It's called BigStopWatch download this for free: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=301615836&mt=8 Now run the app, start the timer. Press home button to close the app. Now everytime you run BigStopWatch again, the time has continued and was counting in unactive even when the app has been closed. Is that not amazing? I found out when i had accidently left it running 2 weeks ago and it was STILL counting (i didnt shut off my ipod of cousre, only sleep mode) My questions are: Does this take up more battery power? How so? And how is it possible it could run even when the app is closed? (backgrounder not enabled either). EDIT: hehe don't tell apple about this, this has got to be the best timer app!!