CueTimer for Windows
- 64-bit Windows 8.1, 10 or 11
- .Net 4.8 or later installed
- v. 188.8.131.52 (13. November 2023)
-FIXED an issue where the app could crash when closing the fullscreen window.
– FIXED an issue where the preview-window could resize unintentionally
-CHANGED so that the fullscreen window always stays on top of the preview when both are displayed
For full version-history, see the changelog.
CueTimer for Mac
- CPU: Both Intel and Apple Silicon CPUs are supported natively
- OS-support: 10.14 and beyond (Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey, Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave)
v.2.6 (2) 27. November 2023
– FIXED an issue where the preferences-menu could crash on Sonoma macs
– FIXED an issue where the undo&redo wouldn’t work for the web-timer
For full version-history, see the changelog.
Buy and Activate
- 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 provides the tools to ensure that your event runs on schedule. Get started in just three simple steps:
1. Create the timer-list
Write down your schedule in the app interface, or import spreadsheet data: Cuetimer can open CSV & TSV files, and you can paste directly from Excel and Google Sheets.
If you prefer a more dynamic workflow where you set the timings as you go, we support that as well.
2. connect the outputs
CueTimer has multiple options for viewing the timers on any device: if you are connected to an external monitor, just push the “Fullscreen” button. Or send the timer-page to broadcast-devices on your LAN-network through NDI. Remote speakers can stay in sync using our online timer.
3. control the time
The interface is tailored for show-control: Start and stop the timers with ease and edit on the fly. Redundancy and backup is secured with undo/redo and autosave.
Companion with Stream Deck gives you extra buttons for the commands, and remote control over the network.
Trusted by leading industry professionals
We are extremely happy to use CueTimer in our productions. We constantly provide AV production solutions for streams, hybrid events and live events catering to state ministries and high-profile corporate clients, so a flexible stage communication and timing tool like this is invaluable to us in securing the flow of the show.
– Panu Koskinen, ShowTekniikka, Finland
I can without exaggeration say that CueTimer has changed my life on show site in many ways. I really enjoy how much customization is available for the display features like creating a template for repeatable segments. My customers also love the messaging feature. For the cost of a license, laptop and small monitor, it’s definitely a better value proposition over a traditional clock system.
– Craig Trosclair, Corporate Lighting and Audio, USA
CueTimer and APS are unbelievable lifesavers when working with corporate AV. It helps speed up my workflows and keeps the events on time. The option to give moderators and event producers a link for timers is a great feature. I’m very happy with the support and customer service. I recommend these tools for anyone who asks about solutions for presentation-switching and timers.
– Truls Skæveland, Eventi AS, Norway
We have installed CueTimer on several Macbook Air and use the tool regularly. The range of functions is very large, the design can be adapted almost as desired and saved as a template. If necessary, the timer can be shared via a link over the Internet, but the software basically works offline, which is a great advantage over other products.
– Simon Anliker, Kilchenmann AG, Switzerland
Finding a clock-solution for Lego Masters Norway that was reliable, flexible and easy to work with in a TV setting proved to be a challenge until we came across PresentationTools and their CueTimer software. I would definitely recommend CueTimer as a countdown timer and tool to kepp time in a tight program.
– Michael Thunem Berlund, Hilux A/S, Norway
A countdown timer application for physical, virtual & hybrid events
CueTimer can be used for any event that needs precise timings:
Conferences & Seminars
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Customise the style of the fullscreen timer
The HDMI and NDI-output is 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.
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.
New in version 2.5: Spreadsheet-import
Now you can import a spreadsheet with a schedule or a rundown into CueTimer. And with the Auto-Schedule feature, you just need to know the start-times, and CueTimer will calculate the durations for you.
- Import CSV and TSV files
- Paste spreadsheet-data
- Link timers with start and end times
CueTimer Feature Overview
Create a list of timers from our custom spreadsheet
Multiple outptut-options to display the timers on any device:
HDMI fullscreen output. Push the Fullscreen-button do display the timer on the external monitor.
NDI output. Send the timer-window as a native NDI source from CueTimer
Web output. Create a timer-webpage hosted on our server. Here you can also see the schedule with a list of future timers.
Preview windowed-output that is always on top and never reacts to keystrokes. Perfect for Powerpoint.
Use different timer-types: countdown, countup, countdown to time and regular clock.
Add warnings to notify the speaker that the time is running out
Options for what happens when the timer ends: go into overtime, stop the timer, or start the next timer
Change the duration by adding and subtracting minutes or manipulate the speed of the timers.
Customize the countdown-windows with colors, animations and scaling.
Change the style when the timer changes status. For example, when the timer ends, you can make the screen red, and make the countdown blink.
Send messages that is displayed on the timer-outputs. The appearance of the message is fully customisable: place it in the corner, or fill the whole screen.
Native desktop-apps for Mac and Windows that are light on system-resources. Built for demanding live-shows.
Support for multitasking: With native control over the CueTimer-windows, you can display our timers while using other apps.
Undo/Redo & Autosave. We got you covered if you accidentally start the next timer.
Use Stream Deck buttons to control CueTimer through Companion. Then you also get remote-control over the local network.
Support for multiple workflows: The timer-list can be an ordered schedule, or a selection of timer-templates that can be started easily
Import CSV & TSV files with any delimiter
Copy & paste spreadsheet-data into CueTimer
Spreadsheet-import menu where you can sort the columns you want to import
Export the timer-list as a CSV file
Auto-calculate timer-values so that the end of a timer becomes the start of the next. Then you only need the start-times to make a schedule with durations for all the segments.
Start and stop the timers with keyboard-shortcuts or large buttons
OSC messages to and from CueTimer. Trigger other devices when the timer ends, or start and stop timers with OSC commands.
An open API that lets you control CueTimer over the local network through TCP/IP commands. Create your own controller-app, or use the ones already made for you.
We have collected a wide collection of articles about CueTimer.
Read how keep soundchecks on time in music-festivals, or why we decided to go for an offline desktop-app for live-event timers.
The user-guide is our reference on how to use CueTimer. We have tried to cover all related topics on how to control and configure our countdown-timer app.
If you prefer learning by watching instead of reading, then the CueTimer online-tutorial series is for you. Or get tips about how to connect CueTimer to Qlab.