The LITE (free) version has all the functionality below, EXCEPT,
that any CHANGES made ARE NOT RETAINED when the user QUITS THE APPLICATION.
Get the regular version to persist your changes.
The iTimeKeeper is very handy and a highly functional tool to manage meeting times effectively. It provides the ability to split a meeting into individual "topics" with specific durations for each topic. The tool computes the total meeting duration and a countdown timer helps the user keep track of remaining time for each topic as well for the entire meeting. Audio/visual clues help the user keep track of time to ensure meeting proceeds as planned.
To add a new meeting, in the "Meetings List" window, press the "+" button or press "Edit" and select the "Add new meeting" row.
A template meeting with "Intro", "Main" and "Wrap-up" topics are automatically provided.
The meeting topics can be modified/deleted individually on selection.
New topics can be added by selecting the "Add new topic" row.
A temporary meeting name is provided based on the current time, which can be changed by the user.
To edit an existing meeting, select the meeting and press "edit" button.
Meeting name can be modified when modifying any topic of the given meeting.
To start a meeting, press the "Start" button.
The countdown timer for the first topic will start.
The duration allocated for this topic and the remaining time are updated periodically.
Press the "Next" button when you are ready to move to the next topic.
The countdown timer for the next topic in the list for this meting will start.
This process continues until all topics for this meeting have been handled.
The user can "pause/resume" a topic to handle any interruptions
The countdown timer is stopped/restarted to support this option. The remaining time accounts for the "paused time".
The "Reset" button allows the user to restart a meeting.
Elapsed time information for all topics is deleted.
The "Start", "Pause", "Resume", "Next", "Done" and "Reset" buttons are automatically enabled and disabled based on the state of the topics and meeting.
Progress bar and activity indicator are presented when the meeting is in progress or is paused.
Checkmark indicates that a meeting/topic is completed/done.
Regular font: Not started
Bold font: In progress or paused
Red Color: Time is up for this topic/meeting
Orange Color: Only 5 minutes remains for this topic/meeting
Black Color: More than 5 minutes remains for this topic/meeting
Current topic will blink once at periodic intervals after entering the 5 minute warning.
Different Bell sounds provide 5 minute warning for both topics and meetings as well as when time is up
User is prompted when the meeting or topic name is empty
Minimum duration for a topic is set to 5 minutes, when a user chooses 0 min.
-Meeting data is saved when user quits the application and is set to the same state when restarted later.
-Meeting topics "in progress" are "paused" before termination and will need to be "resumed" when the application is restarted later.
-Meeting topics can be added on the fly.
-Meeting topics can be deleted on the fly. (However, if a topic has already started, it cannot be deleted.)
-Meeting topic name can be changed at any time
-Meeting topic duration can be modified as long as the user has not marked it as "done", that is, there is no checkmark against it.
-Meeting topics that are yet to begin can be rearranged to provide the flexibility to have a different sequence of topics on the fly.
-Multiple meetings can be managed at the same time.