Say the Time

Say the Time

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.1
  • Total Downloads:
    649,826
  • Date Added:
    May 16, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy

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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Mediocre product, worst tech support ever"

November 07, 2011  |  By HansCastorp1

 |  Version: Say the Time 10.1

Pros

Easy-to-read interface

Cons

The visual time clock is fine, but you will tire quickly of having a digital voice announce the time all day long. So why buy Say the Time if you don't want to be annoyed? Answer: There is no reason to buy this product.

Summary

Still worse is that their tech support is a disgrace -- and you WILL need support from them at some point, since you will discover that you are unable to download an updated version without coughing up an additional $20. It's like having to pay $20 a year for a wall clock that stops working at midnight on Decembre 31. Finally, if, to complain, you try to reach someone at the company itself in Toronto, you will discover that this is quite impossible. Provenio has receted a Chinese Wall between itself and all of the customers it has duped. It's a shame I have to give the company one star (default), since it doesn't deserve it. Don't believe the 4- and 5-start ratings either, because they musy have been planted by Provenio.

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1 stars

"Installed...will not say the time. Support is useless."

December 17, 2010  |  By j.smitherman

 |  Version: Say the Time 10.1

Pros

Nothing. Will not work.

Cons

Everything...will not work and support simply will not help. They sell product but you are on your own if it does not work.

Summary

Cannot explain more...product does not work...and no support.

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1 stars

"Problem With Windows Vista"

August 10, 2010  |  By sypond

 |  Version: Say the Time 10.1

Pros

I don't have any because the program wouldn't run.

Cons

I downloaded this program on my desktop computer and my HP laptop. They both run Windows Vista. Neither computer would this program. Windows kept saying the program quit working.

Summary

This program needs a lot of debugging!

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1 stars

"I cannot rate it since I was sent me a faulty key."

May 17, 2010  |  By shaabans1

 |  Version: Say the Time 10.1

Pros

I cannot judge since the key emailed to me is faulty.

Cons

I cannot judge since the key emailed to me is faulty.

Summary

As I explained above, I cannot imagine that a company like proveniosoftware does not have a propoer customer support. Since 11 May 2010 when I informed the company that the key they sent me does not work, and I receive a message "incorrect or incomplete information", the company has not answered me since then. I wonder how CNet hosts software for companies that do not have proper technical support.

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4 stars

"Provides time/date format exactly as I want in Win 7"

February 24, 2010  |  By arbass

 |  Version: Say the Time 10.1

Pros

Reminder, stopwatch and countdown clocks.

Cons

Nothing I can think of.

Summary

Have been using it for years and find it helpful for my purposes.

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4 stars

"I have version 10.0.1, can't install 10.1"

December 31, 2009  |  By Meatman--2008

 |  Version: Say the Time 10.1

Pros

I like the options, voices, reminder features, and the ability to give me the time, date, and weather.

Cons

I used to be able to click my clock and get an announcement but now the latest version has me right clicking and going to the top of the program and clicking on Say The Time to hear the announcement. This is a minor issue but an unwelcome change.

Summary

I waste time fooling around on my computer. Getting a time notification every 15 minutes helps me better budget my time. The countdown clock is great when I put something in the oven and the reminder feature allows me wake my wife up for church on Sunday (to the tune of "Son of a Preacher Man"). I have had the paid version for the last 3 or 4 years. Other than not being able to just click on the clock to get an announcement I really like the program.

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3 stars

"Could not open download"

December 09, 2009  |  By Bilbica

 |  Version: Say the Time 10.1

Pros

I have version 9.5.1 which works fine but the update to 10.1won't install.

Cons

I haven't been able to get the "sticky notes" working in a useful manner.

Summary

I like having the correcttime on the screen and the verbal reminders at 15 minutes are well recieved in the family office.

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2 stars

"Not necessary"

November 18, 2009  |  By Chigal48

 |  Version: Say the Time 10.1

Pros

If you like talking clocks.

Cons

Not necessary.

Summary

Nice little software if you're sitting at your desk all day long and need to be reminded of the time.

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4 stars

"I still love this simple program."

October 20, 2009  |  By BillB4

 |  Version: Say the Time 10.1

Pros

Accurate time. Variations to suit my taste.

Cons

Sometimes doesn't connect, but changing atomic clock sites fixes this.

Summary

I've been using it for years and I wouldn't change clocks for anything.

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1 stars

"not good tech support is not good"

October 06, 2009  |  By yrag69

 |  Version: Say the Time 10.1

Pros

i had an eairler version tthat worked great

Cons

have contacted them and never have gotten an response that fix my problem. i have had the software since oct of 2008 and have never been able to use the software

Summary

they send the same respose every time i contact them

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.1
  • Version 10.1 is a minor update with significant user-interface and ease-of-use improvements and enhancements.
  • General
    Publisher Provenio Software Corporation
    Publisher web site http://www.proveniosoftware.com/
    Release Date May 16, 2009
    Date Added May 16, 2009
    Version 10.1
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.29MB
    File Name saytime-setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 649,826
    Downloads Last Week 39
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $24.95

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