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While waxing nostalgic about my old digital watch, I remembered how much I loved having the passage of time marked by an hourly chime. But then I thought, why should all the chimes be the same? For your pleasure, a simple app that provides unique chimes on the hour, half hour, or quarter hour.

You can choose:
• How often to chime
• Start and stop times

As well as select from a number of distinct tones:
• Speech - a human voice announcing the time.
• Simple beep - for the minimalist.
• Musical chords - for those with perfect pitch.
• Roman numotones - equivalent to roman numerals in audio form. High pitched tones for I, deeper for V, deeper still for X

What’s New

Version 2.0.0

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Minor enhancements, support for iPhone 6.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
255 Ratings

255 Ratings

msy12 ,

Great when needed!

I keep my phone on silent always, which disables use of this app - but I love that! That way the app is always on in the background and ready to keep me informed when I turn my volume on to track time (meaning I don’t have to open the app every time I need to turn it on). There are only 3 suggestions:
1. Allow an adjustable time selection like every 1, 5, or 7 minutes etc. if someone needs specific timeframe reminders (seriously, sometimes 15 minutes is too long in between reminders, depending on the project at hand)
2. Add a vibration option (not a pop-up notification) just to keep someone reminded that time is passing
3. Create an Apple Watch version with tap reminders (including adjustable timeframe other than every 15 minutes)

Mitmee_pie ,

I love this app!

I have this sent to announce the time every 15 minutes. It comes in very handy help me keep track of time, especially for breaks at work and things of that nature. I would highly recommend this app. Unfortunately, it seems to have stopped working all of a sudden, so I think I am going to need to try to contact the developer. I love this app, and can't believe how much I depend on it. I have it set to announce the time every 15 minutes. It comes in handy at work to help me keep track of break times and things like that. Even at home, though, it's great for helping me keep track of time. Unfortunately, as soon as I installed iOS 14, this app stopped working. I've been trying to figure out how to contact the developer. Nothing on this app page seems to work. I'm hoping that either Apple will fix something on their end, or that maybe this app will get an update so that I can start using it again. There simply isn't anything else out there that is even remotely comparable, at least not in my searches. Anyway, this is most definitely a five star app, and I would hate to have it disappear. Hopefully, it will start working again soon.

Krazy Glue ,

I love this app!!

I really love the chime app.

I find that hearing the time spoken is much less stressful than having random beeps or alarms on the hour.

The Chime app stopped working for me a few months ago. Could not figure out why. I finally posted a review to that effect. A week or so later, it started working again. Who knows why? Possibly do you bugging settings elsewhere

But the brief lost and then recovery of this Chime app reminded me how much I enjoy it. I fine having a human voice read the time to me to be much less stressful been having yet another beep on my phone, even if the beeps corresponded to the time. I have far too many beeps on my watch and phone.

I only wish

1) that the Chime app ran on my watch as well as my phone

2) that I could configure it to announce the time at different intervals during the day. As it is now, I have the choice of every hour, every half hour, every 15 minutes, and hourly except two or three minutes before the hour. That's not bad. However, I would love to have the time announced every 15 minutes or half an hour in the morning, While I am getting ready and have a bit of a time rush. Fall back to every hour during the day. And so on.

App Privacy

The developer, Blacktree, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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