Simple Timer Gadget
As the name implies, Simple Timer Gadget is a lightweight and simplistic gadget which displays a timer on your desktop.
It is developed for the Google Desktop platform, and can be seamlessly installed and configured by users with no experience in desktop gadgets.
The interface of the tool is based on a small frame which you can move to any position on the screen with the help of the mouse cursor, once you undock it from the sidebar.
So, you can click an area inside the frame and find the right amount of minutes to start from, in order for Simple Timer Gadget to automatically initialize the timer.
By accessing the 'Options' area from the right-click menu, you can establish the maximum time (the default value is 60 minutes).
Thanks to the default settings provided by Google Desktop, you can hide or collapse the frame, zoom in and out, as well as make it stay on top of other windows. The gadget does not put a strain on the computer's resources, as it uses a very low amount of CPU and system memory.
It is very responsive to commands and did not cause the operating system to freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs throughout our evaluation. However, Simple Timer Gadget has not been updated for a very long time.