Mac menu bar countdown timer - When you need to know how much time you have left

After some searching and trying a few apps that didn't work, I found Menubar Countdown. It sits in the mac menu bar and counts down the time you have left. The programmer also wrote a little blurb about why he created the software, which was particularly to practice using the Promodoro technique (25-minute bursts of activity). I'll have to read more about that, but in the meantime, thank Kris!



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I'm glad you like it. I'll probably be posting a new version in the next few days. Let me know if there are any features you'd like to see.

-- Kris

Nice, I just downloaded the update. It definitely works as advertised, thanks again. And since you asked for features, I'm going to indulge myself. I personally would like to pick my time formatting using something like php date. I imagine I'd use something like 45m 22s, since it's a little easier on my eyes. But, there's something to be said for fewer options. Kind of forces you into the zen of it without getting distracted with customization.

I am trying to keep it as simple as possible, both in terms of the user experience and the implementation. It's only a couple hundred lines of code.

A nice thing about the 00:00:00 format is that the width of the text (and the menubar item) stays constant. If I allowed user-specified formats, the width of the text could change from second to second, which would require me to write a bunch of code to be smart about the display.

Hi Kris, great move, it makes sense. That previous comment was just the devil on my shoulder crying 'more customization!' I'm all for concise code and fewer options - as long as it still works well (and your little timer does). There's a lot of some software I like because it has so few options that I don't end up wasting hours of my life playing with the config.

It'd be useful to be able to customise it's appearance in the meunbar - it's quite big in the menubar, so to make it smaller or be able to remove the 00 representing hours (which I rarely use), or eve turn into a very small icon when I time is not running would be really good to make it look a bit slicker.
Thanks, a great little app.

What about adding days to countdown future events or goals
Regards

cannot download it

what's up?

cannot download it

what's up?

does anyone know where i could get one with days in it?

does anyone know where i could get one with days in it?