Free Countdown Timer

Free Countdown Timer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    407,317
  • Date Added:
    February 26, 2014
  • File Size:
    2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,595
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Everyone's had the experience of sitting down at the computer and suddenly realizing that hours have passed in the blink of an eye. Whether you need to remind yourself of an upcoming event or just give yourself a reminder of how much time you've spent online, Free Countdown Timer is a good choice. This basic program provides a simple alarm clock with just enough features to be fun.

The program's interface is clean and very easy to navigate. Adding an event is as simple as clicking the Add button and filling in the relevant details. Free Countdown Timer can sound an alarm after a specified amount of time has passed--from hours to seconds--or at a particular date and time. The program comes with a variety of alarm sounds, but you can easily select your own sounds or songs to use instead. There are a few extras that really make this program shine, including snooze and loop options, and the program's capability of waking the computer from sleep mode or turning on the monitor power. An online Help file doesn't offer much in the way of guidance, but that's okay; everything about Free Countdown Timer is easy to figure out. Overall, there's nothing about this program that really knocked our socks off, but we think it's a great choice if you're looking for a functional, attractive desktop alarm clock.

Free Countdown Timer installs and uninstalls without issues.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Best such freeware utility I found after trying many"

September 26, 2014  |  By kjbaumga

 |  Version: Free Countdown Timer 3.1

Pros

For free, this is the best countdown timer that I found. It not only can play any sound you like, but can execute any file, such as launching a JPG image or notepad document. Other features are listed above: unlimited timers, and you can configure each timer individually, such as the volume of the sound.

Cons

Limitations are that the timer text is about one short paragraph. But if you need longer text, just put it in a text file or image file and have FCT launch it. A "con" is that the reminder windows in the free version are very basic. The pay version (Hot Alarm Clock) I believe has more options. An alternative program that is more aesthetically pleasing is "TimeLeft", which seems very good but has very limited options in the trial version.

Another weakness is that your options are to run timers every set number of minutes or hours, or to run them daily, weekly, monthly and so on. But what if you want a timer to run say, three times a day, or M/W/F ? Then you need to create three timers. This won't work for the needs of some people.

Summary

I've found it very useful. It's helpful for practical reminders, but also for self-help purposes, such as reminding yourself of mantras, goals, inspiring quotes, automatically opening to-do lists, and so on.

Knowing some programming, I combined it with programs I wrote AutoIt, a program that lets you use macros to automate stuff in Windows, which extends the abilities of this program. For example, I can use AutoIt to set a reminder to run Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, which is a con I mentioned.

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5 stars

"Great little timer!"

April 24, 2014  |  By janeri9

 |  Version: Free Countdown Timer 3.1

Pros

Does everything it offers.
No-fuss Windows installation

Cons

Number of alarm repeats - none, one or infinite. Would be nice to have more than one but less than "come back and turn me off or I will drive you insane"

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5 stars

"Best timer, having all I want"

March 09, 2014  |  By leyhuong

 |  Version: Free Countdown Timer 3.1

Pros

Easy to use, easy to setup, different templates, multiple times at the same time

Cons

There is no cons for the software.

Summary

Highly recommend

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.1
Version 3.1:Improved DPI Scaling support. Improved volume control behavior. Fixed issue with failure message "Floating point division by zero".
General
Publisher Comfort Software
Publisher web site http://www.comfort-software.com/
Release Date February 23, 0014
Date Added February 26, 2014
Version 3.1
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2MB
File Name FreeCountdownTimerSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 407,317
Downloads Last Week 2,595
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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