Softpedia Editor's Review for PC Chrono
All-in-one timer, stopwatch and clock utility with mp3 and voice notifications
Written by Elena Opris on February 10th, 2012
PC Chrono is a small application that comes packed with a clock, timer and stopwatch.
The user interface of the program is simplistic and easy to navigate through. The current date and time is displayed in a large, clean font.
When it comes to the timer, you can set the relative and absolute time, use voice synthesis as a reminder and increase remind frequency automatically.
Regarding the stopwatch, you can use "start", "pause", "reset" and "cancel buttons".
In the "Settings" menu, you can change the time format, set PC Chrono to minimize to system tray, show message box, as well as specify an MP3, OGG or WAV file to play and enable voice synthesis (in timer, stopwatch and clock mode).
The program uses a very low amount of system CPU and memory. It doesn't come with a help file but that's because PC Chrono is extremely easy to configure.
Unfortunately, besides the fact that it comes with very limited features, we weren't able to access "Other Speech Settings" found in the "Voice Synthesis" tab in "Settings".
Furthermore, PC Chrono doesn't allow you to set multiple alarms at once or recurring reminders. We suggest you test this software for yourself. It is simple to use, whether you are a novice or experienced individual.
PC Chrono description
Here are some key features of "PC Chrono":
· Countdown timer capable of .mp3, .ogg or .wav file playback on completion.
· S1 / S3 (suspend to RAM) / S4 (hibernate) resume is supported
· 12/24 hour clock
· Customizable voice notifications for all modes (timer, stopwatch and clock)
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Minor bugfixes and even faster startup.