Timers are useful for all manner of things, but you may not always have a handy portable timer with you. E.ggTimer is a dead simple web-based count down timer that you'll (almost) never be without. You use plain English to tell E.ggTimer what window of time you need counted down. The time variable is plugged right into the URL—if you need a 20 minute countdown you use the URL
http://e.ggtimer.com/20minutes. You can use combinations of years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds with the same plain style, just by entering the variables in logical order: 01days before 00hours, then 20minutes, etc. The timer starts when you load the URL in your browser and counts down in large block letters in the browser window centre, with an animated black and white border that slowly fills in as the time passes. While it might not be a practical count down tool for retirement, it's extremely handy for a quick monitor on your brewing tea, or your next break to stretch and get some fresh air.