Periodic Timer 4+

Repeating Interval Timer

Vladimir Kelin

    • 4.1 • 124 Ratings
    • Free


Keep track of time without being distracted by the device!

Extremely simple and easy timer that fires periodically.

- Vibration, if sound is off.
- Works in the background.
- 3 timer output modes: intervals, total time, countdown.
- You can cancel or pause the timer with a notification.
- Quick Start from icon.
- Flexibility and minimalism.
- Kitchen Mode. Cancel or pause the timer by shaking the device!

Here is a list of known use cases based on real feedback:

Fitness and health:
- Stretching
- Stationary bicycle (interval training)
- On a treadmill
- For HIIT
- Jogging
- Timed medication

- While frying potatoes
- Roasting steaks
- Checking an over or a grill to prevent burning

Learning & science
- Foreign language learning
- As a lab timer
- Periodic data collection
- Speech training
- Presentation timing

- Mindfulness
- Pick up
- To have a sense of time flying away :)

Q: Why the timer doesn't work in the background?
A: You should allow notifications.

Q: How to turn off the sound and turn on the vibration?
A: On the device, turn the Silent Mode on.

Q: Alert is limited for 5 seconds!
A: Go to Settings app, then Periodic Timer > Notifications > Banner Style > Persistent.

Q: How to switch the Timer Output Mode?
A: To switch the Output Mode touch the timer display at the top of the screen.

Q: What is Kitchen Mode?
A: Kitchen Mode allows to start/cancel the timer by shaking the device. Thus, you don't touch the screen, what can be useful while cooking, for example. The app should be open.

If you still have questions or suggestions, you can visit the support page (, the Facebook group ( or you can email me (

If you like the app - please, rate it!

What’s New

Version 4.1

Fix a bug when the Cancel button in a notification wasn't working.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

mish61921 ,

Add one feature to be perfect

I have dyschronometria and find this super helpful for daily living. My only suggestion is that you add an option to start the timer at a specific time. I have mine beep every 15 minutes, I just wish I could have it start at exactly 8am for example.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thanks for the feedback! I'm plainning to add this feature OR make a separate app with schedule.

mgrimmey31 ,

The Interval Timer We Need, But Not the One We Deserve

This timer is dead simple: nothing missing, and nothing in your way. For workout intervals, this was just what I needed.

You set any interval—anything from 1 second to 59 minutes + 59 seconds—and this timer counts up to that internal over and over, until you stop it, just giving you 1 concise *beep* each time the interval has elapsed, and showing a count of how many intervals have passed.

That's it.

No B.S., no ads, no confetti when it ends, no automatic female recording saying "5 seconds remaining" to interrupt your music. So clean and simple, it could blend in as a stock iOS utility.

You could use this timer for time-boxing tasks at work, or managing a rotating group activity, or meditation/focused breathing.

Only possible improvement I can see is having the "interval elapsed" sound louder or longer. But I guess custom sounds is available if you pay the one-time $2. And honestly I think I will.

mmatt5609 ,

Finally found what I needed

Super simple. Works perfectly. Wanted repeating timer that does seconds and minutes interval - this does just that. Put phone on silent for haptic only.

Please add iPhone capabilities

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