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By Tony Mobily
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 18:21

Apollo's new interactive timers: new look, and ability to edit them!

Interactive timers are a great tool: you can start a timer, get on with your work, and let Apollo do the time-counting for you.

However, while timers are perfect, humans are not as several things can (and do) happen:

  • You start your timer too late (you start working on a task and then remember to start the timer!)
  • You forget to pause a timer (you get distracted, are back 15 minutes later, and notice that the timer is still going)

For these cases, you need to be able to edit interactive timers once they have already started.

This is exactly what we implemented in Apollo — and, while we were there, we also improved their look:

As you can see from the screenshot, you can click on the timers while they are running, and change their value on the spot using the little arrows up/down.

This will hopefully get more people to use interactive timers, which are a fantastic tool to keep track of time and stay focused!