This app records the start and finish times of each act, then it calculates the running and playing times* for you.
Should the unexpected happen, and you need to stop the show for some reason, you can add on show stop timers. These extra timers record the start and end time of each stop, as well as the length of time the show was stopped for. One less thing for you to worry about under pressure(!)
At the end of the show you can share your show timings via message or email.
Don't forget you can start timers with a two finger tap, and if you leave your phone plugged in the screen won't turn off so you can always see your timings at a glance.
You can also customise the timers to match your production's act structure, so whether you have two or three acts (or more) this app has got you covered.
Please get in touch with any issues, or feature requests for future releases by contacting us @SMStopwatch on Twitter.
*The running time is the total amount of time between curtain up on Act One and Curtain down on act two. The playing time only includes the amount of time the performance is in progress, excluding the time for the interval and any show stops.
You can now customise your timers by being able to set a custom name for each act. You can also re-order timers by dragging them around.
We've added more sharing options so you can share your show timings to even more places.
There have been some minor tweaks to the UI to make it look and function even better.
Ratings and Reviews
It's every thing you need to help track your show.
The GO button can be finicky if you don't press hard enough on your phone. And I've accidentally hit the show stop once or twice, but other than my fat fingers it's great
A member of my team has an Android though and can't use it, so it'd be even more awesome if they'd look into that.
You'll be glad you bought it.
Needs IPad Availability
I love this app, I use it and recommend it to people all the time. I feel it needs an iPad app tho, many theaters have dedicated iPads for lighting and sound control. This is a great app for any theater persons arsenal.
AEA Stage Manager
This app has literally changed the game when it comes to show timings. Thank you to the creators and all who have made its existance possible. No longer do you need to fuss and fiddle with multiple timers or bother adding and subtracting from stopwatch laps. It records everything you need and the act structure customization is a great addition.
The only note I would give is it's a little troubling how easy it is to reset the timer. It would be nice if there were a warning message or other type of notification to confirm the reset.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.