One evening, after a very long week of shows we were sat in the office looking at the show times wishing the running times would work them selves out (we've all been there), it was at this moment this show timing app was created. Welcome to the future of show timing without multiple stop watches and reminder alarms. Now you can start your show with the press of one button and the app does the rest. With unlimited "Acts" or "Parts" and Intervals in any configuration that you like! , just set your show structure, tell it your interval duration(s) and away you go.
Show StopWatch also handles separate in act timers and show stops, adjusting the running and playing times accordingly! Once you have completed a show you can then email the times with a simple button press or copy them your clipboard as well as storing them for later.
There is also the option to have pre show notifications for back stage calls and the same again in the interval so you don't have to spend all your time looking at the clock. The app will also run in the back ground of your phone if for what ever reason you need to use your phone for something else (certainly not facebook, for those long scenes with no cues) while its running.
This app was created by stage managers for stage managers, it is currently being used by a number of productions and companies including UK Tours, West End shows and Repertory Theatres. It will continue to be a working development so any thing you come across that you think ‘it would be great if’ please don't hesitate to get in contact! It became apparent while testing how tiny details make a difference to everyone so we have tried to incorporate them all, for example; the interval timer shows both time elapsed and remaining, and is in green until you start over running when it goes red (because how often do you go up on time), and the ability to access times so far, for those quiet moments where you are able to start the show report early!
This app has not been made to replace your note book, still write times down if you get a chance, its simply to try and make life easier at the end of the show! Have a play, get to know it and let us know how you get on!
If you want to get in contact email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Now able to "Go Back" after completing the final act.
- Most views are now swipable, just pull down on the Final Times screen to dismiss it.
- Hapic Feedback has been added to buttons.
- Pre Show Call "Show Times" are now saved when saving a show.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is extremely useful and I can’t imagine a production without it. It would be nice to connect with Apple Watch especially for preshow notifications and the stopwatch.
Useful tool, could be even better with some updates
Some possible updates could make this stopwatch REALLY brilliant:
-Options for 4 or even 5 act structure... or more. I work in opera a lot and many have 4 acts. Also including a structure for scenes within acts would be really above and beyond.
-Option to edit or remove intervals. For example, if you have two acts, then an interval, then act 3.
-Customizable labels for acts
Developer Response ,
There is a future update coming with the ability to have as many acts and intervals in any configuration - this is still currently in development but hoping with ship in the coming months.
Doesn't Work. No Support
The app looks like it should be slick in keeping track of time and providing notifications for calls. However, there is no support or help in using the app. I could start Open House and Clearance and Act 1. But that was it. I couldn't end Act 1, or Go to Intermissions or Act 2. If fact, the Intermissions (Intervals) or Other Acts as well as End of Show were not visible. Total bust at this point.
Developer Response ,
Hi, sorry for the delay in replying - for some reason i couldn't see this till now. Sorry to see that you are having problems with the app, if you email/contact me at email@example.com i can assist you with these problems.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.