XNote Stopwatch

XNote Stopwatch

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 43 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    246,153
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 07, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (Nag screen); $24.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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Keeping track of time is an important element of life. Unfortunately, your desktop clock might not do the trick. XNote Stopwatch tries to be the solution to tracking your time.

This program presents itself as a large LCD clock that tracks everything from hundredths of seconds on up. Below the numbers are four simple cues, Start/Stop, Snap, Reset, and More, but it wasn't immediately clear what each one offered. For example, the More option takes you to a drop-down menu that gives users options to adjust color, transparency, font, and more. Still, it takes little time to explore this program. The most useful aspect is the toggle between stopwatch and countdown. The countdown lets you adjust the timer to any combination of hours and minutes, and alerts you when you have run out of time.

Don't expect anything fancy with this download. XNote Stopwatch functions very simply and does not offer many frills. If you absolutely cannot live without a stopwatch in your life, you could do worse than this simple download.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Works, not fancy."

June 30, 2010  |  By beesh

 |  Version: XNote Stopwatch 1.6

Pros

Big resizable window has countdown or count up in multiple fonts. Exports splits to Excel for the who need that...

Cons

Used it for a group speaking engagement. Start button too small. Some people from my speaking group got mixed up with the little "Reset" button. I know, monkeys are smarter.

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4 stars

"Got the basics down"

March 19, 2010

 |  Version: XNote Stopwatch 1.6

Pros

Works
All functions work in the demo
Customizable fonts and colors

Cons

Feature requests (even if they're only in paid version):
Ability to maximize "compact" view, ie. show just the clock without title bar;
Ability to remove XNote name from title bar;
Ability to replace background with picture

Summary

A countdown, timer, or clock to meet the basic needs.

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5 stars

"It does what I wanted it to do."

February 28, 2010  |  By fredpa

 |  Version: XNote Stopwatch 1.6

Pros

It does what I wanted it to do.

Cons

It took me some time to incorporate the sounds.

Summary

It does what I wanted it to do.

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4 stars

"Fits my needs very well!"

February 08, 2010  |  By Jens_Kolberg

 |  Version: XNote Stopwatch 1.6

Pros

I will use it for timing on national rowing regattas in Norway, where we use Excel to register all data. The Excel integration, with hot-keys and external start/stop offered in version 1.6 makes this quite simple.

Cons

The Excel intergration. The price is just fantastic, compared to bing "professional" timers.

Summary

My only request is that while using multiple watches in a session, I would like to save these whith their setups, and retrieve them for a later session.

Ie. Name them Watch 1, Watch 2, Watch 3 etc

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5 stars

"Lifesaver for WAH contractor"

January 24, 2010  |  By LadyBrianna

 |  Version: XNote Stopwatch 1.6

Pros

Small download, easy to use, reliable, free, customizable color/font/size etc

Cons

Haven't been able to get the "snap" function to work to record more than one time at a time.

Summary

I work at home for an internet research firm, and I need to time how long each task takes me in order to get paid. Some can take several minutes, but most take less than two, and I need to record if it was 1 min, 1.5, 1.75, etc.

I started using XNote in the AT&T call center to time my breaks so I wouldn't get in trouble, and all of us that used it did so for free for years; the little "pay to get more features" screen isn't that annoying and as fast as the timer loads, it's no trouble to click off.

I use the "Transparency" (at 50%) and "Keep on Top" features together so I can work more efficiently, recording each time in a spreadsheet in my free Google Docs (available w/your Gmail) so I can just click "Sum" to add them all up. I also changed the XNote colors to pink & purple 'cause I like it all girly. ;)

I love this so much I actually paid for it recently just to say "Hey, thanks for creating this for me"!

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5 stars

"Perfect for my application for timing sports events."

January 03, 2010  |  By phillipcrosby

 |  Version: XNote Stopwatch 1.6

Pros

The evalution of the program is spectacular. The ability to directly enter times into an excel WS is HUGE for my application. I absolutely love this watch and will use it indefinitely.

Cons

The only new feature that I would like is the remote ability to reset the watch. A third button along with stop/start and snap would do the trick.

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5 stars

"One of the Best on the Market: Very Customizable"

December 22, 2009  |  By jwinsch

 |  Version: XNote Stopwatch 1.6

Pros

Very customizable interface features (countdown, clock, colors, compact mode, transparency, etc.). In addition, multiple instances can be used as each can be customized with its own configuration file (session configuration available as well).

Cons

I was looking for a configurable feature of indicating an alarm at specified repeatable intervals in addition to a countdown alarm, which the current version (1.6 as of this writing) lacks - hope this feature makes the wishlist.

Summary

Worth the cost - author is very responsive to requested wishlist items as well.

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1 stars

"Twenty four freaking dollars? Are you kidding me!!?"

December 14, 2009  |  By jordinyc

 |  Version: XNote Stopwatch 1.6

Pros

It works. (ten characters blah blah blah)

Cons

WAY too expensive

Summary

I paid that much for most of my video games, why am I gonna pay that much for some stupid stopwatch app? The ONLY thing you're actually paying for is the convenience of finding something for free that does everything the paid version of this does. I'm glad my time is still considered this valuable by someone.

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5 stars

"Works just great on Win7 32bit."

November 05, 2009  |  By AndresUppsala

 |  Version: XNote Stopwatch 1.6

Pros

Gives a lot of customize options. Does the job just great.

Cons

Why the price tag of USD 24? Price it around USD 10-15 and more would probably pay.

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4 stars

"EASY PEASY STOPWATCH SQUEEZY"

October 01, 2009  |  By inouyde

 |  Version: XNote Stopwatch 1.6

Pros

Simple interface; does what it needs to do (time some comedy routines)

Cons

Nothing really; so simple even an English major can use it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.6
Version 1.6 adds MS Excel Integration, minimizing to system tray option, clock mode and hotkeys subsystem.
General
Publisher dnSoft Research Group
Publisher web site http://dnsoft.swrus.com/
Release Date September 07, 2009
Date Added September 07, 2009
Version 1.6
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 469.97KB
File Name xnsw168_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 246,153
Downloads Last Week 66
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Nag screen
Price $24

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