You’ve seen sand timers on movies and TV, and probably in a store that sells cooking utensils. Now, there’s a digital sand timer available for iPhone users. It’s customizable and free for your iPhone.
The Digital Sands Of Time
Timers for iPhone and iPad come in all shapes and sizes and configurations. Many are free and those that are not don’t cost much.
Time isn’t money like it used to be. Best Sand Timer brings a little of the old fashioned hourglass timer to your iPhone.
It’s fully digital, looks great in the Retina display iPad and iPhone, and has a few customization options.
It times up to 60 minutes (you set the amount of time, and the digital sand flows accordingly), but it’s far more precise than an hourglass timer with sand.
What’s nice about this timer is how it can teach children a better understanding of time through visual cues. 10 minutes of time out using Best Sand Timer is easy to see when the sand is halfway through the timer.
See? The hourglass timer has gone digital.
Best Sand Timer’s settings are straightforward and less complicated than most digital timers with alarms.
Speaking of alarms, the timer can be set not to repeat, or repeat multiple times, with a repeat interval option.
There’s also settings for alarm sounds (not enough) or no sound. And, of course, you can change the color of the digital hourglass.
Nice, right? Hey, it’s free, but it could use a few things. More colors and more hourglass designs would be a plus.
Unfortunately the timer comes with advertising to justify the free price tag, and the all too frequent pop up to rate it on the App Store. When you visit the iTunes App Store enter the search word hourglass and you’ll be presented with plenty of hourglass-like digital timers; most free.
And, you’ll need to click through to each one because Apple won’t list the ones with the best customer ratings. Bad form, Apple. Bad form.