Free Timer allows you to set an alarm for anything you need and then displays the countdown to that time on a clock display on your desktop. No matter what event or deadline you have upcoming, this timer will help you keep track of it so you're not late or rushing at the last minute.
This app features a streamlined and functional interface, which is dominated by a large clock face. You can set the alarm for any time in the future using the hour, minute, and second display in the lower left-hand corner of the screen. Once you've done that, the amount of time remaining will show up as a colored wedge on the clock face and starting the timer will cause the second hand to begin to tick backwards, counting down to the specified time. You can adjust the color of the clock display, with options of red, blue, orange, or green for the time-remaining wedge, and your choice of either a black or a white background.
A metronome ticking effect is available, and you can set it to tick every second, every five seconds, every minute, or always. You can also expand the clock face to fill the full screen, making it easy to see how much time you have left, even if you're not sitting right in front of your computer. There are also 15 different alarm tones you can choose from, and a digital timer display runs along with the clock face. This app is free, it's easy to use, and it delivers on everything it promises.
From Comfort Software:
Free Timer allows you to create countdown timers that display the remaining time as a colored section of a clock face. You can set the time in seconds, minutes, and hours. The colored section of the clock face will display the time corresponding to the interval you set. Set an interval and press Start. When Free Timer finishes the countdown, the music you have selected will start playing and the timer will stop. No matter what interval you specify, the countdown timer will move the second hand, which will move counter-clockwise. Also, several instances of the timer can be ran at once, and colored to indicate what each one is being used to time.
What's new in this version:
Free Timer now has full Unicode support.
New application icon.
New: The program shows a stop button and brings the main window to the foreground when the alarm triggers.
New command line parameter /START has been added. This parameter starts the timer.
New: 6 alarm sounds have been added.
New: Translations of the UI into Greek and Indonesian languages.