Talking Timer – Custom Speaking Timer

Overview

Talking Timer is a FREE, clean, easy to use, customisable Timer with text to speech (TTS) interval alerts.Talking Timer - Screenshot

This Chrome App was born out of necessity for a simple timer that would notify me at various intervals during a countdown. I developed this app specifically for use while creating digital paintings as part of a Daily Spitpaint challenge (time-limited to 30mins).

Feeling that this app could be useful to others, I decided to make it customisable for all purposes.  So for example, at the 30sec mark, it could say:
Now write your signature!

 

Features

• Clean and easy to use

• Customisable timer duration

• Customisable Text to Speech (TTS) alerts at specific intervals

• Can be easily “pinned” to the Taskbar (Windows) or Dock area (Mac)

• Option to keep application always on top of other windows

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How to get it

You can download Talking Timer for FREE now from the Chrome Web Store.

 

How to “Pin” Talking Timer to Taskbar/Dock

The Talking Timer was created as a Chrome App so to that it could be easily “pinned” to the Taskbar (Windows)/Dock (Mac) for quick access, without the need to open Chrome. To “pin” Talking Timer for quick access, perform the following steps (or watch video below):
(1) Click to [Open Apps] in Chrome
(2) Click on the Talking Timer to run it
(3) Now Right-click the Talking Timer icon in the Taskbar/Dock area
(4) …and select “Pin to Taskbar”/”Keep in Dock” option

Now you can quickly load and view the Talking Timer, without needing Chrome open!

Dock Instructions