Re: Desktop timer software?
Looks like there's a pretty good selection to peruse here, Nancy:
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Subject: Desktop timer software?
I got such good answers about icon software, I thought I'd pass on
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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