1.    25 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    App for scheduled countdown timer?


    Hi,

    I'm wondering whether there is an app for a countdown timer that will run every day at schedule times (i.e. a countdown timer for how many work hours are left). I wasn't able to find anything in the store and the default Alarms & Clock app doesn't have a way to schedule timers to run. Is there any app I'm missing or maybe I can use some kind of scheduled task?

    Thank you so much!
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  2.    26 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,025
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, I'm wondering why are you relying solely on the Store?

    There are thousands - millions perhaps- of freeware and commercial programs out there that are not apps. Or do you only need something that runs in a tile, for example? I sometimes wonder whether the introduction of universal apps and the Store will lead people - especially newcomers- to forget Windows can be used entirely without the store, its Start Menu, and universal apps...

    Here are some lists of freeware programs:

    List of Best Free Countdown Timers
    Best Free Timer and Alarm Clock | Gizmo's Freeware
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  3.    26 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, I like apps since I imagine they run in a sandboxed environment using some sort of sdk, but that might not be true. I've never tried windows development.

    I'll take a look at the stuff you listed.
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  4.    27 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,025
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Things unique to apps might be
    - syncing
    - tile on the start menu
    - Windows spell check applies
    - validated- should be safed

    Their basis of installation is entirely different - independent of the registry.

    From Windows 95 to date 1000s of authors and companies have written millions of programs which are installed in the traditional way. Given their maturity in many cases, downloading from a reputable site should be safe, and their functionality can be greater than newer apps.

    Indeed some more complex programs are only available as traditional installed programs with exe and dll files, for example.
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  5.    27 May 2017 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Mountains of Western NC
    Posts : 296
    Win 10 Pro x64 17046 Skippy

    I would try Tucows or CNET for a start. I've downloaded safely from Tucows many times over the years. But like was said above, there are plenty of app sites around to down load from besides M$. If you are worried about safety, download to your desktop, right click and scan with your virus protection, if you have that action.
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