Re: Desktop timer software?

Subject: Re: Desktop timer software?
From: Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2011 09:05:02 -0800

I use my cell phone for this all the time while I am working at the computer. I just set an alarm for some point in the future and then it makes a noise and vibrates. Your computer is not likely to vibrate in your pocket.


On 3/10/2011 7:56 AM, Pinkham, Jim wrote:

Looks like there's a pretty good selection to peruse here, Nancy:


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Subject: Desktop timer software?

Hi, all.

I got such good answers about icon software, I thought I'd pass on
another request.

I'm looking for a countdown timer that is *not* associated with a date.
(I don't want to count down to midnight, april 15, for example.)

I want to set a timer for, say, 5 minutes, and have it count down the 5
minutes and do something at the end, like ring a chime or jump up and
down onscreen. I would probably reset and reuse this timer throughout
the day for various purposes.

I'd bring in my old kitchen timer, but it rings a very loud bell, not
really suitable for work! Same thing is true of another physical,
digital timer I own.

I've looked at the CNET downloads page, but alas CNET apparently is not
as reliable as it once was. CNET continues to offer a product that
people's spyware identifies as spyware or malware -- multiple people,
who wrote in independently. yet the listing remains. This makes me a bit

Therefore I turn to my techwr-l gurus.

Can you recommend a utility that does this? Or even a physical timer
that you use that has a programmable, very low volume?

Connection to tech writing: timers help *this* tech writer concentrate
better, thus enabling me to produce better tech writing!

Thanks again! You're the best!



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