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Cute-Timer 2.3.1 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Cute-Timer 2.3.1

Cute-Timer is a neat desktop application that works as a countdown timer and desktop reminder.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 194 39 comments

Cute-Timer 2.3.1 was available as a giveaway on March 2, 2014!

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Cute-Timer is a desktop utility that allows you to set up a countdown timer on your desktop, an easy way to keep track of your tasks and scheduling offering. Simply set the minute and seconds that you want, and Cute-Timer will keep you focused!

Cute-Timer is also an alarm clock, stopwatch, reminder, and sticker utility. The reminder offers customization options, you can use it to set an alert for a specific moment periodically, show a message, play music, open a link or document, or even shutdown your computer.

System Requirements:

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (x32/x64); .Net Framework 4.0 or above version





File Size:

18 MB



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Just in time but going by the user comments I ain't particularly interested in installing this app. As #4# Karl said, we now live in the age of android and if I need to look on my desktop all the time to notice an event-log, then its a no-brainer! Who carries around a desktop! Nobody! Thanks but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Lisbeth Marquis  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Installed and registered fine on my Win 7 x64 desktop. No problems at all. Looks useful. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Marsha Aronson  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I am also having the problem of it only being the trial version. No matter what I do it says trial version only 30 days. Is there a different registration key that other people are using that works?

Reply   |   Comment by Dartmar  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I was fortunate to get Reminder Commander here as a GOTD back in July 2012, and that has served me well as a reminder & scheduling program when I don't want to keep Outlook open. It's $15 now for a single license, but I really like it - so I don't need todays giveaway. http://www.remindercommander.com/

Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Powder_Skier  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I installed this program in Windows 8 and it wouldn't work. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it again. It stated on the second install that the folder was already there and would I like to install into that folder and I said OK. Still would not work so I uninstalled it again.
Thanks GOTD but I will have to pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Larsen  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I don't have net fagwork 4 so cannot use this thing thanks so much anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerslow  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@15 Chris,
For me to install a program on my computer, I need a level of assurance that the author(s) at a bare minimum are: 1) experienced developers, 2) trustworthy and 3)actively supporting the product. Sorry, but if you or anyone that attempts to sell a product can't provide customers with contact info, that's a deal breaker for me. FWIW I sell products from my basement also. I spent $50 for a PO Box, & another 50/yr for a shared phone # so customers would at least see something.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

People need to stop making useless software. Make useless web pages instead!


Ok, so not really useless, I use the above site all the time actually.! =) Great for when I'm working & cooking at the same time. The time left (or time for stopwatch mode) shows in the tab's title, so you can keep track of it w/o sitting on that tab in your browser. Open multiple tabs to start multiple timers. Customize the alarm (music, youtube video, etc.) Even change the color of the background of the page (check the bottom of the page when you've selected a mode for customization options.)

Reply   |   Comment by Thom Porter  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I have a .99 plastic watch that does this.

Reply   |   Comment by batsdude  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

@ 22:

That is 18 MB download, not installed.

But you're not counting the .NET 4.0 framework required to run the software.

That is an additional 600 MB (x32) or 1.5 GB (x64), according to Microsoft. On x86 platforms, some people have computed a .NET 4.0 installed size between 440 MB (client profile) and 550 MB (full).

In the end, 18 MB is kind of ridiculous.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

This program works beautifully. I experienced none of the problems mentioned above. It installed where I wanted it on my G-drive. This is the most useful timer I’ve installed and used. However,Cute-Timer is very similar to TimeLeft mentioned by SoftwareJunkie in #11.

Reply   |   Comment by dojistar  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Installed no problems. This looks like something that I could use to track some of my deadlines. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Samuel  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It installed and Registration was really easy on my Windows 7 Laptop. It shows an icon of an alarm clock. BUT no matter what i do by clicking on it nothing happens at all!! I rebooted just in case it needed that and nothing, ran it as the Administrator and still nothing. All i can do now is remove it as it only takes up space. I give it a BIG THUMBS down, will not work. If it`s a problem to stat with, then if it did start working it would most likely be a problem down the road. Sorry :( No Thank You!!

Reply   |   Comment by Russ  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

This one does it all nicely and free http://www.harmonyhollow.net/cool_timer.shtml

Reply   |   Comment by Gideon  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Cuter Timer is, er, cute. But for such a program are 18 MEGABYTES really required?

Reply   |   Comment by Happy Dae  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I couldn't get it to confirm that it registers the license number, and the options will not accept "checks" to select any options, for example, it closes to the system tray even though that is not checked in the options, and I can't change it.

Overwhelmingly confusing and manual -- a lot to figure out and program, apparently no "popular" defaults like preset timer, stopwatch, countdown, alarm, argh, you have to figure it out and create all these yourself from the get go.

The program is from Ronnie Dengfeng Ji

Registry Domain ID: 1572657647_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.godaddy.com
Update Date: 2011-12-06 20:33:57
Creation Date: 2009-10-17 21:32:36
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2021-10-17 21:32:36
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registrant Name: Registration Private
Registrant Organization: Domains By Proxy, LLC
Registrant Street: DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street: 14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111, PMB 309
Registrant City: Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province: Arizona
Registrant Postal Code: 85260
Registrant Country: United States
Registrant Phone: +1.4806242599


The free alternatives, and the previous giveaways are -w-a-y- easier to use.

This program may be powerful in ways I will never figure out or ever understand or even want to use -- over my head.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I have used a free timer called Marxio Timer for years. Lots of options...works well.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Harris  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I tried many "Reminder" freewares in my virtual life, but I'm still sticking to PNotes: http://pnotes.sourceforge.net/ One of the best "post-it - Reminder - Alarm" freewares on the web.

Reply   |   Comment by JackK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I forgot to say that when I ran the program for the first time after installation, it worked directly without asking for a registration code. also, there is no tab for registeration in the interface.

Reply   |   Comment by Nikolai Stepan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thank You GAOTD. I've been looking for Exactly this kind of Clock setup for several years. It installed perfectly on my renovated Aspire One with no problems & is now fully registered. Am running Win7 Starter. Sits nicely for me (bottom center of screen)in my choice of Font & color & is fully enlargable to full screen with the click of my mouse. I LOVE it. Again, Thank You

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

A cute program yet it has a rather peculiar "behaviour" which can be happening only with me. I changed the installation path,suggested in the setup window, to be installed in "Program Files" under the name "Cute Timer".
After installation I went to "Program Files" to make sure that the program is installed there and there was no sign of it.
However, every time I do a search in "C:", the search comes up with the result that the program resides in "Program Files".
Moreover, the program does not appear in the list of installed programs of any of uninstaller software, and consequntly cannot be uninstalled.
Also, the program's folder does not appear even by usig software that reveals hidden files and folder.
This program is not only cute but also invisible, a "gennie".
I will keep it anyway because I like it even if I can't find it.
Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Nikolai Stepan  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

$20 for a program that simply counts down?
Not a difficult to write if your a programmer so I suspect there are a lot of freeware programs that do the same.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Installation was quick although I was surprised that the program wanted to create a new parent folder called C:\iWiiBoard rather than using C:\Program Files by default. I took the option to change the destination folder.

I had problems getting Cute-Timer to accept its registration key. This took several attempts. The program never produced a confirmation, it merely stopped displaying the registration dialogue. This was just a small taste of things to come.

I really didn't like this program. I found the UI cramped, slightly blurred and incredibly unresponsive. Clicking on its "New" buttons to create new items produced no response whatsoever on my PC (a problem I very rarely encounter).

I found Cute-Timer unusable, so I uninstalled it. Revo Uninstaller found no traces in the registry but it did find the entire installation folder undeleted by the native uninstaller.

Reply   |   Comment by Julia  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

@11 SoftwareJunkie (link for TimeLeft Free added)

TimeLeft Free 3.62 from

"Reminder - schedule any events: from the simplest one-time events to recurring events with complex rules
Clock - see time in different time zones
Countdown - track the amount of time till (or passed after) the specified event
Stopwatch - measure time interval
Timer - measure time interval and and get signal on its end
Sticker - replace sticky notes on your monitor with notes on your desktop
Auction Watch - manage your online (eBay etc.) auctions using Auction Watch module"

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

@3 : Karl;
I constantly see your same comment about websites and addresses and such. I just want to make a point that some developers, such as myself (I've previously had a product offered on here), create software as a side business or project. We work from home and don't want our public information displayed freely on a website. Just because a software does not place an address on their website does not mean they are corrupt or Chinese or trying to trick you. You cannot take the lack of an address as a status of their product.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)

I'm looking for a givewaway or a freebie that does what Autointern does. Reminders with sounds of many events and a small display of the time and date in the upper right corner of the window. (It does other things too, but I don't need them.) Has anyone a suggestion?

Reply   |   Comment by Ira  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Microsoft Windows have had a clock timer inbuilt in Windows for a couple of decades. This is pointless.

Reply   |   Comment by Heather  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

No problems installing to my programs drive and registering.
On opening an interface designed more for looks than ease of use.
The fonts are far too small for my old eyes and I could not see any way of changing the size.
It could have been useful as I enjoy cooking and am for ever using timers so I don't burn things, but the interface makes it almost impossible for me to use.
So I'll stick to my old and faithful and the free ATnotes, and remove today's offering from my system.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)

I like it. It runs fine on my Windows 8 x64. Thumbs up for the options and interface but thumbs down for the price. This should be $10 for a lifetime license and a portable product. They should have offered 50% off to use today. With most people having a smartphone next to them all the time, the price needs to be lowered to give people the incentive to purchase this. Windows can do most of the tasks this does. My wife gets hyperfocused why on her PC and forgets a lot of things so I will be installing this on her PC.

There are a lot of free alternatives, including many that will play a sound file or song at a certain or reoccurring time. If you don't need the sound but want a countdown clock, reminder, clock, alarm clock, tray clock, stopwatch, timer, sticker, auction watch, work days/hours countdown clock and time synchronization utility, I suggest the freeware TimeLeft. You can have all or any of the above running and displayed or not. It's portable too. My work computer has strict rules but it runs TimeLeft at boot and I have only the window you see the arrow next to in the pic: http://imgur.com/lymZfS2 It can be any size or transparency, never on top or always on top so I keep it transparent and near the top right of my PC and I use it as a stopwatch to keep track of tasks and call time. It stays on my flashdrive with all the other portable apps I could ever want.

Reply   |   Comment by SoftwareJunkie  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

The shut-down function logs you off of the desktop. I have Windows 8.1.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Williams  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Some more feedback:

I have now also uninstalled the Cute Timer and re-installed it, to both see the uninstall process (unclean, you need to manually remove files if you don't use a program like Revo Uninstaller) and to see if the registry key would take after re-installation.

It did not. This Cute Timer utility is a test version only, for 30 days. It also states so in the license agreement. UNREGISTERED version only.

I still like the program a lot though, because when you need lots of alarms, this is very usefull on my pc.

Reply   |   Comment by freebird31  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

No use for me but....



Enjoy!! ^_^

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+85)

I doubt there's anything this can do that ClockWise doesn't, and ClockWise does a whole lot more.

(Yeah, I did pay for it, and it's been worth the price many times over).

Reply   |   Comment by Hamachisn't  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)

I did not like that I have to NAME the timer. Another thing i don't like is that the date does not show. Other than that it's cute.

Reply   |   Comment by Mavis  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

This actually seems to work pretty well but IMHO there are similar yet much more flexible/useful freeware alternatives. My favorite is pnotes http://pnotes.sourceforge.net/ which (too) has alarms (well into the future, in fact), shares notes on your network, pops up on specified windows on your pc if desired (like but better than Notezilla), has encryption and does just about everything you could ask.

If you give both a try, I suspect you'll be uninstalling this offering rather quickly.

Reply   |   Comment by Bertram  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

Downloaded and installed on windows 7.

The registration key will not register the program. I like the interface, and i like all the options. Very useful to me, as i need several irregular alarms.

Now if only the registry would work?!

Reply   |   Comment by freebird31  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Installed and registered on a Win 8.1 Pro with a problem.

Again a company without names and address. a stylish modern homepage.

The program installs on my machine in c:\iwiiboard\cutetimer per default. The location c:\ is an absolute no-go, even if you can change the installation directory.

After installation a tiny windows without description asks for the language. Installed key and restarted a non resizable window opens. I have difficulties to read the tiny letters on a big screen.

I started a countdown timer. With the red launch key, you can display the clock on your desktop. Modern looking. And you can havce a full screen mode. Good if you are cooking eggs and your display is far away, but visible...

You can use every thinkable timer and stickers on your desktop, too.

Years ago I used for a very short time "Post-it" stickers on my desktop. There was a 3M software for that. This software does the same...

Surely a good software for those, who use their computer as a timer and reminder.

I do not, I use my phone, because a timer and reminder has only use, if you are sitting in front of your display. In android times, the better use are the things, which you'll have in your pocket.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)

downloaded and installed fine on Win7 64bit. This is a good program that I will use when I travel on my laptop, now for the ones that dont have a laptop and use Tablets this may not be of much use for you. Also will use it when my kids are doing something and Iw ant to keep track of time.

Does what it says was able to set timer for up to 24 hrs and have it play music when the reminder reached its end.

Reply   |   Comment by Keymaster  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

I will pass on this as my watch, blackberry does the same thing.. I certainly wouldn't pay for this product.. But thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by stevie  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-80)
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