Menubar Countdown
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Menubar Countdown is a simple countdown timer that displays itself on the right side of the Mac OS X menu bar.

To set the timer, click on the display and select the Start... menu item. A dialog will appear that allows you to specify the countdown time in hours, minutes, and seconds. The dialog also allows you to specify which of the following forms of notification you want when the timer gets down to 00:00:00:
  • Play the system alert sound
  • Display an alert window
  • Make a spoken announcement. You can specify the text to be spoken.
  • Growl
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Add support for Growl notifications. The Announcement text specified in the Start dialog will be displayed in the Growl notification window.
  • New application icon
  • Command-X, Command-C, Command-V, and Command-A now work in the text fields in the settings dialog
  • Command-R is now a shortcut key for the Restart Countdown... button in the alert window
  • Add option to hide seconds in menu bar
  • Show start-timer dialog when application launches (behavior can be disabled in Settings dialog)
Version 1.1:
  • timer-expired alert window floats above other applications' windows
  • added application icon
  • added Doxygen comments to source code
Version 1.2:
  • Add support for Growl notifications. The Announcement text specified in the Start dialog will be displayed in the Growl notification window.
  • New application icon
  • Command-X, Command-C, Command-V, and Command-A now work in the text fields in the settings dialog
  • Command-R is now a shortcut key for the Restart Countdown... button in the alert window
  • Add more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • Growl 0.7 or later required for Growl notifications



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Menubar Countdown User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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RudyR6771 reviewed on 05 Dec 2013
This is even better than the countdown timer I use on my linux machine. I appreciate the simplicity along with the sophistication of a user-configurable text-to-voice message.
[Version 1.2]


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+2

vanstar reviewed on 31 Jul 2013
simple and works!
[Version 1.2]


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+51

Winco reviewed on 03 May 2013
It just works! Perfect!
[Version 1.2]


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+77

Doc-Renaud reviewed on 23 Jun 2009
Perfect, just perfect! Could not be simpler and more efficient.
Thanks a lot for this, and giving it for free.
[Version 1.2]


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+166

gcoghill reviewed on 23 Jun 2009
Excellent timer app! Very odd this hasn't been done before, but just about perfect as-is.
[Version 1.2]


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+2

Sunhill2227 reviewed on 26 Apr 2009
This is a great little application that does what it says. There are plenty of countdown timers available in dashboard, but for what I use it for, dashboard is really inconvenient. I'd suggest the option of using a different alert sound than the system alert sound. Otherwise it's great.
[Version 1.1]


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+42

Runty rated on 14 Oct 2013

[Version 1.2]



rhessel rated on 22 May 2011

[Version 1.2]



-3

craigfin74 rated on 18 Dec 2010

[Version 1.2]


Downloads:9,266
Version Downloads:8,714
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:25 Jun 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Menubar Countdown is a simple countdown timer that displays itself on the right side of the Mac OS X menu bar.

To set the timer, click on the display and select the Start... menu item. A dialog will appear that allows you to specify the countdown time in hours, minutes, and seconds. The dialog also allows you to specify which of the following forms of notification you want when the timer gets down to 00:00:00:
  • Play the system alert sound
  • Display an alert window
  • Make a spoken announcement. You can specify the text to be spoken.
  • Growl


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