A look at the Time Timer

A must-have tool for anyone serious about FOCUS and productivity

May 30, 2020

The Time Timer is a simple, easy-to-use timer that allows you to focus on your work and creativity. In this video, I explain who uses it and why you should consider adding it to your desk.

Recommended book: Sprint


This is the book where I first found out about the Time Timer being used in the business world. It is beautifully designed (set in Adobe Caslon) with fun colors and excellent paper. I recommend the hardcover on Amazon.

Amazon: Buy Sprint by Google by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz

My Favorite Time Timer: The MOD


The original time timer has a very simple design which can sometimes allow the disk to get stuck. That problem was solved in the “mod” line of timers.

I like this version because it’s simple, clean, and is the right size for personal or mid-sized groups.

Amazon $26.99 – Time Timer Mod 60 minutes – highly recommended

The 120 minute edition


Jake Knapp wrote another great book called Make Time where he designed his own 120 minute version of the Time Timer. I love the color blue. If you like to work for longer stretches, get this one.

Amazon: Buy The Make Time – Time Timer Edition – 120 minutes

The classic


The 8-inch classic is where it all began. Great for groups of 10-15 people, it can easily be read from anywhere in the room. I recommend saving the box if you intend to store or transport it.

Amazon: Buy The 8-inch Classic Time Timer

The BIG classic


Here’s a 12-inch version of the original that is really nice for classrooms of 25+ students or team members. It’s no-nonsense and very big and bold to read. I recommend saving the box if you intend to store or transport it.

Amazon: Buy the 12-inch Classic Time Timer

The original desk edition


While I really prefer the MOD version for desk usage, I started my Time Timer journey with the 3-inch version. I like it because the plastic stand makes it easy to throw in a backpack without it getting damaged.
Amazon: Buy the 3-inch Desk version

More available at Time Timers website

Read the full backstory. See the other editions available. Browse until you lose track of time…

Visit Official Time Timer Website

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