« on: October 03, 2006, 10:29 AM »
A nice quick, neat, timer/stop watch app to help with productivity to allow for timed activity, where you can set it for say an hour and then spend an hour fully focused on one task.
There are a many apps out there that what do this however what I would like to see is this:
A windowless application, with no taskbar or system tray button (it's cluttered up enough!) but that can be shown or hidden by using a hotkey. The interface would be a black rectangle with LED font (green or orange, could be configurable) showing the countdown time. When the time is up, the application needs to take focus and be on top of anything else with the possibility of playing a sound.
Might be nice if it also had the following features:
- Nice GUI for when time is up, rather than a boring message perhaps the timer could appear on screen and shake while playing a ringing noise, like an old fashioned alarm clock! (this would be ace! If someone could get it to work right)
- Basic reminder functions, yes there are plenty of apps out there that do this, but why do we have to have a thousand different apps loaded for all different functions, it would be great if you could add basic reminders by time for that day. So you could remind yourself of events and also what is important etc Like at 3pm wouldn't it be great to get a reminder "Are you working on Project x? You know you really need to do it!"