Pronto — Timer App 4+

The Minimalist’s Timer

Jan Bolz

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 288 Ratings
    • Free

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Pronto is a minute-based timer app. It fits in perfectly as your any-time reminder.

Just turn the knob to set a time. Push start to begin the countdown. It’s that easy.

• Start a new timer instantly
• Access recent countdowns even faster
• Beautiful user interface that resembles modern industrial design
• Alarms can include music or sounds
• Alarms ring even when Pronto isn't active
• Countdown time is displayed as icon badge

What’s New

Version 2.4

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

- Improved alarm notifications

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
288 Ratings

288 Ratings

Sam Johnson Jr. ,

Get it, use it, love it!

I love this timing app and use it daily to take a power nap's and do short timings on work projects. It is simple to use, intuitive, and does exactly what I need it to do. I even like the sounds that are used at the end of the timer.

The user interface is fantastic. If you are looking for a stopwatch that has seconds, this app is not for you. There's plenty of other apps that do that well. This is more of a general timer to help you keep track of projects you're working on, cooking times in the kitchen, or power naps (like I use it for).

I'm so glad that the developer updated this App so that it will work on iOS 11. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to use it any longer with the new software update. But it works! It's awesome! Don't hesitate to get this app. Get it, use it, love it!

Developer Response ,


Hogefan ,

Shortest timer is 1 minute

Two problems with the simple timer. First, I can't make a 30 second timer or any timer below a minute. Even if I set the seconds first, say at 55 seconds, I can't then change the minute setting to zero.
If it were possible to do this, then the other problem would be: the change of seconds is too close to Recent. Trying to slide the seconds bar gets too often interrupted by accidentally sliding over Recents, and then you have to try it again. The wheel would be easier, especially with the limitation that seconds are in 5 second increments.

One final thing: the sounds offered are fairly obnoxious. Nothing simple and pleasant in case you want a sound that doesn't attract a lot of attention. I don't mind the sounds offered but I'd like the options of simple sounds. Most of them are musical and one in particular takes a second or more to even begin. For a timer app that has essentially one function it fails at several things.

Developer Response ,

Now you can use sub-minute countdowns.

Jonny0007 ,

The Best of its Class for its purpose/function.

Pronto is a simple and very well designed (countdown) timer application. It can serve as a cooking timer or as an alert for anything, e.g. time to get dressed and head out to an appointment; time to check the laundry machine; time to make a phone call, time for the TV show, etc.

There is a choice of about 15 alert tones. My go-to’s alerts are called: “Funky”, “Sax”, and “News” (a softer, more subdued tone). Funky is a middle-of-the-road tone and is my usual default setting. I use Sax for a more jarring tone — for more critical task reminders.

I love the fact that the app is default-set to “nag” you every minute that passes, until you shut it off. Most apps in this genre lack this feature - and this is really is important, if by chance you are in another room and miss the initial alert.
I still use this app *constantly* after 8 years!

Developer Response ,


App Privacy

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

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