful but I do enjoy it's effective simplicity.
Not a fan of the visual refresh - The timer now takes up too much room, especially considering the boundary of the Timer widget extends about 30 pixels beyond the actual top of the circular display, so I can’t drag it all the way to the top right of my screen by the OS X clock and now i just hangs out awkwardly about a half inch from my menu bar. The subtle “beating” of the yellow background of the timer is also distracting, the movement constantly sticks out at the corner of vision. This might seem like nit-picking, but the whole reason I chose this app, compared to a dozen other timer apps, is how un-intrusive it was so that I could use it as a pomodoro while working, but still keep it visible to remind me when my next break would be. I guess I do appreciate the new options for changing the notification when the alarm time runs out.
The older version was much better, no Always on Top feature, visual refresh is over the top - I’ve asked the developer of this app for the old version (heck, even give the old purchasers a binary that we can run outside of the app store), or at least the _functionality_ that the old one had. This new visual refresh is distracting, doesn’t have “always on top”, and doesn’t have the repeating feature that the original version had. Unfortunately I can’t just go back to the old version. I’m not typically someone who writes reviews, but given that I’ve asked for these features, and it seems like it should be fairly simple to bring them back, I feel the need to write this.