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Simple Timer
Starts, stops, and that's about it!

Simple Timer is a timer for Windows that is simple to use, simple to understand.

You click the "Start" button (or hit Enter or SpaceBar on your keyboard) to start the timer.

Do the same again (except now it's a "Stop" button) to stop it. That's it!

Click the Start button again to start a fresh timer.

Screenshot of Simple Timer Main Window Screenshot of Simple Timer Main Window with Timer running


Screenshot of Simple Timer Main Window

If you right-click the timer, you get a few options..

Firstly, you can change the color of the timer (the digits). Mine uses a nice light brown. You get a standard Windows color chooser, except it will remember your custom colors! Even after a restart.

You can also set SimpleTimer to always be on top of other windows on your desktop, as well as enable and disable "Pips" for audio feedback when starting and stopping the timer.

The About box will tell you what version you are running.

The Exit option is self-explanatory.

Portable operation..

Like all my Windows apps, if there is a copy of of the preference file (SimpleTimer.ini) sitting right next to the program (SimpleTimer.exe), it will automatically switch to portable mode, so you can happily put Simple Timer in a Pen-Drive, DVD, Blu-Ray, or wherever you like.

Normally, your SimpleTimer.ini is stored in your user data folder (C:\Users\<Your-name>\corz\Simple Timer). By the way, if you ever need to manually edit your preferences (unlikely), there is an option to do exactly that from Simple Timer's Options Menu (right-click the timer) and System Tray Menu.

If you can't be bothered copying the ini file over to the program's folder (or creating a blank SimpleTimer.ini there), you can launch Simple Timer using the "portable" switch (Hit Win+R > drag in SimpleTimer.exe > add " portable" (note the space!) to the end of the path and hit "OKAY"). Simple Timer will create an ini file next to itself and from then on it's portable.


The "Pips" are simple WAV files which will be placed in your data folder (or next to SimpleTimer.exe in portable mode) the first time you run Simple Timer, named "SimpleTimerStart.wav" and "SimpleTimerStop.wav".

You can replace the supplied WAV files with other WAV files. Simple Timer will use whatever correctly named WAV files you place there. A couple of samples have been placed inside the Simple Timer distribution and here.


Simple Timer is FREE, as in beer. Help yourself..



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