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A user-friendly and simple app that helps you time various activities with the aid of a countdown timer, while offering support for sound notification and loop function

editor's review




CookTimer is a small Windows application designed specifically for helping you use a countdown timer in order to check out how much time you spend doing different tasks. It comprises several preset time values which are useful especially when cooking or making tea.

The advantages of being portable

Since this is a portable program, it is important to mention that it doesn’t leave any traces in the Windows Registry.

You can copy it on any USB flash drive or other devices, and take it with you whenever you need to work with a countdown timer on the breeze, without having to go through installation steps.

Minimalistic looks

You are welcomed by a clean feature lineup that empowers you to tweak the dedicated parameters with just a few clicks. Everything is kept as basic as possible, so there’s support for only a few configuration settings that you can play with.

Main features

CookTimer gives you the possibility to choose between several preset time values (from 3 up to 15 minutes) or manually enter the desired value in hours, minutes, and seconds. What’s more, you are allowed to start, stop, or reset the timer, automatically restart it at the end of the task, as well as activate the loop function.

When the time is up, the app plays a preset sound notification. On the downside, you cannot alter the sound by adding a custom audio file from your computer.


During our testing we have noticed that CookTimer carries out a task quickly. It doesn’t eat up a lot of CPU and memory, so the overall performance of the computer is not affected.

Bottom line

All in all, CookTimer offers a straightforward software solution for helping you time various activities, and is suitable for all types of users, regardless of their experience level.

CookTimer was reviewed by Ana Marculescu
Last updated on June 14th, 2014
CookTimer - This is the main window of CookTimer that allows you to access all the features of the application.

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