Marxio Timer - powerful and easy reminder and timer program

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Marxio Timer - powerful and easy reminder and timer program

#1 Post by Marek » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:55 pm

I'd like to present you my new app - Marxio Timer.

http://www.marxio-tools.net/en/marxio-timer.htm

If you have any comments, suggestions, please e-mail me.

Program executes action specified by user (turn off, restart computer, hibernate, suspend, logout user, lock desktop, display text, play sound, run other application). It's run at time specified or when idle time elapses. It can also repeat actions after n minutes or start countdown seconds to execute action. Marxio Timer can display countdown window, can be minimized to icon on taskbar or hidden from user eyes completely. Started actions can be secured with password - no terminate possible if user doesn't know the right password. Created actions can be saved for further use or a shortcut can be put on desktop to speed up access to created actions.

Program is very easy to use with a user friendly interface. See screenshot.

Few examples of what Marxio Timer can do:

timer - shutting down computer at specifiec hour

parental control - locks computer after specified time elapses, thus blocking childred to play games - password needed to unlock computer

energy saver - computer enters hibernate/standby mode after specified "idle time" elapses, saving your energy bills, or just makes itself quiet when you are alreasy aslept

reminder - displays text or plays sound at the time you specified, like every 30 min, once, after 30 min, in 30 min and so on

running other applications - Timer works in background and executes specificed program. When ? Depends on You :)

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#2 Post by joby_toss » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:59 am

Nice app, but is there a way to send the countdown to tray (icon) instead of taskbar ?

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#3 Post by Marek » Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:25 am

joby_toss wrote:Nice app, but is there a way to send the countdown to tray (icon) instead of taskbar ?
if course - have a look at "Additional settings" Instead "Show countdown windows", select "Minimize - to icon" from this list. Is that what you asked for ?

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Re: Marxio Timer - powerful and easy reminder and timer program

#4 Post by joby_toss » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:28 am

Marxio Timer is at version 1.8.1 now.
It is a very useful application.
After a discussion I had with its author, I am sad to say that he is thinking to stop developing it due to the costs.

If you like this tool please take a moment and make a small donation.

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Re: Marxio Timer - powerful and easy reminder and timer program

#5 Post by Schumi 053 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:51 pm

Marxio-Tools Author wrote:Project Marxio-Tools to be suspended soon
12th July 2009

"There comes a time when even good software eventually dies.
Due to increased costs of upkeeping this project (domain,
hosting, other costs), impossibility to improve and extend these
programs (free programming environment limitations, commercial
environment and components needed) and due to lack of support
to this project (no any donations so far), this project will probably
be suspended soon. I'm not able to finance it with my own savings......"

"Great thanks to all for using it, for suggestions that made those
applications "masters in their's software cathegory".
This site will be available for few months from now, till hosting will
not end.
If you have any questions, go ahead and drop me a line".

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Re: Marxio Timer - powerful and easy reminder and timer program

#6 Post by donald » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:37 pm

The Installable version is still available at CNET.com

http://download.cnet.com/Marxio-Timer/3 ... 11239.html

Does anyone have the portable version? please PM me.

I would consider donating if I thought I would get a program useful to me and in portable form

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#7 Post by joby_toss » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:04 am

21July2009
Links are back online...don't know for how long...let's hope for the best here.

Thank you Mr. Marek Mantaj!

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#8 Post by donald » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:53 pm

The author has contacted me after I emailed him about the software.

While I offered to pay for a version without a built in time limit he didn't mention that at all in his response.

I cant be certain but I believe this might mean it never contained a time limit.

I believe that the notice to that affect (it contained a time limit) was a cut and paste, or cookie cutter style of web-page following a current model I would guess or fulfilling host requirements.

The developer was very nice and shared the following with me:
Hi,

Project is suspended right now. Try installer version - same functionality and does not integrate with registry - it just copies itself to destination folder and makes shortcuts, entry in "add and remove programs" windows group and other simple actions.Once uninstalled no trace in Windows remains.

Regards,
Marek Mantaj
I will thank the author since he is nice and has shared with us all.

I think if we like the software enough to use it we should donate since he seems to have followed a donation-ware model,

and he might get back to developing it.

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Re: Marxio Timer - powerful and easy reminder and timer program

#9 Post by joby_toss » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:13 am

Version 1.9.0 2009-07-27

Release target:
- add new scheduler condition - "When selected program ends"
- minor bugs fixed since version 1.8.0

Changes :
[+] new scheduler condition - "When program X ends..."
[+] language select form at first program run
[+] few minor visual bugs fixed and programs' logic bugs
[+] automatic update checking fixed - occasionally did not start

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Re: Marxio Timer - powerful and easy reminder and timer program

#10 Post by yt22 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:01 pm

I have been using this program for two years, freeware and portable. Works great.

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http://www.dimio.altervista.org/eng/

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Re: Marxio Timer - powerful and easy reminder and timer program

#11 Post by webfork » Mon May 04, 2020 6:56 pm

So someone in entry comments uploaded a replacement program:

I have not tested it but the user pkl9kpl posting in the entry: https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2813 that the download is offline. He or she also posted a download, which I have mirrored.

Hash: 6CB77DDE54D4551742E59B78DDDE57A2E1B6224826D711EF514CD1F96B879B73
Website: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/6cb ... /detection

Note that the program does phone home, I believe to check for updates.

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Re: Marxio Timer - powerful and easy reminder and timer program

#12 Post by Midas » Tue May 05, 2020 1:19 am

webfork wrote:I have not tested it but the user pkl9kpl posting in the entry: https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2813 that the download is offline. He or she also posted a download, which I have mirrored.

Hash: 6CB77DDE54D4551742E59B78DDDE57A2E1B6224826D711EF514CD1F96B879B73
Website: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/6cb ... /detection

I did also create mirrors: https://mir.cr/0GC6GCUT

My hashes for the 'marxio_timer_setup_1.11.1.exe' executable inside the ZIP I uploaded are the same as everyone's:

MD5 - dee43c6de047cc8566dca5183c0a6e00
SHA256 - 6cb77dde54d4551742e59b78ddde57a2e1b6224826d711ef514cd1f96b879b73

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Re: Marxio Timer - powerful and easy reminder and timer program

#13 Post by webfork » Thu May 07, 2020 9:23 pm

Midas wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 1:19 am
I did also create mirrors: https://mir.cr/0GC6GCUT
Very nice, thanks for that

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