Did you know Google has a timer function?
I wasn’t aware of it until I stumbled across a video on Business Insider, “5 Awesome Google Features You Didn’t Know About.” All you have to do is type into the search bar “Timer x hours y minutes” (or just minutes) and enter. Google will start a countdown and sound an alarm when time is up. Make sure your sound is on and don’t close the tab.
So easy! And all these years I’ve been struggling with various little apps that would do pop-up reminders, etc., to remind me to take a break, start the laundry, move the hose, take a pill, etc.
If you don’t want to watch the entire video (personally I’d rather read an article than watch a video), the other features are a Lego building thingy (“buildwithchrome.com”); a number speaker that will tell you how to say a long number (eg, “123,459,234,324=english”); a feature called Google Sky (“google.com/sky”) that is a bit like Google street maps for space; and a font finder (“google.com/fonts”).