v2020.11 - released 4. August 2020

Tags and Alternate Icons

This update brings a whole lot to Timist: Tags (finally), a bunch of little fixes and custom icons!


  • Tags: Assign tags to timers for organization and analytics (Timist Pro only). Simply head to any timer, select tags and start typing. In Analytics, tap the #-icon to select which tags you want to display. Tags are obviously also included in the export.
  • Custom app icons (Timist Pro only). In Settings, there is a new option called “alternate icons”. Browse and select your favourite!


  • In the Settings tab and a bunch of other places are a couple of small visual improvements: new icons, better alignment and the lot.
  • When going to the Timeline tab, Timist will now automatically scroll to the top if you haven’t looked at the timeline in a while.

v2020.10 - released 21. May 2020


  • You can now finally export your data from Timist. Simply head to Settings -> Export Data, choose a timeframe and export a CSV file.


  • The launch screen was updated to better fit the redesigend Timist asthetic.

v2020.9 - released 12. May 2020

Refactored some things under the hood. Not much to see here.

v2020.8 - released 5. May 2020

Squashed a few bugs and tweaked a few UI things here and there. 2020.7 is where the big redesign happened!


  • Changed a bunch of wording in various places.
  • Updated a few things in the subscription flow to make it easier to understand what’s going on.
  • Polished a few UI elements to provide a more clear distinction between a label and a button.
  • Updated the buttons in the control panel to make them more easily understandable.


  • Fixed leading action on Timer in archived view.
  • Fixed an issue where the side panel for switching between timers and archived timers would open in the wrong view.
  • Fixed an issue where the notification for a long running timer would not be properly removed if the timer was discarded.

v2020.7 - released 22. April 2020

The all new Timist

This update brings a brand new look to Timist and the biggest redesign since the apps inception. An update so big, it’s almost easier to talk about what hasn’t changed.

Timist now has an all new tab-bar based interface. More modern and a better usability, all while keeping the great bottom navigation and making it even more versatile. There are now four main areas:

  • Timers: All of your timers (the old main screen, but now with a side panel and a preview for what’s coming next)
  • Timeline: all of your sessions
  • Analytics: Beautiful charts, providing you with deep insights into your data
  • Settings: Well, it’s settings. But here are the global sessions and breaks.

The biggest addition is the Timeline, showing you all of your sessions in reverse chronological order.

Dark view of main timer list
Calendar view in dark mode

The all new timeline view and the updated analytics screen.


  • All new look - not just the tab bar, but a visual look more in line with Apple’s current direction.
  • The Timeline: All of your sessions, all the way back to the beginning of time.
  • The new timers view: All of your timers, with a slick side panel to switch to your archived ones (and a preview of what’s coming).
  • First time users will have an easier time thanks to a better user education when they arrive in an empty app.


  • The calendar view now comes with massive performance improvements and greatly speeds up the analytics. No more waiting on beautiful charts.
  • The currently running timer now blinks in the timer view. Blinky blink.
  • The analytics view is also in a brand new design and now shows changes to the previous time frame (e.g. how much more time you have tracked this week).
  • Changed the display of durations in the app. Gone are the superscript hours and minutes.


  • Fixed an issue where the Sessions and Breaks for an individual timer would not display correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where on deleting a timer, another timer would be stopped.
  • Fixed an issue where notification actions would not correctly trigger in the app (e.g. tapping “Start timer” on a break elapsed notification).
  • Grass was growing a wee(d) bit to fast in the last update. It slowed down now.
  • Fixed an error where intialising a break on restart of the app would show the wrong duration.
  • Fixed an issue where the mail composition view in the feedback section could not be dismissed. It was missing a delegate.

v2020.6 - released 3. April 2020


  • Fixed an issue with delivered and pending notifications not being correctly removed.

v2020.5 - released 27. March 2020


  • Fixed an issue where the actions on notifications would not show up anymore.

v2020.4 - released 26. March 2020

A bit more whimsy, reminders if you ever forget to stop a timer and an all new onboarding - this one’s got it all.


  • Timist will now show you the total time you tracked in settings - and what it equates to in the real world. Fun facts, with new ones coming all the time.
  • Timist will now send you a notification for unusually long running timers. Should you ever forget to stop one, we’ve now got you covered. These reminders will be specific for every timer and are included in the free version.


  • The Sessions and Breaks settings now look slightly different. They should be a lot easier to use and understand.
  • Reminders for elapsed sessions and breaks are now included in the free version.
  • The onboarding experience has changed dramatically. You should now understand the app a lot better - and have it customised to your liking.


  • Fixed an issue where the app would crash on starting a new session. Timers that were supposed to be stopped were still behaving like they were active and wrecking the party for everyone.

v2020.3 - released 27. January 2020

This is just a quick bugfix update.


  • Changed a few labels to reflect the change to Timist Pro in 2020.1.

v2020.2 - released 4. January 2020

This is just a quick bugfix update. Check out 2020.1 for the big Timist Pro update.

v2020.1 - released 3. January 2020

Timist Pro

Introducing Timist Pro: the most advanced version of Timist. And with it comes a basic Timist experience for free, a lightweight version of Timist to get you started. I’m super excited about this, so let’s dig in.

With Timist Pro, you can:

  • Add unlimited Timers
  • View advanced analytics
  • Customise the Session System to your liking…
  • … and also change it for every timer
  • Get custom notifications for Sessions and Breaks
  • Archive unused Timers

With the new Timist free mode, you can start a timer for free. Add up to 5 timers and try the powerful Timist Session System.


  • Timist Subscription is now Timist Pro. If you were already subscribed, nothing changes for you.
  • Timist now includes the Timist Free mode: Add up to 5 timers in the free mode and give the powerful Timist Session System a try.


  • The subscription flow is dramatically improved. Now you actually now what’s happening.


  • Fixed an issue where the app could crash on archiving a timer.

v2019.4 - released 12. October 2019

Welcome to the Dark Side

Thanks to iOS 13, Timist now has a beautiful dark mode that is easier on the eyes - for all the night owls, and those who check on their hours after a long day of work. And of course for everyone else.

Also, there is a new Calendar View, which shows how your sessions are spread across your day.

Dark view of main timer list
Calendar view in dark mode

The new calendar view shows your sessions’ position in the day - dark and light.


  • You can now check out your history in the new calendar view. Simply swipe left from the regular bar charts and get an overview of how your sessions are spread out across your days. More of a night owl than an early bird? It’s never been easier to find that out.
  • Speaking of night owls, Timist’s new Dark Mode makes it easier on the eyes in dark environments. For now, Timist simply follows the system setting - more customisation is coming soon!


  • The bar chart in the history view now correctly displays sessions that span multiple days. Previously, the entire duration of the timer would be displayed on the day the timer started. Now it can span multiple days.
  • The timer detail view now shows the total time of the current week instead of the trailing seven days to better reflect the bar chart (which only shows the current week).


  • Fixed some layout issues on smaller iPhones (SE-size).
  • Fixed an issue where the history would not update when sessions where deleted.
  • Fixed a crash in Settings. UISearchController and iOS 13 don’t like each other right now.
  • Fixed the display of total time on certain timers, where breaks would be counted as active time as well.

v2019.3 - released 31. July 2019

This is a minor update to fix a couple of bugs. Not much to see here.


  • Fixed an issue where the currently running timer was not displayed correctly in the timer detail view.
  • Fixed an issue where the bar chart in the main timer view was not displayed correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where at the end of a timer when starting the break automatically was disabled, the stop timer button would not show (and only the start break button was visible).
  • Fixed an issue where both last week and the week before would display as last week in the History. Going back exactly seven days leads you to the same weekday - who knew?
  • Fixed an issue where the timer name would not truncate correctly and push the total timer display out of the cell.
  • Fixed an issue where an empty history view would get no colours to display and crash into an existential crisis.
  • Fixed an issue where the disclosure indicators in the control panel went missing. Found them now.
  • Fixed an issue where the timer name would eclipse its duration in the events view.

v2019.2 - released 19. July 2019

This is the first update - with many, many more to come.


  • The preview of the currently running timer will now also show in the timer detail view.
  • The app now informs you about the newest updates right in the app. Head over to settings to check it out!


  • Timers that spanned two days would not show up on the quick history on the main screen.

I also fought a nasty bug on the iOS 13 Public Beta 2 for 10 hours… which then just went away on the Public Beta 3. Good times.

v2019.1 - released 11. July 2019


This is the initial release - which means everything is new. Welcome to Timist 🙂

The initial release features:

  • Detailed Analytics
  • The Timist Session System
  • Timers and Events
  • Customisation for Timers
  • Notification System for end of Timers and Breaks

… and a lot more. And this is only the beginning. Stay tuned!