A useful iPhone app for cooks who need to time several different dishes at the same time
Keeping on top of cooking times can be tricky when there are several different dishes all on the go at the same time. 4-in-1 Kitchen Timer helps solve this problem with the ability to run up to four timers simultaneously.
Timers can be given a label so you don't get confused about which dish is ready when. Tapping on the label displays a list of common dishes. We were initially a little worried that this might be a hard coded list but luckily there is an edit button to add and remove items.
Each timer has a button to set the time in increments of either one or five minutes and a Start button at the top. Stopping a timer pauses it rather than reseting.
The timers will keep going if the app is closed if you have a device with iOS 4 or later. There is also an option to stop the device automatically locking.
If a time is running and the device returns to the home screen a notification number will appear on the icon. When the timer runs out a notification will appear at the top of the device screen. The timer alert sound will only sound once the app is loaded again, which is a slight disappointment. As the notification at the top of the screen only appears for a short time there is no other way to know that a timer has finished.
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