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

Features:
  • 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.
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 with a few more options now displays standard floating speech palette.
  • [new feature] New OS X style toolbar for timer control.
  • [new feature] Option to display progress bar during count down.
  • [new feature] Automatic repeat after delay option.
  • [new feature] Ability to log current timer value and save log to a file.
  • [other] Preferences reorganized.
  • [other] Lots of other miscellaneous changes.
  • [bugfix] Accuracy of timing is no longer affected by automatic Internet updates of the computer's date and time.
  • [bugfix] Problems getting a count down time to stick have been resolved.
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...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Chimoo Timer User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Jeremiahtwice reviewed on 28 Sep 2009
I love Chimoo Timer, I've been using it for years. Does everything you want and is highly customizable. Can't recommend it highly enough.
[Version 1.5]


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luka reviewed on 09 Jun 2009
I think this is a great timer. It is simple and doesn't take up a lot of hard drive space. You have the option of having the timer displayed on the menu bar so you can still keep track of time if you have the screen in use. Alarms can range from a variety of beeps or even a voice alert. Only been using it for a month but it seems stable.
[Version 1.5]


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l0xby reviewed on 27 Oct 2008
"Set Count Down" from the menubar doesn't work. First of all, the window doesn't come to the forground so it looks like nothing happens. Secondly, when you change the time in the window, it doesn't get applied to the timer.

Would also be nice if it would allow me to enter "108 minutes" and it would be smart enough to convert that to 1h 48m. Right now, the app limits you to 2-digits in the minute field (max 59 minutes).
[Version 1.5]


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bb805 commented on 08 Mar 2007
Nice new features. Mine won't work on my iMac with Panther, but it works fine on my iMac with Tiger.
[Version 1.5]


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+46

wizard2 reviewed on 04 Mar 2007
Very nicely done -- love the new features -- but greatly prefer the OLD interface, especially the timer fonts. The new font is numerically-challenged for readability.

Keep up the superb work. YES -- I will gladly donate!
[Version 1.5b3]

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Chimoosoft (developer) replied on 04 Mar 2007
The fonts can be changed in the new interface to whatever you desire.
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Ianweir commented on 30 May 2005
All I can say is wow. I was looking for a simple and powerfull timer to keep track of my working at home hours, and this nifty little app is exactly what I was looking for.
Simple, easy to use, and best of all, it is free!
I can find no fault with it. :)
[Version 1.3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Nov 2003
Nice app - BUT it leaves within several days a 23MB !!! system.log with useless entries such as:
'2003-11-22 10:49:30.334 ChimooTimer[411] App is inactive
2003-11-22 10:49:30.335 ChimooTimer[411] setBackgroundMode called'

Please get rid of these debug statements.
Thanks
[Version 1.1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 26 Nov 2003
The new version (1.1.2) removes these debug statements.
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+46

Wizard2 reviewed on 11 Oct 2003
Downloaded ChimooTimer with great skepticism -- yet another timer... but this one
is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME. Hands-off operation, clean graphics, precise timing, excellent voice implementation.... W O W !

Chimoo 'gets it' when it comes to a useful Mac app that looks and works great.

Please keep up the excellent work!
[Version 1.1]


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Downloads:10,318
Version Downloads:5,026
Type:Business : Applications
License:Free
Date:05 Mar 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Chimoo Timer is a simple countdown/up timer featuring speech recognition and text-to-speech support.

Features:
  • 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.
  • Detachable controller.
  • Customizable settings for what to do upon timer expiration.
  • Optional feature to warn before stopping timer - great for timing important things such as time spent working at home which you don't want to accidentally reset.


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