Sometimes I like to time myself to finish a task in a certain amount of time like 15 minutes. I can concentrate on the task more when I work under a short duration timer.
I try to find a simple timer. This post records the process.
The first thing I try is a kitchen timer. I order a popular one on Amazon and it is delivered the next day. It works well, but it has a major flaw. The beeping noise level is way too high. The timer is designed for a noisy kitchen environment.
I try to find a timer app written in Python, and I can
modify it to suite my own needs. This
lists 14 countdown timers. I test a few of them and none works
well. The app is either too ugly or it needs additional dependencies. Python is not a good choice for GUI apps.
So I go back to Google and search “Online Timer”. It turns out that Google itself has a basic timer function. It is good but it does not have a beeping reminder at the end. The website timeanddate.com has a very nice timer which is the one I am using now.