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Minutes is a countdown timer widget featuring simple interface, polished graphics and considered interactions.

Turn the knob to set counting time, the timer just starts. And push the button to stop. Minutes can do three actions at the target time:

  • Play iTunes playlist
  • Stop iTunes track
  • Open a file

After the action, Minutes can put your Mac to sleep and repeat countdown. Only switch the icons of the bottom corners.

What's New

Version 2.0.1:
  • Added tooltips for action buttons, fixed bugs for playing music and more better animation quality under Mac OS X 10.4.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Elsamiro Member IconReview+8

The only useful thing for dashboard

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Version 2.0.1
Negritude Member IconComment+1082

It looks like the program has been converted from a widget to an app, and is now only available via the app store:


The developer's web site is here:


The old version of the program, which was a widget, can still be found here:


or here:


or here:


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Version 2.0.1

And I just noticed there is already an MU entry for the new app in the similar software section above:


Indraguru Member IconReview+11

Very useful! Works really well. But why has it not been updated for so long?

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Version 2.0.1
Jlaro Member IconComment+5

Download link should actually be http://keisasaki.com/Minutes.zip

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Version 2.0.1


Lucas Macedo

Thank you.

lastfuture Member IconReview+1

Easily one of my most used widgets.
The Widget is mainly a timer, but unlike a simple timer it can do so much more than that.
Not only does it alert you when the time is up, it can also fade out your iTunes and put the Mac to sleep (great for late night podcast listening) or run a certain application.
The interface is easy to handle, as easy as any kitchen timer.

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Version 2.0.1
Winobie Member IconReview+1

Really nice looking simple and functional. Works under Leo (10.5.5) fine for me but... How do I get rid of the "It's about time!" message that came up on my screen?!!!
(5 mins later - its gone now, when I clicked it... must have been frozen)

It would be great with some features like setting a specific time for a morning alarm and snooze (triggered from the Apple remote). Will it wake the computer? I have yet to test that but that is important also.

Please develop this one further as its the best one I have tried. (of 5)

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Version 2.0.1
gcoghill Member IconReview+218

From the design, to the functionality, to the compactness without sacrificing features, this is a pretty clever and sharp-looking timer widget.

Nice job!

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Version 2.0
TheIvar Member IconComment+0

Great widget. Please make it work with Leopard.

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Version 1.1
admiral_potato Member IconReview+0

It just works. I like that in a piece of software.
The interface is really rather intuitive;
it didn't take any messing around to make it work.
It just works.

Well done.

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Version 1.1
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Version 2.0.1
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Version 2.0.1
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Version 2.0.1
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Downloads 25,419
Version Downloads 22,893
License Free
Date 30 Apr 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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