Timer with Sections 4+

Christian Fries

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings
    • $1.99



[ Demo video available at: http://tinyurl.com/iphonetimer ]

The 'Timer with Sections' supports you during your performance (e.g., a talk or keynote speech, a seminar or lecture, a workout) by providing intuitively visualized timing information.

It allows you to structure time into 'sections'.

During your performance, you can easily adjust the schedule by moving time across sections, with a swipe gesture (e.g., when feedback from the audience requires you to skip or intensify a section of your performance) or by pressing the pause button (e.g., when answering a question from the audience requires some extra time).


Structuring a Performance: Available time can be divided into sections.

Visualization of Time: The performance assistant view intuitively visualizes the remaining and elapsed time, both for the current section and the whole performance. Elapsed time is depicted in red, remaining time in green. An inner disc represents the used and remaining time for the current section. The section title is displayed in the center. An outer ring represents the used and remaining time for the whole performance. The segments of the ring represent the individual sections. Paused time (see below on the concept of pause) will is depicted in dark red. Extra time obtained by skipping parts of a section (see below on the concept of skipping) will be depicted in dark green.

Alarm Option: Optionally, you can set an alarm at the end of each section. If set a short tick sound will signal the end of a section. Note: The iPhone will vibrate if you have configured "vibrate" in its sound setup.

Managing Time during a Performance: Except for the stop-button you cannot interrupt, pause, extend or shorten a running performance. However, there are advanced possibilities to flexibly adjust the length of a section during a running performance, by moving time among sections.
For example, your performance could have a section containing additional results which you might want to shorten or skip in favour of extending another section.
There are three ways of altering the planned schedule during a running performance:
* Pausing: Holding time for the current section, by shortening a later one.
* Skipping: Skipping remaining time of the current section, by extending a later section.
* Resetting: Setting elapsed time to zero for the current section, by shortening a later section.

Leaving the Application: If you leave the performance assistant view or even the application, then the timer continues to count down. If you return to the performance assistant view, it will recover its previous state, including the elapsed time. If the performance assistant view is interrupted by pressing the home button or an incoming call, then a running performance is automatically switched to 'pause'.

Logging a Finished Performance: Upon finishing a performance, you are asked if you like to log that performance. If you log the performance, then data as the actual time run or skipped is stored for each section. This allows you to analyse your performance and hence adjust and improve your schedule. A log of a performance can be viewed at any later time. It can be exported via email.


Rehearsal: If you are creating a new performance, you should use Performance Assistant in a rehearsal. Then analysing your time requirements by checking the log file.

Buffer Time: Consider adding a shrinkable section with optional topics or just a general discussion sections towards the end of your performance such that it can serve as a buffer. Note that you can pause a section only if such a buffer exits.

What’s New

Version 7.6

New in Version 7.6:
- Landscape mode on iPhone for the timer view (to disable it use "lock" feature on iPhone).

New in Version 7.5
- Added support for iPad multi-tasking - Split View and Slide Over.
- Improved support for dark mode.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Commodore James ,

Good, not great

This functions perfectly and is easy to understand and use. My only complaint is about the color scheme. If this app allowed for custom colors and backgrounds, I would give it 5 stars.

ScienceEdProf ,

Great for remote teaching

This timer languished or my pad until I heeded a way to enforce my planned sequence of activities during a remote leading session. I finally read the instructions and love the thoughtful way the timer allows flexibility within a bounded non negotiable time period. It would be nice if the multitasking screens all worked, but I can make do when the screen doesn't resize property.

CrabbyGamer ,

Great for presentations

This app is an in valuable tool for me. It rocks! I basically present for a living, to clients including DreamWorks, Boeing, HP, Nike, and Intel. I depend on this app to let me know whether I am ahead of schedule or behind schedule in workshops that can be as long as a full day. I can't imagine presenting without it. I highly recommend it to anyone giving presentations.

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