While Android comes with a timer and stopwatch included in the default clock app, there are some significantly nicer options in the Google Play Store. Sure, the default may work for timing when to take the pizza out of the oven, but for regular users, getting one of the many cool alternatives will be well worth it.
If you want to use your timer to increase your productivity at work, or even during your free time, this is a good pick. The app is ideal for time management and lets you break down your tasks into short separate sessions that have little breaks and pauses in between them. The app has a simple UI and some pretty cool statistics that let you track how well you did in each previous session.
And the best thing? It’s ad-free.
Stopwatch Timer is fitness-focused and is ideal for workouts that centre around laps, such as sprints or other races. It’s easy to interact with and lets you track laps without having to do much, meaning it won’t slow you down while you work out. Individual laps can be tagged, and the app keeps track of each lap in a list, letting you get a better view of your workout overall. Between that, some cool pre-sets and dark themes, this is a great choice for fitness-fanatics and recovering couch-potatoes alike.
This tool can do something a lot of others can’t – it can keep several timers running at the same time. Where a lot of apps may have one timer with lots of functions, this app allows you to keep multiple timers and to operate them together or separately. You can set timers that track laps and stopwatches that count down at the same time, with each in a separate section of your screen so you can keep an eye on all of them at once.