Horo - Timer for Menu Bar 4+

The best countdown clock timer

Matthew Palmer

    • 4.2 • 130 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Horo is the best FREE countdown timer for the Mac!

Horo is the timer app you need for your menu bar. It’s easy to use, fast, and gives you exactly what you need.

Boost your productivity. Stay on task. Keep track of time. Use Horo.

Start a timer in faster than you can blink using Horo’s Natural Language timers. Just type in how long you want your timer and hit Return!

Your timer will start counting down in your menu bar. Once the timer goes off, you’ll get an alert. Too easy!

Some examples of Horo’s flexible Natural Language support:
– “1:30:45” starts a timer for 1 hour, 30 minutes, and 45 seconds
– “1.5h” starts a timer for 1 hour, 30 minutes
– “45m” starts a 45 minute timer
– “1h 15m” becomes an hour and fifteen minutes
– “60s” will play a sound in a minute
– Leaving the input blank will start a stopwatch
– “@3pm” will set a countdown timer to go off at 3pm

You can use '#hashtags' to sort your timers into projects.

Perfect to use as a:
– Pomodoro Timer
– Focus Timer
– Productivity Countdown Clock
– Washing Timer
– Cooking Timer
– Simple Alarm Clock
– Simple time tracker for freelancers
– Task timer for work
– Stopwatch

Pro version:
– Stats and reporting charts for time tracking
– Full History explorer and CSV export
– Custom keyboard shortcuts to create timers
– Custom alert notification sounds

Start using the fastest, easiest, simplest, and best countdown timer for your Mac menu bar

What’s New

Version 2.2.8

– Added a user preference where you can prevent your Mac from sleeping while a timer is running

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

JayDeeEighty ,

A Convenient Little App

I purchased the Pro version to support the developer. I use the app to track my time spent on freelance projects, and it does most everything I need it to do. I do wish it had a little more functionality in the Report window, such as the ability to search for a specific hashtag, the option for manual entry in cases where I forget to start/stop the timer, and the ability to archive or delete old timers. I can forsee the hashtags piling up and cluttering the interface once I've been using the app for several months.

Terry S57 ,

Free version is great--I might buy the pro version

Note: I use my iPhone to set timers for meditation, naps, anything needing "real" timing. I use horo while I actively work on my Mac.

This is an elegant interface timer app. I open it when I need it using Spotlight to search for horo. Thus, my hands never leave the keyboard when I realize I need a timer. My workflow has a minimal interruption. The timer runs in the menu bar and stays there when it gets to 00:00. The unchangable default alarm sound is fantastic. I would think the app would be easy to uninstall--either quit the app or reboot and then drag the app into the trash. I do not intend to uninstall. Without a time set, the menu icon is an hourglass. Running multiple timers reminds me to focus *now*, to stretch and look out the window every 50 minutes, and to take a short walk every 100 minutes, or to change my desk from seating height to standing height or back. I've needed this for years and now I have it.

yobzobbler ,


I use this to meditate, 20 minutes a day. Been doing this for years and have a pretty good feel for what 20 minutes feels like. Since using this app though, I've been mystified during my sessions: They feel as if they've been going on for too long. Every time I use this, I open my eyes to peek at the time and am incredulous that I continually have 9 minutes left, every single day. Decided to test this: I set two times for 20 minutes, a mechanical and the computer. Mechanical goes off at 20 minutes. When I turn on my laptop's screen, it still has 9 minutes left. Either Horo stops working when the laptop itself falls asleep (after 10 minutes) - my suspicion - or my sense of reality has been completely ruined by this app. Really, both. Don't use this if you intend on being away from your computer, screen off.

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