Timer Application

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 22, 2008
Software, Windows, Windows software

Everyone has appointments or obligations from time to time, be it school, doctor's appointments, meetings or language courses in the afternoon. Some people manage to keep all their appointments in their head while others have to rely on tools like calendars to remember them. One specialized tool is a timer application which counts down until the event is about to begin.

Timers can be used for other purposes as well like learning a language for the next hour or timing the cooking perfectly. Cool Timer is one of those timer applications that can be used as a countdown timer, alarm clock or stopwatch which covers everything that can be done with a timer.

The timer application can be set to a maximum of 99 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds which only makes sense when in countdown mode. The options control most of the program's features like setting the alarm options. Alarm options can be set to play a sound either from build in sounds or from audio files located on the computer with the option to loop the audio file indefinitely until the user reacts.

Alternatively, or in addition, a message can be displayed which the user can define. The message is showing up in big letters centered on the screen. The application can be minimized to the system tray where it will run silently until the set criteria is met.

The timer application needs about 1.6 Megabytes of computer memory in the taskbar and about 2.5 Megabytes in the System Tray.


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  1. Martin said on March 12, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    An even quicker way to open Task Manager is by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc.

  2. archie bald said on March 12, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Win+Pause used to be the goto shortcut for me since… W95… Ms recently hijacked it and you now get Sysinfo. Device manager is still accessible this way: the second to last link at the bottom.

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