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Product Update: CSV import and agenda page 💾

· Lukas Hermann Lukas Hermann

Hey there,

I’m trying something new today. Instead of reading this post, you can watch my photogenic self demonstrate the updates in this video:

CSV import and export

The new CSV import and export is situated in the general timer settings popup. As the name suggests, it allows you to import or export .csv files. CSV is a handy exchange format for tables enabling you to import your Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets into stagetimer.io.

Import and export are found in the general timer settings popup
Import and export are found in the general timer settings popup

I have taken considerable pains to automatically recognize all sorts of differently formatted agendas and event rundowns. And in case your rundown is not recognized it allows you to tweak the details before importing them.

Tweak the details before importing your CSV file
Tweak the details before importing your CSV file

The import and export functions allow you to collaborate more easily with event organizers and other roles within your team. It will also save a lot of time from copy-pasting times from a spreadsheet into the app manually.

Agenda page

The agenda page is another useful addition to the arsenal of the professional timekeeper. It is a dedicated page with a distraction-free version of your rundown. Besides the title, time of day, and the rundown, the footer shows the overall progress of your event.

The new agenda page
The new agenda page

The agenda page is ideal for public-facing screens, i.e. outside a conference hall or for people backstage.

It also comes with a sidebar to send messages
It also comes with a sidebar to send messages

Additionally, there is an optional sidebar with a familiar timer and the possibility to send messages. This is ideal for someone who needs to communicate with the speaker but doesn’t need access to the timer controls.

Minor details

We added a few more fonts to choose from like “Indie Flower”, “Press Start 2P” or the popular “Poppins” to give your timer some character.

New fonts "Indie Flower", "Press Start 2P", "Poppins" and more ...
New fonts “Indie Flower”, “Press Start 2P”, “Poppins”, and more …

When using the timer triggers “Scheduled” or “Until”, it is now possible to define the start/finish time to the precision of second.

Sneak Peek

At last, I would like to give you a sneak peek into our upcoming plans. Over the pasts months, we received a lot of great feedback from your side. We greatly value all of your feedback, and we are incorporating a lot of it into this upcoming redesign.

The design for version 2 of the controller page
The design for version 2 of the controller page

While some buttons and functions have moved around, all of them are still there. The new design attempts to reduce the visual noise of the controller page. Stagetimer started our very simple, but it became more complex as we added new features through the past year.

stagetimer.io is still very much in active development and I feel these design changes will make it easier to use. I am planning to work on it in February.


That’s it for release 1.20. As always, feel free to contact us, especially if you find a glitch or have good feedback.

Check out the full list of changes on https://stagetimer.io/changelog/

Cheers,
Lukas