Setting up different types of timers
Stagetimer allows you to create different types of online timers including countdown, count-up, time of day (clock), and a combination of them. Multiple timers can be created in one room to cover an entire event, presentation, meeting, or Livestream.
Click the button below to create a timer. You don’t need an account to create a timer. But if you sign up, it saves the timer on your dashboard.Create a timer
When creating a timer, you will be directed to the controller page. All features and options can be controlled here. On the free tier, you can create up to three timers per room. For a more complex event, presentation or meeting, you should check out the Event license or Pro subscription.
On the controller page, you can create each timer to match your needs defining the start time, duration, and appearance, as well as other additional information (optional).
To change the type of timer, simply hover the mouse under the duration time on the individual timer and click where it says “Countdown” to select the desired option. This can also be done by clicking the gear icon on the timer and then choosing the appearance under the “Duration” section.
To create a countdown timer, add a new timer, choose a start time (optional) and set the duration. New timers are set for countdown by default. All the other options can be defined by clicking the gear icon on the individual timer, including chimes and the ability to flash the timer when wrapping up.
Behavior when hitting 0:00
You can decide if you want the timer to continue counting after hitting zero or to stop. To do so, go to “Menu” at the top left corner, and then click on “Settings”. On the popup, you will be able to choose the behavior when hitting 0:00.
Countdown until finish time
To define a specific finish time for the countdown, click on the duration section of the specific timer and a popup will present a set of options available. On type, chose “Until finish time”. Define a finish time (required) and optionally a finish date. When left empty, the date will be automatically defined as the same day or the next day if that time is already passed.
To create a count-up timer, hover the mouse under the duration time on the individual timer and click where it says “Countdown”. You will then be able to change the timer to a count-up and simply define a duration or a finish time. When using “Until finish time”, define a finish time (required) and optionally a finish date. When left empty, the date will be automatically defined as the same day or the next day if that time is already passed.
Time of Day
To display only a clock, select “Time of Day” on the timer appearance. The clock will always adjust automatically to the browser settings.
To configure the time format, go to “Menu” at the top right corner, and choose “Settings”. In the popup you will be able to specify the time format.
- Choose between 24- or 12-hour formats for the time of day (or clock)
- Choose one of several formats for the countdown or count-up timer
Timer and Time of Day
To display a combination of countdown/count-up with Time of Day, hover the mouse under the duration time on the individual timer and click where it says “Countdown” to select the desired option.
If you want to use the display to show messages only, simply select “Hidden” on the timer appearance options.