SimpleTimer

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Latest version is 1.3.1

SimpleTimer is a little application that allows you to create programmable timers, similarly to kitchen timers. Setting up one involves just a couple clicks: create a new timer from File -> New Timer, set the minutes, and click Start!

Once the timer fires, it can execute a few actions, such as:

Simpletimer timer-window screenshot

An individual timer-window. Click on it for a bigger image.

What else do you want?

Well, can I save my timers on the Desktop?

Matter of fact you can! It's possible to save your timers on the Desktop (or anywhere, really) and then double click them from the Finder: they will start counting right away. You can also set up additional repetitions and save your usual duties and URLs. These extra features don't get in the way, but they can easily be enabled from the same timer window with a couple more clicks.

Simpletimer dock menu

The dock menu. Click on it for a bigger image.

Control-Click on the dock to see a quick summary in the dock menu (pictured above), or open the Summary window to see live updates for all your timers in one window (pictured below).

Summary window screenshot

The summary window. Click on it for a bigger image.

You could create reminders for other people too: employees, friends, or whoever! Provided they have SimpleTimer installed on their computers, you can set up a reminder, save it, and email it as an attachment. Once they open it, the reminder will automatically start.

How many timers can I create?

An infinite number. It's the no-limits limit. Shoot an email if you think that's not enough.

Compatibility

SimpleTimer is a simple app, and therefore can work on every Mac OS X installation out there, all the way down to 10.1 ("Puma") -- that's the very first "usable" Mac OS X that came out of Cupertino!

SimpleTimer is a Universal Binary since version 1.2. It works flawlessly with Intel Macs and even older PPC processors (G3, G4).

How big small is this SimpleTimer app?

Less than half a Meg! 429 KB to be exact. It's just a timer app after all. We hate wasting space.

Can SimpleTimer replace cron?

Absolutely not! SimpleTimer does not aim to replace advanced system scheduling utilities like cron in any way.


History

See history of changes here.

Older versions (obsolete and unsupported)

Version 1.3, Mac OS X universal binary (.dmg, 213 KB) - Requires Mac OS X 10.1 or higher.

Version 1.2, Mac OS X universal binary (.dmg, 348 KB) - Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher.

Version 1.1.0b1, Mac OS X PPC binary (.dmg, 276 KB) - Requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher.

Version 1.0.1, Mac OS X PPC binary (.dmg, 208 KB) - This is a Jaguar specific build. Use this build if version 1.0 is not working correctly under Mac OS X 10.2.

Version 1.0, Mac OS X PPC binary (.dmg, 204 KB) - Requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher.

Version 0.4, Mac OS X PPC binary (.dmg, 169983 bytes) - Requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

Version 0.3, Mac OS X PPC binary (.tar.gz, 143102 bytes) - Requires Mac OS X 10.1 or higher

Source code

Version 1.3.1, Objective-C source code with Xcode project - Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

Version 1.3, Objective-C source code with Xcode project - Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

Version 1.2, Objective-C source code with Xcode project (.zip, 428 KB) - Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

Version 1.1.0b1, Objective-C source code with Xcode project (tarball, 276 KB) - Requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

Version 1.0, Objective-C source code with Xcode project (tarball, 156 KB) - Requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

Version 0.4, Objective-C source code with Xcode project (.tar.gz, 180 KB) - Requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

Version 0.3, Objective-C source code with ProjectBuilder project (.tar.gz, 109870 bytes) - Requires Mac OS X 10.1 or higher

For the latest source code, access our public GitHub repository or our SVN repository.

Installation

Open the disk image and just drag the SimpleTimer application wherever you want.

List of Features

Porting

SimpleTimer is developed and tested on Mac OS X, using classes of the Cocoa/OpenStep framework. SimpleTimer should be easily portable to GNU/Linux platforms using the GNUstep framework.

Freedom

This is free software under the GNU GPL license: read the GNU philosophy for more informations.

Donations and Support

Donation Please consider a donation if you like SimpleTimer. To donate via PayPal, click on this link.

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