At the most basic level, the Mac is just one big, colorful, user-friendly calculator. It’s that ability to calculate very fast that makes the Mac a computer, of course; one that can perform many complex tasks or a whole bunch of simple tasks.
In the latter category a Mac can be used as a very expensive countdown timer for multiple tasks that require a timer. Enter Active Countdown; an inexpensive app that spawns as many countdown timers as you need to get a variety of tasks accomplished.
Here’s a visual example of how Active Countdown can be used to count down to a specific time.
Active Countdown comes with a variety of colorful themes to differentiate each timer.
Click to create a new countdown timer, including a date, an alarm, and an action (play a song from iTunes).
Four or five countdown timers on a Mac screen is probably useful. If your needs to countdown go beyond, you’ll need a larger screen for your Mac, a different Mac, or a different timer.
What would be really useful is an option to combine all the countdown timers into a single, collapsible window.