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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    514,502
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0
Version 4.0 now has full Unicode support. New: Importing exported before and saved the result in order to continue with the counting time. New command line parameter /START has been added. This parameter starts the stopwatch. New command line parameter /RESET has been added. This parameter clears the laps and resets the stopwatch. New: Translations of the UI into Greek and Indonesian languages. Improved Windows 10 Compatibility. Improved DPI Scaling support.
General
Publisher Comfort Software
Publisher web site http://www.comfort-software.com/
Release Date December 18, 2015
Date Added December 18, 2015
Version 4.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.46MB
File Name FreeStopwatchSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 514,502
Downloads Last Week 1,726
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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