I like that the timer has a silent option and that it operates with the screen always on. It would be perfect in my mind if the current time was also displayed on the screen. I would also prefer a keypad for setting the timer rather than the scroll but that’s not as big a deal to me as wanted to keep track of the actual time while using this lovely timer.
Actually works and (shockingly) the app that most resembles a sand timer. Pointless max of 60 minutes time is the only real drawback. I wanted a realistic looking sand timer but this is the best the App Store has to offer.
I don't understand why people are saying you can't change the amount of time. You just stop the timer, press the reset button, and change time to your heart's content. As a teacher I set it for 45 seconds for transitions between activities, 15 minutes for centers, etc. However, there are ads which leaves me reticent about showing it through the projector so the kids can watch it. I'm considering the full version though, because I did like this one and it gets rid of the ads.
Very difficult to try and learn. I would like to give zero stars!!! Would be nice if you could set a longer timer than 1 hour. Wanted to setup a timer to pick someone up at the airport in 3 hours ten minutes. No luck with this timer. You only get one hour. I will keep looking. Very sad,sad,sad!!!
Well designed and smooth running app. It would be nice to have a nice 99¢ paid upgrade to remove the iAds. This hourglass/sand timer app's memory footprint is small. The deluxe app (with stopwatch, etc. included) from this developer is very nice, too. But, that premium paid app is bloated and takes up a huge amount of memory on your phone.
This is good for creative writing & for teachers w/timed class tasks. The timer starts at 10 minutes by default, and you only need to hit reset to choose your desired time. My only wish is that it had more quiet sounds to choose from for when I write and that I could set it so the "alarm" rang just for a couple moments rather than ringing until I manually stop it.
This is a simple app that does exactly what it says. It's a countdown timer. It remembers the last time it was set for which helps me: I use it so I don't dawdle at lunch hour longer than I should while listening to music. I keep the built in itunes timer for other uses where the times vary. It's as simple as that. Functional and useful.
This is exactly what I was looking for to help support staff with a child who is deaf and doesn't yet understand a time related countdown. Nice visual effect, can be hypnotizing and calming too. You can change colors and amount of time. Used instantly and successfully first time around. Might consider a sound component for those who are hearing.
It's exactly what I was looking for and more. The sound works perfectly with my phone and there are so many different alarms, plus it's all free. This is great and I'm glad I found it, don't let the rating fool you! It's perfect! (as long as you don't need a timer for something over one hour)
This hourglass app is beautiful and very useful, but none of that matters if it doesn’t do what it’s supposed to: alert you that your time is up! One catastrophic bug can ruin the whole thing, and it’s rather unfortunate that the sound, of all things, was what fell short. I hope you fix this issue in the very near future so that users of this app can have the full experience!
This would be one of the better timers out there if the sound worked. I’d also really like to have a vibrate function. Ads aren’t too intrusive, which is good. I’ll update the review once the sound is fixed.
...love it for timing laundry or cooking! And its the MOST BEAUTIFUL Icon of them all!!! ...while apps like Netflix and apple's app icons are being generic and dumbed down...these timers are always eye-catching. I never have to figure out which app it is on my screen!!
This sand timer is a cute idea but poorly executed. On an iPhone XR the sand is too far up and to the left of the hourglass and drops outside of where it should be. The top line of the settings screen is difficult to read as most of it is hidden. The pool alignment is reason enough to delete it and find something better.
Timer works great with good graphics etc. if it offered an ad free option I would gladly donate & apply a higher rating but as others have written here the upgraded version is bloated and a memory hog.
This timer is very nice looking, and quite useful. However, if any notice occurs on the iPad (such as a calendar reminder) the alarm fails to go off. Therefore, while lovely and pleasant, it is only reliable visually, not as an alarm.
The reason one would use a timer is so the audible tone at the end of the timed period will alert you. This app has sound settings but does not emit any sound on my iPad. I am uninstalling it until it works.
Digital sand timer with artistic design. Time flows and does it stylishly. This digitized hourglass can be used to time anything for up to 60 minutes. It's like having a nice looking visual indicator of how much time is left on your task. * KIDS FRIENDLY Timer visualizes time to kids and lets them feel the time. Without reading or even knowing the numbers one can look at the visualized time flow, feel it and understand how long to wait or whether to hurry up. * STAY NOTIFIED It lets you set the alarm sound that will play when the timer is finished. You can choose from 16 unique alarm sounds, melodies and loops. You’ll be notified when your time is up even if you’re using another app or your device is locked. It can also repeat the sound alarm (up to 3 times) at the given interval if it was missed/snoozed. * COLOR YOUR TIME You can easily change the timer color to fit your personal lifestyle. There are 5 color themes: turquoise, red, green, amber and pink. Just pick the one you like in the application settings. * UNIVERSAL APP Timer works both on your iPhone/iPod and iPad, contains HD graphics for retina and iPad displays and supports all screen orientations for all devices. [+Retina graphics for iPad 3rd generation] * SEE ALSO: Best Timer Beautifully designed sand timer, stylish kitchen timer, countdown/up and powerful stopwatch All in one creatively combined Best Timer application to suit all your timing needs. Search "Best Timer" on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/app/best-timer/id415656570) * There are plenty of things we really need to time, just do them the way you like! ***Important for iOS5+ devices: if there is no alarm played when the application is inactive please go to system Settings / Notifications, select the application name and configure the timer's alarms, whether they perform sound and if they're to appear on lock screen. VISIT US: smartphoneware.com