Quick Tip: Google’s Timer

If you ever need a simple timer while sitting at your computer, open a new web browser tab and go to Google. Search “timer.” Google offers several websites with web app timers on the first page of results, but at the very top they make available their own on the results page.

Screen shot of Google’s timer web app

Besides setting the timer to the hour, minute, and second you want it to run, Google’s timer has two other features:

  • Turn off/on the beeper when the time is done.
  • Set the timer app to full screen, which will cover your entire computer display.

This timer is handy for me while I’m working on my Mac, and I need to time the brew of my French Press coffee.

Joe Darnell

Joe is a UI and graphic designer with prior experience as the creative director for three media-based businesses. Joe’s passionate about web design and graphic design with about 15 years of experience in the media industry. Additionally, Joe is the host of the Top Brew and Techtonic podasts, both featured on iTunes.