Having an easily accessible way to do simple math is also fantastic, by the way. When I need to add up 1+3+50+43+27+4, I can just google it. This is usually easier than spinning up
pythonin a terminal or whatever.
According to 9to5google, the removal might have been an accident (what?), so maybe it’s coming back eventually. But until then, here are two potential replacements:
CppConTimer, originally written by Jon Kalb and myself. This is really intended for non-interactive use by the volunteer at the back of the room during a conference talk (CppCon and C++Now both use it), so it doesn’t spend any screen real estate on settings; everything is done by URL-hacking. And of course it doesn’t interrupt the speaker with an alarm noise, although it does change the text color and flash the screen several times as you approach zero. See the documentation.
BigTimer.net, no obvious owner (but also no obvious banner ads, yet). This UI is pretty close to Google Timer’s — you can click on the digits to pause or reset the timer, and it makes a nice satisfying bwonggg noise at zero. This is what I’m going to be using in my classes from now on… unless I find something better.