Marxio Timer is an interesting little tool that can offer more flexibility than the typical Windows scheduled task. You can use it to schedule actions like turning off the computer, logging out, restarting, suspending, displaying a message, playing a sound, starting or ending a program, taking a screenshot, and a few more. This actions can be triggered based on a set time, idle time, and even CPU usage.
Once a timer is activated, you can set the window to show the timer, minimize to the task bar, minimize to the system tray, or be hidden all together. I wish you could configure it to pop up at a certain time, like 30 seconds, before the action occurred.
You can set more than one timer running at the same time. Perhaps I could set two timers, one 30 seconds earlier than the other. The first one would be an informational message and the second would be the action. The possibilities are really endless since you can set the timer to launch a program or even a batch script. Timers can optionally be password protected so somebody would have to know the password in order to deactivate the timer.
The application is 321 KB executable to download and uses about 2.9 MB of memory when it’s running.
The greatest thing about this application is the flexibility it allows you. You can save your settings as a fixed schema and make a shortcut to activate the timer with those settings at the touch of a button. This would allow you to script the use of the timers by copying the shortcuts to the startup folder, for example.