Have you ever wished you had some kind of timer that you could set once and it would alert you every 30 minutes, 4 hours, or whatever interval you choose, to take your meds or stand up from your desk or whatever else you might need.
In the past I’ve wished occasionally that I had something to remind me to do something at regular intervals throughout the day. Finally, after my sister mentioned an app that reminded her to stand up every 30 minutes so that her joints wouldn’t stiffen too much, I started looking.
A lot of “interval timer” apps are geared to athletes in training, with warmups, interval workouts, and cool downs. Many more are designed for meditation, with periods for getting ready, meditating for x minutes, and then stopping. Lots of features I didn’t want or need and couldn’t figure out how to adapt to my needs.
I literally downloaded, installed, and tried about six different apps before I found one called “Repeat Alarm.” You choose the time frame, say 10 am to 10 pm, and the interval length, say, every 4 hours. Then your choice of notification sounds will chime, ring, or gong every 4 hours between 10 am and 10 pm.
Currently I’m using it to remind me to get off the couch and move around for a few minutes (I can get lost in blogging or gaming for hours at a time) every 45 minutes. (If only getting up didn’t make it even easier to wander into the kitchen … ) There have been times when I could have used such a timer to remind me to take meds 4 times a day, or whatever. Or I could have set different alarms and sounds for different meds. That would have been so helpful!
You can set more than one timer. One that sounds every hour and another that sounds every three hours, with different sounds for each. You can title each and the title will show on the screen when the alarm sounds.
I know, I know. Everyone else already knew about and uses such a timer, but I thought I’d mention it anyway.
‘Scuse me. Timer just chimed.
P.S. No doubt there are other similar apps available. This just happened to be the first one I found that did exactly what I wanted without a lot of extraneous stuff I’d never use.
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