Our todo lists are too long. Reminders to do this or that come from every direction, including Mac and iPhone (not to mention bosses, spouses, children).
No matter how crazy it gets through the day there are times when something comes along that is useful, usable, clever, and valued. Oh, and good enough to make us smile, if only for a moment. Because I’m a todoaholic my Mac attracts todo lists, timers, and alerts.
After awhile, each of them become more annoying than effective, so with pleasure I introduce Chime Timer, which puts you back in control of your Mac-based minute-by-minute activities with, well, for lack of a better term, a simple timer.
Chime Timer lives in the Mac’s Menubar. Click it. Select a time. A simple, round timer appears which displays a visual timer. When the time is reached, you’ll hear a pleasant chime.
Remember what I said. Small is beautiful. Less is more. And Chime Timer rocks in a very elegant, understated way.
Select the time, get the chime. And get change back from $2.00.
Could Chime Timer use more features? How about different sounds instead of a chime? How about Notification Center alerts? Or email or iMessage alerts? Or, attach the alarm to a Calendar event?
Sure. But there are plenty of apps that do all those things already. And if they were added to Chime Timer it wouldn’t be as small or beautiful. It would be more. Not less.
In this case, less works better than more.