In 2008 I gave up my long-beloved Casio Databank DBC62 watch so I could get a G-Shock model with automatic time-setting via the Colorado atomic clock signal. There was a Databank model with this feature, the DBCW150-1, but it was inferior to my DBC62 in a number of ways, including no countdown alarm or schedule memo, and a battery that died within 2 years and required sending the watch to Casio for it to be replaced. Besides, it had been discontinued for some years.
And I figured that most of the functions that had traditionally been "killer apps" on my Databank watches were now things that had been taken over by my Treo 700p, or could be. My new Casio does have a countdown alarm, but since it doesn't have a numeric keypad like my old Databank, it's a lot slower and less convenient to set the countdown time. Also, unlike the Databank, it doesn't support countdowns over an hour.
So I checked out what was available in Palm OS land with regards to apps with countdown timers. You can view the resulting buying guide via the links below. Personally, after evaluating all the freeware apps, I decided to go with 1TouchTimer (for quick & dirty countdowns) plus Timing (for when I need to run multiple timers simultaneously). I didn't try any of the shareware apps (not counting the pseudo-freeware Timing) because the above two apps did everything I personally needed. (Perhaps I should call this a Non-Buying Guide? ) However, I've included all the data I was able to obtain on the shareware apps as well.
Now, you can either view the database on:
The latter is useful for side-by-side comparison of any two or more records, or to keep field headings always on screen without having to repeat them within the table. Note that you can resize the frames as desired (e.g. to make the top frame only big enough for the column headings).
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