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Electronic timer

Track your time with this stopwatch that provides added features.

VersaTimer aims to keep users on schedule with a generous clock face and some added features. Users of all skill levels will find it a reliable tool for staying on track of multiple tasks at once.

This free program appears as an enormous digital clock face with red numbers. Below the cycling numbers are large buttons for starting and resetting the clock. The upper left of the clock face has a pull-down menu that lets users select different clock presets. Within the clock's Settings menu, VersaTimer transforms itself from a simple timer into an advanced reminder system. Users can set up a new timer and adjust the hours, minutes, and seconds, though this process is confusingly redundant with two different tools to adjust the clock. VersaTimer's big draw is its cycles function. Users can set smaller clocks within the larger timer to alert them at regular intervals. With three possible cycles, users can, for example, have an alarm sound once every 30 minutes while a five-hour timer is running.

VersaTimer succeeds because of its simplicity. We were pleased with its performance because it sticks to basics and offers some unique bonus features that doesn't complicate the overall picture too much. We recommend this download for anyone interested in keeping themselves on task.

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