Review & Alternatives
"Timer settable up to 49 days with quad timer"
Egg is an easy-to-use multifunction timer that can be set to countdown in seconds for anywhere from 1 second to 45 days and can display up to four separate timers simultaneously. By default a beep will sound when the timer has finished, but users can also select a custom sound file to serve as the alarm sound, and each timer can be resized and customized with different time formats, fonts, and colors. Users can choose from 12 common timer presets or set a custom time, and it's possible to save up to 20 nameable timer configurations for later use.
Installing Egg is as simple as downloading the .zip package and running the setup.exe file. You'll only need to allocate a tiny 199Kb of disk space for a total of 4 files, so this truly is a compact application. Upon installation you'll be shown the user agreement, which states that you have 30 days to evaluate the software before registering. Once installed, you can launch the program from Program Files > Sinner in the Start Menu.
The program is very minimal by default but the view can be customized extensively using the options menu. There are a lot of features to experiment with in the 4 tabs so there may be a slight learning curve if you're trying to become an advanced user. Overall, it would be difficult to find a timer utility with a more versatile and flexible interface.
Choose custom sound file to serve as alarm
Timer appearance fully customizable, window resizable and movable
Includes a Chess Clock mode, which lets you set separate preset timers for the White and Black players
Set a custom text to be displayed when time is up
Choose how often to repeat the alarm sound in milliseconds
Can be set to 'On Top' mode so that the timer floats over other applications
Extensive options menu lets you adjust every aspect of the timer(s)
WebRemote feature lets you control the timer from another computer via the internet
Quick set makes it easy to launch your favorite timers
Customize which options appear in the right-click context menu
One-click timer presets let you choose between 30 seconds, 60 seconds, 90 seconds, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 6 hours, 12 days, and 2 days
Extensive number of options can be confusing and unnecessary for the novice user who only needs a basic timer
It seems the developers replaced the 1 day timer preset with a 12 day timer, as the one-click presets skip from 6 hours to 12 days and then back to 2 days, with no option for 1 day in between
Egg 1.6 is perhaps the most comprehensive and customizable multitimer utility you'll find online. While there are similar alternatives, none of them offer the same level of control. If you're looking for a timer that can do just about anything, this is the program to download.
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