Cook Timer

Cook Timer

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.3
  • Total Downloads:
    15,915
  • Date Added:
    April 06, 2011
  • File Size:
    271KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Your grandma had a mechanical egg timer that dinged a bell. Your granddad had a stopwatch from his track-and-field days. You can still buy either new, but it's probably quicker and easier and certainly cheaper to download Cook Timer, a free desktop timer for Windows. That's great for the kitchen, you say, where you use your laptop for recipes. But what about out and about? What takes the place of granddad's stopwatch? Cook Timer, that's what. At 239.5 KB, it's smaller than some ringtones, and it has no dependencies so it's completely portable and runs when you click its program file, with no installation needed.

We downloaded and saved Cook Timer's executable to our desktop. We clicked it and then clicked Run on the Open Program dialog, and Cook Timer's compact interface opened. This is about the size of a minimized media player, with prominent numerals for hours, minutes, and seconds; the latter to hundredths. Presets let us quickly select 3, 5, 10, or 15 minutes or a custom entry. Aside from checkboxes titled Automatic restart and Ring forever, there's just Start and Reset buttons to deal with: No options, properties, Help file, or anything resembling a bell or whistle, except of course the beeper that signals time's up. We clicked custom, set the timer for five seconds, and clicked Start. Cook Timer counted down the time and also displayed a green progress bar. When the time elapsed, a beeper gave a few brief chirps to notify us. Selecting Ring forever caused the audible notification to repeat endlessly; in other words, Cook Timer keeps on beeping until you click Reset. Likewise, clicking Automatic restart caused the timed cycle to repeat continuously. We closed Cook Timer and clicked it open again, only this time we deselected the option to display the file-opening dialog each time. The next time we clicked the program's stopwatch-face icon, Cook Timer opened immediately.

Cook Timer is the sort of utterly simple and reliable tool that just about everyone will need once in a while. It's free, compact, and portable; totally easy to use; and versatile enough to be a significant step up from the Old School. It's not your grandma's egg timer!

 
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  • 5 stars

    "Works great, new skins would be nice."

    May 05, 2011   |   By bageldaddy

    Version: Cook Timer 0.9.3

    Pros

    It works well and has different ring tones. I really like it.

    Cons

    Different skins would be nice.

    Summary

    Excellent.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 0.9.3
    Version 0.9.3 includes the following enhancements:
    • Adds labels for Hour, Minute and Second.
    • Displays time in the title bar so it is visible in the taskbar.
    • Fixes keyboard navigation.
    • Fixes misspelled word "fovever".
    General
    Publisher Thunderbird Software
    Publisher web site http://www.thunderbird-software.com
    Release Date April 06, 2011
    Date Added April 06, 2011
    Version 0.9.3
    Category
    Category Productivity Software
    Subcategory Calendar & Time Management Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 271KB
    File Name CookTimer-0.9.3.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 15,915
    Downloads Last Week 25
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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