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Get to know the latest features, insights into development and tips to use stagetimer.io to the fullest.

Product Update 2.11: New Team Features & API Enhancements ✨🛠️

Explore Stagetimer's latest update featuring team collaboration, enhanced API, simplified pricing, and more.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Dec 9, 2023

Product Update 2.10: Timezone Chooser 🌍⏰

If you're part of an international team, you know the hassle of coordinating across time zones. That's where this comes in. It lets you unify timestamps in a single timezone. And if your browser messes up your timezone, you can fix it manually.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Oct 9, 2023

Product Update 2.9.3: New Offline Version, Quality of Life Updates & Pricing Revision

New offline version with the latest features and a new API. QoL improvements include revamped transport monitoring, placeholders in messages, and interface cleanups. Pricing structure changes affect connected devices, timers, and messages per room. Existing plan limits remain unchanged.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Jun 20, 2023

Display a Fullscreen Timer with Stagetimer (2-Min Guide)

Create and customize fullscreen timers with Stagetimer for tasks/events. Generate, configure settings, and customize appearance. Save timers/settings with free account.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jun 19, 2023

Shareable Online Countdown Timer (1-Min Guide)

Create, customize, and share countdown timers with Stagetimer. Get a shareable link, and remotely control timers. Offline version available.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jun 19, 2023

Setting up a Timer Clock on Stagetimer (2-Min Guide)

Create a timer clock with this free tool. Choose "Time of Day" or "Countdown + Time of Day". Share it with a link or QR code. Offline version available.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jun 19, 2023

Creating a Timer Clock with Seconds Using Stagetimer (2-Min Guide)

Create and customize a timer clock with seconds. Set it to "Time of Day" appearance, hide the title, and customize further. Add a countdown if desired. Share the clock via link.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jun 19, 2023

Creating an Online Timer with Sound Alerts (1-Min Guide)

Create timers with sound alerts, customize the duration, start time and title. Control them from anywhere. Windows & Mac app available.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jun 19, 2023

How to Set Up Multiple Timers Online with Stagetimer (3-Min Guide)

Create multiple timers online. Configure durations, share fullscreen views and use features like automated start times, cue linking, and scheduling.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jun 5, 2023

How to Add a Countdown Timer to Your Microsoft Teams Meeting: A Step-by-Step Guide

Manage your online meetings effectively with a customizable timer. This guide shows you how to integrate Stagetimer with Microsoft Teams. Save time, gain control.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jun 5, 2023

Product Update 2.9: Introducing the Powerful Stagetimer API v1 🚀

Enhanced with new endpoints, GET requests, and socket for real-time updates. Making it easier to integrate with other tools.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

May 9, 2023

Countdown Timer for TED Talks

Learn how Stagetimer can help speakers stay on time and deliver effective presentations, especially for TED talks. Tips on using it effectively.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Apr 24, 2023

Introducing Stagetimer's New Sync Delay Feature

Add sync delay to viewer & agenda pages for seamless livestream experiences. Available on all plans.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Apr 24, 2023

Interview with Krock.io, the Innovative Video Review and Collaboration Tool

We hear from Krock’s founder about the inspiration behind the product, the benefits of using the platform, and how it sets itself apart from other video collaboration tools.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Mar 9, 2023

Product Update 2.8: Improved room link sharing with more options 🔗

Discover the new sharable links popup with more info and options. Pre-define names for links, use `mirror` or `isolate` for viewers, and more.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Feb 19, 2023

Free Fullscreen Countdown Timer for Presentations and Events

With Stagetimer's free countdown timer, keep teams on track & on schedule w/ an easy-to-use interface for customizing. Its multiple timer app is great for sharing & coordinating.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jan 8, 2023

Free Online Timer for Meetings

Stagetimer is a reliable & easy-to-use timer for meetings; features progress bar, color-coding and messages to keep participants on schedule & message. Perfect for virtual & on-site sessions.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jan 8, 2023

Free Online Timer with Wrap-up Colors and Chimes

Stagetimer: free online timer for live events. Easy-to-read preview, custom progress bar, wrap-up colors/chimes. Flash timer for uninterrupted events. Perfect for live performances/presentations. Make changes while the show is running.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jan 8, 2023

Free Shareable Countdown Timer for Presentations and Events

Stagetimer is a free browser-based timer that can be used to enhance your events and presentations. With its easy shareability, live control, and customizable features, Stagetimer makes event organization a breeze.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jan 8, 2023

How to Collect Audience Questions during an Event

Stagetimer lets speakers take control of their presentation. Ensures audience is informed & engaged. Allows for more open dialogue. Audience can ask questions without raising hands or interrupting conversation.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Jan 8, 2023

Introducing the new offline version for MacOS & Windows 🍎🪟

Introducing the new offline version of Stagetimer, with improved server architecture and performance. Easily schedule and control timers on any device, even without internet access. Plus, updated API and better timezone support coming soon. Try it now and see the difference!

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Dec 12, 2022

Known Issue: Timezone problem with “Scheduled” and “Until finish time” feature

We have received reports from our users that the "Scheduled" and "Until finish time" feature in our countdown timer app is not working correctly for some users in certain timezones.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Nov 7, 2022

Incident Report: Analysis of the October 7 server downtime

On October 7, 2022, Stagetimer's server suffered an outage due to a faulty process filling up the available memory. We apologize for the inconvenience and have since addressed the issue. This is a detailed analysis of the incident.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Oct 7, 2022

Product Update 2.6: Manage connected devices 🎛 🖥

Lukas had always been a bright young boy, and he was always tinkering with things. So it was no surprise to anyone when he announced that he was going to write a feature that would help people find all the devices that were connected to their rooms. With this tool, people could also rename devices and control them remotely.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Sep 18, 2022

How to Add a Countdown Timer in OBS Studio for Free

Adding a countdown timer in OBS Studio is a simple task that can take your live stream quality up a notch. This guide shows step-by-step how to do it. Advanced knowledge of OBS Studio is not required, anyone can follow this guide.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Aug 12, 2022

How to create a dashboard with a YouTube Livestream, Timer, and Agenda

I'll show you how to create a complete dashboard in HTML (with easy copy-paste, no experience required) and how to put it on the internet for free with one click.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Aug 11, 2022

Product Update 2.4 + 2.5: Customize all the colors 🎨🧑‍🎨

I have two big changes to announce today: 1. The all-new and improved™ customizer gives you (almost) full artistic control and 2. the new pricing 💸

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Jul 21, 2022

Product Update 2.3: Improved time format settings 🕑

Today's update looks trivial on the surface but required some serious brain juice.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Jun 8, 2022

Product Update 2.2: Let the audience submit questions 🙋‍♂️

Today's update brings you a link for the audience to submit questions and our launch on the app discovery site producthunt.com.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

May 31, 2022

Product Update 2.1: Movable playhead, room search & QR download

Today's update is short and offers a few quality-of-life improvements. Now that my ever-growing list of small tasks became a bit smaller again, I'm off to work on the next big thing 😁.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

May 12, 2022

Stagetimer 2.0 is here with improved design and audio chimes 📢 🎉

It's a complete redesign of the most important page: the controller. What makes it great? Why is it better than the previous version? When I started working on this project, I was completely new to the AV industry ...

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Apr 16, 2022

Virtual Event Production Guide & Tools To Use

What tools and software to use on a virtual event production. Compare alternatives and learn how to run an online event.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Apr 15, 2022

What is a Call Sheet? Best Practices & Examples

What is a call sheet and why use it in event production? Free call sheet template that can be customised to suit your needs.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Apr 15, 2022

What is a Cue Sheet? Best Practices & Free Template

What is a cue sheet and why use it? Free cue sheet template that can be customised to suit your needs.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Apr 15, 2022

Run of Show Template & Best Practices for On/Offline Events

What is a run of show and why use it in event production? Free run of show template that can be customised to suit your needs.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Apr 15, 2022

Product Update: Rename connected devices & room log 🏷️

Update 1.21 is a bit smaller than usual but I wanted to push it out mainly for the improvements around connected devices. In short, the controller now offers some options for connected devices, there is a log of all activities in a room and the controller page got a bit de-cluttered.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Feb 6, 2022

Event Rundown & Show Flow Guide with Examples

Why you should be using an event rundown or show flow to run events effectively. Free tool to build a rundown with several timers and messages.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Feb 3, 2022

How to keep speakers on time

Countdown timer in the browser that can be shared via link and controlled from anywhere. No excuses for running overtime.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Feb 2, 2022

Product Update: CSV import and agenda page 💾

Instead of reading this post you can watch my photogenic self demonstrate the updates in a video. Besides a demo of the CSV import and the new agenda page, there's also a sneak peek of the upcoming controller redesign at the end.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Jan 19, 2022

Free Countdown Timer for Linux

Countdown timer that can be used with Linux. Use it online with the web version or offline with the downloadable app. Share the timer via a link with speakers and control it from anywhere.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Dec 28, 2021

Free Countdown Timer for Mac

Countdown timer that can be used with Mac. Use it online with the web version or offline with the downloadable app Share the timer via a link with speakers and control it from anywhere.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Dec 28, 2021

Free Countdown Timer for Windows

Countdown timer that can be used with Windows. Use it online with the web version or offline with the downloadable app. Share the timer via a link with speakers and control it from anywhere.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Dec 28, 2021

Building stagetimer.io, and what we learned along the way

A brief history how it all started, the process of building it, what we learned along the way and what's next.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Dec 7, 2021

Product Update: Licensed rooms and new pricing 🌟

We are raising our prices for new customers and making rooms more useful when you share controller links. And, as we are nearing the end of the year, I'm sharing a few of our stats at the end 😇

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Dec 6, 2021

Countdown Timer for Event Production

Build a rundown with multiple timers and messages in the browser, share it with speakers via link.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Nov 23, 2021

How to Time Speakers in Different Time Zones

Stagetimer is a countdown timer that makes timing speakers across time zones simple. Use it online or offline. Share it with others via link or QR code.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Nov 23, 2021

Product Update: New public API to remote control your timer 🔌

Stagetimer has a public API now. With it, you can remote control your timer with other software, for example, the Streamdeck with Bitfocus Companion.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Nov 14, 2021

Product Update: Schedule timers, Event rundown and 12h format 📅

This was by far the most requested feature and took me almost the entire September to implement completely. I focused first of all on making it work reliably.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Oct 10, 2021

The new 7-segment font, +/- 10 minute buttons and more ...

All the new things this month were requests from users like you 😁 Besides, a lot of time went into under-the-hood improvements, more about that at the end.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Sep 12, 2021

Product Update: Add your own logo, finally 🤭

Not only can you now upload your own logo. You can also conveniently change the size and positioning.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Aug 2, 2021

Product Update: Easy blackout button and black-on-white timer ⚫

You asked to add an option for blanking the timer. Because some speakers should not be timed. Well, now there is an easy button for that.

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Jul 18, 2021

Product Update: Customizable Timer Backgrounds 🎨

The much-requested "Customize Timer" feature got its first update 🎉

Lukas Hermann

Lukas Hermann

Jun 27, 2021

Product Update: User Profiles, pro subscription and password protection 🔑

You can now sign up for a free user profile to keep track of the rooms you've created. Also, the first subscription plan is here and it comes with unlimited usage pro features.