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Sam Thomas

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A simple clock application that provides stopwatches, alarms, and timers

Hourglass is a simple time keeping application that helps you easily set stopwatches, repeating alarms, and timers.

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What's New:

1.2.3 – Sep 17, 2020


  • Fix a fatal regression that timer does not stop on 00:00:00


  • StopWatch: Rewrite for efficiency and visibility
  • Add :disabled pseudo-class to the .round-button class
  • Use icons for add/remove buttons
1.2.2 – Sep 12, 2020
  • Update .desktop comment to be consistent with HIG (by @aljelly)
  • Change shortened format of weekdays (by @NathanBnm)
  • Improve look of create/edit alarm dialog
  • Don't reset repeat setting on closing popover
  • Fix DBus error at the first launch
  • Fix notification icon is not set
  • Fix left time shows unexpected values if set time is too big
  • Improve saving window state

Translation updates:

  • Add French translation (by @NathanBnm)
  • Update Spanish translation (by @CCaroV)
  • Add Japanese translation
  • Add Portuguese-Portugal translation (by @rottenpants466)

Other updates:

  • Various l10n and coding improvements to the project thanks to @NathanBnm
1.2.1 – Apr 20, 2020
  • Fixed a regression that the app didn't run at the first time launch
  • Revived and updated valid translation files
1.2.0 – Apr 20, 2020
  • Fixed timer control influences other instances
  • Updated Lithuanian translation
  • Fixed timekeeping
  • Fixed what happens when the app closes and there is a timer running
  • Fixed the notification going off again when you open the app
  • Switched the build system from CMake to Meson