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
  • Total Downloads:
    649,826
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 03, 2010
  • 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

"Overpriced product; Abusive, Inept Dishonest Support"

November 08, 2013  |  By PieterPeeperkorn

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0

Pros

Works as claimed, with well-designed interface

Cons

* At $30, it is ridiculously overpriced

* You must buy each new version, since Provenio doesn't support past versions

* The phone number the company has listed for itself, 416 351-7007, is a fraud. NO ONE ever answers there, and it usually auto-disconnects. Don't waste your time trying to reach the Silicon Valley office either (408 351-7007), since no one picks up there either. These 'offices' are phonies, as far as I can determine.

* Tech support is the absolute worst I have ever experienced in the software world. You must experience it yourself to understand how truly bad it is. Put out a basic question to them and you will wait MONTHS for a response, assuming you get a response at all. It will be a canned answer from their FAQ, and if doesn't resolve your problem -- which it won't -- you will wait yet more months for yet another, completely unhelpful email from Provenio.

Summary

Do NOT believe the four and five-star ratings, some of which, I am sure, were planted by the company. The product itself is okay -- pretty good, even. But it is buggy, and sooner or later you're going to need tech support. And that's when you're going to realize that you have thrown $30 down the drain. That is quite a sum for a task-bar clock/reminder that Microsoft should have bundled with Windows in the first place.

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1 stars

"DON'T BUY IT!!!"

August 31, 2011  |  By carassius

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0

Pros

It works for a time!

Cons

You could be ripped off like ME!

Summary

I paid for version 9, had a free update to version 10, was sent a link for version 11, which destroyed 10, THEN got told to PAY AGAIN!!! I'd had it for 37 weeks! DON'T GET RIPPED OFF LIKE ME! I now have NOTHING I've paid for because vesion 10 is ". . . no longer available . . ."!!! A RIP-OFF!
p.s. Try to get in touch and they ignore you (IF YOU CAN FIND THEM!).

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1 stars

"It used to be a great program"

August 17, 2011  |  By agniredux

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0

Pros

There is a time announcement every hour.

Cons

There is a time announcement every hour whether you want it or not. At two am it is still going and I have a plane to catch in a few hours. .

Summary

The program was hard to control before now it is impossible.

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5 stars

"Great program"

May 26, 2011  |  By j.smitherman

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0

Pros

Dress up task clock, and a whole lot more

Cons

Nothing so far. Does as advertised.

Summary

Great program

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2 stars

"Very Limited"

February 10, 2011  |  By eimcmullin

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0

Pros

Says the time, regularly, every hour.
Will state reminders as scheduled

Cons

Help section is rather lacking
Calendar is confusing to use. You are scheduling reminders for events, not the actual event. The mode of reminders is very limited, sound or a voice stating reminder. Google Calendar is much better and cheaper (free)

Summary

This is great for me because with the crazy schedules in my household, having this program means I never have to remember to stop and look at the clock. It keeps me on track all day. It's worth it to me because I work from home and manage the schedules here (doctor, tutor, sports, school, work, etc) for everyone. If I was not at home for the majority of the day, I would have no need for a program like this.

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3 stars

"Nice, but it doesn't speak the time, just chimes."

September 15, 2010  |  By raymond5671

 |  Version: Say the Time 11.0

Pros

I like the calendar and weather.

Cons

Can't hear any voices, just a chime.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Provenio Software Corporation
Publisher web site http://www.proveniosoftware.com/
Release Date September 03, 2010
Date Added September 03, 2010
Version 11.0
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 649,826
Downloads Last Week 39
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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