Nice Timer 2: a desktop timer

Developer: Jędrzej Gronek

Current Version: 2.9.0

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 12.1 MB - Download



this is a feature complete version of Nice Timer 2. I will still maintain this app but I won't be adding any major new features and I will not support it on the future versions of macOS so if you have macOS 10.13 or later please check Nice Timer 3 in the Mac App Store instead of this one :).

"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!


Release Notes:

Dear User,

this is a feature complete version of Nice Timer 2. After 6 years of free updates I am moving on to its new generation, Nice Timer 3. I will still maintain this app but I won't be adding any major new features and I will not support it on the future versions of macOS. If you like Nice Timer and want to enjoy the latest and greatest features, please consider upgrading to the new app. If you decide to do so, it will be a paid upgrade for you but it will make it possible for me to further develop the concept. If you decide to stay where you are, be sure that you can contact me with any questions or problems at my support email - [email protected]

I built Nice Timer 3 with love as a completely new app, from the ground up. The biggest new features are:

- add to your desktop as many timers as you need,

- customize freely not only the size but also the shape of the timer,

- use in-line time editing and customize timer presets.

Have a nice day,



Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.5.5
Review by classic dash

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.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.7.0
Review by J.D. Brown

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.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people