- A simple timer countdown program.
- Keeps track of the time remaining in your timed presentation.
- Big digits help you see the time from a distance.
- Colors let you know when you have 5, 2, and 1 minutes remaining.
- 2004-FEB-28 v1.0 Initial release.
- 2005-MAR-22 v1.1 STOP wasn't flashing on Windows platforms.
How To Use
- After downloading, double-click Countdown.jar.
- Resizing the width of the Countdown window proportionally resizes the time display size.
- Though Countdown can also count up (always black), here is a sample count down scenario:
- Assume your presentation is 30 minutes.
- Enter 00:30:00 in the Start field and press return.
- Click the Start button (which will change to Pause). The time is displayed in black.
- You can enter a new time in the Start field and press return at any time.
- If you don't want to wait 25 minutes, enter 00:05:00 in the Start field and press return.
- When the countdown time reaches 5:00, the time is displayed in GREEN
- When the countdown time reaches 2:00, the time is displayed in DARK RED.
- When the countdown time reaches 1:00, the time is displayed in BRIGHT RED
- When the timer reaches the Stop time, STOP flashes.
- Click Exit or close the window to quit program.
Download for Mac OS X, Ubuntu, and Windows
Java archive (JAR). Download and double-click.
Countdown should run on any Mac OS X, Ubuntu, and Windows computer that contains a Java Runtime Environment (Java 1.3 or later).
If after installing Countdown you can't get it to run (e.g. it asks you what program to use to open Countdown.jar) then please refer to the GreekToMe Java help page. (Substitute the name Countdown.jar for GreekToMe***.jar in the detailed instructions.)
Instructions for Mac OS X.1.5, OS X.2 users:
Create a folder called Countdown
and drop Countdown.jar
You need to use the Terminal utility (located in the Applications/Utilities folder) to launch Countdown. After launching Terminal, change the current directory to your Countdown folder. If your Countdown folder is located on your Desktop, type the following command at the Terminal command prompt and press return:
or, if your Countdown folder is located in the Applications folder:
Finally, type this command and press return to launch Countdown:
java -jar Countdown.jar