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Simple, Fast Online Stopwatch And Countdown Timer

After trying out timers and stopwatches, both online and downloaded applications, I found one that is easy to use has uncomplicated options.

Online-Stopwatch has prevented many a meal here from being burned, though you can use it for anything - not just timing how long something needs to cook when you and your computer are in one place, and the kitchen is in the other.

It has big buttons that are easy to click, and the alarm is definitely an attention getter.
You need Flash installed or enabled to use it.

Online Stopwatch
Web Application

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by Joao Brito (not verified) on 31. January 2012 - 14:05  (88096)

Great suggestion, I specially appreciate the interval timer, which is great for "timeboxing" my tasks. Tks a lot.

by Anynomous (not verified) on 19. October 2011 - 3:48  (81683)

If you are looking for a very simple stopwatch that doesn't require Flash and therefore works great on the iPad, may I recommend:

by rhiannon on 19. October 2011 - 16:19  (81720)

Nice interface - iPad only though. :-)

by Luis Perez (not verified) on 25. December 2011 - 19:41  (85960)

Actually while the site has changed it's name to it actually works great on the computers. It works on smart phones and tablets as well.

by rhiannon on 26. December 2011 - 3:26  (85994)

@Luis Perez; I like the big numbers.

by El Laurens1 (not verified) on 11. August 2011 - 12:52  (77453)

IMHO users may not want an online stopwatch but something
(a) running on the PC
(b) able to be hidden/moved so as other tasks can be performed concurrently without the need to switch from pane to pane to see the stopwatch.

These were my 2 requirements anyway when I went looking for a program tonight. My first stop (naturally!) was Gizmo but, unfortunately my parameters weren't covered here.

I went a'googlin' and came up with

[Mod] Product with red rated WOT site removed.

and Free Stopwatch

I was however won over by Free Stopwatch as it has a user sizeable floating window that contains the bare essentials of a timer on/off/pause/reset icon and the counter. Both programs have more features than I've mentioned here but this is only an entry based on my personal requirement for a simple stopwatch function.

Also, to my embarrassment, I initially missed the resize point on the floating window (needed a mouseover in the bottom righthand corner to produce a drag point). An email to the author was answered in minutes with the solution. Excellent.

by rhiannon on 11. August 2011 - 14:03  (77464)

@El Laurens1;
That looks like a good program. It support several versions of Windows, including XP.

If possible I like to use online applications and portable apps. Nice to see they include a portable version. :)

by Pierre Pluie (not verified) on 7. August 2011 - 23:13  (77110)

Simple, cute, fast, convenient Timer with alarm) and Stopwatch with split time, that work even without flash :
Stopwatch :
Timer :
Both have two timer/stopwatch on screen ; there's only "clock" because it autofit your browser.

Enjoy ;-)

by Mark029 (not verified) on 21. February 2011 - 15:28  (66855)

This above is total old school :0


by rhiannon on 21. February 2011 - 16:44  (66861)

That's ok, there's a lot of us old school folks floating around. :)

by MidnightCowboy on 21. February 2011 - 17:32  (66864)

According to Alexa they make up the majority :)

by Anonymous on 21. January 2010 - 16:13  (41695)

Not a very intuitive timer i thought. I'll keep looking