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KL
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Joined: April 11th, 2008, 9:28 am
Location: Cape Town
In my current job, I'm doing lots of workshops. I find time keeping can be difficult, so I was looking for a countdown timer online and couldn't find any that's big, easy to use, accurate and didn't have obnoxious sounds. So I made one myself! Big Timer is a full screen countdown timer for work stuff, like meetings, workshops and presentations.

Because it's for work I even took the effort to make it work in Internet Explorer. I had a lot of fun making this, learned a ton about modern web development. Right now, its features may look limited, but there are some nice things, like the + and - buttons that you can hold and set a duration super fast. It's all optimized for quick handling while staying focused on the participants.

I hope it can be of use to anyone here. Please let me know how I can improve it for your work context!

https://www.bigtimer.net
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ralphzoontjens
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I find a Time Timer is helpful for lengthy board presentations. However even better is to avoid long monologue style talks and get to the point together. At my work I don't mind ticking noises, they keep me sharp and at times I set two kitchen timers, one for keeping myself in the work session, the other to keep an eye on the oven channel.
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