Cool Timer is a useful, multifunctional timer utility for Windows. The application works as countdown timer, alarm clock, and stopwatch, letting you create different types of alerts that can be used, for example, to control the time your kids spend in front of the computer, the time left for an upcoming activity, to wake you up, or remind you of an important event. The application is very flexible and includes a slew of settings that can be customized to your liking.
Cool Timer has a tiny, colorful interface that uses large digits and attractive buttons, so setting timers is a very simple task. For the countdown, time can be set in hours, minutes, and seconds simply by moving the arrows buttons. The app can be configured so that when the set time is reached, it runs a task like opening a program, document, or website. The alarm clock mode works in a very similar manner letting you set various alarms for any day or days of the week, also with the chance of adding a message and running tasks when the alarm is activated. Another interesting feature this timer mode adds is a puzzle to turn off the alarm, which should help you wake up faster.
Delving into the preferences menu reveals a number of settings that allow you to customize the alarm sound with your favorite songs as alerts and customize the appearance of the application, like the background image and digits colors. It is also possible to set a short message or reminder that will be displayed in the app's title bar. Another feature to highlight is the possibility of using the app in full screen mode.
In short, Cool Timer certainly lives up to its name providing a simple, feature-rich, and fun solution to time your daily activities. It comes in two versions, one of which is free, supported by ads.
- Simple, fun, feature-rich.
- Highly customizable.
- Free version works very well.
- No visible ads if you skip the installation of unwanted software
- Main window cannot be resized.
- Includes optional adware in the installer