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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, at 00:46 UTC the server started to time out almost all requests and was unresponsive for 5 hours

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

Product Update: 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

Presentation Timer for Linux

Countdown timer that can be used with Linux and requires no download. Share the timer via a link with speakers and control it from anywhere.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Dec 28, 2021

Presentation Timer for Mac

Countdown timer that can be used with iOS and requires no download. Share the timer via a link with speakers and control it from anywhere.

Liz Hermann

Liz Hermann

Dec 28, 2021

Presentation Timer for Windows

Countdown timer that can be used with Windows and requires no download. 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

Cloud-based 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 parts of the world?

Cloud-based timer makes timing speakers across time zones simple.

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

Product Update: 7-segment font, +/- 10 minute buttons and other improvements 🔧

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.