Camera Timer is a neat way to take posed photos with your phone, but the ads get in the way too much. While somewhat useful, there's not enough here to compensate for the full-blown ad push you'll have to put up with.
Though this app says you have to "flip your camera" to use it, you can take pictures with either your front- or back-facing camera. The app's tutorial gives you a few hints, but anyone who has used a similar program will get the hang of things quickly. Just set the timer (up to … Read more
Talking Flash Cards Toddlers from PapaTsoftware is a basic educational program aimed at a basic set of learners -- toddlers. While TFCToddlers has some advantages (mainly that it's free as well as ad-free) it also has some disadvantages -- chief among them the clipped, unnatural, and difficult-to-comprehend audio prompts voiced by Microsoft Anna.
TFCToddlers has a full-screen interface, which helps reduce distractions so your inquisitive youngster can focus on the cards. Unfortunately, program options such as Timer Value, Sound, and Case are also a part of the interface, just to the right of the main screen, or exactly where … Read more
Clockwork Free is very useful, even if it is rudimentary and lacking a lot of the basic functions, tutorials, and interface tools you'll want in an app of this type. It allows you to create multiple timers that chain together to ensure you are performing tasks in the right time frames. The two examples included are studying and exercising, perfect examples of activities where you need to measure multiple small chunks of time in succession.
Upon opening Clockwork Free, you can start using it right away. The two sample activities are already loaded to show you how it works, … Read more
Starting September 1, Pandora's 40-hour limit on mobile devices comes to an end, which means you can now choose to fall asleep to Pandora at night without worrying about a limit. However, if you're not one of the lucky few who still have an unlimited data plan on your mobile device, you probably don't want Pandora streaming all night long, eating away the precious data on your tiered plan and sucking your battery dry before your morning alarm goes off.
STBar Timer adds a timer to your menu bar so you can keep track of what you've been working on. The app has few options but works quickly and provides what for many will be a very useful accountability tool while working.
After downloading the DMG file, you can install the menu bar and it will remain there until you turn it off or tell the system to not start it with restarts. By default it shows a blank stopwatch. Click the clock and you can start, stop, or restart the timer. This is a very basic app, but … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Update to yesterday's story: Employer tipped police off to pressure cooker searches, not Google.
- Couple surprised to find new home filled with awesome TMNT memorabilia.
- Our favorite heartfelt scene from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the movie.
- Haagen-Dazs stays classy with augmented-reality Concerto Timer app.
InerziaTimer for Mac installs as a full-featured stopwatch for your desktop, with a countdown timer, chronometer, and alarm clock built into a small, intuitive interface.
This application welcomes the user with a small and unobtrusive interface, which is self-explanatory for anyone who has ever used a stopwatch. The countdown timer includes configurable events when zero is reached. You can play a sound, have your Mac speak any sentence you type into the preferences panel, or launch a file. The chronometer includes a lap function that records each lap time in the window and calculates the lap average when stopped. These … Read more
TrashTimer for Mac adds to your privacy by automatically removing deleted content from the trash after a set period of time. This application offers a great amount of control over how and when the trash is deleted.
With just a double-click on the DMG file, you will have this app installed and running in no time. A readme file, which comes with the installation file, clearly explains the installation process. Rather than an icon in the dock or top bar, TrashTimer for Mac will appear as a preference panel in your Mac's System Preferences. The user interface is quite … Read more
The idea of an hourglass timer is a good one. Consider for a moment how bland the average timer is for the iPhone. The built-in timer is pure function and very little style, and the other apps that try to replace it are not much better. So why not use an interactive hourglass to represent the passage of time? While the concept is sound, the execution in Hourglass Timer is largely ineffective.
Start the app, choose an amount of time, and press start. The hourglass will be flipped and the timer will count down. However, instead of actually keeping track … Read more