Timekept helps you focus on debating; not time keeping. Designed for speakers and adjudicators it provides a simple interface to show speech times while preventing your phone from locking. Easily keep track of when protected time starts or when a speech is close to finishing with easy color codes and optional sound, vibration, and flash alerts.

Timekept supports most common debating styles from around the world. These include:

- Worldwide styles such as British Parliamentary, Australs, and World Schools.
- American styles such as Lincoln Douglas, Public Policy, Public Forum, Congressional Debate, American Parliamentary, IPDA and Karl Popper.
- Australasian styles such as Asian Parliamentary, NZ/Australian Easters, Thropy, and Joynt Scroll.
- Canadian Parliamentary and it's variations.
- Other regional styles such as OPD, Paris V, Irish Times, and Dutch Parliamentary.

What's New

Version 1.3.1

- Added the Big Questions format

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Excellent timer for all Debate formats


This timer is well thought out. I used to use “Debate Mobile” but it stopped being updated by its developers. There are many nicer parts of this timer in comparison and I think the “deliberation” and “adjudication” sections are nice to help keep the judges accountable as well. One thing I wish it had that DM used is a way to set the prep time to a standard “8” “5” or “10” minutes depending on the tournament you’re at. I wish the prep timer also kept track of time remaining as well as time used since that’s what debaters usually care more about. It’d be nice if it showed, say for a tournament using 8 minute prep, both that 2m30s had been USED but also that 5m30s REMAINING. That’s the only thing I find myself missing from Debate Mobile. Otherwise it’s a great timer, and particularly if you judge multiple formats frequently like me!

Developer Response

Hey Ematton, thanks for your feedback! The update released today (1.3) adds a new setting for whether prep time counts up or down — this should allow you to have the primary countdown to be the time remaining. The update also adds a new option to specify the exact length of prep time (overriding the format's default time) which should allow you to set things to 5/8/10 minutes even if that is not the 'standard' time.

Sometimes it glitches


Sometimes the app glitches and the background is red instead of yellow/green and as a result it also won't play sounds so i have to do it manually. Other than that, great app. Really appreciate the Dutch parliamentary system. ☺️

Developer Response

Hey lenamart15; sorry to hear you are having glitches! Hopefully this has been addressed in the last couple of updates, but if its not could you get in touch directly (via the feedback link in settings) and I can help try to get to the bottom of what is happening here!

Great for judges and students.


This app was perfect for me as a first time judge. I was able to use a similar format to our school, I emailed the authors and they added the unique format my state high school association uses, Classic Debate.


Philip Belesky
20.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Philip Belesky


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