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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  1. Hey guys,

    I have been using your nice little cute program and it is one of the programs that i use daily. I do different things in a day and spare different times for them. And I have a problem with your software, that it does not include a PAUSE BUTTON!... or i can't find it anywhere. For example, i do 35 minutes of freewriting and after 20 minutes i need to go to toilet. I want to pause the timer, but nope, my peeing and taking a dump time - which can take ages sometimes - is included in my freewriting. I just want to pause my timer, while it is counting down and leave my table and when i come back i want to continue from the time i left.
    This pause button shouldn't be a rpoblem for you guys. I like your software and i want to go on using it, but without a pause button, this is not working so well. You can do it guys. Just a pause button. Yes, you can do it.

    Thanks in advance.

    Good day.


  2. this software have portuguese language option ???

  3. I was looking for a countdown widget to remind me to complete certain tasks before the day is up. I couldn't find any "top ten programs for yada yada yada" articles but found and downloaded this program off the bat after reading the reviews. Thanks for this! One feedback I have is the ability to add html links to the task labels. I'm using the timer to remind myself to draw, it'd be cool if I could have the link to the drawing site I use inside my "time to draw" label, and I could click it once the label/alert comes up.

    Thanks again!

    1. Of course, after posting my comment, now I see that you can have a URL open with the alert. Apologies. I'll try that out.

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  4. Please add option automatically change color to red xx minute before countdown come to zero.

  5. We need to be able to choose either weekdays or weekends only for recurring timers

  6. This free countdown timer seems to have problems if a new alarm comes up before the old one is dismissed. For example, I have a weekly reminder to take out the trash, but this alarm is often not seen because I have another alarm that rings soon after indicating another need. As such, I often end up not taking out the garbage since I don't see this alarm - it has been overwritten by the new alarm. Can the free countdown timer mention all the alarms ringing, so I don't miss one?

  7. i experienced that when i turn off my desktop for the day and i return the next morning, the countdown timer is off. why?

  8. Can you add 2 features?
    1. Sort timer according to time that going to reach/end
    2. Set count down timer to actual time, like now+1hr, not manually count down (it will not be accurately if computer is shut down or program exit), and display time to reach/end like Count till timer, so people will know what is the time to reach/end.

  9. I just downloaded this today. So far I'm liking it. However, when I select a sound other than the Bells1 which it was automatically set for, it plays both the bells and the selected sound. Has anyone else experienced this? Do you know a way to fix it? Thanks!

  10. I am trying to use Free Countdown Timer & the Free Alarm Clock (both portable versions). They do collide on occasion with alarms going off close to each other. And even though they have their own separate folders; changes create a failure to save based on data.ini being used by something else. Each folder has an individual data.ini file & the location label each indicates correct folder for each file. Collision for this file is almost constant.

    Thanks for the effort & the freeware. It is useful. I will continue to experiment. Maybe delete one entirely. That is not really a solution, is it?

  11. I constantly use this wonderful timer when doing battle with feminazis.

  12. I really enjoy this program as I have been using it daily for years. It would be really awesome if there was a way to organize the timers by category. Any chance we'll see this option in a future update?

  13. Ноw RESET, START, STOP timer from command line, define timer? I can only use ADDTIMER without additional options.

  14. Добавьте, пожалуйста, пункт (функцию) назначения цвета для запущенного, ожидающего и деактивированного таймеров соответственно. Например: Когда запущен - зелёного цвета, когда остановлен - без цвета, когда в ожидании - жёлтого.
    Так намного проще ориентироваться среди множества таймеров.

  15. The stopwatch is buggy. Seconds randomly drop out, for example like this: 15 then 16 next 18. The error is stable, it does not need to be caught, it appears every time the program starts. Or it was done intentionally.

  16. Can you please add a recurring option for the X day of every month.

    I have meetings that are the 2nd Tuesday of every month. but all I can enter is a date of the month, which doesn't work for me for monthly recurring meetings.

  17. Can anyone let me know where the data for current reminders is stored? I can't find it in 'program data' or in the installation folder, would like to include the info in my sync program to keep all the machines in my LAN updated. Thanks.

  18. Сделайте возможность, чтобы таймер сворачивался кликом мыши по рабочему столу, т.е. запустили таймер и кликнули по рабочему столу и таймер свернулся. Это удобно при частом использование таймера.Тоже самое можно сделать и для программы будильник.

  19. Hi there,
    It wakes up my PC, but I can't hear anything until I've unlocked it.
    Only that the screen is on.
    I'm trying to make a new download again.
    .. hope that...
    Thanks you.