Now my favourite online timer is still the fab music-playing one over at classtools.net, but I’ve just found a new one that is very cool because of its simple efficiency.

It’s called E.gg Timer and it can be set to whatever time you want simply by adding the time to the URL: http://e.ggtimer.com/

So if you want a 30 second timer, go to http://e.ggtimer.com/30

If you want a 2 minute timer go to http://e.ggtimer.com/2minutes

Or for a 1 hour timer go to http://e.ggtimer.com/1hour

It’s that simple.

The timer doesn’t play music, or tick as the time counts down, but you do get a nice simple count down with a beep at the end when the time is up.

This would be useful when giving students a set time for a task – and as it’s silent it would even be ideal for tests or exams.