Although a timer is defined as a type of clock used to measure the time interval, it is generally used as a counter that counts down from a given time and an alarm device usually rings once the measured time has run out.
The first tools used in history to measure time are water clocks and they have been used since the 16th century BC. According to some, the subsequent hourglasses were invented by a Frankish priest in the 8th century; however, they were not used until the 14th century. On the other hand, the kitchen timer clock which was the first of the mechanical timers used even today was invented in 1926 by Thomas Norman Hicks.
To use mechanical timers, such as kitchen timers, turn the counter-clockwise towards the time the timer will count down. And for the digital timer, you must select the hour, minute and second and then press the start key.
Even though timers are used in many areas, they are usually used by people who want to adjust the cooking time of the food or egg in the kitchen, and by students studying for the exams.
While the timer is used to count down from a specific time, the stopwatch is an advanced countdown timer used to measure elapsed time.
On many operating systems, the timer is not one of the default applications. For Windows and Mac timers, applications in the app stores can be preferred, or users who do not want to install any programs can use Online Timer.
Online Timer is a very practical and easy to use countdown timer for those who want to use an hour, minute and second based timer.
To use Online Timer, you must first select the countdown duration under “Set timer for”, then select the alarm that will sound when the countdown timer ends, then press the “Start” button to turn the timer on.