Speaker Timer Software for Mac & PC

Prepare a list of timers and use shortcuts or triggers to progress during the show. Outputs on HDMI, NDI & Internet.

Trial version 2.3

  • 64-bit Windows 8.1, 10 or 11.
  • .Net 4.8 or later installed. 
    • v. (12 February 2023)
      – FIXED an issue where firing timers with ID from Companion could reset the message
    • v. (20. February 2022)
      – FIXED a rare issue where where mis-communication with the licence-server could cause the application to crash.

    For version-history, see the changelog

Trial version 2.3

CPU: Both Intel and Apple Silicon CPUs are supported natively.

OS-support: 10.14 and beyond.

  • Ventura 
  • Monterey
  • Big Sur
  • Catalina
  • Mojave

v.2.3 (6) (23. January 2022)
FIXED a bug where the application could crash on clock-timers using AM/PM layout.

For the full changeling, go here.


To use the software without restrictions you need to activate the applications with a licence. Licences can be bought from the store.

We currently offer subscription based licences with yearly payment. 

To activate the application, copy your licence key-code into the activation-field and push OK. 

You can use the software as much as you want in trial-mode. The only restriction is that the applications will close after 10 minutes. 

Control your time. Stay on schedule.

CueTimer helps performers and presenters manage their time during events and broadcasts.

Easy for the operator

Make a list of timers and edit them on the fly as the event progresses. If you need more hands on control with physical buttons, use Companion with Stream Deck. This also lets you remote-control CueTimer over the local network.

Useful to the speaker

Display the countdown on different devices: connect to an external monitor, send the countdown over the local network using NDI, or share a web-link to a remote speaker. The style of the countdown-window is customisable with fonts, logo and colors.

Broadcast reliability

CueTimer is a show-critical tool that you can trust for live events: The desktop apps use native frameworks for Mac and PC, giving us the best possible control of how the software performs on the hardware. It also lets you run the app without Internet-connection.

Trusted by leading industry professionals

Introduction & Overview

A countdown timer application for physical, virtual & hybrid events

CueTimer can be used for any event that needs precise timings:

Conferences & Seminars
Photo: Alliance Events
A monitor with a countdown-timer is very useful for someone holding a presentation. With CueTimer it is easy to control this monitor and display the timers for the different speakers that enter the stage. When the time is running out you can make the colours change to notify the speakers.
Streaming & Remote Workflows
Photo: TC Conway
CueTimer is well suited for the digital workflow that has evolved during the Covid 19 pandemic. We have added multiple options for viewing the timers that should cover most scenarios: you can feed the video-mixers with HDMI or NDI video, and share a webpage with the timers to remote presenters and crew-members.
Broadcasting & Gameshows
Photo: Michael Thunem Berglund, Hilux A/S

A TV-show needs a production-timer that is reliable, flexible, and easy to use. CueTimer was built to solve this demanding task. To give an example, read more about how CueTimer was used as a countdown-timer for the season one of Lego Masters Norway.

Multiple Output Options – HDMI, NDI & Online Countdowns

With CueTimer you can send the countdown anywhere:


Push the “Fullscreen” button to place the countdown on the external display. With SDI/Fibre extenders the monitor can be placed far away from the computer


CueTimer has a native NDI-output using the latest NDI 5 framework. This lets you share the countdown as graphics over the local LAN-network.


Create a webpage to share the current countdown and the schedule with a list of future timers. The page will scale automatically for all browser-sizes.

Companion icon

Control with Companion

Companion lets you control different devices over the local network and with Streamdeck hardware-boxes. It is free of charge and more info can be found here. Our Companion module includes buttons for the most important commands, and it has feedback for the current timer with colors that can be set from CueTimer. With our premade presets found in the Companion menu it is easy to drag and drop the buttons where you need them.

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Customise the style of the fullscreen timer

The HDMI and NDI-output is now completely customizable with colors, placement, fonts, and images.
You can have a backgound-image for decoration, your company logo for branding, and to notify the speaker that the time is running out, add a blinking border.

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Send messages to the presenters

The confidence-monitor with the timer is one of the few places where you can send messages to the presenter without the audience noticing it. Let them know if their microphone needs to be adjusted, if the next speaker is delayed, or use it for questions from the audience. 

If you have a big monitor, place the message on the top of the screen along with the other content. Or if you really want to grab the attention of the speaker, give the message flashy colors and make it fill the whole screen. 

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Control your licences from the user-dashboard

With a subscription-licence  you  can create an account on this site where you can monitor your licences, release licences from activated computers, and manage your subscriptions registered to your email-address.

Learn more

The online user guide and video tutorial series will help you get started using CueTimer. In addition to these resources, here is a brief overview of some of our key features: