Free Desktop Timer

Free Desktop Timer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    148,533
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 04, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Sometimes the most basic programs turn out to be surprisingly useful. Free Desktop Timer is a simple utility that allows you to create multiple timers on your desktop. This is one of those kinds of things that you might not even know you need until you try it.

Once installed, Free Desktop Timer appears as an icon in the system tray, ensuring that it's always handy when you need it. The program's interface is attractive, with eight different nice-looking skins to choose from. Arrows on the interface above and below the second, minute, and hour spaces let you select the amount of time you want to set the timer for. There are three different sounds--a buzz, a peep, and a cuckoo--and you can also have the program shut down their computer or put it in standby or hibernation mode. Best of all, Free Desktop Timer lets you create multiple timers, which is fantastic if you're trying to coordinate a variety of different dishes that have to cook for different times, tracking how long multiple kids have to stay in time-out, or working on any other kind of time-sensitive projects. The program doesn't have a Help file, but that's no big deal; everything about it is intuitive. Overall, we think that Free Desktop Timer is a great choice for anyone seeking a simple timer--or two, or more--that can live unobtrusively on your desktop.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great program"

November 08, 2014

 |  Version: Free Desktop Timer 1.2

Pros

customizable skin, easy to set, option to float above windows, is small, so you can have it float on top at the bottom of your screen, but it doesn't obstruct anything

Cons

I wish there was a way to pause it without having to completely reset, but no big deal, still love it

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4 stars

"Great little program does works as designed very well."

April 30, 2014  |  By karenrz

 |  Version: Free Desktop Timer 1.2

Pros

Simple to use; versatile; effective.

Cons

Does not stay in place, but tends to move around vertically on my screen.

Summary

Overall worth downloading because it works perfectly fine. I just wish it would stay where I put it until "I" move it - hence only 4 stars!

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4 stars

"it works pretty good"

April 28, 2014  |  By sonnyboy66

 |  Version: Free Desktop Timer 1.2

Pros

I really like the alarm

Cons

it is not a bad program

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1 stars

"Sucks! Doesn't work! Deleted it!"

April 20, 2014  |  By montroxz3

 |  Version: Free Desktop Timer 1.2

Pros

00000000000!

Cons

See above!

Summary

See above!

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4 stars

"Its a timer and that's what it does"

April 20, 2014  |  By yfredf

 |  Version: Free Desktop Timer 1.2

Pros

Its simple, no fuss no mss

Cons

If your looking for a time super rich in features ( system wake up, shut down or sleep) this is not it.

Summary

This does the job I need done.

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1 stars

"its not a TIMER."

January 29, 2014  |  By SujathaPatel22

 |  Version: Free Desktop Timer 1.2

Pros

CNET had 4.5 stars, cnet lost too.

Cons

Its NOT a timer. Its grossly misrepresented in this sense. Its only a COUNTDOWN timer. If we want to time how long it takes from now till some even starts, it cannot do that. Again, it is NOT a timer.

Summary

Its not a timer.

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5 stars

"Downloaded for writing workshop course"

November 14, 2013  |  By pretty_kitty_kat

 |  Version: Free Desktop Timer 1.2

Pros

I just downloaded this timer so I could accomplish some of my 5-minute assignments with a writing course I am now taking. I really like this timer, especially considering that it is free.

Great timer, up-or-down counting in seconds, minutes, and hours. Warning flashes just before timing out. No nag screens. No unexpected or clandestine internet activity with it either.

Cons

None that I can see.

Summary

I do have one regret about this timer, timers in general, though. I regret that I hadn't used a desktop timer before. I tend to get 'involved' with the computer and time slips by very easily. Now, when I get involved in researching, writing, studying, etc., I just set the timer for an hour or so. That way, I can get up and take a break every so often to keep the blood from pooling in the ankles, etc.

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5 stars

"Exactly what I was looking for in a timer for my Exams!"

September 04, 2013  |  By 1PunchKO

 |  Version: Free Desktop Timer 1.2

Pros

- Very clean looking options for a digital timer
- counts up or down eitherway
- nice "times up" chimes
- Simple and to the point
- nice enough to keep on my desktop. Not weak looking in the GUI
- Perfect for what I needed
- Best of all, I thought something like this would be offered free by everyone but nearly everyone wants to charge for a timer. This company gives you a great timer for FREE and as far as I can seen no malware, spyware, nag screens or other.

Cons

Honestly, none that I can see.

Summary

I rarely post reviews but depend on them as much as most. With the one review this received being so negative I had to counter it with an absolute 5 star review because it is exactly what it says it is in everyway and absolutely perfect for what I needed.

I'm taking some very important "Timed" exams and have the study material but wanted to time myself to practice picking up the pace in order to finish quickly as well as accurately thus the search for a good timer and this is the ticket so thank to the programmer for offering this to us for free.

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4 stars

"Interesting Little Timer"

April 15, 2013  |  By GaelicMystic

 |  Version: Free Desktop Timer 1.2

Pros

This far I see no problems with it.

Cons

Not sure if this is really a "Con" or not, but I do agree with previous reviewers that it could use a separate "by 10's" button. However, the fact that you can just press and hold the button to make it run up or down the numbers partially negates the need for that.
The one actual "Con" I've found isn't actually with the timer itself, but the toolbar they insist you have to download. The stupid thing changed all my default settings.

Summary

A great timer. Works as advertised. However, the site could do with putting a 'not interested' button on their WhiteSmoke toolbar... or at least ask before they change your default settings.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2
Improve some feature.
General
Publisher Drive Software
Publisher web site http://www.drive-software.com
Release Date January 27, 0013
Date Added February 04, 2013
Version 1.2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 795.68KB
File Name desktoptimer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 148,533
Downloads Last Week 1,612
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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