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Ready, set, go with Free Stopwatch Portable

Take your stopwatch with you with this simple, portable program.

We typically think of stopwatches as items that go on your wrist or in your pocket, but there's no reason you can't have a stopwatch on your desktop, too. Free Stopwatch Portable is a simple program that lets you take your stopwatch with you on a USB drive or other portable device. It doesn't have a ton of features, but it's not a bad choice if all you need is the ability to time something.

Free Stopwatch Portable has a plain but intuitive interface, with a large start button that turns into a stop button when the watch is running. The display shows the time to hundredths of a second. A lap button lets users instantly begin timing a new lap, saving the times of each individual lap in a list format below. Results can be copied to the clipboard or sent to the printer. Free Stopwatch Portable lets users turn on a ticking sound for each passing second, and the program can be set to start at Windows startup or to appear in a floating window. That's about it in terms of features; the program truly does function only as a stopwatch, and won't work if you need to set a timer or alarm. An online Help file provides instructions, but it didn't tell us anything that most users won't be able to figure out on their own. Overall, we think that Free Stopwatch Portable works just fine if all you need is a desktop stopwatch; for other features, look elsewhere.

Free Stopwatch Portable is accessible after extraction with no need for installation.

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