Multitimer utility program for client billing
There's a really great little application, Multitimer. It features 10 separate timers, it retains time when you restart, even when the computer crashes or the power goes it, it comes back and remembers where it was. Very nicely written little program.
The website uses frames, so you have to click the 'Download' button in the nav, then scroll down the page to get to Mulitimer. There's a bunch of other cool apps, but watch out, some of the newer ones the guy is making requires .Net for windows, which I personally wouldn't install in my box, just one more MS thing to open up a new group of security vulnerabilities.
Mulitimer is what I use to bill most of my clients, it's very easy, lightweight, and pretty much flawless as apps go, so I guess that would make it a 9 or 10 out of 10.
Note, if I remember right, the default configuration setting for the timer is to resume on restart, which you probably don't want, that's the only setting that needed to be looked at, the rest is pretty basic.
Each timer can count up or down, from a preset start point to 0, or just up like a regular timer. You can label each timer, and it even has an alarm so you can use it to make sure you don't burn your dinner when you're doing some programming/coding job, not that I'd ever do that!
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Posted: Nov 6, 04, 22:33 vkaryl
Joined: 31 Oct 2004
Location: back of beyond - s. UT, closer to Vegas than SLC
Now THAT my friend is a priceless recommendation. Been looking a bit for something like this - I've used QuickBooks Pro's timer applet for a while but it has some serious limitations.
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:: Quote ::Now THAT my friend is a priceless recommendation
I'll be working on more as time permits, but this little application is the cat's meow, client billing was getting to be a real problem for me, it was costing me money because I'd forget to write down my hours all the time.
With this one when I hit a big glitch I just pause it, then when I finish the glitch I turn it back on.
Next is to find an app like this for Linux, hopefully there is one, it's fairly simple but the impressive thing about mulitimer is how much error/crash protection was built into it, that's unusual for freeware.
I'm getting to be more and more a fan of small task specific applications that do their jobs really well, that's the general idea behind unix, modules, small apps, collect the ones you need then move on from there.
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