Stop It! - a better timer for OS X

Weird Walking Whatzit Widgets? Why not!

New Version! - 1.1

Previous Versions
Download version 1.0

When you're looking to time something, you don't want to fiddle around and you don't want a countdown timer that gets in the way. Stop It!'s clean, unobtrusive interface lets you start counting down with the fewest possible keystrokes and clicks.

Entering Data
Counting Down
Countdown Complete

Type a number of minutes; a duration in hours, minutes and seconds; or a time to go off. Then press enter. That's it! No fiddling with preference panes, no clicking on tiny targets.

Details

Front Panel

Stop It! interface is refreshingly easy to navigate. The front panel has two fields:

Preference Panel

Stop It! preferences are reached in the usual way - by clicking on the little i in the lower right hand corner of its window.

Preferences

At this time the only preference is the color of the front window. This is handy if you want to use multiple copies of the widget for timing different things.

Acknowledgements

Portions of this code have been borrowed from Yolk, 3-2-1 and ProdMe. The wonderful JavaScript particle engine is from Alex Wayne's Beautiful Pixel. If not for Google and the plethora of JavaScript and CSS tutorials, demostrations and all about the town information, Stop It! would still be fluttering around my head like a bemused bat. Any errors, mistatements and so forth, are my responsiblility. The sound is a modified version of a Zen bell from the Free Sound project.

Cost

Stop It! is donation ware. If you like it and use it, please consider using the donation button above to send positive karma to metabang.com. Doing so will make you feel happy; it will make us feel happy; and it will give us more to create great software! Everybody wins.

Change Log

Version 1.1 - 2 April 2006
  • Improved graphics
  • Can now check for new versions
  • typing enter in the What field now starts the timer
Version 1.0 - March 2006
  • Released Stop It! - perfect tea every time!

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Installation Notes

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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If you're using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget's icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If you're using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget's icon in the Widget Bar to open it.