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Chimoo Timer is a simple countdown/up timer featuring speech recognition and text-to-speech support.


  • Speech Recognition (for Start, Stop, Reset, "current value", and "disable speech recognition").
  • Speech support for counting seconds, speaking alerts.
  • "Tick" sound on seconds.
  • Count up and count down modes.
  • Floating mini window mode takes up less space.
  • Low CPU usage (esp. when in background or hidden).
  • Written with Cocoa - native to Mac OS X.
  • Dock menu to start/stop/reset timer.
  • Multiplier view for counting elapsed frames.
  • more...

What's New

Version 1.5:
  • [new feature] New menu extra optionally displays timer in menu bar.
  • [new feature] Dock icon can be hidden when menu extra is shown.
  • [new feature] Greatly expanded text-to-speech options including count down expiration warning, ability to speak last ten seconds of a countdown, and customizable voice and speech rate settings.
  • [new feature] Retooled speech recognition system more...


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 10,627
Version Downloads 5,335
License Free
Date 05 Mar 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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