Timer+ Touch HD: Written iPhone App Review
When it comes to simple utilities for the iPhone or iPad, we’re something of suckers. That is to say, we really dig any kind of app that can improve the quality of our daily lives in a simplistic yet incredibly efficacious way. Enter today’s review of Timer+ Touch HD by developer SixAxis. The app presents us with a very touch-oriented and quite beautiful timer for the iPad, providing us with a nifty way to quickly setup and manage basic timer functions. And for our full review of this productivity app, you need only to slide on down below the break!
Concept and Functionality
At its core, Timer+ Touch HD is more or less a basic timer app. This means it allows you to quickly setup countdown timers with only a few touches of your finger. However, the way in which this functionality is presented makes the app infinitely more useful than any other timing application we’ve seen to-date: Including the stock iOS timer. Here’s why:
The app’s single interface element is a large clock with easy-to-read dials. To set a timer, you simply drag a finger around the circle to reflect the amount of time you’d like to spend doing . . . well, whatever you’d like to time, really. Spin the clock around for a full 60 seconds, and a blue pie slice pops up to represent an hour added onto the total time. Continue on like this, and you can add up to a whopping twelve hours and a bit of timing functionality. And as stated, all of this takes only a few swipes of a finger. The app also comes with a mountain of alarm sounds, in case you’re into such things.
Design and Interface
Obviously we’re fans of the interface, and with good reason, too. It’s quite cleverly designed, and though it’s hard to prattle on about the beauty of a timer, it simply is gorgeous. The interface itself is effortlessly touch-based, which means you need not read any complex instruction manuals to get the most out of the app. We’re fairly certain that even a small child could mangle Timer+ Touch HD into place. All of that just to say that though it cannot managed multiple timers or alarm arrangements, Timer+ Touch HD is a gorgeous way to clock whatever it is you’re working on.
In fact, our only real complaint with the app is its price tag. We have no doubt that Timer+ Touch HD is easily worth the two bucks it will cost you, but we still wish the app were within the one dollar sweet-spot that we’re always talking about. Such a pricing scheme would simply increase the value of the app exponentially. However, it’s still easily one of the best timers around, and will handle your needs nicely.
Timer+ Touch HD requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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