Thyme Alternatives

    Thyme is described as 'timer for OS X. It's as simple as that'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Thyme for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Hourglass, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Thyme are SnapTimer (Free, Open Source), XNote Stopwatch (Paid), wnr (Free, Open Source) and Stopwatch (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 28, 2021

    1. Hourglass is the most advanced simple countdown timer for Windows. Just enter a time in just about any format, and hit Enter. Pause and resume Start, stop, pause and resume your timers. Finally an app that can do everything your kitchen timer can.
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    2. All the timers I tested were too complex for my taste. I decided to write one that was dead simple, so you could run it, type in a time and hit enter. The aim of SnapTimer is to get out of the way and help you be productive.
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    3. XNote Stopwatch is a versatile and flexible multifunctional digital stopwatch / countdown timer / clock software for PC. Helpful for timekeepers at sport competitions, time tracking of work, or even as a metronome.
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    4. Minimalistic & Elegant Follows the minimalistic design style to make it simple but strong. Supports retina screens and touchscreens. Works fine with dark mode. fullscreen focus mode # Fullscreen Focus
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      • Java
      A Java countdown timer and stopwatch. Features a fullscreen and a resizable window mode. All actions are available on the popup menu or as keyboard shortcuts. Supports sound clip types of AIFF, AU, WAV and MIDI (uses the Java Sound engine)

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Timer and stopwatch may be needed in an unexpected moment, but with this application you will never be alone with the problem. Features: ? 2 in 1. Timer and stopwatch. ? The possibility of changing themes and notifications.
    5. InerziaTimer is a small and easy to use application that can help you to measure time intervals. Its streamlined graphical user interface is not-intrusive and shows its powerful features at-a-glance.
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    6. Official website of JR Productions software and Timer Utility for OS X. Timer Utility has been discontinued:


      MacUpdate reports discontinued app. Homepage not available. Not available in iTunes store.

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    7. Stopwatch is a stopwatch and timer program that uses the Tk toolkit. Ugly but works.
    8. MenuTimer is a timer that you can use from your menu bar. It can be used as a stopwatch or a countdown timer. MenuTimer has support for days, hours, minutes, seconds, and milliseconds. Also, you can customize the alarm message.


      The company no longer exists but the app works good. Last version, 1.1.2, released on October 2003, is still downloadable from Wayback Machine.

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