A modern smartphone is more than just a portable navigator, internet browser, camera and music player. Now your Android phone can also help you in dealing with mundane day-to-day chores around the house and kitchen. With new timer apps, your device can notify you when your tea has boiled, your eggs are cooked or when your wash cycle is finished. Timers4Me offers you multiple timers to manage your busy schedule.
|Reviewed version||Latest version|
|2.8.5||Varies with device|
Features & Use
Whether it’s cooking my pasta al dente or making that perfect cup of coffee – I’ve always used a timer to get things done in the kitchen. Obliviously, there are more ways than to incorporate a timer into your daily routine depending one what you do. Timers4me can be adjusted to fit virtually anyone’s “timing needs”. The app includes the following features:
- Create multiple timer profiles for different purposes
- Run multiple timers simultaneously
- Personalize with individual ringtones or mp3s
- Use sound and/or vibration for timer notifications
- Timer log
- Icon in the notification bar
The fact that you can run multiple timers at the same time is what sets Timers4Me apart from other Android timers. This can be an extremely useful feature. On top of that Timers4me gives all the options and settings you could expect from an app of its kind (see Screen & Controls).
Having a good timer is important and Timers4Me does a really good job. I’m still not positive whether Timers4Me is going to stay on my phone for a very long time.
Screen & Controls
Opening up a finished profile gives you the following options:
- Vibration on/off
- Timer log
Once a timer has started a countdown, you can access it an any time by opening it from the notification bar. The notification bar also displays the start and end times of the given timer.
A pop-up window saying “Time’s up” notifies you when the timer is over along with a ringtone. At this stage, you can choose to end the timer, restart or turn on snooze mode.
All of the essential options can be found in Menu button/Preferences. Here you can adjust whether the timer should ring when the phone is in silent mode or when you are in the middle of a conversation. Adjusting the ringtone, alarm duration and volume can be done here as well.
In addition you’ll find these extra options:
- Autostart at boot (on/off)
- Snooze setting
- Vibrate pattern (normal, long, or short)
- Short tap timer operation (determine what happens when you tap the timer)
- Timer display (display remaining or elapsed time)
- 24 hour format (on/off)
- Show icon in status bar (on/off)
- Keep screen on (while timer is running)
At the main menu you can manage all of your timers at once:
- Delete All
- Timer Log
Pressing the exit button suspends all timers and completely closes Timers4Me.
Timers4Мe not only offers all the necessary options for its purposes, but the app is also extremely easy to use. Keeping track of your tracks on the notification bar is a very useful feature here. I haven’t come across another timer app that offers so many different important features. Timers4me might not be the prettiest looking app, but it definitely gets the job done.
Speed & Stability
Timers4Me runs smoothly and reliably without any problems. All of the timers went off at exactly the right time.
Timers4Me can de downloaded for free from both the Android Market and the AndroidPIT App Center