Macintosh OS X iconMacintosh OS 9 iconMicrosoft Windows icon Timer

Download Version 1.5 (click here for the Timer version history).
Timer icon Timer is a simple chronometer application. Enter a value and click Start to count down any number of hours, minutes, and seconds, or start at zero to track elapsed time.


Timer Features

  • Counts up to measure elapsed time or down to act as a timer
  • Sounds an alarm when a count down is complete
  • Add your own sounds
  • Open as many independent timers as you like concurrently
  • Use the mouse or keyboard to set, start, or stop timers and adjust sound settings
  • Name your timers
  • Save timer settings for future use

Timer screen snapshots

Timer window

Set the number of hours, minutes, and seconds desired and click the Start button to start the timer. Timer lets you know when the time has elapsed with an audible alarm.

Timer window expanded

Each Timer window has its own sound settings so you can turn on or off the ticking sound as each timer operates and the alarm sound that plays when a timer expires. You can also adjust the volume of either sound. Choose from over 40 alarm sounds!


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Mac OS X download button Disk Image (.dmg) file for Mac OS X (5.4 MB)

Mac OS 9 download button Stuffit (.sit) file for Mac OS 9, version 1.1 (1.4 MB) previous version

MS-Windows download button Installer file for Microsoft Windows (2.5 MB)


System requirements
Macintosh:PowerPC G3 or later; Mac OS 9.1 or later;
built for Mac OS X (10.1 or later).
Windows:Windows 98, NT (4.0 or higher), ME, 2000, 2003 Server, XP.

Timer version history

Version 1.5
  • Add a title to each timer window individually.
  • Corrected copyright notices.
Version 1.4
  • Add your own sounds by dropping them in the sounds folder.
  • Save timers for future use.
  • Corrected a problem with multiple timers on PowerPC Macs (Macintosh only).
  • Corrected installer script to correctly place user guide in My Documents folder (Microsoft Windows only).
  • Removed incompatible sound files (Microsoft Windows only).
Version 1.3
  • Added individual volume controls for tick and alarm sounds.
  • Alarm and tick sound settings are remembered between uses.
  • Added a "random" alarm sound setting.
  • Tick sound plays in the background.
  • Move between hours, minutes, and seconds with the tab key.
  • Added "help tags" to controls in each timer window.
Version 1.2
  • Universal binary (Macintosh only).
  • Added alarm sound selection for each timer.
Version 1.1
  • Modified timer calculations to account for time spent sleeping.
  • Corrected a problem that allowed entry of invalid time values.
Version 1.0
  • First released version.
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