All too often the first step toward trying out a new Mac app is the colorful logo. In a perfect world I would be the Queen of Logo Design, and reign over a
Kingdom Queendom of graphic designers who would ensure the land was completely devoid of boring app logo designs.
What caught my eye with Red Hot Timer was two fold. First, the colorful logo. Second, it’s a timer, and I have a collection of timers on my Mac, so adding another, and one with a great looking app logo that’s also free, was a simple proposition.
As you can see, Red Hot Timer is a big, colorful, easy-to-use timer for the Mac. Rather, multiple timers, because you can set up multiple things to time and have them run concurrently; multiple timers on the same screen, each one for a different task to time. The timer can sit on top of other app windows so it’s always visible (even over apps in fullscreen mode).
Red Hot Timer has sounds, fullscreen mode (good for games or events where your Mac is the timer), and a handy timer countdown mode. The timer can be set up as a time warning with an alert for a specific time, or a specific amount of time.
As timers go Red Hot Timer is more logo than feature set, but it’s sufficient considering the price tag (it’s free).
Of course, the App Store’s in-app purchase option is all the rage among Mac and iPhone developers these days, and Red Hot Timer is no exception– plenty of additional in-app options that start at 99-cents and go up to $6.99 but without any description as to what they are and why they’re worth a little extra coin. But the free version gets plenty of four and five star reviews.