Need to prepare for Toastmaster's speech? Need someone to time you? Look no further than "Toastmaster Timer", an app that you can use to simulate the role of the Timer whenever you need it.
Let's say you are preparing for a Tabletopics speech (which is 1 to 2 minutes).
Start the timer and the screen will turn black.
It will turn green when the timer reaches the given minimum time (e.g. one minute).
It will turn red when the timer reaches the given maximum time (e.g. two minutes).
Press the Stop button when you are finished.
Are you the timer of the day? Want to save a few trees?
You can add new Speakers by pressing the "+" button. You can create either just a single entry or a whole list! Tap an entry and you can enter their names and their intended speech times before the event starts. Click Start when it is their turn!
Did you start the timer, but enter their info wrong? Single tap to bring up the editing UI to edit while the timer is still running.
Is pressing stop then back too many steps for you? You can do both of those steps with one gesture. When the timer is running, simply double tap with two fingers to save the time and get back to the list of speakers.
- Improving performance for iOS 11
- Fixed an issue where the green, yellow and red flags would not appear
- Fixed layout issues
Ratings and Reviews
This is IT, for me.
Can't even tell you how many timing and Toastmasterish apps I have downloaded. This one is GREAT. Custom times available, screen starts out black with small strip of blue showing time as it passes (in seconds). At lower time chosen, screen is green, very visibly, with discreet vibration. Halfway through, yellow, vibrate maybe slightly differently. At max time, screen turns red, vibration, then the counting continues until you stop it. My phone did not "sleep". When I manually made it sleep there was no vibration - but the color had changed when I woke it back up. The counting had continued. The counting also continued when I used another app and then returned. No, there was no vibration when I was in the other app.
The app is simple, and pretty easy to figure out. Just don't be using other apps when you're timing, and don't turn your phone off (sleep), and keep the brightness down to save battery , and this is a great app.
I would have rated it better than 3 stars. The timer counts slower than a regular timer. Like that it has the automatic colors the vibration does not work as well when color changes.
Developer Response ,
Can you elaborate on what you mean by "counts slower"?
I've compared Toastmaster Timer to another stopwatch and it matched perfectly.
Version 1.4.1 broke everything useful
Edit: Version 1.4.1 completely eliminated the color changing screen! At least on my iPhone 6+, making this app worthless.
Adding ADVERTISING which steals my expensive cellphone data is offensive. I guess Derrick Ho has spoken. Sad. If I still had my Apple Developer Kit, I'd write y'all a FREE program to just time speakers and pop up colors. That's all we need! Ho had it almost right, then he went crazy on us here. Bummer.
Nagging for review loses a star. Pretty good. A couple of places are confusing and don't start the timer when you'd think it would. Hosed a couple of speakers.
Nice that it disables the screen-off. Nice that it has multiple quick options for the basic speeches, table topics, evaluations. Nice that it's customizable.
Fix the confusing bits, stop nagging, and this could be a 5-star app.
Developer Response ,
The next version will change the Ratings Request behavior.
- Derrick Ho
- 15.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Derrick Ho
- In-App Purchases
- Plain Timer Flags Free
- Remove Advertisements $1.99
- Wine Timer Flags $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.