Timekept helps you focus on debating; not time keeping. Designed for speakers and adjudicators it provides a simple interface to show speech times while preventing your phone from locking. Easily keep track of when protected time starts or when a speech is close to finishing with easy color codes and optional sound, vibration, and flash alerts.

Timekept supports most common debating styles from around the world. These include:

- Worldwide styles such as British Parliamentary, Australs, and World Schools.
- American styles such as Lincoln Douglas, Public Policy, Public Forum, Congressional Debate, American Parliamentary, IPDA and Karl Popper.
- Australasian styles such as Asian Parliamentary, NZ/Australian Easters, Thropy, and Joynt Scroll.
- Canadian Parliamentary and it's variations.
- Other regional styles such as OPD, Paris V, Irish Times, and Dutch Parliamentary.

What’s New

Version 1.3.9

Added variation of American Parliamentary / NPDA format with flex/cross time periods

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Leon Burda ,

It’s great but one little flaw

So I love the app all around but I has one flaw the changing prep time setting doesn’t work, PF got an update for 4 mins of prep instead of 3 if this could be fixed that would be much appreciated. Or at least make it so I can adjust prep time

Developer Response ,

Hi Leon, thanks for your feedback. I've just released a new version (1.3.7) that should fix an issue with the Preparation Length setting so that this can be applied to PF times. If you have any other feedback please feel free to get in touch via the contact option under settings.

Ematton ,

Excellent timer for all Debate formats

This timer is well thought out. I used to use “Debate Mobile” but it stopped being updated by its developers. There are many nicer parts of this timer in comparison and I think the “deliberation” and “adjudication” sections are nice to help keep the judges accountable as well. One thing I wish it had that DM used is a way to set the prep time to a standard “8” “5” or “10” minutes depending on the tournament you’re at. I wish the prep timer also kept track of time remaining as well as time used since that’s what debaters usually care more about. It’d be nice if it showed, say for a tournament using 8 minute prep, both that 2m30s had been USED but also that 5m30s REMAINING. That’s the only thing I find myself missing from Debate Mobile. Otherwise it’s a great timer, and particularly if you judge multiple formats frequently like me!

Developer Response ,

Hey Ematton, thanks for your feedback! The update released today (1.3) adds a new setting for whether prep time counts up or down — this should allow you to have the primary countdown to be the time remaining. The update also adds a new option to specify the exact length of prep time (overriding the format's default time) which should allow you to set things to 5/8/10 minutes even if that is not the 'standard' time.

BohanMa2002 ,

Works great but deadly bug with new update

The timer worked great before the new update, it broke the prep timer, now pressing the prep timer button just starts main timer.

Developer Response ,

Hi Bohan, thanks for the feedback and the rating. The update just released (1.3.4) should address this. You can use the contact option in the settings menu if you have any further feedback or issues.


Philip Belesky
11.1 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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