Article submitted by Stephan Windmüller. Guess what? We still need you to submit good articles about software you like!
For some people coffee seems to be the only liquid they drink in front of their workstation. But for those who enjoy a cup of tea once in a while, kteatime may be a neat little helper.
I expect every one of them knows this situation: The water just boiled, you put some green tea in your cup, add the water and return to your work. 15 minutes later you realize that you forgot your tea and only dozens of sugar cubes will rescue it. ;)
kteatime helps you to prevent this situation in form of a little timer in the tray.
After selecting the appropriate kind of tea and starting the timer it will display a little circle which turns from red to green. The tooltip informs you how long your tea will need.
When your tea is ready, kteatime informs you with a beep and a little pop-up. You can also specify a command which should be run.
For me kteatime is the only reason besides k3b to keep the KDE libraries installed. Even as a KDE application it just works fine under XFCE.
kteatime is available since Debian Sarge (perhaps even longer) and also part of every version of Ubuntu.