My Mac is home to a number of countdown timer apps, alarm clock apps, and even a couple of chronometers. Nearby on my desk there’s a kitchen egg timer and a stopwatch. Why all the focus on time and timing? The old adage “performance measured is performance improved” applies in my day-to-day work. I make an estimate or assign an amount of time for a task, set the timer, and get to work. For me– your mileage may vary– the extra adrenaline required to ‘beat the clock’ helps to be more productive and efficient.
If free is your game, and you’d like to try the benefits of a built-in countdown timer, chronometer, and alarm clock, it’s difficult to top InerziaTimer. Obviously, it’s priced right, but has more features than expected.
Using InerziaTimer is straightforward, almost self-explanatory, and obvious if you’ve previously used any Mac countdown timer, chronometer, or alarm clock.
For Countdowns, all you need to do is click the Countdown tab, set the amount of time to countdown– hours, minutes, seconds– and press the Start button. InerziaTimer also has an option to add an action at the end of the countdown.
The Chronometer function works much the same way but acts as a timer of events, including laps and stats; built in. The chronometer function can run in the background, too.
The Alarm Clock functions as a reminder utility. Unlike Countdown, which is limited to a 24-hour countdown, Alarm Clock lets you set a specific date and time in the future, and set an alarm.
The only negative is that InerziaTimer must be running on your Mac– and your Mac must be running– for the Countdown, Chronometer, and Alarm Clock to work. It will not wake up your Mac or put it to sleep. Otherwise, it’s hard to beat free.
If you’re a Mac user who loves to tinker with settings and configurations then you won’t be disappointed here.