That helps me get things done, but doesn’t seem to do much for my bank account. If you need a solid, dependable way to time your tasks– right down to the millisecond, or with a single glance visual cue– here’s two Menubar timers for your Mac.
Let’s start with free. MenuTimer resides in the Menubar and features a one-click way to start timing anything. Click the start arrow and MenuTimer starts timing.
MenuTimer features timing precision down to the millisecond. Toggle between second and millisecond to save space in the Menubar.
What’s really nice about MenuTimer is that it continues to time even after you shutoff or restart your Mac.
At the other end of the timer scale is Timebar, also a timer that resides in the Menubar. While it doesn’t feature millisecond precision, Timebar is so named because the timer is in the Menubar. No, not just the icon. As the timer counts down, the Menubar changes color so you have a visual cue of the time used and remaining.
When the time you set up has expired, Timebar pops open a small window to let you know, ‘Time’s Up!’ The benefit, of course, is the Menubar turning color during the timing or countdown. That visual cue is handy because it’s the entire Menubar.
Both timers are nicely done and integrate well into anyone’s workflow, especially if you’re into timing your work.