Nice Timer 2: a desktop timer 4+

Jędrzej Gronek

    • 2.8 • 4 Ratings
    • $2.99




this is a feature complete version of Nice Timer 2. I will still maintain this app but I won't be adding any major new features and I will not support it on the future versions of macOS so if you have macOS 10.13 or later please check Nice Timer 3 in the Mac App Store instead of this one :).

"Attractive, reliable little timer keeps me on track.
Nice Timer is a useful little app that does one thing — puts a little floating window on your screen wherever you need it. It's easy to set, launches quickly, and has a minimal, attractive design. I use it regularly to make sure I don't get bogged down in email. Without it, I would open my email to write one important reply but end up wading through all the other mail afterwards, spending far too much time. The developer has been responsive to problems and even added a feature to allow a customizable repeat to the alarm." - by tookmyname

Nice Timer is the only app you really need when you need... a timer! You can use this beautiful app as a timer or as a stopwatch in one of 10 built-in styles and take advantage of many great features like infinitely resizable display, quick timers or customizable global hotkeys.

- customizable hotkeys,
- simple and beautiful design,
- timer and stopwatch,
- quick timers,
- infinitely resizable,
- fullscreen mode,
- fast and lightweight,
- 10 styles and more to come!

What’s New

Version 2.9.0

Dear User,

this is a feature complete version of Nice Timer 2. After 6 years of free updates I am moving on to its new generation, Nice Timer 3. I will still maintain this app but I won't be adding any major new features and I will not support it on the future versions of macOS. If you like Nice Timer and want to enjoy the latest and greatest features, please consider upgrading to the new app. If you decide to do so, it will be a paid upgrade for you but it will make it possible for me to further develop the concept. If you decide to stay where you are, be sure that you can contact me with any questions or problems at my support email -

I built Nice Timer 3 with love as a completely new app, from the ground up. The biggest new features are:

- add to your desktop as many timers as you need,

- customize freely not only the size but also the shape of the timer,

- use in-line time editing and customize timer presets.

Have a nice day,


Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Manhattan890 ,

A Good Start

Desperately needs the feature of being present on all virtual desktops, rather than stuck on one whilst user switches between their desktop screens. Additionally, for the price, more features can be packed in to pull in users from opting for a free timer. This may be the option of saving certain settings in a personal list, inclusion in the nofitifaction sidebar, etc. Other than these two improvements, iti s a straightfoward and nifty timer.

..williamrr.. ,

It’s ok

Would probably be better as an app/extension that runs on the taskbar. Should have full customization of colors for background and text. Should come with a more traditional alarm/buzzer sound.

Kris Hunt ,

Pretty good. Doesn’t look like garbage like literally every other timer available.

I like how you can right click on the time and change it to a new value for those times when you want to add more time to a previously timed event.

Customizability is limited to a handful of presets. It would be better if it worked like the Terminal app, where you can set the color and opacity of the text and the background independently to any color you want.

The app icon should reflect a digital timer instead of an analog timer.

The main display is not quite vertically centered. The numbers should be moved up a bit.

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