Pester

Simple clock and timer for Mac

If you're looking for an unobtrusive alarm clock and reminder for your Mac, Pester should probably do the job. The application, presented in an elegant and clear interface, allows you to set timely reminders and multiple alarms. Enter your reminder message, if you want it to repeat and when it pops up. You can choose what sound will play to alert you, even choosing a voice to speak the message to you. Pester literally takes seconds to set up and once ready will not "pester" you until your reminder pops up on the screen. Pester is clean, efficient and uses up very little memory. The only little issue we had with it is that it doesn't show missed reminders. It does include a countdown to your next reminders though, which you can view by opening up the application. You can also dig in the program log to look at past reminders. A tiny yet effective tool, Pester will allow you to set up alarms and reminders in seconds. View full description

PROS

  • Discreet pop up to remind you
  • Countdown and alarm clock
  • Elegant interface
  • Set up multiple alarms

CONS

  • Doesn't bring up missed reminders

Excellent
9

If you're looking for an unobtrusive alarm clock and reminder for your Mac, Pester should probably do the job. The application, presented in an elegant and clear interface, allows you to set timely reminders and multiple alarms. Enter your reminder message, if you want it to repeat and when it pops up. You can choose what sound will play to alert you, even choosing a voice to speak the message to you. Pester literally takes seconds to set up and once ready will not "pester" you until your reminder pops up on the screen. Pester is clean, efficient and uses up very little memory. The only little issue we had with it is that it doesn't show missed reminders. It does include a countdown to your next reminders though, which you can view by opening up the application. You can also dig in the program log to look at past reminders. A tiny yet effective tool, Pester will allow you to set up alarms and reminders in seconds.

Changes

  • Fix regression whereby Pester would not come to the front automatically in Mac OS X 10.5.
  • Fix problems where various Pester keyboard equivalents could not be assigned; improve reliability of keyboard equivalent display.
  • Fix crash on speech voice preview.
  • Handle audio devices being connected/disconnected while Pester is running.
  • Really fix some long-standing inconsistencies between icon and Dock menu time display.

Pester is a simple alarm clock and timer for Mac OS X. Use it to remind you to catch the bus or attend an upcoming meeting. It is modeled after xalarm in functionality—though not in interface design.

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— User reviews — about Pester

  • Mary Fairchild1274725764

    by Mary Fairchild1274725764

    "Great little app"

    It's invaluable. I use it every day, multiple times a day, to remind me what needs doing, what appointments I have, dead... More.

    reviewed on October 8, 2017

  • gregoryledger

    by gregoryledger

    "Needs work"

    This is pretty good, except for the fact you can't alter an alarm once it is set, and you can't make the alarm repeat wi... More.

    reviewed on February 22, 2016

  • sandy.johnakin

    by sandy.johnakin

    "A must-have app."

    This is a wonderful app! I have to apply eyedrops on a regular basis so I set Pester to remind me every 90 minutes and i... More.

    reviewed on April 1, 2014

  • sandy.johnakin

    by sandy.johnakin

    "A must-have app."

    This is a wonderful app! I have to apply eyedrops on a regular basis so I set Pester to remind me every 90 minutes and i... More.

    reviewed on April 1, 2014

  • "Does what it says on the tin"

    This is a great little program that does exactly what it says it will. I'm not sure if I'm missing something but it woul... More.

    reviewed on June 30, 2011

  • Skybear

    by Skybear

    "I like it!"

    You did a really good job on this program. First, I like how you can set the timer to go off at a certain OR in a few mi... More.

    reviewed on October 3, 2010