MultiTimer: Multiple timers Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13.1K Ratings

13.1K Ratings

Pasdksa ,

Fantastic, in a class of its own

I love this app. It’s exactly what I was looking for. I’m so glad someone made it. I like that you can have multiple boards, I like the commands which are basically macros that start stop or pause the various widgets on any of your boards. The commands work across multiple boards. That’s brilliant. The fact that you couldn’t drag and drop widgets from one word to another is also brilliant. I would pay for an in app purchase of being able to upgrade to being able to have one widget live and show up on multiple boards but have one identity. I would also pay for an in app upgrade it to be able to export my settings to Microsoft excel and then tweak them and then re-import them because that would be so much faster for me than clicking through the GUI. Also, I’d love to be able to share my profile across my Apple devices, so I couldn’t have timers running on my iPad and then pick up my iPhone and have that shared event functionality. Also, if you look at a little game called Mekorama, they get their users to create widgets for them for free. You could do that. You could have people create boards for the trendy diets, exercise programs, or whatever, and then upload them to your user forum and let other users download them and that would add tremendous value to your app. This idea would piggyback on top of the import export in excel format. Or CSV is fine too.

emberblox ,

Functional & Flexible

I chose this multi-timer app over others because, although it’s nice to have a simple timer that is extremely easy to use, other apps I tried did not have as many kinds of timers or customizable options. I’m a college student, and I love the timer that has multiple stages because it makes it easy to organize & divide a large chunk of time. For instance, if I wanted to keep track of my laundry, I can set a timer with 30 min for washing, and 1 hour for drying. After the first 30 min is done, the timer will automatically stop and wait for me to start it again, so I can put all my clothes in the dryer. I don’t have to make a new timer or reset the timer. The same applies if I want to spend a certain amount of time studying every day. I don’t always have a 3 hour block of time to work, but I do have hours throughout the day, and the stepped timer accommodates for that & remembers my progress. There are a good variety of timers other than the one I describe, so I think this app really has something for everyone. The interface is easy to use once you poke around, it gives you a tutorial when you first enter the app. And all of this is just the free stuff, I haven’t bought the premium version, although I might if I find I need to.

Developer Response ,

Hi there,
Thank you so much for such a practical review!
Feel free to send us requests at to clarify features that you are not sure about. We’ll help you figure it out.

You can also use the built-in help.
Please take a look at the functions and elements of the application marked with the (i) icon.
Persapps Team

bjrice21ttu ,

A teacher’s dream!

I have only ever written a review for two other apps, and now this will be my third. This is a phenomenal app and a teacher’s dream. I wish I had known about this during this past school year, but now I am excited to have it ready for next school year. As a special education teacher, I use all manner of timers and counters for data collection. This allows me to house everything - countdown, count up, +/- counter, stopwatch, and more - all in one place. I also have several timers relevant to my personal life. I honestly upgraded to the pro version mainly just to support the developers, this app is that good. So far integration with my Series 6 Apple Watch has been smooth, and that was one of the main draws to this app. Virtually everything I’d need to do in the moment is available on my watch. Syncing between watch and phone has been generally good, an occasionally slight delay but nothing major. I will say that there’s a slight learning curve to this app, so if you’re having trouble with it don’t give up right away. A shame that Apple can’t include something this powerful, intuitive, and well-designed as a native iOS app, but kudos to the developers for creating something so versatile and helpful!

Garbonsai ,

Great app, but…

Like the title says, great app, but…

Great because it does what it says on the tin, and does it well. The interface is quite good, more so when you compare it to other apps that do a similar thing. And I’ve never missed a notification or had the app up and die randomly in the middle of, say, taking a load of sourdough from start to finish.

So why “but…”? I’ve never had the watchOS and iOS apps stay in sync for more than an hour or two. And the watchOS complication often freezes up, or starts sending out duplicate notifications. So much so that I gave up and run MultiTimer on iOS only. Lots of devs says sync using iCloud is hard, so I have to assume that’s true. That said, I’d point each of them to a Drafts as a perfect example of how flawless sync can be. I should be able to start a task on my phone, switch to my watch or laptop and back again without having things go sideways. And I shouldn’t have to jump through hoops like unpairing my watch from my phone or turning iCloud syncing on and off to get it—both of those cost more of my time than a single app is worth, especially when there’s no assurance it’s going to fix the issue.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for the feedback.

In fact, it’s always worked that way.
Widgets, apps on Apple Watch, apps on iPhone are completely different applications that are combined with each other according to certain established rules of interaction between iOS, watchOS, iPadOS.

Again, the connection between the Apple Watch and the iPhone is via Bluetooth and WiFi channels, iCloud is not involved here in any way.

Comparing MultiTimer with another project is somewhat incorrect, since they are completely different projects, even in terms of how much data each of them transmits between devices.

When talking about the Drafts app, developers do not ignore the issue of iCloud and set aside a fair number of lines in their guide, describing how to act if iCloud stops working. Generally the tips are similar to what most developers give out.

There are a number of limitations that cause some discomfort for both developers and users. And we try to minimise them as much as possible.

Thank you for sharing the app, we are always happy to look at the experience of other developers.

Best regards,
Persapps Team

Melode<3 ,

ADHD + Visualist Approved!

This app has been SO incredibly helpful for me in the recent time since I found it. I’d been looking for a VISUAL timer app for a while to help me handle the many aspects that my ADHD brain forgets on a regular basis - from laundry, to cooking, to eating, and more. Every app I’d run across was so incredibly dull or limited. I could only have X number of timers, or it was a grayscale set up that was difficult to navigate, etc. I love that this app has different colors for the different types of timers PLUS you can have different board set ups and labels. That is sooo incredibly helpful! Loved it so much I bought the upgrade, and I also appreciate that it gives you pop-up notifications and rings even if the app isn’t open on the front screen. Now I know I will be notified for sure!

TO THE DEVELOPERS: Another thing that would be super helpful to add is the ability to customize alarm sounds per timer, or at least per board. That would help me distinguish exactly what timer is going off for what reason without having to go back in and check, because I could set certain sounds for certain tasks.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for your detailed and detailed review.

Each timer initially has its own alarm sound.
To adjust / change it you should go into the settings of the specific timer.
The timer settings are opened by a long press on it or by clicking on the "Edit" button in the pop-up context menu.
Then, click on the "Alert" settings > and click on "Play: Alarm".

In the pop-up, select the type of alert: Melody, Voice alert, Vibration, or No alerting.

In the application settings you change the alert sound for new timers that will be added to the board.

Kind regards,
Persapps team

Settecorvi ,

Flexible and powerful timer app

I’ve tried a truly ridiculous number of Pomodoro, timer, and study tracker apps, and this one is the best. It has multiple features that other apps are missing: First (and most importantly to me) is the option to automatically track overtime after a timer finishes. Every other Pomodoro app I’ve tried stops tracking time after the work interval has elapsed, but often I keep working for a few minutes afterwards. This app is the only one I’ve found that will continue to count that time towards my work total. The premade templates provided also give an immediate sense for how many ways this app can be used to structure your time: Pomodoro timers, workout intervals, structured work/rest periods, simple stopwatches or countdowns. Every format I’ve tried so far has been intuitive to edit. The free version has an immense amount of functionality, but I bought the full version to support the app and gain access to the journaling/review function. Extra kudos to the developer for making the pro version a one-time purchase rather than a subscription.


Creative, Impressive & Innovative!

I’ve been using this app. for some time. They are constantly adapting and improving to the needs of the people who are using the timers. I use and need a lot of timers for different things like taking medicines and exercises. This timer allows me to set intervals of rest, exercise with out stopping what I am doing, so I can concentrate on what I am doing! I’ve been able to adapt it to my many needs. It is so creative you are the limiter of what you can do. It is impressive because of the scope that it covers and Innovative because they are using the users to give them the ideas on how to make it better and they actually take those ideas and make upgrades as the needs of the users increase. They listen to the input that users give them and have incorporated them into there timer. This is one of the 2 apps. that I actually paid for it is so good, rather then sit though the adds. I am been impressed and excited about this app. It gives me a sense of freedom and control with my complicated daily routines and regiments.
Wonderful app.
Keep it up!!!

Takumi.M. ,

No alert sound plays when iPhone is locked.

This app has been useful in multiple ways to help me manage my ADHD. However, the timer doesn’t sound once it’s done if my iPhone is locked. It’ll only sound if my iPhone is unlocked and the app is open (in or out of background). This makes it difficult to use if you need to activate low power mode. It also doesn’t do the countdown beeps unless I have the app completely open (won’t sound if app is in the background).
I’m able to mitigate the first issue some as I receive a tap on my apple watch once the timer is done. However, this doesn’t help when I’m not able to have my watch or if I need specific sounds for specific tasks/alerts. I tried looking into the app settings, looking in my phone settings, and updating my phone to see if any of those areas were the source of the problem. Unfortunately, I think this is just a flaw of the app itself.
Hopefully, this can be corrected with future updates as I enjoy the concept and ease of this app and believe that it has great potential beyond these issues. Then I can continue to use the app better in the future.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review.

Have you got notifications on your device screen? Drop us a line at

If all of the app's sound and notification settings are correct, you should make sure that your device does not have No Sound or Do Not Disturb mode enabled.

In Do Not Disturb mode in Silent mode, notifications appear on your device's screen without notification.

Enabled Focus mode is indicated by a crescent-shaped icon in the upper right corner.

In silent mode, the switch on the side of the device is moved to the bottom position and shows a red light.

Tip: You should add the app to the Focus mode exception list.

Kind regards,
Persapps team

Its That End User Again ,

UPDATE: Feature packed and completely customizable!

The free version gives you plenty of time to play around and experiment, letting you decide if the app is fit for your needs. That’s appreciated Because I’ve paid out quite a bit of money to “try” apps only to find out they were developed turds. This app has many different timer types, from countdowns to pomodoro, to stepped, you name it. Each is fully customizable; edit everything from name, color, duration, and even sounds (there’s an impressive sound bank). Paid version has notes functionality & iCloud sync. Free version lets you run up to like 6 timers of your choosing and fully under your control to edit. I love how you can tailor it to your needs! Whether you need to time your medication, laundry, keep on task, whatever- it does it. Well done, dev. And I appreciate the regular updates (I HATE dead apps on the App Store). Keep it up! UPDATE: This app gets better with every release! Kudos to the dev for listening to users, and keeping a great app life cycle.

Developer Response ,

Thank you very much for the review.
The user who gets a free app version has a single board with 6 preset timers. You can add up to 12 timers, which is the maximum number of timers available in the basic version of the app.
Persapps Team

firelance80 ,

Why use something else?

UPDATE SINCE YESTERDAY: I asked for instructions & they responded in detail in less than 24 hours. Great customer support.

Not sure why all other timer apps haven't closed up shop. Not sure why you don’t hear more about this app. I can’t think of a thing I need from a timer app that this one doesn't do and that’s just the free version! (I’m gonna upgrade just to support developer.) One major caveat but not a deal-breaker… Poor documentation: there is walk-through tutorial but only goes through 1 very basic step. There’s no other options discussed & there are many. Advanced features will have to be experimented with to make use of. Right now i don’t have the time to do that. I’d prefer to read about it. Thus, this limits my use of the app. “App Support” through App Store: simply takes you to a page that allows you to circle back to the page you just came from. Also on this page, “Support” button will allow you to send a email to the developer but no help. For me, my questions about features would be too many for an email conversation.