I’m a sucker for Mac apps with a cool icon. It’s that old judge a book by its cover problem. But, hey, you gotta start somewhere, right?
I also have this issue with time. I don’t need a timer. It’s that Spock-like internal timer problem. So, why do I have a bunch of timer apps on my Mac? Back to the judge a book by its cover problem. Still, time marches on. Make it march to your drummer by using a Mac timer.
Time’s Fun When You’re Having Flies
What better reason to try out a Mac timer app?
After all, we only have so much time each day.
As humans, can we really be trusted to manage all that time appropriately without a little outside help from frogs and timers? Or, timers with a frog icon?
Eddy Timer has two basic timing functions. Stop watch and Countdown.
Countdown is what you think it is. And more.
Yes, it counts down time to a specific event or action, but you control the events and actions. You can get a reminder, an alert or alarm, start iTunes and a specific playlist, turn off your Mac, or execute another action.
Stop Watch is what you think it is, too. But more.
It lets you track time for specific tasks and ties in the cost for the amount of time used. It’s not really a project management timer, but can perform a similar function.
For example, set the stop watch function for a customer or project or just to track how much time you use your Mac. Assign a category, click the timer (and remember to click it off when done), and Eddy Timer does the rest.
Because you can set a dollar amount to each setting, you can see how much your time is really worth on a per action or project basis.
Time is money, right?
The stop watch function then totals the time and makes a calculation on how much money you’re owed for the projects, or, how much money you’ve wasted on efforts that don’t bring you money.
Eddy Timer has a handy Folder function to organize Countdown timers and Stop Watch timers. You can even organize them via drag and drop so they run in sequence.
This isn’t the least expensive Mac app for timing, but, if time and money are important, Eddy Timer’s two main functions are very useful.