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Introducing simple countdown timer

Sept. 18, 2017 02:44:50 PM

Jernej Lipovec
Judge (Level 3 (Judge Academy))

Europe - East

Introducing simple countdown timer

Hey Judges!

I often found myself having to display round timer on different computer than I'm running WER and I until now struggled to find a good internet-based one that would be simple to use and would take as much space as possible with no extra chaff.

To solve that problem, me and my colleague have developed a simple fullscreen timer which is especially convenient to use to run Magic events. It's been battle tested on two Nationals so far. For now it offers this basic functionality:
- pause/resume/reset
- edit time
- edit title (to write “ROUND 2” or “DECK REGISTRATION”).
- count up
- different colors for under one minute remaining and for counting up
- needs internet only when started, after that it works offline

You all welcome to use it at

If you have ideas how to improve it, please feel free to comment here or open an issue on GitHub

Oct. 22, 2017 02:25:30 PM

Francesco Scialpi
Judge (Level 2 (Judge Academy))

Italy and Malta

Introducing simple countdown timer

A very very cheap trick I just discovered:

type “set timer 50 minutes” in Google, and see what happens.

Oct. 22, 2017 06:37:18 PM

Robert Langmaid
Judge (Level 2 (Judge Academy)), Scorekeeper, Tournament Organizer


Introducing simple countdown timer

Originally posted by Francesco Scialpi:

A very very cheap trick I just discovered:

type “set timer 50 minutes” in Google, and see what happens.
The Google time unfortunately stops at 0 creating problems with time extensions.

Oct. 22, 2017 08:18:57 PM

Dennis Xiao
Judge (Level 2 (Legacy Judge Program))

Southeast Asia

Introducing simple countdown timer

Although its not for projector display, the “Multi Timer - Stopwatch Timer” app works great for android phone user.
The timer goes up after the time limit, and you can also set up multiple timers.

Oct. 22, 2017 11:10:53 PM

Scott Marshall
Forum Moderator
Judge (Level 3 (Judge Academy)), Hall of Fame

USA - Northwest

Introducing simple countdown timer

Since the initial request - “comment {about this app} here or … on Github” - is being largely ignored, this thread is now closed.

Jernej, thanks for sharing your work!