1. twinbubba's Avatar
    I am and old fart and new to all this smart phone stuff. I view a cell phone more as a tool than a social media hub. That being said I am looking for a simple timer/stopwatch ap. Being on a limited data plan I would rather pay a buck or two for an ap than have a () free ap my data monthly alotment.
    What is a good simple to use timer/stopwatch ap?
    06-15-2012 05:55 PM
  2. btbam91's Avatar
    SuperTimer

    I promise you this is the app you are looking for.
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    06-15-2012 08:55 PM
  3. twinbubba's Avatar
    I had tested 3 timers and had pretty much decided on Supertimer. Your vote made it unanimous. :lol:
    06-16-2012 05:03 AM
  4. AngryNil's Avatar
    I'm using Timer. Straightforward name and more minimal UI. Haven't used SuperTimer in a while, so it could be better at this stage.

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ap...7-a20d1ef8521b
    06-16-2012 05:50 AM
  5. dannejanne's Avatar
    Supertimer is the best.

    BUT... the developer is a complete douchbag. He's doing the bait and switch thing.

    Supertimer has been free for the longest of time. When I was gonna use it the other day again I saw the title was "supertimer free".

    So. An update (after several other updates) made the app a trial and took away a lot of the features we had.

    There was no mention of the change from free to trial at all. So you could figure I was pissed.

    I am a man with priciples and that is not the way of running a business. So I will never ever pay for that app even if it's good.

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ap...c-37386b469195
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    06-16-2012 07:30 AM
  6. btbam91's Avatar
    I am perfectly ok with giving him 99 cents. He deserves it.
    06-16-2012 09:42 AM
  7. twinbubba's Avatar
    I am with you btbam91. Nothing is FREE. I am a novice at the smart phone stuff (old man) but in the two weeks I have had one and tried several supposedly FREE apps I found out quickley that the adds the FREE apps are streaming were eating up my 300MB data plan. So the FREE ones really were not FREE.
    06-17-2012 02:30 PM
  8. dannejanne's Avatar
    The app was completely free before. No ads or anything. Then he decided to cripple it and add ads all of a sudden without any mention about it at all in an update.

    Even if it was free that is not the way to treat your users. How about letting NEW customers pay instead.

    But go ahead and support shoddy developers I don't care. Just don't defend the guy.

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    06-17-2012 03:35 PM
  9. vp710's Avatar
    The app was completely free before. No ads or anything. Then he decided to cripple it and add ads all of a sudden without any mention about it at all in an update.

    Even if it was free that is not the way to treat your users. How about letting NEW customers pay instead.

    But go ahead and support shoddy developers I don't care. Just don't defend the guy.

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    Have you contacted the dev about it?
    06-17-2012 03:38 PM
  10. oldgaius's Avatar
    The app was completely free before. No ads or anything. Then he decided to cripple it and add ads all of a sudden without any mention about it at all in an update.

    Even if it was free that is not the way to treat your users. How about letting NEW customers pay instead.

    But go ahead and support shoddy developers I don't care. Just don't defend the guy.

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    Yes. Even if the old version was left on for a transition period (without any updates), and new users were encouraged to move to the new free/paid model, I'd consider it acceptable. Bait & switch is not the way to go. Users do not expect an app update to cripple their app.

    I'm using Timer. I prefer buying quality apps over ad-ridden alternatives, so I'm not averse to paying. But for my purposes, Timer is sufficient (and doesn't have any ads).
    06-17-2012 03:55 PM
  11. twinbubba's Avatar
    What a bunch of whiners. I got a free food sample at the grocery store the other day. Do I expect the company to give me free food for the rest of my life. Get real.
    06-17-2012 09:01 PM
  12. dannejanne's Avatar
    I can't believe I'm having this argument. I'm not whining I just don't support sketchy developers. Geez...

    I'm usually the one whining on people being cheap for thinking apps are expensive and want everything free. I happily pay for apps and support developers. Just not bad ones. Got it?

    If you think the bait and switch thing is a nice business strategy then good for you. Just don't assume everybody accepts it and think we whine about it.

    If you don't think it's a good business strategy... well, then I simply have no idea what the heck you are arguing about here.

    Get real.



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    06-17-2012 11:24 PM
  13. AngryNil's Avatar
    Get real.
    The reality is that Timer measures up to SuperTimer and is free. You need a value proposition when competing in these super-basic app categories. If SuperTimer launched as a paid app, I bet next to no one would be using it comparatively.

    Nothing against the developer, I'm sure he's put a load of effort into making the experience the best it can be. I've bought many apps that I knew I would likely never use simply because I respect interface choices or sheer effort. He gets my buck if I can set custom timer ringing sounds.
    06-18-2012 06:49 AM
  14. iMlindberg's Avatar
    I have tried a few others, like Egg Timer, but the one I'm really loving right now is Cool Tools. It's an AMAZING app that really shows off how the Windows Phone UI can make so many things come together so beautifully, using the borderless interface. Here's the link to the US market (I'm from europe, but you can always find in ur country :) http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ap...5-562fb2eb189d
    06-19-2012 01:44 PM
  15. twinbubba's Avatar
    Thanks but Supertimer does everything I need a timer for and then some.
    06-20-2012 06:13 PM
  16. 5st's Avatar
    I'll throw my own timer app into the fray.

    Cleverly named Stopwatch http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ap...b-78e7d1fa76f8

    Free with no ads. It keeps your timer going while in the background, and has lap timer functionality.

    If you send me requests, I'll add in the features.
    06-23-2012 04:24 PM
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    06-25-2012 09:26 AM
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    11-21-2012 06:27 AM
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  20. Hongtao Bai's Avatar
    Recommend you with a very simple timer, called Timer's, which offers these features:
    • Full screen big timer
    • Always reliable works in background


    Here is what it looks like:
    02-19-2014 10:36 PM
  21. wpfan86's Avatar
    I also hunted around for awhile for a stopwatch/timer app. I settled on Stopwatch Pro+ and I like it a lot. It includes both stopwatch and timer. It's easy to set and works under lock screen.
    02-19-2014 10:53 PM
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