Timey - a menubar timer and stopwatch
Developer: JÄ™drzej Gronek
Current Version: 2.9.12
Last Updated: 1 month ago
Download Size: 8.8 MB - Download
"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 and stopwatch possible. It shows up in the menubar. Click to start or pause, right-click to reset. Click on the settings button to change mode between timer and stopwatch, to set global hotkeys or to quit Timey. Right-click on the settings button to set a quick timer. It is that simple. Now, enjoy handy Notification Center widget, UI redesigned for macOS Sierra and a fullscreen mode.
- always in the menubar,
- stopwatch and timer,
- fullscreen mode,
- quick timers,
- easy to use and elegant,
- fast, lightweight and accurate,
- customizable global hotkeys,
- Notification Center widget,
- full dark mode support.
Under the hood improvements.
Most Helpful Reviews
Elegantly Simple Menubar Timer - 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.
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.
More Reviews for Current Version
won’t run the first time, seems fine after restarting it - There was a weird bug the first time I ran this. First, a little window was shown explaining how to use the app, which was fine—but then after I closed it, I couldn’t find the app in the menu bar. I got it to show up in the Today View, but I still couldn’t bring up the preferences because it wasn’t showing up in the menu bar. I had to go into Activity Monitor and Quit it from there. After that, the app worked normally. I also ran into a UI/UX issue. At first, nothing happened if I clicked or right-clicked on the timer/stopwatch display. I thought I had a useless app! I figured out why, though. I had to click on the icon to the left of the display to get the preferences, and it turned out that if the value is 00:00:00 and the mode is Timer, clicking or right-clicking really won’t do anything anyway. Now that I understand how this works, I’ll give it a try. I really do think it would have been less confusing if it had started out in Stopwatch mode first, just so that it would immediately do something upon clicking. An alternate solution would be to give some kind of response—perhaps show the preferences if the Timer value is 00:00:00, or else give some guidance along the lines of "Nothing to do! Please set the Timer value or switch to Stopwatch mode." Also, the icon itself was off-putting as well. In the screenshots, it looks like a circle, but instead I have a partial circle (upper-left). With all the initial confusion and seeming non-functionality, I seriously thought the app was corrupted. If the icon really is supposed to look like that, that’s okay, but I really suggest some screenshot updates. That and the above refinements would significantly reduce the confusion.
App will not launch in menubar - Version 2.9.12 of this app is not launching in the menubar for me on Mac OS 10.12.6. I feel like I just had my money stolen.