Palm Tea

Simple timer for controlling cooking

I'm a huge tea drinker myself and as a matter of fact, I probably couldn't write all these software reviews every day were it not for my refreshing milky fuel. View full description

PROS

  • Simple to set up

CONS

  • You can only choose five time frames
  • Lacks alarm and timer settings
  • Dull user interface

Not bad
5

I'm a huge tea drinker myself and as a matter of fact, I probably couldn't write all these software reviews every day were it not for my refreshing milky fuel.

Sometimes though I get so engrossed testing a piece of software that I completely forget I've left the tea bag in the water for 20 minutes and dash to the kitchen to find that the infusion has gone bad (or 'stewed' as it's known in tea-drinking circles).

Luckily, this didn't happen when I tested Palm Tea, for the very reason that this is a program designed to help avoid these situations. In fact, I don't think I'll ever forget to take the tea bag out again. The program allows you to choose one of five timers (one minute to five minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea), which countdown the time left until the drink is ready, sounding an alert when it's time to take the bag out.

Unfortunately though, that's about as far as it goes. You can only choose a maximum of five minutes and you can't set a precise period of time in minutes and seconds. The one-screen interface is very minimal (save for a picture of a cup of tea) and the timer and alarm settings are minimal.

Regular tea drinkers may find Palm Tea useful, but it's very restricted as a timer for other things.

I like to drink green tea during the day, when at work. But I often get carried away with my work and forget the tea bag in the cup. The result is a cup of bitter tea. I needed a reminder.

So, I've created PalmTea. It is a timer for your Palm, that's been specifically designed for measuring the time necessary to make tea. No more than that. Just set it to your preferred time (mine is two minutes).

Palm Tea

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Palm Tea 1.1