Pester
Pester
1.1b24

4.8

Pester free download for Mac

Pester1.1b24

25 September 2018

Simple alarm clock and timer (beta).

Overview

Pester is designed to let you set, dismiss or snooze an alarm or timer as quickly and painlessly as possible, entirely from the keyboard if you wish. Alert options include sounds, speech, Growl and OS X notifications. Use Pester to remind you to catch the bus or attend an upcoming meeting.

What's new in Pester

Version 1.1b24:
  • Update appearance for macOS Mojave's Dark Mode and accent colors
  • Update Growl framework to 2.0.1 for compatibility with recent macOS versions
  • Update to the current version of Sparkle
  • Support natural-language date and time entry on macOS Mojave (10.14), by linking to Perl 5.18 on macOS 10.12–10.14
  • Code cleanups and modernization without (intended) changes in functionality; remove some code which was never used

Note: This version requires macOS 10.12 or later

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How would you rate Pester app?

20 Reviews of Pester

5
Maeric
05 February 2014
Version: 1.1b18

Most helpful

I've been using this for over a year and Pester has become indispensable. What I needed was a reminder app to alert me to bill paying, picking up my son at school, appointments, projects due, kitchen food, ebay bids, ... whatever I need to remember. So while I guess this could be considered an alarm clock, it is more about creating both one-time and repeating Reminders. I tend to set the alerts to overkill by bouncing the Dock icon, displaying a message, playing a tune, and speaking the alert message. Because I'm not a clock watcher and I get distracted by my work projects, this gets my attention. Plus I can click a snooze feature to re-remind me of the alert if I'm not ready to deal with it yet. Lastly, I can save all my reminder messages in a list to choose again later, as well as delete my "one-time" reminders. Pester's interface is flat and ordinary—which would be nice to see improved—but it sure gets the job done.
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5
Niku1000
14 September 2018
Version: 1.1b23
Just what I've been looking for for years. Pester has it all. Yay! Pester.
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3.5
collin-burton
26 April 2016
Version: 1.1b21
This so far works well, however the fact that I can't find a way to set up an alarm to repeat automatically will limit its usefulness to me. I want to set a reminder to go off every Monday through Friday. As it is now, it looks like I have to set it manually every day. If I could remember to do that, I wouldn't need the reminder in the first place; which is to lock the side door of our building before leaving work.
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5
Devadog
19 January 2016
Version: 1.1b20
I have only just come across this app and it meets my needs perfectly. Time will tell of course, but my initial impression is very favourable. I especially like the flexibility it offers and the fact that visual and audible alerts can both be set. Many thanks to the developer for this free app.
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5
Maeric
05 February 2014
Version: 1.1b18
I've been using this for over a year and Pester has become indispensable. What I needed was a reminder app to alert me to bill paying, picking up my son at school, appointments, projects due, kitchen food, ebay bids, ... whatever I need to remember. So while I guess this could be considered an alarm clock, it is more about creating both one-time and repeating Reminders. I tend to set the alerts to overkill by bouncing the Dock icon, displaying a message, playing a tune, and speaking the alert message. Because I'm not a clock watcher and I get distracted by my work projects, this gets my attention. Plus I can click a snooze feature to re-remind me of the alert if I'm not ready to deal with it yet. Lastly, I can save all my reminder messages in a list to choose again later, as well as delete my "one-time" reminders. Pester's interface is flat and ordinary—which would be nice to see improved—but it sure gets the job done.
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4.5
Runty
20 October 2012
Version: 1.1b15
Very useful app, particularly the repeating function. Small wish -- it would be very nice to be able to make our own time presets, so no need to type in commonly used times.
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5
tomtomklub
28 August 2012
Version: 1.1b15
I stumbled upon this by accident, testing out various timer applications. Given my past experience, I thought just a simple countdown timer would suffice. However, when I was trying out Pester, I realized that oftentimes, when I use a simple countdown timer and it goes off, I have long forgotten what it was I was attempting to time! Usually this involves cooking or baking and by the time I figure it out, whatever it was I was making is ruined. Pester allows you give the activity being timed a name so that immediately sold me. I also appreciate the relatively small memory footprint of ~ 30mb.
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5
Starfishcom
14 March 2012
Version: 1.1b14
exactly what I was looking for THANX!!!!
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Mutant
27 December 2011
Version: 1.1b14
Pester has a bizzare issue of being unable to set near-term timers. An example: http://cl.ly/1M3R1D0U1B0F0g0M3q0e When I set the same day, this timer defaults to tomorrow when the reminder is only 20 or so minutes away. When I force it to today, the timer says set a time in the future. Odd.
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3.5
iminlalaland
14 January 2011
Version: 1.1b12
Simple enough for everyone to use but that's all that it has.
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5
Aljuk
12 November 2008
Version: 1.1b7
Perfect, and brilliant! Thankyou.
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5
Zzamboni
15 February 2008
Version: 1.1b7
Really nice timer program. The system-wide hotkey makes it very easy to set up new alarms, and the ability to handle multiple timers simultaneously is very useful, as is the variety of ways in which the notifications can be made.
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Fredducker
25 November 2007
Version: 1.1b5
I don't understand why half the commands in the main window are greyed out and I cannot modify them - for example the "alert sound" menu is greyed out and cannot be modified, but also the "do script" - "speak message" and "wake up computer" commands are totally greyed out and cant be clicked on and off. Don't download this unless it's not an important appointment you have to go to, or you can spare time to read the help files for a program which should be intuitive and easy to use!
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Anonymous
12 April 2005
Version: 1.0
A great app. The only app i've found that has a countdown and an alarm clock !
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4.75
funnellpd
18 December 2004
Version: 1.0
Does one thing well and does it free. Awesome.
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5
Anonymous
07 November 2004
Version: 1.0
A simple, elegant reminder/timer.
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5
Anonymous
12 October 2004
Version: 1.0
Perfect! Small, simple, free, works perfectly.
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5
Anonymous
19 August 2004
Version: 1.0
fantastic, very simple to use, can set an alarm in 2 seconds flat, great app, love it! thanks!
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Anonymous
22 June 2004
Version: 1.0
Just great. Simple, elegant, and it works. Just what I was looking for. Thanks!
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4.75
Anonymous
17 June 2004
Version: 1.0
This was exactly what I was looking for. I hated opening up Meeitng Maker every day, when I only needed it once in a blue moon. Thanks for the great effort!
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5
Anonymous
02 August 2003
Version: 1.0
Fantastic! Does what it says - lotsa alarms to set. Simple and clean. Thanx!
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