Free Stopwatch

Free Stopwatch

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.8
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    200,815
  • Date Added:
    April 18, 2012
  • File Size:
    1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,077
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Comfort Software's Free Stopwatch is, as its name suggests, a freeware stopwatch program that tracks time in hours, minutes, and seconds in increments of 0.01 second, or two decimal places. It can also keep track of laps, making it suitable for sporting events and similar competitions. With simple operation and precision timekeeping, it's useful in many other applications, too, such as the laboratory, workshop, and kitchen.

Free Stopwatch's rectangular interface can be easily resized and dragged around to suit just about any desktop. It displays the total time count in clear block numerals up to 24 hours (00:00:00.00) and the count for individual segments in a smaller display. This lets you repeatedly start and stop the counter and obtain an accurate count of each segment as well as the total time kept by the stopwatch. Other than two prominent buttons labeled Start and Reset, the program offers a menu bar with a Web-based Help file and a toolbar that lets you save data, copy it to the clipboard, or print it out. These options sound mundane but are critically important to coaches, timekeepers, trainers, and officials.

We clicked the Start button, and Free Stopwatch began to count the time, while the Start button became a Stop button and Reset became Lap. Pressing the Lap button saved the time below the counter as Lap 1 but didn't stop the stopwatch. Every time we clicked the Lap button, Free Stopwatch saved the lap time as Lap 1, Lap 2, Lap 3, and so on. Clicking Reset cleared the whole interface. The Options consisted of running at start-up, 13 interface languages, and a built-in metronome that ticks every second. However, it's mostly for sound effects since you can't change the beats per minute (there's no shortage of freeware metronomes, by the way).

It doesn't have a countdown mode or an alarm clock or any bells or whistles (beyond the metronome, of course), but Free Stopwatch certainly proved effective at timekeeping. Its large buttons and display make it a good choice for laptops and use in the field.

 
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    "It works on Windows 8.1! Looks fine too!"

    April 13, 2014   |   By Excel_Tony

    Version: Free Stopwatch 3.0.2

    Pros

    It is minimizable
    No malware was detected on download or install

    Cons

    It asks to install something called "Hot Alarm Clock"

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.7
    Version 2.7 adds new translations of the UI into Bulgarian, Serbian and Japanese languages; fixes issue with storing setting.
    General
    Publisher Comfort Software
    Publisher web site http://www.comfort-software.com/
    Release Date April 16, 0012
    Date Added April 18, 2012
    Version 2.7
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1MB
    File Name FreeStopwatchSetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 200,815
    Downloads Last Week 2,077
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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