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Earlier this week I was browsing around the Mac interwebs looking for a timer app. macOS Mojave does not come with a timer app. iPhone and iPad have Clock and it’s about as good as timer, alarm, and countdown apps can be. For free. What I found is a simple and inexpensive utility called +Timer 2.
Sufficiently descriptive, no? Here’s how it works.
What you get for a few dollars is what you want.
- Timer with customizable presets
- Click to start/pause option
- 10 timer face designs
- Customizable global keyboard shortcuts
- Customizable sound
- Editable time
- Intuitive interface
As it turns out, this Mac app developer has more than a dozen Mac apps that do what macOS Mojave does not do. Here’s a list of some I like.
+Clock 2 – a customizable world clock in the Dock
+Recorder 2 – a simple audio record in the Dock
Alarmey 2 – think Menubar alarms
Launchey 2 – an app launcher in the Menubar
Nice Todo 2 – iCloud sync checklist manager
Timey 3 – a timer for the Mac’s Menubar
No, there’s nothing quite like those apps in macOS and while the Mac app world is full of similar utilities, these little utilities are simple, elegant, work well, and don’t cost much coin. Oh, and no subscription model.
It’s a bit like running into a bucket of Mac one-trick pony utilities; tools that do what you want and not much more– but enough to make each one worth a few dollars. No, I don’t get any credit or reward for writing about such apps. That’s not how we work at Mac360. We review what we like, what we use, and what we would recommend to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.