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Subject:Re: Desktop timer software? From:Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us> To:Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> Date:Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:02:32 -0500
I really like PC Chrono http://www.highspheres.com/products/pc_chrono/ and
use it all the time to keep my synchrnonous classes on track. I
particularliy like that it runs as a portable app from my thumb drive so no
matter where or when I am teaching I've got my timer.
> From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: 03/10/2011 10:48 AM
> Subject: Desktop timer software?
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> 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 chary.
> 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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