Cool Timer

Cool Timer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 291 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2.4.4
  • Total Downloads:
    963,269
  • Date Added:
    May 22, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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The Cool Timer is free alarm clock software that allows you to set up a countdown timer on your desktop down to the minute and second you want. It is an easy and cool way to keep track of your tasks and scheduling.

The interface is very easy to understand and definitely user friendly. There are only a few feature buttons like Start Timer, Pause Timer and Stop Timer, which are all you really need to get started. There doesn't seem to be any limit on how many hours you can set the timer for. Our testing didn't show any glitches or issues with this software. This is a cute if not cool way to countdown, thanks to the Preferences options. The timer can be set to reveal an image as it counts and Cool Timer provides some cute pictures. The alarm sound options are diverse as well, and fun to test out. The software also has an alarm clock and stop watch mode, which aren't obvious from a cursory sweep of the features.

The installation process was simple and didn't cause any issues. Uninstalling is just as simple. There are no limitations when downloading this free software since there is no registered version that will cost you money and restrict the features. This software is very easy to use and to set up even for a novice user. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a cute way to keep track of time on their computer.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.0

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    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 291 votes

    • 5 star 93
    • 4 star 69
    • 3 star 23
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 96
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1 stars

"bloatware, junkware, spam etc. DO NOT DOWNLOAD"

July 15, 2015  |  By Daniel Proctor

 |  Version: Cool Timer 5.2.4.4

Pros

timer workd

Cons

installation has extra junk...and DO NOT UPDATE (as there is 10x more junkware in the update) this program has not changed in years, the updates are just for spam etc

Summary

program should be removed from download.com

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1 stars

"172 Malware files found by MalwareBytes!!!!!!!!!"

May 31, 2015  |  By Jack Hopper

 |  Version: Cool Timer 5.2.4.4

Pros

none anymore. The old version I had a long time, then I followed up on an upgrade, and it cost me three hours of my life full of stress I will never get back.

Cons

Malware Bytes would not let the new version install, so I thought it's a safe program and I closed MBs to install it. Turned MBs back on right after installation,and it almost crashed my computer, hijacked my Chrome browser, 172 malicious files found! F*** YOU COOL TIMER! What idiot does that to people? How can that possibly be good for business???? You people are sick. Never again.

Summary

Stay the HELL away from this program. Free is NOT free, it is an insanely F****d up malware hijacking Pandora's Box of dangerous BS. These people should be arrested for this evil act and banned from the internet. Thanks for completely ruining my evening .

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1 stars

"Horrid, buggy, virus ridden!"

April 26, 2015

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Used to be a very nice program. I've used it for the past 5 or 6 years. Latest versions however are ridden with malware.

Cons

My virus scanner detected a Trojan as I attempted to update. I canceled the update and removed the program immediately. Nasty and unfortunate.

Summary

Cool timer used to be a "cool" program. Disappointed to learn that it can no longer be trusted. Look for an alternative.

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1 stars

"This use to be a good program but...."

April 09, 2015  |  By redkcir-2009

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

Nice program that does a good job

Cons

Loaded with Spam! Contains Spyware! A lot of this is from CNET its self who has become a major supplier of malware ridden software after they lost their way and strayed from their roots.

Summary

Another good and useful program killed by bundled malware and spyware. To bad developers can't see the problem.

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1 stars

"Stay away; stay away from this version"

March 28, 2015  |  By jachome

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

None that are apparent!

Cons

Loads many malware programs and desatbilizes your system.

Summary

Used an earlier version and found it useful because it was so simple. The current version loads a lot of malware on your system. Not worth the risk. There are other countdown timers out there.

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1 stars

"VIRUS ALERT"

October 20, 2014  |  By Press_X

 |  Version: Cool Timer 5.2.3.0

Pros

NONE. .exe files contiains trojan virus picked up by virus scanner.

Cons

WARNING!
DO NOT DOWNLOAD! VIRUS DETECTED IN .EXE FILE!

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3 stars

"It works fairly well.."

July 09, 2014  |  By jas-matt

 |  Version: Cool Timer 5.2.1.6

Pros

I primarily use it to count time up/down.

Cons

It wants to install other programs.

Summary

It you're careful during the install process, you can uncheck the boxes to keep from the other programs installing. If I wanted to install the other programs I would download them and install them and not have it forced on you by the programs you do want! It's really a big nag, beware Free programs, they all seem to do it.

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1 stars

"Lousy program"

May 23, 2014  |  By Marlelar

 |  Version: Cool Timer 5.2.1.1

Pros

Customizable sounds

Cons

Installs Conduit browser hijacker

Summary

Stay away from this program

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3 stars

"Excellent, except installware"

April 27, 2014  |  By saintseminole

 |  Version: Cool Timer 5.2.1.1

Pros

Works well, simple to use

Cons

Contains installware

Summary

This is for 5.0.6.0 -- there's no need to upgrade since this version works just fine. The app is simple and easy to use, but when I first installed it, the download actually tried to install an "installer" first, which is filled with adware and is completely unnecessary. It was much harder than it should have been to just install a simple piece of timer software.

I use this to time my sprinklers on the lawn so I don't over-water. It's perfect for that.

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2 stars

"Contains Adware"

April 26, 2014  |  By gadigital

 |  Version: Cool Timer 5.2.1.1

Pros

Small, compact and had all the functions I wanted in a timer.

Cons

- Installs Adware in a very sneaky way - without giving you clear options to decline those options.
- The Adware is very demanding on your PC's it begins trash the HD. The HD usage was at 100% a lot of the time, significantly slowing down the PC.
- The additional programs added take over your Internet browser and even sites like Amazon with advertising.
- Runs almost like a trojan horse or virus on your PC.
- Very difficult to remove Adware. I'm an IT professional and found it very hard to uninstall the Adware programs.

Summary

I was very angry about the sneaky installation of programs I did not ask for taking over my PC by trashing the hard disk at 100% most of the time. When you uninstall the software using Add/Remove Programs in Windows it doesn't remove anything even though it pretends to have done so. You have to manually find and remove the files from your computer.

STAY AWAY FROM THIS SOFTWARE!! I FEEL THE PEOPLE WHO DEVELOPED IT SIMPLY HAVE NO INTEGRITY. YOU SIMPLY CANNOT TRUST THAT THEY'RE NOT PUTTING OTHER STUFF ON YOUR PC.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.2.4.4
Various bug fixes.
General
Publisher Harmony Hollow Software
Publisher web site http://www.harmonyhollow.net/
Release Date February 04, 2015
Date Added May 22, 2015
Version 5.2.4.4
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 3.97MB
File Name ctimer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 963,269
Downloads Last Week 501
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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