Clear Timer is an absolutely gorgeous iPhone Timer app that blew my socks off when I first came across it. Developed by the fine folks at Beaker Media, Clear Timer offers a crisp & delicious UI that makes something as simple as a timer an absolute joy to use. The UX that it offers, along with its feature set very easily manages to make you productive & get things done.
As the name suggests, Clear Timer is a timer app. It consists of a big dial at the center that you can turn to set the timer. Just above the dial are three buttons — Hours, Minutes & Seconds. You can tap each and then turn the dial to set the desired time to count down from. If you hit start without setting the timer, Clear Timer starts counting up. The three buttons above the dial each have their own color — blue, green & orange respectively, which is denoted on the small circle on the dial. You can create and name multiple timers in the app and it smartly denotes the currently active timer not only at the top of the screen, but also on the dial’s pointer. At the bottom of the screen is the alarm sound setting and you have various tunes to choose from. Clear Timer also ships with some lovely interface sounds, which earns it definitive cookie points in our books.
Just a few good minutes with Clear Timer and it’s evident how carefully crafted everything in the app is. It is a prime example of how a stunning UI can be crafted and made functionally efficient at the same time. It is available Free on the App Store and comes with several different IAPs, such as a $0.99 IAPs for unlocking individual themes (Steampunk, Dieter, Major Tom, Kitchen, Vader, Time Vault), sound packs or unlimited timers (only 2 by default). There’s also a $2.99 IAP for either ‘All Sounds’ or ‘All Themes’ and a big $4.99 IAP for a Pro Bundle that unlocks everything.