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Apimac Timer is a complete and professional stopwatch, alarm clock, countdown and clock utility for Mac OS X. Apimac Timer is freeware and gives you the known ease of use of other Apimac Applications.

General features:

Easy-to-use and intuitive interface with clear tab-based browsing thru stopwatch, countdown, alarm clock and clock areas. Among its features are: log (also automatically updated when some event occurs) and tickers that remind user that some timer is running every specific amount of time. Events include play alarms with your favorite sound, play song files, speak a specific message, announce the time. The more...

What's New

Version 7.0.0:
  • Ability to run multiple timers simultaneously
  • Ability to save the state of a timer
  • Ability to navigate between running timers in full-screen mode using the contextual menu or keyboard's arrow keys (Pro feature)
  • User interface changes making the application more intuitive and easy to use
  • Various code optimizations and improvements to product stability

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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JenniferW2636 Member IconReview+0
JenniferW2636
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Seemed great at first but useless after the first session. Resets itself to 00:00:00 no matter what you do after one "reset" command, so requires labor-intensive process of adding up all bits of time spent at end of project, potentially weeks later in dozens of sessions.

Have tried deleting and reinstalling after doing a fresh download of installer, deleting prefs, NOTHING resolves this. Apimac's customer service "resolution" for the problem was an apology and an offer of a discount towards one of their other products, but if this one doesn't even work, why would I waste money on something else that probably won't work either?

After much research, I have found a very easy to use better freeware product which does what it's supposed to and keeps a running log of time spent on a project.

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Version 7.0.0
JenniferW2636 Member IconComment+0
JenniferW2636
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This should probably go under Troubleshooting, so adding it here.

I guess it's meant to be so "intuitive" that they think it requires no instructions of any kind, BUT...

When I first installed and used this, a few months ago, I somehow figured out how to get it to NOT reset at quit or launch, so that I could go back the next day and the time I'd spent the previous day would be right there on the stopwatch, still "paused".

Now, no such luck. I've tried logging the current state, exporting events log, save, save as, looked in preferences...nada. NOTHING seems to make it not reset to 0 every time I launch it, even when I save the timer I have open and then open THAT file later. It still comes up showing 00:00:00.

Anyone know how to do this?

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Version 7.0.0
JenniferW2636 Member IconReview+0
JenniferW2636
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OK. I guess it's meant to be so "intuitive" that they think it requires no instructions of any kind, BUT...

When I first installed and used this, a few months ago, I somehow figured out how to get it to NOT reset at quit or launch, so that I could go back the next day and the time I'd spent the previous day would be right there on the stopwatch, still "paused".

Now, no such luck. I've tried logging the current state, exporting events log, save, save as, looked in preferences...nada. NOTHING seems to make it not reset to 0 every time I launch it, even when I save the timer I have open and then open THAT file later. It still comes up showing 00:00:00.

Anyone know how to do this?

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Version 7.0.0
Mikael B
+0

Nope. So I abandoned Apimac Timer. IF this is a function reserved for any Pro versions, fine, but such an obvious and central function missing means there's no point using this. There's plenty of freeware doing the same thing better.

Whipple Member IconReview+2
Whipple
+0

Takes a long time to launch and shut down, easily the longest of any app I have including Photoshop.
Other than this, a very nice timer.
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OS 10.6.8
2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB 667 MHz Ram

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Version 7.0.0
ericb007
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Same here. Thing just hangs up for almost 2 minutes. I've got the same set up as you, but with 20GB of ram. I notice it launches and quits normally fast on my computer's Admin account. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling. No change.

ericb007
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Update. I bought the pro version. It is basically the same as the free one, but with a few more features. Anyway, I contacted support and they offered this suggestion which fixed the hang time:

1. Quit the program if it is running, and delete the files located at:

/Users/you/Library/Preferences/Apimac/Timer/
/Users/you/Library/Application Support/Apimac/Timer/

(Note for Lion/Mountain Lion users: since Mac OS X 10.7 Lion the system hides the Library directory by default. Hold the Option key and use the “Go” menu in the Finder to Show Library.)

2. Launch the program in order to recreate from scratch the resources it needs.

Whipple
+1

Good follow up ericb007. Fix worked 4 me also.

Mikael B Member IconReview+414
Mikael B
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This is a nice piece of software that unfortunately haven't been updated properly for OS X Lion. I get errors in OS X 10.7.4 like "Error while using AudioDeviceGetProperty etum Code who?". To get iTunes playing at a set time does work often but not always which is very unfortunate.

So APImac Timer works sort of anyway.

Reliability is so central for the functionality so I must take 2 stars off. With an update for Lion/ Mountain Lion it could easily receive 5 stars.

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Version 7.0.0
Mikael B
+0

I forgot to say that under OS X 10.5 APImac Timer works both really well and reliably too.

mark_strahl Member IconReview+33
mark_strahl
+0

It just works and does what it says.
It is free but can be upgraded to pro for 24 euros. However normal stop / countdown functions can be used without limitation for free. For me that's enough.

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Version 7.0.0
Stkmks Member IconReview+12
Stkmks
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Just a quick 5 star review and thankyou for this brilliant program.

It does exactly what i need, to set an alarm and have a dialog box displayed with a message, and also periodically make a beep as with digital watches.

The only improvement i could suggest is to consolidate the ui for the different alarms.. but hey, its free and works great.

Thanks.

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Version 7.0.0
PorkPieHat Member IconReview+0
PorkPieHat
+1

Apimac Timer is a nicely organized application in many respects, and its developers are generous with the features included in the free version (Thanks!). However, when the Timer, Alarm Clock and Stopwatch play a song in iTunes, both the free and Pro* versions can ONLY PLAY MP3 (.mp3) AND AIFF (.aif) FILES! Apimac Timer cannot play music in the AAC (.m4a), Apple Lossless (which also uses the .m4a extension) or WAV (.wav) formats. That's a major deficiency because AAC (Advanced Audio Coding), created to replace the aging MP3 format, obtains far superior audio quality at the same bit rates as MP3 and is supplanting that old dog so rapidly that it may dominate within a few years. So for Apimac not to support AAC now is a recipe for tepid sales of its Pro version. It’s also problematic for me because 95% of my iTunes library is Apple Lossless files, and the rest is AAC. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t complain about this problem were I only to use the free version of Apimac Timer. But I would want to get the Pro version, so this deficit effectively bars it from my consideration.

Another issue I discovered in the process of writing this review is that Apimac Timer is a bit unstable. It crashed twice upon startup on my Mac OS 10.6.6 Core2Duo 2.4 GHz MacBook for apparently no reason.

[ * It’s possible that these formats are enabled in the Pro version, but I strongly doubt it because the list of Pro features on the developer's website mentions nothing in that regard.]

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Version 7.0.0
Weaselboy Member IconComment+90
Weaselboy
+4

This would more appropriately be labelled shareware. Access to all the features requires registration to get the "pro" version.

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Version 7.0.0
Dalahast Member IconComment+139
Dalahast
+1

On opening the new version 7, I am greeted by a lovely box informing me that "an error of type 0 has occurred" with the explanation "Unknown Error". I suppose an interface with only one window, two lines of text, and only one button (OK) is pretty intuitive and easy to use, but it certainly doesn't let me do much.

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Version 7.0.0
Dalahast
+0

Oh, I forgot to mention: the application stays open after this happens, and will indeed perform all the other functions it has except the ones it's specifically made to perform. The about box, preferences, etc. can be opened, but attempting to create a new timer from the menu or keyboard results in the same error message.

chrisB
+3

Quit Apimac Timer and then delete the following folder in you home directory:

~/Library/Application Support/Apimac

Afterwards Apimac Timer 7.x will run as intended.



Christian Bürli [macfix.de]

Dalahast
+1

Ah, didn't try throwing anything out first. Thanks for that.

chrisB
+1

No problem - I had the same issue with v7.0 and tried several things to make it work (again). ;-)


Christian Bürli [macfix.de]

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RichardDickJohnson
Version 7.0.0
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Version 7.0.0
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Date 14 Apr 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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