If you google “15 minute timer”, or any length of time like that, then Google will automatically open and start that timer. But it will also show you several YouTube timers of that length.
They aren’t much good as kitchen timers or productivity timers — if you try to google one up, Google’s already started a better timer for you. But they’re great for displaying a countdown to an audience, especially an audience of kids.
Say you and your kids are all taking a 15-minute drawing session. Throw on this bright rainbow countdown.
Say you have an audience assembling for a presentation, and you need something to throw on screen as a kind of visual hold music, something that calms restlessness about when this thing is gonna start already. Put up this jaunty under-the-sea timer:
Say you’re giving a test, and you want students to easily check how much time is left. Put this dog-bark alarm on your laptop:
Are your kids too young to read a timer? This visual countdown doesn’t use numbers:
Or use this game-show-style visual timer:
Search YouTube for any number of minutes, and you’ll find a timer that matches that length of time. Some are boring, some have quiet or short alarms, but they all get the same very basic job done: Display how much time you have left, and (on most devices) keep your screen from turning off until they run out.