MC-Timer - Screen Shots

Work out to your music.

iPhone 8 (low resolution)

For screenshots for your device, take a look at the screenshots on the AppStore.

MC-Timer iPhone screenshot of the
welcome screen

When you open MC-Timer for the first time, it will display this information message, asking you to create a new session.

When you create your first session, MC-Timer will ask you for permission to access your music library (not shown here).

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iPhone screenshot of the start screen

Shows the overview screen with an existing session.

A short description outlines the session details:

  1. 12 repeats of 45 seconds music and 15 seconds pause;
  2. 45 seconds pause;
  3. 12 repeats of 45 seconds music and 15 seconds pause;

Altogether, this session will take 24 minutes and 30 seconds (since the final 15 seconds are skipped).

The session uses a playlist as well as 6 hand-picked songs. An animation shows a selection of the cover artworks.

The playback controls at the bottom allow you to play this session directly. To expand the playback screen, you can swipe it up.

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iPhone screenshot during playback of the second music step

This is the expanded playback screen where you can see your progress within the current music step (inner green ring) and your progress within the entire session (outer red ring). Right now, there are 36 seconds left with music (counting down). Next will be 15 seconds without music.

At the top you can see a session countdown timer on the left and a music step countdown on the right. Both of these can be changed to count up instead of down by tapping them. The arrow pointing down indicates that the music step count is configured to count down.

The circular arrow controls allow you to skip or repeat a step. The fast-forward and backwards controls allow you to skip or repeat a song.

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iPhone screenshot during playback of the ninth music step

This is the expanded playback screen shown about 7 minutes later.

There are now only 15 minutes and 58 seconds remaining in this session, and there are still 16 music steps remaining (including the currently playing one).

13 more seconds and you have finished this step!

(See also the MC-Timer page for a web-simulation of the progress rings).

MC-Timer iPhone screenshot
editing a session

To edit a session, you open this detail screen. Here you can change its name and mark it as a favorite by selecting the heart button. You can navigate to supplementary screens to edit the music playlist and the playback options.

Next you can select sound effects that are played at the beginning or end of a music step. In this example, we play a random animal sound at the end of each music step.

You can also select an additional finish sound that is played at the very end of this session.

Scroll down in this screen to edit the sets (next screen).

MC-Timer iPhone screenshot
editing the sets of a session

This session has three sets, consisting of:

  1. 12 repeats of 45 seconds music and 15 seconds pause;
  2. 45 seconds pause;
  3. 12 repeats of 45 seconds music and 15 seconds pause;

Note that during playback, when you reach set 2, you will have 15 seconds of pause followed by 45 seconds of pause. MC-Timer will combine these into one 60-second-long pause.

At the very end, there would be a final 15 seconds of pause, except that MC-Timer will always ignore the very last pause.

In total, this session defines 47 steps, of with 24 are with music, and 23 are not.

MC-Timer iPhone screenshot selecting songs

Music Playlist

To use music with your workouts, you need to enable 'Play Music'. Next, you can:

  • select a curated playlist from Apple Music (*);
  • hand-pick any number of individual songs from Apple Music (*);
  • select a playlist with songs from your iTunes music library;
  • hand-pick any number of individual songs from your iTunes music library;

or any combination of these.

(*) Requires a subscription to be able to play songs from Apple Music. You can sign up from within MC-Timer.

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screenshot showing playback options

Playback Options

You can enable Shuffle Songs to play the songs in a random order, and you can enable Skip To Next Song to play a new song for every music step.

Skip to Track Middle can be enabled when Skip to Next Song is turned on. This session will play a (e.g. 45 second-long) section from the middle of each song, i.e. skipping the intros.

When your session details contain music steps that are very long, i.e. longer than the typical duration of a song, then it may not be possible to play just the middle section of a song. When Try to Avoid Short Songs is on, then MC-Timer will filter your playlist to play only songs that are long enough. However, if no songs are long enough, then no filtering is used and you will hear multiple songs per music step (and potentially a short pause in-between).

MC-Timer iPhone screenshot

Start, Stop, or Finish Sounds

This screen shows the sounds that you can play at the beginning or end of a music step, or at the finish of the session.

You can choose from playing:

  • no sound;
  • a randomly-chosen sound;
  • a random bell sound;
  • a random effect sound;
  • a random animal sound;
  • a selected sound from the list.

iPad (9.7 inch) (low resolution)

For screenshots for your device, take a look at the screenshots on the AppStore.

MC-Timer iPad screenshot of the
welcome screen

When you open MC-Timer for the first time, it will display this information message, asking you to create a new session.

When you create your first session, MC-Timer will ask you for permission to access your music library (not shown here).

MC-Timer iPad
screenshot of the start screen

Shows the workout drawer with two existing sessions. The abbreviated session descriptions are the same as described above for iPad.

The playback screen is shown in the background. If it were not visible, press the "Show Playback View" button to bring it back.

MC-Timer iPad screenshot during
playback of the second music step

This is the expanded playback screen where you can see your progress within the current music step (inner green ring) and your progress within the entire session (outer red ring). Right now, there are 36 seconds left with music (counting down). Next will be 15 seconds without music.

At the top you can see a session countdown timer on the left and a music step countdown on the right. Both of these can be changed to count up instead of down by tapping them. The arrow pointing down indicates that the music step count is configured to count down.

The circular arrow controls allow you to skip or repeat a step. The fast-forward and backwards controls allow you to skip or repeat a song.

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iPad screenshot during playback of the ninth music step

This is the expanded playback screen shown about 7 minutes later.

There are now only 15 minutes and 58 seconds remaining in this session, and there are still 16 music steps remaining (including the currently playing one).

13 more seconds and you have finished this step!

(See also the MC-Timer page for a web-simulation of the progress rings).

MC-Timer iPad screenshot
editing the sets of a session

To edit a session, you open this detail screen. Here you can change its name and you can navigate to supplementary screens to edit the music playlist and the playback options.

Next you can select sound effects that are played at the beginning or end of a music step. In this example, we play a random animal sound at the end of each music step.

You can also select an additional finish sound that is played at the very end of this session.

This session has three sets, consisting of:

  1. 12 repeats of 45 seconds music and 15 seconds pause;
  2. 45 seconds pause;
  3. 12 repeats of 45 seconds music and 15 seconds pause;

Note that during playback, when you reach set 2, you will have 15 seconds of pause followed by 45 seconds of pause. MC-Timer will combine these into one 60-second-long pause.

At the very end, there would be a final 15 seconds of pause, except that MC-Timer will always ignore the very last pause. The session will therefore end after the last 45 seconds of music.

MC-Timer iPad screenshot
selecting songs

Music Playlist

To select which music to play, you can:

  • select a curated playlist from Apple Music (*);
  • hand-pick any number of individual songs from Apple Music (*);
  • select a playlist with songs from your iTunes music library;
  • hand-pick any number of individual songs from your iTunes music library;

or any combination of these.

(*) Requires a subscription to be able to play songs from Apple Music. You can sign up from within MC-Timer.

MC-Timer iPad screenshot
showing playback options

Playback Options

You can enable Shuffle Songs to play the songs in a random order, and you can enable Skip To Next Song to play a new song for every music step.

Skip to Track Middle can be enabled when Skip to Next Song is turned on. This session will play a (e.g. 45 second-long) section from the middle of each song, i.e. skipping the intros.

When your session details contain music steps that are very long, i.e. longer than the typical duration of a song, then it may not be possible to play just the middle section of a song. When Try to Avoid Short Songs is on, then MC-Timer will filter your playlist to play only songs that are long enough. However, if no songs are long enough, then no filtering is used and you will hear multiple songs per music step (and potentially a short pause in-between).

MC-Timer iPad screenshot

Start, Stop, or Finish Sounds

This screen shows the sounds that you can play at the beginning or end of a music step, or at the finish of the session.

You can choose from playing:

  • no sound;
  • a randomly-chosen sound;
  • a random bell sound;
  • a random effect sound;
  • a random animal sound;
  • a selected sound from the list.

Apple TV 4K (low resolution)

MC-Timer Apple TV screenshot of
the welcome screen

When you open MC-Timer on Apple TV, it may display this information message, asking you to sync your sessions via iCloud.

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Apple TV screenshot of the start screen

Once synchronized, your sessions are listed here.

Select the one that you want to use.

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Apple TV screenshot during playback of the second music step

This is the playback screen where you can see your progress within the current music step (inner green ring) and your progress within the entire session (outer red ring). Right now, there are 36 seconds left with music (counting down). Next will be 15 seconds without music.

At the top you can see a session countdown timer on the left and a music step countdown on the right. Both of these can be changed to count up instead of down by selecting them using the remote. The arrow pointing down indicates that the music step count is configured to count down.

The circular arrow controls allow you to skip or repeat a step. The fast-forward and backwards controls allow you to skip or repeat a song.

MC-Timer Apple TV screenshot during playback of the ninth music step

This is the playback screen shown about 7 minutes later.

There are now only 15 minutes and 58 seconds remaining in this session, and there are still 16 music steps remaining (including the currently playing one).

13 more seconds and you have finished this step!

(See also the MC-Timer page for a web-simulation of the progress rings).