Say the Time

Say the Time

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 39 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    11.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    650,586
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 08, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    4.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Say the Time provides a simple tool for managing time and staying on task. Its signature voice alarm system was fun to use, but ultimately it's not much better than other alarm programs out there.

The program's interface was simple to understand and operate, since it broke all actions down into the easiest process and left no room for error. Things were so smooth we were able to set up reminders in a matter of seconds. The program basically functioned like many alarm systems we'd tested where we entered a date and time for an alarm via a calendaring system reminiscent of Microsoft Outlook. We were able to write a reminder and choose whether we wanted a male or female voice to remind us. The alarm was simply the voice reading the time while our message window popped up on the screen. Say the Time also comes with several little features that only enhance things slightly, such as the ability to alter the way the voice delivers the time and tinker with the layout. While everything worked according to plan, we didn't find the voice reminders to be more helpful than other sound-based alarms. However, say the Time's clear vocalizations and accurate time readings could be a great help to the visually impaired.

Say the Time has a 30-day trial period. While it doesn't offer much more or do anything much better than other schedulers and alarms, we still enjoyed this program enough to recommend it.

 
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5 stars

"Perhaps Provenio has learned their lesson."

November 18, 2014

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0.3

Pros

Simply the best, easiest to use appointment reminder available. It has a feature none of the others has - it reads your reminder out loud.

Cons

The Windows 8.1 version stopped reading reminders about 2 weeks after it was installed. The only fixes that Dell Tech support and I found were 1) Creating a new user and migrating everything over to the new user, or 2) Rebuilding the computer from factory settings. Provenio customer support DID finally respond with a fix, but it took them 7 weeks after the trouble ticket was opened and there were absolutely no updates "we're working on it."

Summary

Say The Time for Windows 8.1 now has a fix. This app is by far the best available.IF it keeps working, that is. Hopefully, their support wing has learned a lesson from this. Only time will tell. The fix is to download and install Microsoft's Speech SDK 5.1 directly from Microsoft's download center and restart the computer.

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1 stars

"Don't waste your money"

November 09, 2013  |  By FelixKrull00

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0.3

Pros

Better than most calendar/clock/reminders apps available online.

Cons

$30 is pretty steep for this app, especially since there are dozens of similar products available online for free.

Tech support, as others have noted here, is so bad that it sets a new low for the software industry.

Sooner or later you will encounter a software bug for which you will need technical support. If so, you're going to be s.o.l., since Provenio's alleged tech support will ignore your emails for months before getting back to you with some perfunctory solution that will not work.

Just wait till you do a O/S reinstall or buy a new computer and try to reinstall your Say the Time software. If it is not the latest version, you will have to cough up another $30, since the company neither supports software that is one version out-of-date, nor provides a place where you can download it. Some might call this extortion.

Summary

It's a mystery to me why a company would develop and sell a good product but offer such atrocious support. But if paying $30 every couple of years for a task bar clock doesn't bother you, then by all means, go ahead and buy this product.

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2 stars

"Worst customer support EVER!"

April 24, 2013  |  By NPRgulf

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0.3

Pros

I've owned "Say the Time" on my desktop for a number of years with no issues. It works well and is easy to use.

Cons

I thought I'd buy the same program for my laptop when I was on the road to set up appointment reminders. I purchased it and waited for my "key" to unlock the trial version. It has been 3 weeks and I have 1 week left in the trial version and I STILL haven't been sent my key. I've emailed Provenio, I've called them (just get voice mail) a number of times with absolutely no response. I am considering this now a company who has no right to be in business because they have effectively stole my $30 and I obviously have no recourse. This is obviously how they repay a loyal customer! Take no chances, don't purchase this program!

Summary

Utterly horrible customer service. Worst ever....you give them your money and it's ALL they seem to care about! Don't buy this program!

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4 stars

"Good for reminders and keeping me on task"

February 13, 2013  |  By slehan

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0.3

Pros

I've been using this for many years and love it. I have it set to say the time at the hour and half hour so I'm aware of time passing and don't get lost in my computer. The reminders work well as I keep track of various items with daily, weekly and monthly due dates. When a reminder pops up you have the option to tell it to snooze for 5,10,15,30 minutes or 1,2 or 4 hours or 1,2,3 days or a week.

Cons

No way to back up your reminders that I can find and I never did hear back from them about that problem. No customer service.

Summary

Works well for me but don't expect any support from the company.

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4 stars

"nice but short lived"

December 16, 2012  |  By john mussi

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0.3

Pros

very nice when it works right.

Cons

when they come up with a new version, your paid for older version stops working.

Summary

OK, if you don't mind repaying every time they come up with upgrades. Personaly I believe that if you are happy with the older version that you paid for, it should not stop working when they come up with improvements.

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1 stars

"Unable to use"

July 23, 2012  |  By shivcop

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0.3

Pros

None that I'm able to find.

Cons

After downloading trial version, I get the message that it has already expired. Provenio did not respond to several emails for help.

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5 stars

"Couldn't believe it!"

October 30, 2011  |  By TompsonG

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0.3

Pros

Easy to use, great editing system. Keeps me on task and helps me get things done in a timely manner. Voices that tell the time are decent.

Cons

Taskbar clock is altered and you have to go into the programs settings to change it back. The increments in which the clock says the time can only has a few different settings.

Summary

I was typing a paper on my computer today and got sidetracked while I was gathering information 30 minuets went by before I realized that the internet had sucked me in its web. After I was done with my paper I took to the net in order to find a program like this. I can't believe how well this program fits my needs.

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4 stars

"I find it handy to have the time in front of me"

September 17, 2011  |  By Bilbica-too

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0.3

Pros

It is easy to read and is accurate and the voices is a pleasant reminder

Cons

No critical comments.

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3 stars

"Good program and lots of options which are helpful"

September 15, 2011  |  By j.smitherman

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0.3

Pros

Well, it is easy to download! Great options after installation.

Cons

Had a terrible time getting it to run on Win7. Have had program for years and no problems until I upgraded on my Win7 Computer. Could not get it to run!

Summary

OK if you have no problems. I could not get to run and contacted originator 3-4 times and they would not advise me. Therefore, their support was useless. I finally got it working after days of uninstalling and reinstalling, etc. This is not a disaster because I could finally get it running and all is fine. So, it is worth trying (trial) and see if you have problems knowing the program will provide very little, if any, support.

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1 stars

"A mediocre, overpriced product from a disreputable firm"

September 08, 2011  |  By LolaMenhaden

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0.3

Pros

Easy to get times from around the world

Cons

The voice feature is actually an annoyance. Who wants a robotic voice announcing the time when you can see it perfectly well in the application's task-bar display?

Summary

I bought Version 9 but could not move it to a new PC because it is no longer available for download -- not anywhere. They offered me Version 10 for $20, but the application is not worth half that. I say they are disreputable because they have made it impossible to contact someone by phone to hash out problems. If you have any support issues, which you will, you will be SOL, since their e-mail tech support -- one person named Amy, apparently -- takes weeks to get back to you if she bothers to respond at all.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 11.0.3
This is a minor update that fixes a couple of bugs.
General
Publisher Provenio Software Corporation
Publisher web site http://www.proveniosoftware.com/
Release Date September 24, 2010
Date Added September 08, 2011
Version 11.0.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.29MB
File Name saytime-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 650,586
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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