Online Timer for Studios

Use Stagetimer to improve communication within your studio team. No more unnecessary delays or extra effort. Simply set down a timer, time the speakers, and let the production begin. You can pay for a single recording session or buy a full subscription at an affordable price. A smaller session can be run for completely free. With Stagetimer, your production process will become smoother than ever.

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What customers love about Stagetimer

In an effort to find a timing solution for remote guests, I tried multiple softwares, but offers the exact feature set and ability to control that I was looking for. Have used it to manage virtual speakers in Venice, Italy, and Orlando, USA, for example, and it worked flawlessly.
Adam Johns

Adam Johns

Founder & Producer at Video Village Creative, Inc.

We have used for the candidate forums and it has worked great. The timer was very easy and intuitive to use. The learning curve for first-time clock operators was literally less than a minute. It has been very useful for us and made the timing aspect of our events very professional.
Alec Creighton

Alec Creighton

Owner/General Manager at Northeast Colorado Broadcasting

I use it as a stage timer for our nightclub.
Ian Morales
Ian Morales

Red Cube Productions

We have been struggling with stage timers and is a BRILLIANT solution, and I just wanted to say thanks! Best money I've spent this year, and I'm stoked!
Randal Southam
Randal Southam

Founder & Creative Director at Southam Creative

Simple to use & easy to share

Stagetimer is a remote-controlled countdown timer that allows you to set, start, pause, and reset a timer from any device with a web browser. It is available as a web application, as well as standalone versions for Windows and Mac. It include the ability to share the timer via unique links, display customizable messages on the timer, and control the timer remotely. It is perfect for events, meetings, and presentations, and is simple and easy to use.

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Shareable remote-controlled timer

Keep Production Right on Schedule

While in production, you need to follow a strict schedule. With Stagetimer, you can set a detailed rundown and follow it devoutly. This will help prevent you from falling behind deadlines and allow you to achieve more in a single session. The simple and focused timer features are just what you need to streamline production at your studio.

  • In-depth timer controls
  • Timer-focused display
  • No ads
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Runs Entirely in the Browser

Stagetimer requires no downloads for its online version. It runs entirely in a browser window. So it can be run on any compatible device, including PC, phones, tablets, or even a Raspberry Pi. So, no more worrying about complicated downloads or lengthy installations. Simply pop open the Stagetiomer window and start production. It is as easy as that!

  • Easy setup
  • No downloads
  • Can be run on Raspberry Pi
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Improved Team Efficiency With Easy Shareability

Need to run your timers in sync on multiple devices? No problem! With Stagetimer, you can generate shareable links for anyone in your studio. All the timers sync up, so there is no lag. The timer can also be shared around using a generated QR code. If you want, you can also assign administrative roles to other studio members to use during production.

  • Works with multiple devices simultaneously
  • Administrative control delegation
  • Link and QR sharing
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Broadcast Announcements for Quick Updates

Stagetimer features a handy announcement system. So you can deliver messages to your team quickly. The messages can be color-coded according to their priority. This way, you can have everyone in the studio updated about current events or deliver cues. You can also give quick announcements to the presenters to let them know when they are up.

  • Real-time announcements
  • Color-coded messages
  • Quick delivery
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Personalize How You Like

Stagetimer can be personalized in every way to fit your studio’s theme. You can add your own custom logo, background, and color scheme with just a few clicks. The size and style of the font can also be changed to your preference. So, you can give your timers a look you are most comfortable with.

  • Changeable background
  • Custom logo compatibility
  • Changeable font size
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Simple and Informative Display

The simple yet informative layout allows for quicker timer reading during a recording session. The color-coded status bar can be placed at the bottom or top of the timer for better readability. Each color represents a time segment with a ticker showing your overall progress. So all the information can be gained with a quick glance.

  • Ticker to help speakers pace themselves
  • Color-coded segments
  • Informative layout
Browser address barTimers automatically adjust to the browser time zone settings

Reliable Foreign Time Zones Integration

Stagetimer allows presenters who are partaking in the production virtually to also stay on schedule. The cloud-sync features ensure reliable timer and cue delivery. It also syncs with different time zones to prevent confusion during production.

  • Local and virtual compatibility
  • Reliable cue delivery
  • Time zone sync

No need for those Extron tweakers

Using this app is simple and inexpensive. You don't need to buy additional hardware. Any internet-connected device can do it. No HDMI or SDI splitters are required.

The app's main purpose is to show a countdown or message that fills the whole screen. Whoever has the link can view the countdown.

Use Stagetimer with a tablet or phone


Scan the QR code with a tablet and place it in front of the speaker.

Use Stagetimer with a spare laptop


Finally a purpose for your old laptop. Connect it to a bigger screen if necessary.

Use Stagetimer with a cheap Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

No laptop or tablet at hand? Buy a $35 Raspberry Pi and connect it to a screen.


We have been struggling with stage timers and is a BRILLIANT solution, and I just wanted to say thanks! Best money I've spent this year, and I'm stoked!
Randal Southam
Randal Southam

Founder & Creative Director at Southam Creative

Stagetimer’s speaker timer has some of the most affordable pricing. Enjoy all the essential timer-management functions for free.

Need our premium countdown timer for a one-time event? Pay a one-time flat fee and get full-time access for 10 days. Or, pay a small monthly subscription (save 20% annually) for ongoing access to our full-suite public speaking timers to create and manage your events and presentations.

STARTER plan iconStarter

Use all basic features for free


No signup required

3 Starter rooms
3 connected devices per room
3 timers and messages per room
Sharable public links
API access
CSV import/export
Custom logo
Custom theming
1 Offline license key included
10-day access, no subscription

PRO plan iconPro

For small events and productions


Billed monthly

Unlimited Pro rooms
5 connected devices per room
50 timers and messages per room
Sharable private links
API access
CSV import/export
Custom logo
Custom theming
1 Offline license key included

PREMIUM plan iconPremium

For professional and broadcasting use


Billed monthly

Unlimited Premium rooms
50 connected devices per room
500 timers and messages per room
Sharable private links
API access
CSV import/export
Custom logo
Custom theming
1 Offline license key included


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Subscription plans are billed monthly or yearly. Cancel any time.

Single event licenses are billed once and stay active for 10 days.

If you are a non-profit organisation, contact us for a discount.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I program or schedule the studio timer?


You can program Stagetimer by scheduling multiple timers or linking them together so that one starts right when the other one ends. This feature is available on the web version, as well as the Windows and Mac versions. You can also start a timer at a specific time and date by clicking the gear icon on the individual timer, selecting the "Scheduled" trigger, and choosing a time and date. If the time has already passed, the date will be automatically set for the next day. This automation tool is useful for creating a series of timed events or presentations.

Can attendees send questions to the presenter?


Simply share the link or QR code available on the controller page (right under the message column) and your audience will be able to send questions that will automatically turn into messages. You can then edit and reorganize the oder of the messages and show them one at a time to speakers.

Can I use Stagetimer for free?


You can use Stagetimer for free. The free version of Stagetimer allows you to use all of the basic features, including creating and running timers, scheduling timers, and linking timers together. However, the free version does not include access to the Pro and Premium features, which include additional customization options and advanced features such as importing and exporting timer data, and real-time control of timers from more than three devices at the same time.

What is a studio timer?

A studio timer is a tool that can be used to efficiently conduct remote, in-person or virtual meetings, events and conferences by providing speakers with the ability to easily see how much time they have left to speak. You can set multiple timers for different speakers, send messages to speakers, and automate show flows.

What are some use-cases for a speaker timer?

A studio timer is essential for in-person events, virtual meetings, online presentations, and live-streamed broadcasts. So if you're organizing any sort of event like this, you should be using a speech timer to make sure things run smoothly every time.

An automated timer makes it easy to give everyone an equal chance to speak whenever necessary, by providing participants with an allotted time for their input.

Can I use Stagetimer with any device?


You can use Stagetimer with any device that has a modern web browser. This includes desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Stagetimer is a web-based application, so you do not need to download or install any software to use it. Simply visit the Stagetimer website in your web browser and you will be able to use all of the features of the app. You can also use Stagetimer offline on a Mac or Windows computer by downloading the offline version of the app.

Can I share the event agenda with others?


Every room comes ready with a shareable agenda link for your attendees to access anytime. You can also send collaborative links to team members and delegate administrative tasks during events.

What are a studio clock’s benefits?

A studio timer automation tool like Stagetimer is an essential tool for companies looking to plan and manage the schedule of their in-person or virtual events and meetings. These tools help make events more effective by keeping speakers on track, ensuring that time-strict events stay on schedule. As an event coordinator or project manager, you can set up event flows on autopilot with Stagetimer's scheduling or trigger features, so you don't have to manually switch between speaker sessions. In addition to keeping events running smoothly, a stage timer is also a simple way to consistently market your brand or product throughout an event, as users will constantly be looking at the timer.

Who uses a studio timer tool?

A studio timer can be used by anyone who wants to conduct successful virtual and on-site events with minimal disruptions. So we're talking event production managers and staff, conference organizers, audiovisual professionals, and live-streaming or media production staff who want an automated way to see who's talking and how much time they have left.