StartStopTimer is a simple stopwatch application with essentially 4 tables in which to store the time. The first table stores start and stop times ( like a stopwatch ) and the other three tables store just the start times. The first table displays the time between the start and stop times. The other tables display the delta time from one start time to the next. Times are sorted by day with the number of times shown for each day.

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The simplist usage is to turn on the AutoSave slide switches and then just click the Now buttons. Each time Now is clicked the time is saved in the database. For example to record the start and stop of some activity, click Now beside Start Time, and then when the activity is finished click Now beside the Stop Time.

To view the results, click on the Elapsed tab bar button.

Elapsed Time Table

The Elapsed Time Table shows the Start time, Stop Time and the calculated Elapsed time. This view also counts the number of entries per day and shows that in a header line per day. Additionally in the settings (described later) the title of the table can be changed as well as the elapsed time calculation. Instead of the elapsed time between Start and Stop the time from one Start time to the next can be calculated by changing a switch in Settings.

Note that it is not necessary to have a Stop time for each row.

Timer 1, 2, 3 Tables

These next 3 tables are essentially identical, just storing the Start time, and then calculating the Delta time to the next Start time.



The first 4 items on the Settings view are the titles for each of the tables. Set these to whatever makes most sense for your usage.

Time Format

This field allows adjusting the time format to one of 3 common formats.

Elapsed Time Format

The Elapsed Time Format is used to set compactness of the elapsed or delta times. Hours and minutes can be fully spelled out (full format) or they can be removed altogether (positional format).

Show Delta Time

This switch changes the Elapsed Time table to show the delta time from the Start time to the next Start time, rather than calculate the elapsed time from the Start to the Stop time. This might be useful in some circumstances.

Save to CSV Files

The way to export the data stored in the four timer tables is to used this functionality. Clicking Save will save a comma separated variable file (CSV) into the StartStopTimer documents directory. These files can then be found using the iOS Files App. Simply start the iOS Files app and click on “On My iPhone” then scroll down the list until StartStopTimer is shown. Tapping on that should show the files that have been saved. A long press on the file name brings up options to Share the file so that you can email it somewhere. Simply clicking on the filename will start the app associated with the .csv file type, which might start Excel or Numbers on your iPhone.

Siri Shortcuts

StartStopTimer can be used with Siri Shortcuts. Just start Shortcuts, click the + sign to add a new shortcut and click on Add Action. In the view that pops up click on Apps and scroll down to StartStopTimer. In this view you can selection options to Add Start Time, Add Stop Time, Add Table 1 Time, Add Table 2 Time, and Add Table 3 Time.