As much as macOS Sierra has begun to look and feel and work somewhat like iOS, Apple seems not to worry about keeping all the default apps in full synchronization mode. Yes, bookmarks cross over from Mac Safari to iOS Safari. Ditto for Calendar, Contacts, Notes, and Reminders.
What about email and Mail? What about going the other way with iOS’s very handy clock moving to the Mac? Nope. No. Can. Do. Instead, Mac users have to rely on a handful of Mac app developers who understand the need for a timer app that helps those of us who are time deprived and Mac users to peacefully coexist with the rest of the world.
What I use on my Mac now is Timerik, a very handy, very Mac-like, very affordable timer app that shows attention to detail and usability not available in many Mac timer apps.
How does this look? Useful, no? Attractive, too, right? And elegant; almost Apple-like.
Set up multiple timers for different tasks. Click to begin the timer. Click to end the timer. Open up multiple timers as needed.
Preferences and set up are as straightforward and self explanatory as you can get.
Click the gear icon for all the additional details you need for each timer. Select a warning to let you know the timer is almost complete, and even add a sound for the warning message.
Even better is the list of actions that will take place once the timer counts down.
Even the Mac’s Menubar comes into play and displays the counter’s status as it counts down. There’s even an icon to represent each action.
How cool is that?
Not bad for a few bucks. Any caveats? Nope. Well, two. But not from Timerik. It just works. The first is the need for an alarm to match the counter. And, maybe a stopwatch. Counting down is one thing, but getting an alert at a specific time would really be a plus (to prevent me from cluttering up Calendar with Event alerts).
Even better would be a way to sync alarms, alerts, timers, and counters between devices; Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Watch.