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.
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.