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Pester for Mac

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Key Details of Pester

  • Simple alarm clock & timer.
  • Last updated on February 29, 2024
  • There have been 8 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing and/or using this software.

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Pester is a freeware alarm clock utility that provides a simple way to set timed reminders, along with a few cool extras.

Of course, you can use iCal and other scheduling software to alert you to upcoming events, but sometimes these apps are overkill--like, for example, when you're just putting something in the oven, or you're trying to remember to catch a bus. Pester occupies a middle ground between iCal and more bare-bones timers (such as egg-timer widgets), letting you quickly set an event, name it, choose a countdown or a specific time for the alert, and then (if you want) pick from a variety of alert options, including displaying a message, playing a sound (a standard alert, or even opening an MP3 or image file), speaking the name of your event aloud, and bouncing the Dock icon. Pester lets you set multiple alerts (unfortunately, there's no way to edit them), and you can snooze alarms with a variety of options. One of Pester's coolest features is the ability to create a hot key that lets you set alarms from any application.

Pester is officially beta software, and the interface isn't exactly pretty, but if you're looking for a simple, reliable timer with some flexible extras, Pester is a great, no-cost choice.

What's new in version 1.1b24

  • Update appearance for macOS Mojave's Dark Mode and accent colors.
  • Update Growl framework to 2.0.1 for compatibility with recent macOS versions.
  • Update to the current version of Sparkle.
  • Support natural-language date and time entry on macOS Mojave (10.14), by linking to Perl 5.18 on macOS 10.12â??10.14.
  • Code cleanups and modernization without (intended) changes in functionality; remove some code which was never used.

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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
October 1, 2018
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
1.1b24
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Mac
Operating System
Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
macOS Mojave | macOS High Sierra | macOS Sierra
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
5,265
Downloads Last Week
1

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Developer's Description

Simple alarm clock & timer.
Miss your bus or train? Have a meeting coming up soon and want to be reminded of it? Too much trouble to create an appointment in iCal or Entourage? Pester can help you create alarms quickly and easily.