Using Multiple Clock Timers On Your Mac

A new feature in macOS 14.2 is the ability to set more than one timer in the Clock app. You can name the timers and also reuse recent ones without needing to recreate them from scratch.

Comments: 14 Responses to “Using Multiple Clock Timers On Your Mac”

    BillWilliam Braun
    2 months ago

    What will the "stop playing" stop? I tried a 15' time and had "stop playing" chosen and had my Music app playing, but the timer stoped, but the music did not. What does the 'stop playing" refer to?

    2 months ago

    Bill: It should stop the Music app or the Podcasts app. Not sure why the Music app didn't stop for you. Maybe try it again.

    Sheldon
    2 months ago

    Thanks bunchrs

    gary
    2 months ago

    Great tutorial Gary

    Bippie
    2 months ago

    Thank you, Gary, this update is really going to help me with the different schedules that I have in my job.

    David
    2 months ago

    This is a great addition to macOS. One issue I do have is with the timer on my iPad Pro. I can not seem to adjust the volume and it is so low it is worthless. I've searched videos on line and nothing seems to work.

    2 months ago

    David: It should adhere to the general volume setting for your iPad as a whole. But maybe you have locked the ringer/alert volume in Settings, Sounds?

    Darell
    2 months ago

    Thank you Gary. The one glaring miss for the timers (for my usage!) is a place to maintain permanent favorites. The recents is nice, but there are a core number of timers I use for baking that I would like to always be quickly accessible, and in a consistent order. If I use timer for other things between bakes, my necessary ones are shoved way down the list in awkward order.

    Claudio Silvaggi
    2 months ago

    Thanks brother!

    Andrea Grasselli
    2 months ago

    Thank you Gary, very useful!

    Fred
    2 months ago

    Thanks! Great video.

    Thom
    2 months ago

    Hi Gary. Thanks for the great podcasts you do. I was wondering why Siri could not start a new timer while one was running. I tried the same thing you did by asking Siri to start a timer. Same result. Siri balked. Then I asked 'Siri, start a new timer' and it worked. Now I can tell Siri to start multiple timers. Just thought you might want to know this. Thanks again for your great podcasts.

    2 months ago

    Thom: Thanks. Yes, I tried dozens of combinations until I was convinced it just wasn't possible. But I guess I didn't try that one.

    Jerry
    2 months ago

    I have a Siri Shortcut on my phone that plays a playlist at bedtime. I have a “Start a timer for 30 minutes” command in the shortcut, and it uses the “Stop Playing” option for “When Timer Ends”. But that’s only because “Stop Playing” is the last one I’ve used. if I ever accidentally change that to play a sound, I’ll break my shortcut. I wish there was a way for the shortcut to always use “Stop Playing” explicitly.

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