Minuteur
Minuteur 5.4.8
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Timer and stopwatch application.   Shareware ($8.00)
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Minuteur is an egg timer and a stopwatch. The intention was to have a timer which is simple and immediate in use. Minuteur is also very flexible and extremely configurable. Particular attention has been paid to the ergonomics of the program. The basic functionality of Minuteur is intuitive enough to be used right from the start.
  • To set the timer quickly, type the required delay on the numeric keypad. To set a period of 30 minutes, type 3000 (for 30 minutes, 0 seconds). Type 300000 for 3 hours, or just 30 for 30 seconds. The countdown starts immediately.
  • To set the
What's New
Version 5.4.8:
  • Added OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion compatibility.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.4 or later



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ver. 5.x:
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ueila commented on 14 Nov 2008
It would be nice if the developer would email registration codes promptly. The software is great but in my case waiting 9 days to receive the registration code is irritating and when I emailed the reply was "I am only a small developer". That may be the case but it only takes minutes to check the PayPay account and respond to customers.

Not impressed with the service but the software does it's job well!
[Version 5.0.5]

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PhGX replied on 23 Feb 2009
Please, check your Spam folder/filter !
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Roy-Van-Der-Woning replied on 23 Feb 2009
Spamfilters either block mail or they let it pass through. Spamfilters do put mail on hold for 9 days, nor do they add "I'm only a small developer" to incoming mail.
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Lee123 replied on 04 Mar 2011
I wonder about the urgency of getting a timer app registered. I was in the throws of Geneforge 5 and the code took 2 days to get to me, I was really anxious about that one. I finally got it and went on to spend too many hours on that game. In the mean time I still had a watch, clock, oven timer, cell phone, etc ... to keep track of the time.
There are many people that may not check there email for days or weeks, I say good for them. Blaming the spam filter is another problem altogether.
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Roy-Van-Der-Woning commented on 02 Nov 2008
No sure why you felt the need to point that out, but I'm still interested to learn what makes your two alternatives "the best".
[Version 5.0.5]

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Roy-Van-Der-Woning replied on 03 Nov 2008
This was supposed to end up as a reply to the August 25th comment "thread".
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jgjones28 reviewed on 02 Nov 2008
This program is great, with many features and options to configure for use as a timer and a stopwatch. The support from the developer is outstanding. I encountered a memory error with the PPC version and the developer worked closely with me to quickly find a solution-most impressive! While Minuteur is not free like some timers, it does so much more and is well worth the price.
[Version 5.0.5]


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Roro01 commented on 25 Aug 2008
Alternatively, download the freeware 3-2-1 widget, which is the best timer, or the freeware menu bar Alarm Clock application which contain a timer as well as the best alarm clock.
[Version 5.0.1]

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Roy-Van-Der-Woning replied on 03 Sep 2008
Since you are posting this as a blanket statement, I'd be interested to know what it is that makes these two applications "the best" for every individual purpose.

For example, how would 3-2-1 be "the best" for someone who needs a stopwatch? And how is Alarm Clock "the best" for anyone who would be interested in some of the features included with Alarm Clock Pro for example?
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Roro01 replied on 02 Nov 2008
Alarm Clock also contain a stopwatch.
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Xenophile replied on 15 Mar 2010
If you like to keep an eye on time remaining while doing something else, a widget timer is pretty much useless.
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djork commented on 02 Jan 2007
I like the functionality of the application. It works great... but as a programmer myself I have to ask: why in the world is this a 21 MB download? The executable is 10 MB, and the REALBasic runtime libraries make up the rest. Maybe it's time to switch development over to Cocoa?
[Version 4.7.2]

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djork replied on 02 Jan 2007
I see that you've trimmed the latest version down quite a bit!
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N. Silva commented on 10 Nov 2006
This is the nicest timer application I have found. It's easy to use and has a very polished interface, yet there's room for improvement.

Recent versions seem to be getting bloated. The application is 21.1 MB -- seems like a lot for a timer.

A more serious complaint is that sometimes instead of playing the alarm sound it puts up a dialog box asking me to locate GrowlHelperApp. I've missed several alarms because of this! (I don't have Growl installed nor is it enabled in Minuteur's prefs.) This wasn't a problem in earlier versions.

For now, I'm sticking with Minuteur, but if something better comes along I'd consider switching.
[Version 4.7.2]


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amartsin commented on 01 Apr 2006
Crashes on launch (last four versions)
[Version 4.5.3]

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Schmelding commented on 13 Jun 2006
I was having the same problem. You might want to check if you've installed "megazoomer." It interfered with Minuteur (and other apps like Skype) and causing exactly what you described. Remove megazoomer and you shouldn't have any trouble.

If you haven't installed megazoomer, try clearing your font cache or think about other apps you may have installed that are interrupting the normal operation of your otherwise happy Mac.
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daycare commented on 23 Mar 2006
was looking very well while checking it out - but after the first 'real' use, I found myself with a resetted timer after clicking on the stop button (clicked because the job was done)...

further on, the buttons MUST be labeled - I'm concentrating on my work and not on the candies

therefore, I'm looking for another timer-app'

Features are exactly what I want, didn't have stability issues - but the 'reset' when clicking on the non-labeled stop-button makes the whole thing useless for me
[Version 4.4.2]


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Seamus commented on 10 Mar 2006
Very nice app. Widget: yes. But what I'd like to see is the ability to add multiple timers with a label for each so I can time multiple jobs that I've worked on throughout the day.
[Version 4.4.1]


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the valrus commented on 22 Jan 2006
Minuteur is a fantastic app. Those looking for a widget version might like 3-2-1::

http://www.baldgeeks.com/3-2-1.htm

Not quite as good as Minuteur, but it might suffice to scratch the itch.
[Version 4.3.1]


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Batgirlshops had trouble on 26 May 2011
For some reason 3.5.9 always asks me to register my copy after 21 days, even though I purchased and entered my key a while ago. This is starting to get a little bit annoying. 3.5.6 never forgot my registration.
[Version 5.3.9]


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thus.spake.z had trouble on 21 Apr 2009
When using Minuteur, I frequently get this error message: "An exception of class OutOf Bounds Exception was not handled. The application must shut down."
Can't find developer's contact info . His website is in French and I don't parlez vous.
[Version 5.3.3]

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thus.spake.z replied on 21 Apr 2009
Intel core 2 duo w/Leopard 10.5.6
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Finouche (developer) replied on 12 Jul 2009
Delete the preferences file: ~/Library/Preferences/Minuteur/Minuteur Prefs
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Bbshrmn commented on 14 Apr 2010
i am also getting the outOfBoundsException error and i have tried deleting the preference file, but it does not fix the problem for me. did it work for you?

snow 10.6.3
macbook pro
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LawDog had trouble on 12 Apr 2007
4.7.2 does not work on my MacBook Pro running 10.4.8. It starts up and quits immediately. It's a shame too. I enjoyed using the program and then I updated to the newest version and now nothing.
[Version 4.7.2]


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AlanR had trouble on 04 Aug 2006
There's a small problem with the 4.7 Version.

After finishing a countdown the units display (lower left digits) switches to an incomprehensible number. If another countdown is started without quitting and allowed to finish then the display will be correct. It will correctly show the time elapsed since the countdown reached zero.
[Version 4.7]

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AlanR commented on 04 Aug 2006
err...

After posting my previous comment it occurred to me to reset the prefs for the action to take after the countdown reaches zero.

That seems to have cured the problem.
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drewx0r had trouble on 28 Jul 2006
I just wanted everyone to know that I solved the problem. There appears to be some sort of incompatibility between SurfRabbit and Minuteur. Uninstalling SurfRabbit solved the problem.
[Version 4.7]


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drewx0r had trouble on 27 Jul 2006
I love Minuteur. It's the best egg timer out there. But this last version seems to come with incomplete documentation (just a 1-question FAQ) and crashes on launch, whereas all the other versions have worked swimmingly.
[Version 4.7]



Zicola rated on 16 Aug 2011

[Version 5.3.9]


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Date:03 Jun 2013
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Minuteur is an egg timer and a stopwatch. The intention was to have a timer which is simple and immediate in use. Minuteur is also very flexible and extremely configurable. Particular attention has been paid to the ergonomics of the program. The basic functionality of Minuteur is intuitive enough to be used right from the start.
  • To set the timer quickly, type the required delay on the numeric keypad. To set a period of 30 minutes, type 3000 (for 30 minutes, 0 seconds). Type 300000 for 3 hours, or just 30 for 30 seconds. The countdown starts immediately.
  • To set the alarm to go off at a specific time, hold Option/Alt and type the time in the format hhmm.
  • To start the stopwatch, hold Option/Alt and press Enter.
  • To stop any timing, press Return, Enter, or Escape.
  • To pause Minuteur, press Spacebar.
To make the most of the deeper features however, you should spend a few minutes reading the help.


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