Meeting Timer logo

Meeting Timer

By EXP Systems Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 3, 2012

Let's get right to the point: Meeting Timer from EXP Systems is a software-based visual aid that can help you take control of meetings. This simple freeware helps individuals keep track of the time they've been speaking even as they speak. Just set the allotted time, and Meeting Timer displays a blue bar graph on the far right side of your screen as well as the remaining time in minutes. When the blue is gone, time's up. It's effective not only for keeping meetings from getting out of control but also in classrooms; teachers can use Meeting Timer to help students learn public speaking, to moderate debates, or to show how much time is left on a quiz or exam.

Meeting Timer could hardly be much simpler than it is. There's a vertical bar we could drag to resize or move, with six buttons in the top panel: a Play button and 1-, 5-, 10-, 15-, and 30-minute increments. A settings button at the bottom let us change the language and show the Meeting Timer button in PowerPoint. Meeting Timer keeps it simple: we pressed 10m and the Play button. The program immediately began tracking our available time, and the Play button became a Pause button. Meeting Timer doesn't display a rolling number count, which would be distracting. Rather, its blue bar graph slowly evaporates to show how much time has elapsed and how much remains. Meeting Timer also displays the remaining minutes in a large white font that is clearly visible on the black background. Clicking Pause stops the countdown and changes the display from blue to gray. With these few simple visual cues, you can control the timing and flow of your meeting, group discussion, or class. You can even use it by yourself to practice before you speak in public.

Meeting Timer can help stop runaway trains of thought or bring the dullest speaker quickly to the point, assuming that everyone plays by the rules. It's fully compatible with MS PowerPoint and Smartboards. You can open Meeting Timer from within PowerPoint, too. An upgraded premium version is also available.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.6.7


Release February 27, 2014
Date Added February 27, 2014
Version 1.6.7

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 18,445
Downloads Last Week 3
Report Software

Related Software

Wunderlist logo


Smart Diary Suite Free Portable logo

Smart Diary Suite Free Portable

Smart Diary Suite Free Portable
Swift To-Do List logo

Swift To-Do List

Free to try
Swift To-Do List
VueMinder Lite logo

VueMinder Lite

VueMinder Lite

User Reviews

2 User Votes
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star

Developer's Description

With Meeting Timer, keep your speakers aware of how much time they have left. The progress bar turns yellow as the end of their allotted time nears. It turns red once their time is over. Place Meeting Timer discretely to the side of the screen: Meeting Timer will stay on top of PowerPoint, but you can still change slides using your keyboard or mouse. Meeting Timer is also compatible with Smartboard. Teachers like to use Meeting Timer so that classroom students can see how much time is left in the exam.
Promo image for CNET Shopping

Get the best price on everything

Shop your favorite products and we’ll find the best deal with a single click. Designed to make shopping easier.