Cool Timer

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  • 5.0 stars

    "An EXCELLENT timer for your computer!"

    September 16, 2012  |   By SteelWings

    Pros

    Visualization images are super for young children just learning about time.

    Ability to make user interface smaller is also a great feature.

    Anything free is a blessing in today's tight economy.

    Cons

    Wish it would allow a user interface size adjustment method similar to other MS Windows® (dragging a corner of the window to re-size it) would be nice.

    Those considering installing this program should be aware that the program's install screen comes with a couple of separate 3rd party program offers which require you to "deselect" the offer if you don't want the extra 3rd party program installed. (Might be why one user thought this program had malware included) Wish the offers could be included into one and wish it was an "OPT-IN" offer not an "OPT-OUT" as each update you have to remember to remove the check-marks otherwise you've installed an extra browser bar when you might have not wanted to. It's very understandable why the offers are being included since the program is free and the programer is trying to recoup some of his hard work and time through 3rd party revenue.

    Summary

    I've been using this timer program for a long time now. Kyle (whom I don't know personally) has done a super job of creating a program that is useful and handy. He's very quick at pushing updates to resolve bug issues. It's seldom that you see someone update a program as often as he does much less when the program is free. Offering the program for free is what allows me to use it and I'm very thankful for that opportunity.

    Recently adding the visual image was a great touch as it's made it easier for us to teach our grandson about time.

    On a side note, the fix just made for the full screen bug seems to work but there's still a tiny second where the transparency overlay pops up (it disappears quickly so it's not a big deal)

    It's a great program that does what it says it will do and then some. It's simple and free and well worth considering if you have a need for any sort of stopwatch, countdown timer, egg timer etc.

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