PP Timer: Add a Digital or Analog Timer to PowerPoint Slides

Sometimes you need to announce a break during a presentation. However, people can lose track of time during a tea break or an informal chit-chat with colleagues. This is why making a timer visible onscreen can enable you to ensure that the break ends when the timer stops! PP Timer is an add-in for PowerPoint that enables adding analog and digital timers to PowerPoint presentation slides with a range of customization options.

Getting Started with PP Timer

Installing PP Timer in PowerPoint

You can install the PP Timer add-in from the Office Store via Insert -> Get Add-ins.

PowerPoint UI Interface showing Get Add Ins to install new Office addins

A new dialog box will appear. Simply search for PP Timer and click Add to insert the timer in PowerPoint. You can open the timer anytime for use via Insert -> My add-ins -> PP Timer.

Add PPTimer from PowerPoint using Office Add Ins

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Installing PP Timer from website

Alternatively, you can go to PP Timer website and click on the top-right Download button.

Download PP Timer for Analog and Digital Timers in PowerPoint Presentations

This button will let you open the PP Timer product in Office Store. From here, you can click the orange button Open in PowerPoint to open the add-in in PowerPoint.

Open PP Timer in PowerPoint

When you click this button, it is possible that Chrome request you to authorize opening this link with PowerPoint. Just authorize the request by clicking “Open PowerPoint” and the PP Timer will be installed.

PP Timer Open the Addin in PowerPoint Chrome directly from Google Chrome

Customize PP Timer for Your Presentation

PP Timer provides a range of customization options for use with your PowerPoint slides. The right pane enables premium users to set the time, font, font size, start and end text, as well as the background image. You can also use the given slider to enable the last-minute countdown to make your timer prominent towards the end of the countdown.

PP Timer settings

Creating an Analog and Digital Timer for your Presentation

PP Timer add-in provides both an analog and digital timer. You can insert the timer in the required slide and once you’re on it, click the timer to begin the countdown.

Digital or Analogue Timer

If you only need a shape or illustration of a clock to be inserted in a PowerPoint slide, then you may consider using any of the free templates available at SlideHunter, like the free analog clock PowerPoint template, or the digital clock template for PowerPoint.

Make Your Presentations More Engaging with a Timer!

Using this simple timer add-in by Bryght Add-ins, you can make your presentation more engaging. For example, you can use the timer during a Q&A session or interactive discussion with your audience. This will ensure that you are able to accurately allocate the required time for a specific session. Furthermore, you can turn on the timer for short breaks, polls and time-outs.

PP Timer inserted in PowerPoint slide

Recommended reading: How to set a 10-minute timer for your presentations

PP Timer Video Demo

To get a quick video demo of PP Timer, see the developer’s introductory video given below.

The default timer available with this add-in is an analog timer. However, by paying a small subscription fee, you can opt for enabling the customization options for the timer, as well as get access to the digital timer.