Let me fill you in on a little secret. I’m an analog woman in a digital world. Sure, I’m Mac and all that. My iPhone is my life.
But for all the cool age technology which permeates the Kayhill Estate, I’m an old fashioned girl at heart. I have an egg timer. Lest you think I’m a throwback, it’s battery powered. Why do I use it? I have a need to be nagged.
Nagging Is For Family
An egg timer, whether the analog wind-up kind, or the 20th century battery-powered manual timer, is a handy device. When I need to be reminded of something in the next half hour or so, I grab the timer, wind it to the time, and go about my business until I’m dutifully annoyed by the alarm.
Rejoice, dear Mac users. The same kind of family-oriented nagging comes digitally in the form of Nag.
It’s a single-purpose operational application (I’ve been saying one-trick-pony too often recently) which will nag you with an alarm after a set time.
It’s just like family. Click to bring up Nag to your screen. Click on the timer—5, 10, 20, 30 minutes, or whatever. When the alarm time arrives, Nag nags you with an alarm.
Nag? It nags you with the alarm every minute until you stop it.
Sharp-eyed Mac360 readers will notice that Nag has incremental alarm times. 5, 10, 20, 30, and an hour. Hmmm. Think about it for a moment. Here it comes. Wait for it…
What if you need an alarm in, oh, say, eight minutes? Or, you want to be nagged by Nag in 43 minutes?
Nag lets you press the various numeric buttons multiple times to reach your desired nag time.
That cool little button on top is the Top of the Hour button. Click that and Nag nags at the next top of the hour. Handy, no?
Chewing gum costs more than Nag and is less useful. Nag truly is a digital counterpart to the electric egg timer (I prefer scrambled eggs, so I don’t use it for egg anything) in that it does only one thing.
One Time Timer At A Time
Nag only times one thing at a time. The Mac has countless (countless because I’ve just never bothered to count them all) apps that time this or that, and most of them time more than one thing at a time). So, if you need multiple timers going at a time, keep looking. If not, Nag is a cheap way to be nagged on time.