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Visual Task Timer

By Erik Heitfield

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Visual Task Timer - the countdown timer built for public speakers, teachers and students. Everything about Visual Task Timer is designed to make it easy to see at a glance exactly how much time is left so you can concentrate on finishing your task. No more trying to find a wall clock halfway through a final exam or glancing at your watch in the middle of a big presentation.

- Elegant, high-contrast display is easy to read from a distance.
- Set a low-time warning to remind you to start wrapping up.
- Option to disable your device’s lock screen so the time display remains easily visible throughout your task.
- Overtime clock display can tell you how much extra time you’ve used.
- Visual Task Timer is a universal App; it works great on all sizes of iPhones and iPads.
- Support for 3D Touch and iPad multitasking.
- Today widget lets you quickly view your timer from your device's lock screen.
- Visual Task Timer can be launched and configured from iOS automation apps, allowing you to create powerful workflows.
- Fully updated for iOS 10.3.

Why does the world need another countdown timer app? I’m frequently required to give public speeches or make presentations. I'm also quite nearsighted, which makes it difficult for me to read wall clocks from a distance. As a result, I’ve long sought a simple timer app that I could just set down on a nearby desk or podium to help keep my talks from running too long. No app I could find quite fit the bill. Some are beautiful but difficult to read. Many let my phone’s lock screen blank the display after a few minutes. And as far as I can tell, none provide an option for an audible low-time reminder. I designed Visual Task Timer to meet my own needs, but I’ve since found that it can serve many other useful functions. Teachers can use it help administer tests. Just prop an iPad up in front of the class, and your students will know exactly how much time remains before “pencils down.” Need to keep a panel of conference presenters on schedule? No need to assign an intern to keep time; let Visual Task Timer do the job. I hope you’ll agree that Visual Task Timer lives up to Pterosaur Design’s motto: “do simple things well.”

What's New in Version 1.7.1

New in Version 1.7.1
- In iOS 10.3 and above, the app icon color will match the chosen color theme.
- The timer setter up/down arrows are now easier to tap.
PRO TIP: When setting the timer, hold down an up or down arrow to rapidly cycle through numbers.


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Customer Reviews


Practical, easy to read, easy to use. Graphical widget is the best.

Best timer app I've found anywhere!!!

I'm pretty sure I've tried every timer app ever made. Some lacked features while others were so complicated, they were just impossible to use. Then I found Visual Timer and all that changed. To me, it's the perfect timer. It has all the features I need without being cluttered. The interface is beautifully sleek and the controls are fast and simple to operate, even at the last minute while walking up to the stage to speak.

I love the... well... the "visual" aspect of the timer. It means I don't have to squint at the podium to read numbers on a digital countdown clock while I'm giving a lecture. That's the last thing I want to focus on. Now I can instantly "see" how far along I am in my speech with just a quick glance at the visual countdown circle. It's truly brilliant!

I also appreciate how the visual timer changes colors the closer it gets to the end. This is a lifesaver. You'd have to "try" to miss this not to see it. It's genius. And my other favorite feature (which so many timers don't have) is that it doesn't come to a dead stop when it reaches zero! It automatically goes into overtime mode, if you choose that option in settings. And if you do, the timer subtly pulses red when it runs into overtime. What a fantastic feature! This lets you know how far over your target time you've run, but without distracting you.

And the developer actually responds to you. Imagine that! (So many of them never do these days.) He’s been really helpful and great to work with.

If you make speeches of any kind, I'd highly recommend giving Visual Timer a try. I've trusted it with my speeches and lectures (3 to 5 times every single week) ever since I installed the app, and it has never let me down once. I bet you'll love it as much as I do!!

Visual Task Timer
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7.1
  • Size: 17.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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