No matter how you boil it, Egg is just an alarm. It can sit in your system tray or run transparently in a PC program window. The simple, plain interface lets you set a time in the future, from five seconds to five days to any measurement in between, when you'll play a sound or an audio file (MP3s or otherwise) as a reminder.
The sound can repeat as often as you want, or as long as it takes for you to get that can of beer out of the freezer before it explodes. You'll find a few tools for customizing the program's appearance, including the ability to resize the main window, tweak its transparency, and change the colors of the background and display. You can now set multiple alarms, though selecting and displaying them is needlessly difficult.
Overall, this Egg's a good one; just don't expect anything fancy.
Looking for a program to measure how much time you spend on jobs, time chess games, or to prevent you freezing soft-drink cans? Egg is an easy to use timer that can do these tasks and more! It can count up and down, is settable by second divisions from 3 seconds up to 45 days, and while its default window size is compact, it can be varied to whatever size you want (including borderless full screen) to allow you to see the count from across the room. Egg can display up to four timers at once, with each one having its own time, font, color (foreground and background), time-up sound and text, repeat and direction settings. Twenty different timer configurations can be stored, and any can be shown in any timer space. Additionally common times are settable with only two clicks from a selection twelve customization times. You can also pick a target time that Egg will countdown to. When a countdown has finished Egg can sound a beep or play a common Windows audio file (including MP3s) or it can run a file. The sounds can be set to repeat and both sounds and files can be selected randomly.For the more demanding user, Egg offers several more advanced abilities, including a HTTP remote function, a dedicated chess timer mode, work/rest mode, variable transparency, screen blank, auto repeating timers, keyboard shortcuts, clock sync, time-up warning, flash screen alarm, auto hide buttons, customizable menus, and random alarm times. Egg can also be minimized to the System tray or the taskbar and controlled via its icon. Command line options are also supported and Egg requires around 200KB of hard drive space.
What's new in this version:
Version 1.6 resumes the computer on alarm event.