I use it for timing public talks I deliver. I write the talk in Word and then need to practice it but I found all other stopwatch utilities always managed to be or feel in the way. So I wrote this. Version 1 was written in Visual Basic and had a less streamlined interface though the actual minimising to the task bar upon start and stopping upon restore idea was the same.
This is a pre-release of the utility as I haven't yet got around to making a nice page for it on my website or deciding how to upload it to Upload.com.
Here is a Flash animation demonstrating what it does. The animation was created using Swish 2. The animation isn't yet quite finished as it doesn't have a way of stopping the sound effects but I will get around to doing that soon.
- Ensure you have installed .NET Framework 2.0. It can probably be installed by accessing your Windows Update or you can follow this download link: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Redistributable
- Download and install Slimm Stopwatch: Direct download link
- Utility recoded in C# .NET using just system graphics so it is fully skinnable by WindowsBlinds and visual styles.
This is a pre-release version with no official support facilities but if you do have an idea, comment or bug report feel free to add it as a comment to this post. Thanks.