Nice Timer - a desktop timer and stopwatch
Developer: JÄ™drzej Gronek
Current Version: 2.8.15
Last Updated: 5 months ago
Download Size: 9.1 MB - Download
"Attractive, reliable little timer keeps me on track.
Nice Timer is a useful little app that does one thing — puts a little floating window on your screen wherever you need it. It's easy to set, launches quickly, and has a minimal, attractive design. I use it regularly to make sure I don't get bogged down in email. Without it, I would open my email to write one important reply but end up wading through all the other mail afterwards, spending far too much time. The developer has been responsive to problems and even added a feature to allow a customizable repeat to the alarm." - by tookmyname
Nice Timer is the only app you really need when you need... a timer! You can use this beautiful app as a timer or as a stopwatch in one of 10 built-in styles and take advantage of many great features like infinitely resizable display, quick timers or customizable global hotkeys.
- customizable hotkeys,
- simple and beautiful design,
- timer and stopwatch,
- quick timers,
- infinitely resizable,
- fullscreen mode,
- fast and lightweight,
- 10 styles and more to come!
Groundwork for 3.0 update.
Most Helpful Reviews
Simple and Useful Timer - I've been needing to set a time limit on my internet surfing and wanted a simple countdown timer to help keep track. I wanted something always there and ready to use, but not in the way. This is just what I was looking for. I keep it on all the time, dimmed a little and parked down in the lower left corner of my screen, ready for activation when needed. I just keep it programmed for the same time limit all the time and start and stop when needed. A little tweak that would be nice: a resizable timer (by dragging the edges, like a regular window). There is a choice of large or small, though, so not a problem really. It would also be nice to have an option to have the timer in the actual menu bar.
All style, no substance - This app is all style, no substance; it offers very little in the way of execution and solid user experience. It's attractive and out of the way enough, sure, but for what it is, given it's price point, I expected a more polished experience. The actual timing feature works well enough, though I'd like the ability to change to sound of the alarm to something as simple as the interface itself. And about the interface: aesthetically, it's nice; functionally, it's pretty weak and a little glitchy. The timer fades in on hover with the opacity down, which is a great touch. Setting the timer is tedious; done in increments of one, it's brings to mind setting kitchen appliance clocks. Presets, increments other than 1, or actually being able to type in the fields would have been super. Another irksome oversight; in small mode, expanding the timer always expands upwards and to the right, making it near useless in small mode if keep in the upper right hand corner. Besides that design quirk, whenever I switch to large mode, set a time, move the timer, then go to switch the time again, the timer pops back to it's initial position, and then (usually) back to where I set it on clicking back. (Revised) Even if the price were $1, it would be hard to recommend (2 stars, maybe 3 at $1). If any of these issues are addressed in future updates, I will gladly amend my review to reflect as much. EDIT: I've also discovered that multiple timers are not possible, unless I can't figure out how to activate them. Not a big deal for me, except, while it doesn't appear to advertise such a feature in the description, it definitely suggests it in the app screenshots. Again, it's a matter of the price point versus features / polish that bothers me here. EDIT: And more glitches. The interface permanently disfigures in large mode when switching between 2 displays, and switching in and out of "small" mode (something necessary when reconciling another glitch). I've thus amended my review from 2 stars to 1 star. It's not the sort of thing that should exist in a limited app at this price point.
More Reviews for Current Version
A Good Start - Desperately needs the feature of being present on all virtual desktops, rather than stuck on one whilst user switches between their desktop screens. Additionally, for the price, more features can be packed in to pull in users from opting for a free timer. This may be the option of saving certain settings in a personal list, inclusion in the nofitifaction sidebar, etc. Other than these two improvements, iti s a straightfoward and nifty timer.
Pretty good. Doesn’t look like garbage like literally every other timer available. - I like how you can right click on the time and change it to a new value for those times when you want to add more time to a previously timed event. Customizability is limited to a handful of presets. It would be better if it worked like the Terminal app, where you can set the color and opacity of the text and the background independently to any color you want. The app icon should reflect a digital timer instead of an analog timer. The main display is not quite vertically centered. The numbers should be moved up a bit.