Howler Timer is the #1 mac timer app with over 400,000 downloads!

Timing has never been easier, quicker, or more fun. You'll use timers for everything once you use Howler Timer!

-Unlimited timers
-Fast input and start of timers, no mouse required
-Clear, resizable display
-Remembers your last set timer
-Allows you to play whatever sound file you want for the alarm
-Set a timer with an end date (alarm)
-Convert temperatures C / F, cooking volumes/weights.
-Save a timer to a preset
-Stopwatch capability

Upgrading provides these additional features:
- Menu Bar shows hours and minutes (not just seconds)
- Ability to Loop and Chain timers together
- 10 customizable Presets
- Set individual, distinct sounds for each timer
- Mute Howler Timer's sounds without muting the system sound
- Activate timers via shell scripts

What’s New

Version 1.6.1

Improved text contrast in options dialog (light mode)

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

sonamdolma ,

I love you, Howler!!!!

Thanks for this timer. I was surprised how difficult it was to find a good timer and stopwatch counter with audio. I like the loop feature in Howler Pro, well worth the little price. If the developer plans to do any future upgrades, it’d be fun to have more sounds. I love the wolf and the crow; More creatures (and other sounds) would be awesome! Also, if I had my every wish, I was originally looking for an app that could be set to count down ten second intervals as, “10, 20, 30 . . . “ so I wouldn’t have to count the reps in my workout. As it turned it, it was hard just to find a timer that was accurate or made any sounds at all. So I was THRILLED to find not only a timer that did these things reliably, but also could open several timers at once, and allow me to save my favorite timers~ AND with the unexpected surprise of having lots of personality, too (I love the howling wolf interface!) When the wolf howls at the moment I have finally completed my routine, I feel like a real champion! Thank you, Howler Timer~ I’ll be looking forward for any future updates, but I am happy and having fun with this just as it is, too. (:

Gigantous_Guy ,

"Howler Timer Review"

I ABSOLUTELY love this timer!!! It meets my timing needs. In fact I lvoe it so much that I got rid of another timer that I had which had a quality about it that I rather liked which is it would stay on the menu bar at the top of my computer monitor screen which I wish this one could do too. However, with how great this one still is for me, I cannot dock this app even a partial star because of how it suits all of my timing needs. The howl really does sound like a wolf howling at the moon! The countdown of the last ten seconds with duck quacks was a nice surprise too. If you can and woulld, it would really be greatly appreciated by me to have in an update where this app can stay on the menu bar at the top of my monitor screen then that would be great. The only way that I would ever rid myself of this great app is if I'm forced to in order to free up some memory on my computer. Here's hoping that that never happens. Thank you EVER SO MUCH for making this terrific timing app!!! I GREATLY appreciate it!!! Please keep up the wonderful work that you are doing too. It is MUCH appreciated by me!!!

tvjames ,

Don’t Let the Name Deter You

One thing I miss about my PC is the paid version of TimeLeft (I actually have multiple licenses). I wanted a similar program for the Mac and was surprised to find this one - free no less. I almost passed this up because of the name, thinking it gimmicky. But no, this is a solid little program that lets you countdown (to a set number of hours/minutes/seconds or to a specific time). You can run multiple timers. And you can pick a sound effect beyond the wolf howl or crow caw (any Mac sound or any sound you’ve loaded yourself). While I normally use Bartender to hide all of my menubar icons, this one has earned a spot on the menu bar - when you click it, a small drop down shows you all the timers and how long each has left. Disclaimer: I have only just downloaded it and started up three timers, none of which have elapsed yet. However, I’m already really impressed.

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