Lightning Talk Timer is a (not-so-easy-to-use) countdown timer mainly for "lightning talk" type short presentations. This app displays numbers in very large text on your iOS device so everyone around you can see the time remaining.

It also supports count-up after counting down to 0.

# Please visit for instructions--it won't take much time at all. Otherwise this app may be useless to you.

What’s New

Version 4.1.0

- Multitasking ready.

Ratings and Reviews

wkumari ,

Best presentation app I’ve found

I generally don’t write app reviews, but this app is sufficiently good that I’m doing this one.

This app is the best talk / presentation timer I’ve found - it would be better if it included a quick reference/ instructions instead of having to go read an external website (it is not intuitive). Other than that it’s about perfect.

Geko771 ,

The Absolute Best

This timer is far and away the best simple timer app available on the App Store. It’s really easy to use, and it’s incredibly easy to see – – especially from across the room. I recommended it to many people, and they enjoyed a lot too.

Beesharm ,

Not quite perfect yet

Best app I've seen in the space so far, but still needs some improvements -- detailed below in order of priority. I'm a conference organizer and would gladly pay for this app with some of these improvements included.

1. Needs to be able to start counting up once the timer has reached zero. Keep the flashing screen, but speakers need to be able to see how far over time they're going.

2. Needs to be an option to make the seconds display as large as the minutes. I understand the original intent to focus on JUST the minutes but some speakers will be far away, not notice the small seconds counting down in the corner, and get flustered thinking that the timer isn't running at all b/c all the see is a large static (minutes) number. further, it gets momentarily confusing at 0:59 when all of a sudden the enormous number, which used to indicate minutes, is now indicating seconds.

2. Wish I could make the background start flashing ahead of :00 -- sometimes a mere color change isn't enough to get the speaker's attention!

3. Wish there was a way to change colors. What if I want blue instead?


Yuichiro Wada
14 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Yuichiro Wada


  • Family Sharing

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

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