Sand Timer

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About this app

Hourglass timer with great graphics, no ads & no permissions.

Great for board games, as a kitchen timer, or for telling the kids how long until bedtime.

Operate up to 8 sand timers simultaneously (each one is colored differently and selected at left of screen).

Accelerometer used - turning upside down will reverse the time and reset the timer (option to turn this off).

Set the countdown time anywhere from 1 second up to 83 days. Change timer names. Changes will be stored for next time app is run.

Notifications will be shown if the timer finishes when the app is not open.
Updated on
Apr 27, 2020

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4.94K reviews
A Google user
February 12, 2019
Love this: Wonderful visual timer I use this in my classroom. Its great for the students to monitor their progress towards the end of a project and prepare themselves for transitions. I love that i can set any amount of time and I love the colors. The kids are fascinated by the sand dropping and i have to remind them to do their work, not watch the timer. :-D Currently I use it on my phone then project it on the document camera. It would be wonderful if this could be turned into a chrome app or extension. Generalizing an accommodation like a visual timer for special needs student (Autism, traumatic brain injury, ADD, etc) where the whole class uses it helps to include special needs students in an invisible way. All kids benefit and it is not pointed out that special needs kids need the accommodation more particularly. Thank you so much!
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A Google user
September 23, 2019
This sand timer is neat. I like everything about it. My main suggestion, though, would be to add an animation that shows the hourglass being flipped upon tapping the reset button. I like the different-colored sands and the preset times. The 2-minute timer would be extremely useful for Tenzi. One of the cards involves setting a timer for 2 minutes and seeing how many Tenzis players can achieve in those 2 minutes. I also like that it runs in the background. Great job, Keuwlsoft
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Sheryl Hohman
May 28, 2020
Good: No ads. Nice countdown with fraction of second. 7-8 customizable preset alarms. Easy to repeat last alarm, or choose another preset: they are always visible accessible. Direct access numbers to set timers. Upcounter. BAD: No alarm or countdown sound - at least if ketpress sounds are off. (Should be separate for button presses & alarms.) Alarm sounds are harsh. Settings button in unintuitive location. On small screens, or split screen, presets & timer #s too small or overlap each other.
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What's new

v1.40 Privacy policy, updated icon and other minor tweaks.
v1.41 Minor bug fix.