There are lots of countdown timer programs around but when I saw a post
on Mark Forster's site
about the Time Timer clocks and watches
I realised how useful a quick glance visualisation would be when working at my computer.
And then I thought of how it might work. On my pocket PC I use a little program called batti
to display battery status in a colourful bar at the very top of the screen - as small as 1 pixel (I have it set to 2).
So how about a countdown timer for windows which would display the countdown in a thin docked bar/strip at the edge of the screen or by the taskbar?
At its most simple, the total length of the bar would be the total time set and block colouring would give a rough idea of time elapsed. But ideally there would be a way to mark the bar like a tape measure, so you could read 23 minutes passed out of 60 minutes, for example, or 3 min 10 seconds out of 5 minutes. If the bar were not too thin, it could even have numbers on it. And it would be very cool to be able to have more than one timer going at once, with some way of distinguishing them.
Does that all make sense? Does anyone think it could be done?