I got a nice email from Clinton Begin telling me about the desktop version of the online Emergent Task Timer Tool he made after seeing a few other online implementations (including my never-finished one). Dissatisfied with what he saw, he implemented one that better suited his needs, and is now sharing his cross-platform desktop app (implemented with Adobe AIR) with the world!
You can read about it and download the tool at Clinton’s blog. An instructional video and installation instructions are available there. Thanks for sharing, Clinton!