Developer: Whimsical Inc.
Current Version: 2.3
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 6.2 MB - Download
SimpleTimer is an easy to use but powerful timer application. It lives in your Mac's menu bar, taking up very little space while always being in reach when you need it.
SimpleTimer's menu bar icon changes to a handy little pie chart that makes it easy to track the progress of currently running timers without taking up valuable extra space in your menu bar.
With SimpleTimer you can:
- Create custom timers on the fly or save and reuse your own timers
- Create timers with durations that are as short as 1 second and as long as (almost) 100 days
- Run as many timers simultaneously as you like
- Pause, resume, and cancel any timer at any time
- Automatically sync your saved timers and settings between all your Macs and iOS devices using iCloud (Syncing your timers to your iOS devices requires Pro Timer, available on the iOS App Store)
- Choose from 19 different timer sounds
- SimpleTimer can flash your screen to visually alert you when the timer is done
- Enable AutoLaunch to start SimpleTimer on login to make sure that your timers are always ready for you
SimpleTimer also fully supports your Mac's Retina display!
If you have any questions, suggestions or even problems with SimpleTimer, don't hesitate to write us!
This updates makes SimpleTimer compatible with OS X Yosemite.
Most Helpful Reviews
perfect - Very nicely implemented and extremely simple to use. Grear for cooking. I set up a series of timers in 5 minute increments. To set a timer, just select an option in the menu bar. You can monitor time elapsed via the animated icon in the menu bar.
You cannot "Pause" this timer! - DO NOT buy this app if you expect to be able to PAUSE your timer - like you can with a stop watch. There is no pause function. It's strictly counting down or off. So don't think you'll be able to pause your timer to take a bathroom break or something and pick up where you left off when you get back. For that you might need an analog stopwatch. The developer tells me that while this might be a useful feature, as of 1/27/13 there are no plans to add such a feature at any time in the foreseeble future. You might want to consider a different app if "pause" is something you might need. On the other hand, having timers that you create sync'd in the cloud is pretty nifty.
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Too Big to Fit - As a timer, it's simple and elegantly designed. But as a menu bar timer, it’s literally too big. It fits nicely and well on my 27” iMac, but not on Macbook Air 11". It takes up to 1/3 of the entire screen. If it is going to be taking this much of a space, I really don't see the point of making it a "manu bar" timer. As to the preferences screen, I can see the developer was putting as much as effort to make it stand out. This app can actually handle more than just one timer, which is an option I am so pleased to have. So I do agree on the point where the preferences screen had to be more than a just "set time" window. But as to how UI controls those times, each and every one of them, differently named, differently set, it's unbearable. So far, the maximum amount of timers this app's UI can handle was about 5 or 6. For the record, this is not a software glitch. It's a question of, how to create an UI that can keep numerous timers in control on one screen. And I'm afraid it's not working as the developer must have imagined. I have faith in this timer app. I just needed an app that can control more than 10 timers in once, and it's doing its job perfectly. But I also think the developer can get this even better.