This app TALKS even from the background!
Talks while you are using other apps!

This is the feature why people love this app and use it daily.
Tells you the remaining time in human sentences. Speaks: US, British and Indian English.

This app is a tea timer, a pasta timer, an egg timer, a rice timer, a steak timer and a lot more, even combined.

Do not just believe this is a great helper. Do not just believe a bad review you just read.
Try our free apps first:

TALKING CHEF TIMERS to CHECK - the little sister of this timer with only two food,
ALMOST TIME - perfect for people who are always late
KCOLC CLOCK - playing around with the clock (no sound)

Although somewhat limited, these are fully functional and great apps.

Our talking apps also speak from the background. No need to run them, no battery drain.

- If too loud, use the normal sound controls.

- Simple taps to start/stop/set. Single one tap to start up a timer.
All set and go. All is ready in the app, but you can change it.

- Tells you the remaining time in human sentences. Included English dialects: US English, British English, Indian English.
Use different dialects for different food or different messages.

- No seconds, just hours and minutes. No annoying and pointless sound spam for you from the kitchen.

- Also alerts you after the time has expired, e.g. "the soup says you are one minute late".

- Filters: select only the food timers and announcements you really need.

Some of the other features:

- One tap startup
Start up the app, tap the name of the food, the timer will start immediately.

- Multiple timers at the same time
Just tap the name of the next food, the next timer will start up.

- Tap and change the presets.

- Spoken messages from the timer even if TALKING CHEF TIMERS is NOT running
Even while watching a video or listening to music on your device at the same time.
Or while having your device in your pocket, locked, switched off (but not totally powered down).
Or listening to the private message only you will hear, while talking to your boss on the same phone.
Just listen: "the tea says the time is up now","The roast says you still have one hour”.

- Lots of extras:
e.g. a built in analog or digital VISUAL countdown clock for different alphabets:
. Bengali
. Chinese
. Default for the Device (e.g. ’12 hours US’,Arabic,Urdu)
. Greek
. Hebrew
. Hindi
. Japanese Kanji
. Korean
. Punjabi
. Roman
. Thai
. Slavonic Cyrillic
. Western 24 hours clock

- Clock beautifier
This normal clock and countdown clock is accurate to the second. Change its color, shape, alphabet and a lot more. Or live it as it is.

- No ads, no in app purchases, no calling home, no information is collected.

Our other apps are also worth a try.
Our apps are talking, are similar, but each one serves a different purpose.

Talking clock with human, binary, cuckoo, BIG BEN like chime, hourly and half hour time announcements,..
(spoken: English dialects)

Similar to CLOCK, but different spoken languages and sounds. (spoken: US English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, some kind people helped us with these)

Timer is the 24 hour repeating talking timer for parking meter reminders, washing, feeding the baby, doing exercises in the gym, jogging, end of work, time to leave type purposes (spoken: English dialects)

Talking tea, pasta, rice, meat timer and lots of more timers, can run multiple speaking timers at the same time
(spoken: English dialects)

For techies
Try TALKING CLOCK or CLOCK2 binary encoded time telling sounds. You will love these. BEEP BIP BEEP for 5PM.

What's New

Version 2.45

- iOS 8.3 compatible version!
- runs under iOS 7.1 and up.

- additional error checks and messages were added to help the user to enable local notifications
- new 'food'-s: cake, pie, grill, barbeque, potato, chili, curry, fruit
(we now have 32 separate food timers, each timer has a max of 18 different spoken alerts)
- new app Icon (the color of the food timers icons is now green)
- to save memory some startup messages have been deleted, a short beep will sound instead
(e.g. instead of 'tea says: countdown starting now' we now have a short beep)
- other, less significant changes

Please delete any previous version of this app before upgrading!
If you run an older OS, please download the previous version of this app.

Customer Reviews

perfect talking timers

jim 2013b

The timers talk to you even when you are playing a game or listening to the radio on the same phone.

does not work smoothly


timers can only be set for full minutes
app does not feel finished, UI is laggy
needs better English translation


Hugo IT Services Ltd
147 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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