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By Snapmagic Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 2, 2014

SnapTimer lets you set a timer for any purpose that you can access from multiple desktop locations, so you'll never have to worry about losing track of time. Whether you're tracking how long it takes you to complete certain tasks, or you want to make sure you're not late for an appointment, this app gives you the tools you need.


Clear controls: This app's interface is clear and accessible, ensuring that you'll have no trouble selecting the appropriate amount of time and starting the countdown exactly when you want to. There are also settings that let you customize the behavior of the app, letting it stay on top of all other windows, for instance. Additionally, you can specify what happens when the alarm goes off and what type of text, font, and color scheme you'd like to use.

Multiple access points: You can check your time through the app's main interface, should you choose to leave it open on your desktop. Or you can access it from the tray in the lower right-hand corner of the screen by right-clicking the app icon.


Minor bugs: When you hover over the app icon in the system tray, an image of the timer displays with current status, but it does not continue counting down. To see the active timer, you have to right-click the icon to bring up the menu, which includes a functioning timer.

Bottom Line

If you need a basic timer, this is a good option. It's free, and while it doesn't offer much that other similar programs don't, it performs its stated functions very well.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.1


Release December 4, 2012
Date Added December 4, 2012
Version 0.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 10,675
Downloads Last Week 19
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Developer's Description

SnapTimer is a simple countdown timer for Windows. Features include simple interface, displays time in the taskbar as a hint in the tray and even in the right click menu of the tray icon, tray icons indicate the mode of the timer (running, paused, and completed), multiple alert types message box, tray icon popup, audio file, and any application, stopwatch mode when you set minutes to 0, play an optional ticking sound while the timer is running, countdown can be paused, restarted, or reset, runs from your USB flash drive, can stay on top of other windows, automatically start counting down immediately, includes over 20 loop-friendly alarm sounds, automatically restart timer when it finishes, lets you quickly and easily change the countdown time with mouse or keyboard shortcuts, automatically saves all settings (optional), accepts time as command line argument so you can create preset timer shortcuts or run the timer from a launcher (FARR, Launchy), supports multiple instances, and can be docked to a corner, in the center, or restore the last screen location.