Countdown, wake up with music alarms, keep track, even with profiles, using Cool Timer

Cool Timer is a free timer that works in three modes: countdown, alarm clock, or stopwatch. You can optionally show a scrolling text message when alarm goes off. Use any Wav, MP3, or Midi file, or one of the built-in sounds as an alarm. Can be set for up to 100 hours in “countdown mode” and it can be minimized to the Windows system tray. Save and reload preset time lengths or wake times.

In countdown mode, the program acts just like an oven timer. In wake mode, you set a specific time of day that you would like the alarm to go off. When it goes off, you can click the snooze button to automatically reset the alarm to go off ten minutes later to allow you to sleep a little longer. You can also optionally have the program display the custom scrolling text message when the alarm goes off. You might use the program in stopwatch mode to keep track of how much time you spend on a project for which you’re being paid by the hour or similar situations.

The program allows you to save and reload frequently used lengths of time or wake times as presets so that you can easily set time on the timer or the alarm clock without having to do it manually in countdown and wake mode. Cool Timer’s interface can be customized with color schemes. You can also specify either small or really big mode for the program’s window size in case you need to see it from across the room. However, Cool Timer’s interface is rather ugly.

Cool Timer offers to install a toolbar, take care to avoid that. After installation you may also receive alerts from your antivirus application about CCRPTMR6.DLL. Configure your antivirus to ignore this file.