Meet Easy Stopwatch, lightweight effective stopwatch
Simple doesn't always equal decreased usability, statement based on the existence of numerous applications designed with a main purpose in mind, purpose successfully achieved, approach usually "incarnated" into utilities specialized in specific tasks.
Easy Stopwatch is a handy stopwatch, that allows the user to hassle-free track intervals of time, "recorded" via a pleasant-to-the-eye interface.
Easy Stopwatch's main interface is shaped around time numbers and a bottom big-sized
Start/Pause button, properly view with clear immediately graspable controls.
Clicking the top-left
Show lap times, a sidebar is summoned keeping track of laps, clicking on the
Lap button, "pushes" the at-that-moment time interval into a lap, clicking again on
Lap, pushes the "new" time into the second lap, etc.
Measuring a specific contest, periods of "doneness" when dealing with a complex recipe, time spent of resolving issues related to a project, etc, tend to "force" the user (for further usage, later comparison, etc) to save the measured laps into a file, tendency 1-click away available via the bottom-left
Save lap times, clicking on it, saves the laps as a text file, save action notified via the desktop notification.
Along with the mentioned notification support, Easy Stopwatch 12.08.3 comes with HUD support, meaning, pausing, clearing laps, reset stopwatch, etc, are accessible via the HUD.
How do we install Easy Stopwatch 12.08.3?
Add the following official PPA (Precise)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mpredotka/stopwatch
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install easy-stopwatch
Easy Stopwatch has been created as part of Ubuntu App Showdown, consequently, the handy utility is available via Ubuntu Software Center, nevertheless, featuring a less-features version (with generic Ubuntu icon, no HUD support, smaller displayed numbers, etc).