Handy timer utility with many cool features. Can be used like an oven timer in countdown mode, an alarm clock, or a stopwatch. Unique visualization feature shows time passage graphically using any of several high-quality, built-in images or any image on your computer. In countdown mode, the image is gradually wiped away or revealed in a radial, clock-like, sweep pattern in sync with the time as it passes. This is good for kids who can’t yet comprehend time passage using digits to understand how much time is left on the counter or for adults who prefer a visual representation of time as opposed to digits. This feature can be quickly and easily toggled on or off at any time. Use any of several built-in alarm sounds or any sound file on your computer. Countdown mode is great for teachers or parents to set a time limit for kids’ tasks or activities. There is even a customizable, scrolling marquee message that can pop up when the alarm sounds. You can enter any text for the message and even specify the text color. Use the program in alarm clock mode to wake you up at any time of day using any sound you choose as an alarm. There is also a configurable snooze feature that silences the alarm temporarily for a short amount of time that you specify so you can sleep a little longer. Stopwatch mode is great to keep track of how much time you spend on a particular project if you are charging customers by the hour. It uses precision down to hundredths of a second. You can save preset time lengths and alarm clock times in countdown and alarm clock mode to re-enter them quickly and easily should you need to use the same times frequently. Several instances of the program can be run simultaneously to time several things at once. Each instance can be labeled in its title bar to uniquely identify what is being timed by each one. The program’s digits can be enlarged to full-screen size if you need to see them from a great distance.