Speech and Debate Timekeeper 2.4.1
April 4, 2011
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Description of Speech and Debate Timekeeper 2.4.1
A time keepin tool for debate competitions
Speech and Debate Timekeeper is a multi-platform timekeeper for speech and debate contests. It has speech order and time limits preset for Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, Parliamentary, Public Forum, World Schools, Karl Popper, and miscellaneous debate formats as well as individual events.This timer gives visual and/or vocal time signals at user defined intervals so that you will never have to give manual time signals or frequently look at the time.
At the end of each speech, cross-examination, or preparation, the timer automatically sets itself to time the next thing that needs timing at the push of a button. No stopwatch or general purpose timer comes this close to fulfilling the role of a dedicated timekeeper in a round.
Editor's review for Speech and Debate Timekeeper
Speech and debate competitions have become very popular in the last decade with more and more high schools and colleges embracing them. Everybody knows that time is of the essence in speech and debate competitions. You can’t just mumble about forever, right? Speech and Debate Timekeeper is the most advanced debate timer at the moment, suited for all known debate formats. It’s a piece of software with many useful features and many presets you can set, depending on your purpose.
Speech and Debate Timekeeper is universally recognized as the best debate timer out there. Let’s analyze the features of this highly acclaimed software.
Speech and Debate Timekeeper is open source and multiplatform. Open source has lots of advantages because you aren’t restricted in any way and can use the software however you like. You can use the source code and modify it for further improvements, if you’re a tech geek. Being multiplatform, Speech and Debate Timekeeper supports Windows 98 to Windows Vista, Mac OS X, any Linux based operating system like Ubuntu and Fedora, Palm OS 4, all sorts of Pocket PC’s, smartphones and Windows Mobile PDAs. Keep in mind that version 1.3 or higher of Java Runtime Environment must be installed whether you are running it on Windows or Linux.
Another strong feature of Speech and Debate Timekeeper is that it supports many debate formats such as Parliamentary, World Schools, Lincoln-Douglas and many more. Individual debate events can be set as well. The software offers time limits preset for these formats as well as speech order. Furthermore, the interface is very simple and easy to use. Just access the drop down menus and they will give you all the information you need. It shows the remaining and elapsed time and has a very elegant stopwatch design.
The large buttons can be easily used on PDA’s with touch screen technology. Another selling point of this debate timer is that it gives you visual and audio signals. Forget looking at the clock in your future debate competitions! User defined intervals can be set and manual time signals become a thing of the past.
Furthermore, the speech order and preparation times are tracked and you can adjust the default time limits according to each selected event. The timed speech or task is displayed in the window’s title. By only pressing a button, this dedicated timekeeper also sets itself to time the next preparation, speech or cross-examination. It’s a very useful feature because there is no stopwatch that can compete with it. Speech and Debate Timekeeper is really in a league of his own.
In conclusion, Speech and Debate Timekeeper truly is the best debate timer in the market. Organize your debate competitions and don’t let a single second slip by unnoticed with Speech Debate Timekeeper!
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