Timer with notifications

UUID: cinnamon-timer@jake1164
Last edited:
4 months ago 2019-03-20, 02:31 UTC
Last commit: [a4cc32b6] Add Hungarian translation of cinnamon-timer@jake1164 (#2365)

A timer app with visual and auditory notifications.



Countdown Timer

A simple countdown timer app, modeled after a kitchen timer. I wanted something easy to remind myself to get up every hour and stretch. To jazz it up a little the timer can play a sound, flash a message, open the applet menu, or display a confirmation dialog on the screen. You can display several notifications at once, such as displaying the confirmation dialog while playing an alarm sound.

All settings can be changed by right clicking on the icon and selecting configure. Changes are immediate and you dont need to restart cinnamon for them to take effect.


0) Add sox play if you want sound capability: sudo apt-get install sox

1) Extract to ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets

2) Enable the applet in cinnamon settings



  • 1.2.0

    • The time of the alarm is displayed (configurable).
    • Changed the order of the default Preset Times to be strictly descending.
  • 1.1.3

    • Added support for Cinnamon 4.0
  • 1.1.2

    • Added legacy support for Cinnamon 2.6 - 3.2 (No dropdown or slider settings in settings window)
  • 1.1.1

    • Changed Preset Times to include separate time spinners for hours, minutes and seconds.
  • 1.1.0

    • Moved slider intervals into cinnamon-settings.
    • Moved Preset Times into cinnamon-settings
    • Added a Label that will override the default label and be displayed in the selection menu.
    • Added a custom message per preset that will override the global message and display when complete.
    • Changed the sound selector to use the built in cinnamon-settings sound selection dialog.
  • 1.0.0
    • Took over applet from @axos88.
    • Fixed settings to use cinnamon settings.
    • Made audio setting more user friendly.
    • Made the timer persistant over a reboot.

Forked from axos88@countdown-timer: https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/280 Forked from timer-notifications@markbokil.com: https://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/68

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casajake-5 months ago
When the time zero's out the app plays two sounds: the notification set Control Center and a high-pitched, two-tone beep. Can the high-pitched beep be turned off?
domdog-6 months ago
I am in the same position as Breeseman 69 (see below). He describes the situation quite well. I would love it if this could be fixed. I've relied on this applet daily for quite awhile and would love to have it work again.
if-6 months ago
Is there a way to see the original time? It only displays the remaining time and sometimes I forget the one I set. And thanks for the applet! It's very simple and I use it every day!
Breezeman69-7 months ago
After upgrading to latest version of cinnamon , version 4.0.2 the timer applet faild to load. I get the following: Extension cinnamon-timer@jake1164is not compatible with current version of cinnamon. Using it may break your system. Load anyway? zFollowed by No & Yes prompt. Can you please fix it?
gautam3-3 months ago
I am facing similar problem. if you found solution, let me know thank you kind regads
invexx-9 months ago
Excellent! Thank you for making it.
mockturtl-10 months ago
Just ran across your stackexchange comment about the new location of `glass.log` -- thanks!
Vladimir Pavlychev
Wow-effect every day! Very usefull applet. Great job!!! I love it so much. In Linux Mint 18.3 working amazing.
Lorenzo-1 year ago
It doesn't work in Sarah 18.0 In Mint 17.3 worked perfectly.
Jason Jackson
Jason Jackson-1 year ago
Absolutely correct.. Version 1.1.2 submitted today is now backwards compatible and will work in cinnamon 2.6 - 3.6.