Colored Timer iOS App

Colored Timer iOS App Colored Timer iOS App

In brief

There are so many situations where it is useful to get a feeling of time at a glimpse. Whether it’s for workouts, cooking, games, meetings or presentations, the ColoredTimer iOS App provides a visual and configurable timer for iPhones and iPads presenting time not only with numbers, but also with color! ColoredTimer changes its background color as time passes. The colors are set on a color-wheel which is completely customizable.


  • Set time points or ranges along the color-wheel with 12 different colors (or a virtually unlimited set of colors in ColoredTimer PRO)
  • Attribute custom images and sounds to each time points or range
  • Use up to 5 different timers (24 in ColoredTimer PRO)


Basic setup: First chose the total time of the timer by moving the three picker controls in the center for seconds, minutes and hours, respectively. Then press the “play” button in the lower right to start the timer. As the indicator circle moves around from the 12 o’clock position the background color changes according to the color wheel. Importantly, the time that has passed is also shown digitally in the center of the color wheel. The timer can be paused at any time by pressing the “pause” button. While the timer is running or paused, it is possible to move back or forth in time by dragging the round circle with the crosshair to a different position. Once the crosshair reaches again the 12 o’clock position time is up and a sound is played. Also the center of the wheel changes from gray to black, showing the overrun time in red digits.

Configuring the color-wheel: The color wheel can be customized. The start and end colors can be set after pressing the corresponding buttons in the top. Each time position or range can be assigned a color, a picture and a sound. These are called events. Intermediate events are defined by pressing the name of the timer in the bottom center. This will open a window showing all timer “events”: Here you can also add and remove events. Events can also be added by dragging the cross hair to some position along the color wheel in standby mode (when the timer is not running).

Advanced features: Usually the space between events on the color wheel gradually interpolates between the events, but you can also just display the events with grey space in-between. Toggle between these two display modes by a double-tap anywhere on the screen. You can also configure this and other aspects of ColoredTimer by pressing the “menu button” in the lower left and selecting the ‘Settings’ panel. This includes whether the remaining or passed time is shown (also toggled by pressing the digital display in the center while the timer is running) or whether auto locking of the display should be disabled.  Finally ColoredTimer can handle multiple timers. Swipe left or right to move between timers and press the name of the current timer in the bottom to open a dialog for viewing, adding, deleting and configuring the name of a timer.