Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Free Countdown Timer 5.1 has been released

  • Improved: Missed alerts are displayed in the reminder window.
  • Now, when the "Show message" setting is turned off, the notification window does not disappear 30 seconds after it appears and the sound does not stop playing.
  • Corrected the Greek interface language.
  • Fixed: The online alarm website did not open correctly when using emoji.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Free Countdown Timer 5.0 has been released

  • Improved: The design of the application has been updated. A new dark theme has been added. The application icons have been changed.
  • New: The ability to pause the timer has been added.
  • A new setting has been added to arrange the timer list by Time, Label, or Next alarm time.
  • Improved: New font for numbers in floating windows is now used.
  • Improved: When the timer is stopped, numbers in floating windows are displayed in muted gray.
  • New sounds have been added, some sounds have been renamed.
  • New: Translations of the user interface into 5 languages: Hindi, Norwegian BokmÃ¥l, Persian, Kurdish and Estonian.
  • New request and warning forms with the ability to cancel the reappearance of the form has been added.
  • A new "Open Online Timer" button has been added.
  • Improved: When editing a timer, you can set any values for minutes and seconds. They will automatically be converted to hours and minutes.
  • Improved: When you add a new timer, the sound name and volume are set to the same as the last time you edited the sound settings.
  • Improved: The countdown limit has been increased to 50 years, and the date limit has been removed.
  • Improved: The notification message doesn't appear when the floating window is visible. The floating window starts flashing when the countdown expires.
  • Improved: The OK/Close button in the reminders window is focused by default, but the reminders window itself does not become active when it appears to avoid accidentally closing it.
  • Improved: If for some reason the sound could not play, the system beep starts playing.
  • Improved: When the "Always on top" option is enabled, the caption of the main window is reduced and the program icon is removed from the taskbar.
  • Improved: Translation of sounds into other languages has been added.
  • Improved user interface translation in some languages (especially Asian languages).
  • Improved: The work of the program on High DPI screens has been improved and fixed.
  • Improved: An additional check has been added that prohibits the launch of multiple instances of the program.
  • Improved: In Windows 7 and above, when playing the sound of the alert, all sounds are muted and music playback is paused, if the "Turn on the volume" option is checked.
  • Changed: The sound of the metronome has been changed. You can change the sound of the metronome by changing the Metronome.wav file.
  • Fixed: In Windows 10, the notification message disappeared after a few seconds and the music stopped.
  • Fixed: When switching to winter time and moving the clock back one hour, alerts were triggered again.
  • Fixed a bug with resetting the position of floating windows when working with multiple screens.
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements.
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Free Countdown Timer 4.0 has been released

  • Free Countdown Timer now has full Unicode support.
  • New command line parameter /ADDTIMER has been added. This parameter opens the new timer window.
  • New: 6 alarm sounds have been added.
  • New: Translations of the UI into Greek and Indonesian languages.
  • Improved Windows 10 Compatibility.
  • Improved: The reminder window shows the snooze time on the snooze button.
  • Improved: The floating timer has a tooltip window that display the alarm time.
  • Fixed: Sometimes the floating window displayed the incorrect amount of months and days.
  • Fixed: Sometimes the alarm event did not bring the reminder window to the foreground in Windows 8 and above.
  • Fixed: Now you can't close the floating clock using the Alt+F4 hotkey.
  • Fixed: If you used the ampersand character (&) in the label for an alarm event, "_" was displayed instead of "&" when the reminder window popped up for that event.
  • Fixed: If the user presses the Enter key with the cursor in the date-time field, any changes made in that field are not saved.
  • Some other fixes and improvements.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Free Countdown Timer 3.1 has been released

  • Improved DPI Scaling support.
  • Improved volume control behavior.
  • Fixed issue with failure message "Floating point division by zero".

Monday, October 28, 2013

Free Countdown Timer 3.0 has been released

Changes in version 3.0:


  • New: The Full Screen button has been added for floating windows.
  • New: "Play Sound Duration" option. You can define for how long to play the sound.
  • New: The "Stay on Top" option has been added for the main window.
  • New: "Cancel Snooze" command.
  • New: Support for the flac audio files has been added. Support for the wav files has been improved.
  • New sound SchoolBell.mp3 has been added.
  • Fixed: Sometimes alarms not fires when the computer wakes up from a sleep mode.
  • Fixed: Issue with sorting of timers.
  • Fixed: When a timer reaches zero, the floating window starts flashing. It can't stop flashing when you set the "(None)" sound.
  • Fixed: Alarm kept going off even when you hit Snooze and deleted the timer.
  • Some other bug fixes and improvements.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Free Countdown Timer 2.7 has been released

Changes in version 2.7:

  • New: Translations of the UI into Bulgarian, Serbian and Japanese languages.
  • New: View mode "Single Line".
  • New: Shortcuts for lists: Ctrl+N, Ctrl+Enter, Ctrl+Del, Ctrl+E.
  • New: Ability to stop snooze.
  • Improved: In order to open main window from tray you need to click on icon. The second click on the tray icon hides the main window.
  • Fixed: Issue with waking up PC from a sleep mode when the first timer doesn't have WakeUp option.
  • Fixed: Issue with daylight saving adjustment.
  • Fixed: Issue with playing sound when output device changes.
  • Fixed: Alarm balloon is visible while playing sound.
  • Fixed: Issue with storing setting.
  • Some other bug fixes and improvements.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Free Countdown Timer 2.5 has been released

Changes in version 2.5:

  • New: Ability to play a random song from a directory.
  • New: Ability to execute a command or open URL instead of playing a song.
  • New: Ability to play WAV and WMA files.
  • New: A tooltip on the taskbar as an alarm notification.
  • New: Added translations of the UI into Simplified Chinese, Romanian, Czech and Arabic languages.
  • Improved: Whenever the system time changes, the program refreshes all countdown timers.
  • Fixed: Issue with activating an already running program instance.
  • Fixed: Issue with an incorrect time in the floating window.
  • Fixed: Issue with playing sound.
  • Fixed: Issue with daylight saving time.
  • Fixed: Several floating windows begin to stick together and moving one distorts the positions of the others, even when not directly alongside them.