Quickly! There's no time!

Gone are the days of holding up fingers or minutes-remaining signs for the presenter to notice or interrupting speakers to tell them that they are out of time. The Presentime app is an easy to use countdown timer for presentations, performances, and debate competitions with a big difference! In addition to operating as a stand-alone timer, Presentime can be used as a broadcasting Master Timer or synchronized with a Master Timer. Presentime incorporates iOS 7's Multipeer Connectivity for direct device-to-device interaction, so a device at the podium can be adjusted on the fly by a moderator or colleague in the audience. A quick glance at the Presentime app from time to time is all that is needed to adapt to the time remaining.

Synchronized, on-the-fly adjustment:
Meeting chairs or directors can pause the Master Timer if the presenter is interrupted and even adjust the time remaining on the fly, if appropriate. Changes made at the Master Timer device are reflected at all synchronized devices. Synchronization uses iOS 7's Multipeer Connectivity framework, which enables direct device-to-device discovery and connection via WiFi or bluetooth without a network connection or bluetooth pairing.

Major features:
▸ three operating modes:
⎯ 1) stand-alone timer
⎯ 2) broadcasting Master Timer
⎯ 3) synchronized with a Master Timer
▸ direct device-to-device synchronization using iOS 7's Multipeer Connectivity framework
▸ quick time and alert setting using gestures
▸ adjustable yellow, orange, and red time-remaining alert levels and time-expired notification with optional sound or vibration
▸ "night" mode for darkly lit rooms
▸ a "really stop now" bell button in Master Timer mode that sounds and vibrates on synchronized devices (so a presenter has no excuse for continuing!)

Using Presentime is fast and easy:
To set the presentation time, simply touch the Set button and then slide your finger up and down on the time display, Time-remaining alert settings are adjusted by sliding the yellow, orange, and red alert marks left and right. Then touch the Start button to begin timing.

Once timing, the Start button changes to a Pause/Resume control. In addition, the allotted time can be adjusted up or down in thirty-second amounts by using the two time-adjustment buttons that appear in context. The total time added or removed is indicated below the countdown display. The time-remaining alert settings can also be adjusted during the presentation, if appropriate. As the time remaining drops below each alert setting, the display background changes color to alert the presenter. The alerts can be augmented with optional sound and, on iPhones, vibration.

Timing is stopped by touching the End button for one second, and preparing for the next presenter begins again by touching the Set button. Default allotted and alert-time values can be adjusted in the app's Settings screen, so setting up the next in a series of equal length presentations requires touching only the Set and then the Start buttons.

Becoming a Master Timer:
Simply select Master Timer on the segmented mode control.  That's it, your device is now acting as a Master Timer.  The displayed four-digit connection ID is used by other devices that want to synchronize with your device.

Synchronizing with a Master Timer:
Synchronizing devices is equally simple. All that is needed is to select "Synched" on the segmented mode control and then enter the four-digit connection ID of the Master Timer.

Supports all devices running iOS 7. Ad hoc peer-to-peer wireless networking requires:
* iPhone 5 or later
* iPad Air or 4th generation
* iPad mini
* iPod Touch 5th generation

No ads, no in-app purchases, no nonsense.

What's New

Version 1.4

We appreciate your feedback and suggestions, and we have tried to incorporate many of them in this update. Changes include:
* Larger time-remaining font and elimination of leading hours digits when they are zero
* Consolidated timing control buttons (from 3 down to 2)
* Added landscape orientation option on iPhone & iPod touch with double-tap
start/pause gesture and 1-second-touch set/reset/end gesture
* Added overrun bells option (sound and/or vibration every 30 seconds)
* Added Master Timer connection ID regenerate button in Settings
* Changed individual default alert time sliders in Settings to panning alert-marks
* Replaced 1-second alternating overrun red background colors with non-alternating
purple background
* Changed to subtler tinted/shaded background colors
* Renamed moderator's "Buzz" button to more accurately named "Bell"
* Removed settings bundle

We hope you enjoy these updates to Presentime and that you'll consider leaving a review in the App Store.

As always, thanks for using our apps. We appreciate your support!

Ratings and Reviews

The best I've seen — and remote control, too!


Presentime is exactly what I need to run large meetings. Easy to set and adjust on-the-fly. The ability to control the timer remotely is unique and simple to use.

The latest updates make using Presentime even easier and more versatile. Landscape support on iPhone & iPod touch is a great addition!

Well done!



Easiest timer ever. You just slide the numbers up and down on the clock to set. Three levels of warnings that you slide. Lots of easy to use options. I haven't had a chance to use the synch yet that lets you connect to another device but I love the idea and will try it out ASAP.

I love this app.


I use this app each week at an open mike to let musicians know how much time they have left. It makes my job so much easier. Thank you!


Midnight Oil Enterprises LLC
2.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-2014 Midnight Oil Enterprises, LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like