Timeless

Reduce time anxiety.

#5 Product of the DayJanuary 02, 2020
Timeless replaces the standard clock with a more subtle time indicator. It removes distraction and stops the time from affecting your mood, reducing time anxiety in the process. It's been tested for months and I'm delighted to launch this at the start of 2020!
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The start of the new year is a great time to begin reducing stress and consider potential distractions. That’s why I’m delighted to announce I’m launching my time anxiety reducing Mac app called Timeless today! 🚀 Timeless replaces the standard clock with a more subtle time indicator. It’s been tested for months, got encouraging comments on Reddit and the beta was even featured in FastCompany’s ‘best new apps of 2019’. The clock can be a distraction for me. It imposes stress and distracts me while I try to get work done and sometimes even when I’m trying to relax. If you’re anything like me, these will sound familiar: 10.00: "Only 10 am?? It feels like I’ve been doing nothing." 11.30: "Better not start something new, it’ll be lunch soon." 14.00: "Sheesh this day is never going to end…" 16.00: "It’s already 4 pm?? I did nothing today and it’s too late to start now." Showing Timeless' indicator instead of the actual time stops the clock from affecting my mood. I no longer start watching YouTube videos when it's 11.45 for example. 😅 Here's how that works. I setup a bunch of ranges from 8 am tot 12 pm, 12 pm to 3 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm for example. Timeless indicates the range the current time is in between. Say it's 11.45 am, then it shows the 8 am to 12 pm range. Instead of thinking: "Oh it's almost lunch, better start watching YouTube videos instead of sending this email", I just start on the email. Timeless been in my menu bar since I created the first, rough version and I can’t imagine not using it anymore. Used in conjunction with reminders and my calendar, it keeps me from glancing at the clock whenever I’m at my Mac. For me, that’s a huge stress reducer and I’d love to know if it works for you too! 😊 Photo in header by Filip Zrnzević on Unsplash
Looks gorgeous, nice job on the design!
@lnchoi Thanks!
I really like this concept. Thank you. It's also nice to read my own thoughts... ("10.00: "Only 10 am?? It feels like I’ve been doing nothing." 16.00: "It’s already 4 pm?? I did nothing today and it’s too late to start now.") Looking forward to improving my productivity with this tool.
@bridgette_bryant_the_bridge_ Glad to hear it! You're welcome. :) It's amazing how widespread 'clock dread' is. Hope it helps you get through your day more comfortably!
I teach a workshop on Time Anxiety and this is a wonderful tool to suggest! Thank you for making it!
@chrisdancy1 That’s awesome! You’re welcome. :)
Great project and idea👏 Last year i was really interested in inventing a minimal clock, although I couldn’t come up with a valuable idea like this. People like me who don’t care about exact time of the day will really benefit from your clock. It would be great to make the real life version as well. A wall clock or watch not just a virtual one would be very useful and sellable. Maybe you do it. Wish you success.
@saman_sinaei Thanks! Happy to hear this fits how you keep track of time during the day! Let me know how you feel after using it. Oh man, I’d love to do a physical version. I might get started with the ‘Tingbot’ (Kickstarter project that put a screen around a Raspberry Pi) I have lying around. It seems perfect for it. 😄