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What are people saying about GTD Timer 2015

dale Geyer GTD Timer 2012 Lite

Please note folks, the Lite version of GTD Timer 2012 is limited to 10 presets.

Sep 7 2012 at 5:39am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear dale, thank you for your comment.
Want to say some words:
1. As a developer of GTD Timer and everyday user of it I have 9 presets in my list - all of them are included in the install. So for me personally Lite edition is enough. Can you tell please reasonable number of presets we should allow for 'Lite' edition of the software with lower price?
2. You may upgrade to any edition of GTD Timer just paying price difference between them. For $5 you may get Home edition without limitation in number of presets. Just contact support for upgrade coupon.
3. Small secret: if you install GTD Timer and run it in trial mode without entering Lite license first, you may add as many presets as you want. Registering as Lite later won't remove your presets and will allow to use all of them, it will prevent adding new presets only.
Think this will help you to make right decision ;)
Productivity Scientific - Sep 7 2012 at 6:57am Copy Link
Michael R. I would like two special features for a time:

(1) To allow entering a certain local date/time and the time would convert it to the days/hours/.../secs and use this information to start it's timer. So I could e.g. directly enter an ebay-auction-ending-time and the time would show me exactly how long it still lasts and counts down...

(2) Doing the same as above, but also with a non-local time, which would be converted to a local-time. E.g. sometimes you get a webinar invitation in a different timezone, like 8pm CET or 21:15 GST. It would be nice if GTD Timer could calculate the rest-time correctly.

(3) Additionally I would like to be able to make some of the timers individually visually disappear for a certain time. So for example it would be useful to see at a new day all my ebay-timers having auctions which end in the next 3 days. It would also make sense to be able to choose these which will end not today and make them invisible and let the others been displayed. Also it would make sense, that these, which are about to end in a near time would change color or even make a sound...

Can GTD Timer do this?
Sep 9 2012 at 12:02am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Michael, thank you for your comment.
The features that you are suggesting are already on the our todo list and will happen in future releases of GTD Timer. We are constantly thinking how not to make software too complicated but to provide maximum features and flexibility. Since current release GTD Timer has mechanism of update notification, so all users will receive notifications about future versions of the software.
Productivity Scientific - Sep 9 2012 at 12:13am Copy Link
Arif Noerman On website listed as...
"After purchasing and registering GTD Timer you will get access to all features of the software for unlimited time. Additionally, you get access to free support and future updates of the software for one year or more depending on the time period you have chosen while ordering."

But on BDJ...
"Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for minor versions only. For versions after that, upgrades will require additional payment, which will be discounted by 50%. It will be discounted only if you've purchased the last major version."

And thinking to pay $5 to get Home edition, is PayPal payment available?
Sep 10 2012 at 2:33am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Arif, thank you for noticing this. It actually means if client buys prolonged support then he/she receives future updates for the selected period. The version listed here includes minor updates only and technical support for 12 months.

If you'd like to upgrade to any other edition for GTD Timer you may do it now just clicking on regular 'buynow' links on our site. Prices for all editions decreased today for price of Lite Edition ($20 usd).

Our payment processor (Avangate) accepts PayPal.
Productivity Scientific - Sep 10 2012 at 2:59am Copy Link
Matt Hello Vyacheslav,

1. Other than the limit of 10 presets, are there any other differences between the Lite version and the Home/Professional versions?

2. Do the paid versions require activation or use hardware footprints?

Thank you.
Sep 10 2012 at 4:35am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear James, here are your answers:
1. No other differences.
2. No, they do not require any activation.
Hope it helps!
Productivity Scientific - Sep 10 2012 at 4:43am Copy Link
Matt Thank you, Vyacheslav, for your fast reply and your very nice software! I'll be making a purchase of either the Home or Professional version later today on your website.

I think a nice added feature would be to allow the timer to 'Snap-To' other timers or to the edge of your monitor's screen. This would enable easier 'stacking'.

Also, do you have any idea when you might release your next major version? Will there be a GTD Timer 2013?

Thanks again.
Sep 10 2012 at 5:09am Copy Link
Louis H I could certainly get by with the 10 presets, but upgrading for $5 to the Home version is one way I can say thank you to the Vendor for giving away the "secret" to getting unlimited presets with the Lite version!
Sep 10 2012 at 9:00am Copy Link
Matt When might you release your next major version? Will there be a GTD Timer 2013?
Sep 10 2012 at 9:17am Copy Link
Lito First off thanks for the program. It's very generous of you.

After trying it out a little bit, I ran into a logistical issue when using the stop watch feature. When I press stop (square button) in the interface it clears the display. That to me seems unintuitive, it should stop the stop watch and keep the display untouched till you either press play (right facing triangle) to reset and start the stop watch again or press stop a second time to clear the display. If it clears it after pressing stop as it is now, you lose the time you wanted to know.

Similarly when counting down pressing stop resets the clock which I think is counter intuitive. It should stop the countdown but not reset the display. It should reset the display when play is pressed again or the stop button is pressed a second time just in case you wanted to know the time you stopped the countdown on.
Sep 10 2012 at 9:53am Copy Link
andre weich please help. your reg form gives me a red lined answer:
It looks like you've already made a purchase. We're sorry but this promotion is limited to one purchase per user.
My response is: no I didn´t.
May be there is a fault with your reg form, cause we get this by using a - adress with a dot between to parts like but not by using a adress with a minus like
don´t tell me about IP adresses. here a 4 persons using their own computer and in earlier times it was possible to one or three ... of them to get their own license.
Sep 10 2012 at 9:54am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Louis, thank you very much for your kind words!

James, thank you for suggesting such feature, it's actually already in our to-do list. :) And yes we plan to make major improvements or event complete redesign in GTD Timer 2013 next year. Currently we are going to launch our innovative ground-breaking project focused on improving window-management productivity. All users of GTD Timer will receive discount coupon for it. So stay tuned.

Dear Lito, as far as I understand, you should use "pause" instead of "stop". Please contact us on support email if you have more questions.

Andre, don't worry, you will get your free serial, just check your email in few minutes.
Productivity Scientific - Sep 10 2012 at 11:42am Copy Link
Jay Softer Dear Vyacheslav,

The EULA says that I have to agree to your gathering some info from my computer. To me it is a big NO NO. Wold you be so kind and explain what sort of data you are collecting?
I obviously aborted the installation despite the fact that I like the functions of your software as described in the ad.


Sep 10 2012 at 1:15pm Copy Link
Keith User The CPU usage seams to jump up when the timer is started
and goes down when it stops.
explorer.exe = 24%
MsMpEng.exe = 26%
At those high of numbers I doubt I will get things done.
Is there a fix for this problem?
Sep 10 2012 at 1:15pm Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear jay sof,


If auto-update check is enabled, it will check for new version at startup by reading xml-file "GTDTimerPAD.xml" from our website. Nothing more. No data will be transmitted from your computer. That's our policy which we keep strictly.

I've re-read EULA myself, think like you are referencing to section "5. Consent to use of data". It's actually about your e-mail only and nothing more. You may proceed with installation safely.

Dear keiffer, can you contact support with description of your system configuration? In general, GTD Timer resource usage is very low (almost unnoticeable).
Productivity Scientific - Sep 10 2012 at 1:36pm Copy Link
Amit Whats the difference between the home and the pro version


The license policy is not clear - Can I use it on 1 pc of my own only or 2 of my own or all of my own -

"GTD Timer 2012 Lite is licensed per computer, and not per user.

Each license allows installation on 1 computer, but GTD Timer 2012 Lite may not be used at exactly the same time on each of them."
Sep 10 2012 at 2:32pm Copy Link
Matt Hi Vyacheslav,

When in 2013 might you expect GTD Timer 2013 to be released? I'm wondering whether to purchase the Home or Pro version now or just wait for the new version. Can this 'Lite' version qualify towards an upgrade to V. 2013 Home or Pro? Thank you.
Sep 10 2012 at 2:59pm Copy Link
Ben Sando Dear Vyacheslav Koldovskyy - thank you for reveiling your small secret about list expansion.

I've just expanded the list with my favorite TV channels.

Once a day I look in my tv program list and deside which programs I want to see. Here the GTD Timer fits in perfect.

Nice tip :-)
Sep 11 2012 at 12:20am Copy Link
Jay Softer Dear Vyacheslav,

Thank you for the reply. Much appreciated.

I just want to add that I had in mind the following wording in your EULA:
“You agree that Productivity Scientific may collect and use information gathered in any manner....” and it was that wording that prompted me to ask for explanation.


Sep 11 2012 at 12:22am Copy Link
J S It would be excellent if the buyer could purchase a Multi-Year or "For the Life of the Product"/(a.k.a. Lifetime) License, that came with more than 1 years worth of updates and support.

I hope that you will consider this as an option for the 2013 release.


i.m.h.o. I'm glad to see that You use Avangate over just using PayPal.

Why do I say that: because good companies allow the buyer to be able to buy the License either "as a GiFT" or in a name different to what is on the buyers credit card. PayPal is not so flexible, but "Google Wallet" (sometimes called Google CheckOut) has a similar fee structure to PayPal (so I'm told) but does allow the buyer to buy as a GiFT or in a different name to what is on their credit card
Sep 11 2012 at 12:29am Copy Link
Matt Hi Ben Sando,

Can you tell us more about the 'list expansion' tip that Vyachestav shared with you?

Thank you.
Sep 11 2012 at 12:58am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Amit, the difference between Home and Profession is in usage scenarios: for home and professional purposes respectively (Home you install on your home PC, while Professional on business PC).

Dear James, currently I can't tell you when we will release GTD Timer 2013 but it should happen next year, expect not earlier than next summer. Current users will receive coupons with significant discounts.

Dear Ban, thank you for for suggesting usage scenario, we should share it on the our website.

J S, actually user can buy prolonged license by choosing option on billing page.
Productivity Scientific - Sep 11 2012 at 1:25am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear James, think Ben is referring to my first message, 3rd paragraph.
Productivity Scientific - Sep 11 2012 at 3:11am Copy Link
Keith User The CPU usage seams to jump up when the timer is started
and goes down when it stopped.
explorer.exe = 24%
MsMpEng.exe = 26%
At those high of numbers I doubt I will get things done.
Is there a fix for this problem?

P.S. The high CPU usage was on my work PC.
I tried it at home last night and it worked fine.
Both PCs are running Windows 7.
Sep 11 2012 at 9:43am Copy Link
Matt Hi Vyacheslav.

Thank you for pointing me to your earlier tip! But, I won't need it because I upgraded and made a purchase on your web site.

I need to thank you again, because you pointed me to David Allen's Getting Things Done book and the Pomodoro Technique.

Thank you and God bless you.
Sep 11 2012 at 11:00am Copy Link
Peter Dr Hi Timers:

What is the difference between the lite version, this version and the pro version?
Apr 12 2013 at 6:40am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Peter thanks for asking.
Here is short explanation:
Pro - full featured without limits of any kind
Home - same as Pro except limited for home (personal) usage only
Lite - no limits for usage scenario but limited to ten presets
Productivity Scientific - Apr 13 2013 at 1:28pm Copy Link
webdancer Vyacheslav Koldovskyy, Thank you for offering this very nice tool as a free promotion! Will this license work on the portable version? Thanks again.
Apr 15 2013 at 1:18am Copy Link
Frank Mohnhaupt Installation don´t work. The program want a CD to install...

"keine Intallationsquelle vorhanden" - "No installations source"
Apr 15 2013 at 1:37am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear webdancer, this license allows only one PC, it may be used as portable but at one PC only. If you have to switch between multiple computers you may use trial version on them. It won't require registration until expires.
Productivity Scientific - Apr 15 2013 at 1:39am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Frank, it shouldn't ask for CD.
Please send us on the e-mail from the support page (
1) screenshot of the installer's message asking for disc;
2) description of your system (OS, hardware).
Productivity Scientific - Apr 15 2013 at 1:46am Copy Link
Frank Mohnhaupt I have send the data. Hope i can help to make this software better.. :-)
Apr 15 2013 at 3:55am Copy Link
Mark Johnson I use the pomodoro technique in my daily work. One thing that many (most?) users of pomodoro look for in a timer is the ability to plan the pomodoros for the day, track the tasks being worked on in each pomodoro, track interruptions, unplanned work that comes up, then review how well you did at planning.

The purpose of the pomodoro technique is to get better at getting things done during the workday, and to get better at planning what CAN be done during the workday. These items listed above are all parts of the pomodoro technique; it is definitely not all about timing your work and breaks. If the software being used to time your pomodoros doesn't also take care of all these other things, you end up having to use a second piece of software or pen and paper to write everything down.

How many pomodoros did I complete today?
How many interruptions did I have, and during which pomodoros?
Which breaks lasted longer than the planned 5 or 15 minutes?
Which tasks took more pomodoros than I planned for, and which took less?
What new tasks came up during the workday?

There are several free pomodoro timers that track all these things, and they are all critical to doing pomodoro correctly. Considering the hefty price tag that is normally attached to this software, I really recommend that you take a look at the features available in the free pomodoro applications and at least make this software competitive with those apps.

Apr 15 2013 at 6:09am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Thank you Mark for your suggestion. It's nice to meet a person who use pomodoro technique every day. As I personally use it too, I agree that pomodoro technique is more then just timing tasks. On the other side, I prefer not to overcomplicate things, and use GTD Timer not as task-management-time-tracking tool but as simple instrument helping just to get things done. And it perfectly fulfills this role.
Productivity Scientific - Apr 15 2013 at 6:43am Copy Link
Mark Johnson Hi, Vyacheslav, thanks for your response.

Since the Pomodoro technique requires keeping track of your daily expectations for how many pomodoros each task will take, recording how many pomodoros each task actually took, recording interruptions.... and then going over that entire list daily to see how well you did with pre-work estimates..... what software do you use in addition to GTD timer for that purpose? Do you record the pomodoros on paper and not on the computer at all?

Again, thanks for the response. I'm just curious why somebody would use a timer application and then use something completely separate for the necessary work of predicting, keeping track of, and then reviewing completed pomodoros.

Apr 15 2013 at 8:28am Copy Link
Petr Hello, If I get the Lite version in today's BitsDuJour promotion, can I later upgrade to the pro version? What will be the cost for such an upgrade?

I also would miss the full Pomodoro features, as Mark describes. Suggest you add such features to your next version, as that would make your software the top-pick in the personal productivity timer world. Thanks.
Apr 15 2013 at 10:13am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Peter and Frank, can we move our discussion to Facebook page of GTD Timer? Here is the link:
Productivity Scientific - Apr 15 2013 at 2:05pm Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Petr, to upgrade from one edition to another you need to pay difference in cost. In such case you need to pay 10 USD. Contact us to get special upgrade coupon code.
Productivity Scientific - Apr 15 2013 at 3:09pm Copy Link
Frank Mohnhaupt yes :-)
Apr 15 2013 at 4:18pm Copy Link
rodken For timer soft this seems to be exactly what they say it is! A lot of ways to configure it.
That being said.....
@Mark Johnson, to someone who uses the pomodoro technique from someone who is considering on using it, I was wondering which freeware (or pay) you use. As you know there are many more benefits in using such software compared to just using timers (unless that is all your looking for, not trying to say anything about this soft because it is great at what it does!).
Anyway thanks Productivity Scientific and Bits for your generosity as always!!
Apr 15 2013 at 5:46pm Copy Link
Mark Johnson @rodken, I use software that I wrote for myself to keep track of pomodoros. It works great for me, but I haven't made it publicly available (maybe someday I'll publish it as freeware).

I tried GTD timer earlier today; in my opinion it is a decent basic timer but is missing a lot of functionality for pomodoro technique that exists in many free alternatives. Do a google on pomodoro timer and you'll find plenty, or just take a look through the listings here:
or here:
Apr 15 2013 at 8:10pm Copy Link
Grateful Thank you for the free installation, but I am having trouble installing it. I have downloaded it a number of times and with each installation attempt, Notepad opens up empty, and that's it! Do you have any suggestions for me? I have never had anything like this happen to me before, and I haven't seen it mentioned yet on this page. As an .msi file, I cannot install it as an administrator; could that be a problem? I use Windows 7 64-bit.
Apr 15 2013 at 9:53pm Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Information for all users experiencing problems installing the software: please download portable version from Download section of website and use it instead. It's same by features but doesn't need installing.
Productivity Scientific - Apr 16 2013 at 1:35am Copy Link
Indusekar SK Suppose, I want to upgrade it to Home version, is it enough if I pay the difference between Lite and Home, considering the Lite version been offered for FREE at BitsDuJour Today!
Apr 16 2013 at 7:15am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Indusekar SK, yes, you have to pay the difference (5 USD in such case).

Information for all users interested in upgrade from Lite to Home or Pro: please contact us to support e-mail from the support page ( for personal upgrade codes and instructions.
Productivity Scientific - Apr 16 2013 at 11:19am Copy Link
Indusekar SK Great. But how do i send the payment without a discount coupon to avail this benefit. I'll be glad if you could guide me how to purchase home edition by paying the difference.
Apr 16 2013 at 7:47pm Copy Link
Ela S. What means "The Lite version is limited to 10 presets"? Can you pls clarify what "preset" means - one GTD action only, or what else?

Thanks for your kind information
Feb 1 2014 at 3:10am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Ely S., thank you for your question. "Preset" means set of predefined settings for the timer including time, message, color, sound, command line action or timer action (stop, restart, run another preset etc.) and more.
Though you may use one preset for one GTD Action, it may be not limited to it and you can use one preset for multiple actions because you may set another time or message each time you start a preset.
See more here:
And I'll be glad to answer any other questions you have!
Productivity Scientific - Feb 1 2014 at 3:34am Copy Link
Harald Vogel Hi, I'm a registered user of Pro and like GTD Timer very much but the latest update is quite old. Do you plan any more updates or is already GTD Timer 2014 or 2015 in the making? :-) I really would appreciate that. Thanks.
Feb 1 2014 at 2:13pm Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Harald, thank you for your question. 2014 version will be released soon.
Productivity Scientific - Feb 1 2014 at 2:54pm Copy Link
D Rogers Could you give any examples of when a customer would likely need more than 10 presets?
Feb 3 2014 at 7:41pm Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear D Rogers, thank you for the question.
A customer may have multiple predefined periodic events, so he/she may set multiple presets for them. Also it is possible to link presets to each other to split one task for multiple parts. In these situations it is likely to be more than 10 presets.
Productivity Scientific - Feb 3 2014 at 11:27pm Copy Link
twm Stupid installer not triggering UAC prompt :S
Feb 4 2014 at 12:30am Copy Link
alexander shipulin very good
Feb 4 2014 at 1:13am Copy Link
Harald Vogel Dear Vyacheslav, thank you for the great news. Do you have any more infos about new features and does soon mean in the next 3, 6 or 12 months?
Feb 4 2014 at 1:58am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Harald, new features will include simplified time picker and time logging.
Productivity Scientific - Feb 4 2014 at 2:06am Copy Link
Andrii Filenko Simple and powerful instrument for increasing your productivity
Feb 4 2014 at 2:24am Copy Link
g hudak Is this suitable for Win8?
Feb 4 2014 at 6:13am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Yes, it work in all editions of Windows 8/8.1 x32/x64 except for Windows RT
Productivity Scientific - Feb 4 2014 at 6:31am Copy Link
Disco79 Hi. I have an earlier version from 2013-04-15 (Bits Du Jour), product version 2012 R12. Today's version (2014-02-04) from Bits Du Jour is "GTD Timer 2012 - Lite". What is the difference between these two versions and was the difference between these two and version "Home"? Is it really the same version of all three? Otherwise a very good and useful application :)

Feb 4 2014 at 11:07am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Michael, you already have the most recent version, as latest release is 2012 R2. Visit this link to find out more about differences in editions:
Productivity Scientific - Feb 4 2014 at 11:11am Copy Link
Disco79 Hi.

Thanks for your feedback. A supplementary question. Which license type is it I have? Lite, Home or Professional? Maybe it can be derived from the license number?

Feb 4 2014 at 12:02pm Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Please contact us at support e-mail: support[at]
Productivity Scientific - Feb 4 2014 at 12:04pm Copy Link
Disco79 Hi.

Now I've done it.

Feb 4 2014 at 12:13pm Copy Link
K James It looks like a nice timer, but other than the two-minute rule -- which ANY timer can do (same with the Pomodoro technique), WHAT does this software have to do with GTD? Nothing. There are plenty of free timers out there, so I cannot believe you charge $20 for the Lite version and god knows how much for the unlimited one.

For true GTD, you need to go to something like Thinking Rock or My Life Organized.

I use the free clock application that is on any iPhone for my countdown timers.

Thanks for the free software offer, but you should stop using the GTD name, which is trademarked, by the by, as this software has NOTHING to do with it.

"There's the Getting Things Done (GTD) approach to productivity. There's also an entire universe of software-based countdown timers. But did you know that only ONE software application successfully bridges the gap between these two worlds?"

I stimply do not see what makes this different from a number of other timers out there.
Feb 4 2014 at 2:49pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Productivity Scientific has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 5 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
Michael R. Thanks for the free version. Especially I like the command-line call ability, even if I would have liked, if it would be able to
- open a new window at a position it wouldn't overlap formerly opened gtd-timer-windows.
- if there would be an optional remind-possibility, i.e. option like e.g. /remind=3x5min, which would remind the user 3 times in a distance of 5 minutes
- perhaps even an option, which would let the user define when the window would appear, e.g. 1 hour before reaching 00:00. Of ocurse it should appear at the very start, but it could disappear after perhaps 10s and stay disappeard until 00:00 is near...
Feb 5 2014 at 12:44am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear K James, It’s not that simple. When development on GTD Timer has started in early 2000’s there were not so many such applications as software timer for time management. There were kitchen timers, auction timers, “just timers” but when you need a timer for getting things done (in the broad sense, not just David Allen’s GTD) you may experience serious difficulties. Years of development and improvement, based mostly on user’s feedback made this app versatile tool with multiple features and good usability balance, you can start using just after installing and won’t be overflowed with features. I am not sure if here is the right place to discuss all features but I may assure you that this app will be useful for almost any scenario when you need timer app to push you to your goals. Today you may choose from many alternatives but GTD Timer is not just set of features, it is a polished product of evolution, which makes it very good offer for its price in comparison to any competitor you find even free ones.
In addition, considering the price – how much do you agree to ask for hour of your life? This app may save dozens and hundreds of hours just pushing you to your goals. This is priceless! And it is sadly for me to hear, considering that I spent hundreds of hours while developing and maintaining this app, that twenty for Lite or thirty for Pro is too expensive. Maybe I should make it free and sell pizza for a living? Or load it with spyware/adware like some developers do? That is not my way, and I hope that customers who buy my apps believe that they receive more value than spend money on it.
PS. And considering the GTD trademark, it is not that simple too, here is a link you may find useful:
Productivity Scientific - Feb 5 2014 at 3:02pm Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Michael R. Thank you for suggestion, they will be reviewed for implementation.
Productivity Scientific - Feb 5 2014 at 3:03pm Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller Above it say's it's the "Lite" version which is limited to ten presets, yet on your comparison chart it say's "Lite" is limited to five and the "Home" version is ten. So which are you offering.
Oct 25 2014 at 2:52pm Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Heidi-Ann,

Seems like you found a mistake in the description, the Lite version is limited by 5 presets, not 10.
So, we'll fix the description and everyone get Lite edition, except for you - you will receive Home that is limited by 10 presets.
Please send me your email, I'll send you a Serial Number for it.
Thank you!

Productivity Scientific - Oct 25 2014 at 3:05pm Copy Link
io Noticed the same thing.
At the moment the description is unchanged... does that mean I can get the Home version too?
Oct 25 2014 at 7:09pm Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Sure it does :) Write me a letter with your email please.
Productivity Scientific - Oct 26 2014 at 1:22am Copy Link
Miroslav Cunic I'm a disabled person with cerebral paralysis. Can I get GTD Timer 2015 home version, too?
Oct 26 2014 at 1:42am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy OK, Miroslav, please write me an email. You will be the last who receives free Home Edition. Let's stick to the rules. Everyone else can buy it with 50% discount for two days. I suggest trying Ultimate with Time Report feature. It will also be available for half of the price for two days only.
Productivity Scientific - Oct 26 2014 at 2:01am Copy Link
K James First of all, how is anyone getting free ANYTHING, let alone the Home version, when the deal is not open yet?

Second, it looks like you can create your own presets and not have to use the standard Pomodoro ones and 2-minute-one, etc. If you can create your own, why on earth would someone need to create more than 5 presets? If you need 10, let alone unlimited, presets, I think you have more problems than just a need to work more productively.

Finally, in what way would this be better than StayFocused, which I'm using now?

Thank you for the offer!
Oct 26 2014 at 2:10am Copy Link
Fran Can Hi Vyacheslav
Send me a email when I can get it for this price : GTD Timer 2015 - Ultimate Version ($24.99)
Best regards
Oct 26 2014 at 5:43am Copy Link
Miroslav Cunic Thank everyone who commented my require to get GTD Timer 2015 home version for free. I also received an offer to write an e-mail if I want Ultimate version of the software. But really don't need it. The most of software installed on my PC were obtained for free and I paid money for only two ones that I really need for work. I let everyone know that I work with my feet. You can laugh if you like to.
Oct 26 2014 at 11:44am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Fran, the link will appear tomorrow when the promotion starts.
Dear Miroslav, I'll send you a key to Ultimate Edition as it includes Time Report feature that should help you to track any activities you do and it will be useful even if you work without a computer.
Productivity Scientific - Oct 26 2014 at 12:07pm Copy Link
Miroslav Cunic Dear Fran, That's very kind of you to pay the software for me. If you do wish to waste your money on me, I can contact you next time for a software wich would not be offerred for free. I will not do it if you wouldn't like me to do so. Many thanks.
Best regards
Oct 26 2014 at 1:04pm Copy Link
Tom User Miroslav, I too am disabled but I have full use of my body. I did not laugh when I read that you work with your feet. Instead I was impressed that you even mentioned it. Take care and try to enjoy life as much as you can!
Oct 27 2014 at 2:04am Copy Link
Miroslav Cunic Sorry, but I do not have any credit card and I cannot download neither Lite nor Ultimate version of the software because I previously tried to fill the form in unsuccessfully to order rhe Ultimate Edition of the software. What can I do?
Tom User, thank you for your comment.
Oct 27 2014 at 4:00am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Miroslav, yesterday I've emailed an Ultimate license to you. You can download installation package from our website:
Productivity Scientific - Oct 27 2014 at 4:23am Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet Hi Vyacheslav,

I have multiple computers. Is it possible to get an additional discount for multiple copies of the Ultimate edition? On your website, you are offering a 25% discount for 2 copies and a 33% discount for 3 copies of GTD Timer 2015 - Ultimate Version. Would it be possible to get this discount applied here as well?

So 2x GTD Timer 2015 - Ultimate Version would be $37.49 and 3x would be $50.23.

Thanks for considering my request!
Oct 27 2014 at 4:27am Copy Link
Giorgos Mastrogiannis Very useful program. It diminishes significantly the time it takes to complete your tasks on PC.
Oct 27 2014 at 5:10am Copy Link
Terry Lee Again one program whereby not really makes anything. It is completely futile and needless probably to many of us! Of course this only my opinion.
Oct 27 2014 at 5:25am Copy Link
Matt Hello Vyacheslav,

I purchased your GTD Timer 2012 Pro version here on BDJ a couple of years ago.

I recently contacted you about the 'update bug', which you decided not to fix.

Bug: Even though 'automatically check for updates' was 'un-checked', a very annoying pop-up window would spam the user that GTD Timer 2015 was now available. This happens every single time you start a timer and there is no way to turn it off.

You said there was an update bug in the code. You refused to fix it and told me to create a firewall rule to prohibit GTD Timer from phoning home.

What disappointing support. You offered me a free upgrade to 2015 'Lite' with only 5 presets. Remember I purchased the Pro version with unlimited presets.

My question: If I should now purchase 2015 Pro, will this still contain an 'update bug'? And if so, will you still provide the poor level of customer support by telling someone to create a firewall rule instead of fixing the code?

Thank you.
Oct 27 2014 at 5:52am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Daniel Gaudet, I'll write an email to you, check your inbox.
Dear Goirgos, thank you for your feedback, I appreciate it.
Dear Terry, this software is an instrument that helps to manage your time. If you don't need to track and save your time, you definitely don't need it, like car driver sees needless in binoculars for yachts for example.
Productivity Scientific - Oct 27 2014 at 7:30am Copy Link
Matt Hello BDJ,

Could you please review and post my earlier questions?

Thank you.
Oct 27 2014 at 11:14am Copy Link
Allan Fibecker Wow, I really did believe, "there is no such thing as a free meal", but there's still kind people around. In fact, I have been looking for a program like this, but I never succeeded......and now, I will enjoy "a free meal". I see, there's a version for android and iPhone as well. Thanks to Productivity Scientific for the generousity - and the kindness we've seen during the comments. Thumbs up. I'll make a comment at this application on my web site it support site. Great start of the week..
Oct 27 2014 at 11:47am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Allan, thank you for your feedback, you have an excellent site ;)
Sorry, but we still not have a version of GTD Timer for mobile devices, but it will be for sure.
Productivity Scientific - Oct 27 2014 at 11:58am Copy Link
Allan Fibecker Hi, Vyacheslav. I'm sorry, I was to fast on the tricker. I read this at the bottom line : Futured versions (visit site for updates):

GTD Timer for Android
GTD Timer for Windows Phone

Well, I will look forward to the mobile apps. Thanks, Sir, for your kind words about ;-)
Oct 27 2014 at 12:07pm Copy Link
Miroslav Cunic Vyacheslav, thank you very much for help. I have downloaded and registered the software that seems to be very useful.
Oct 27 2014 at 1:56pm Copy Link
Matt Hello Vyacheslav,

Could you please answer my two questions above?

Thank you.
Oct 27 2014 at 2:07pm Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Matt, I feel sorry for this bug and for the situation that happened to you. I will give you a license for new Pro edition for free, the bug is fixed and shouldn't appear again.
Considering the 'poor customer service' I'd like to tell you that it is a common situation for software market when vendors do not fix non-critical bugs in old versions when new version appears on the market. Fixing old version is not acceptable because of economic considerations. Offering an upgrade discount often compensate inconveniences for customers. Also, it is impossible to give a new version for free because developing a new version requires investments.
Maybe it sounds not very pleasant to the customer but it is the truth of a business - you have to find a balance or you will broke. Thank you for understanding!
Productivity Scientific - Oct 27 2014 at 2:39pm Copy Link
Gary Smith Hello Vyacheslav:

You didn't expect to see that customer show up again? You should feel sorry for the way you handled the customer's reporting of a bug to you. Here was a customer that helped you by bringing the problem to your attention, and you not only did not fix it but offered worse solutions. No wonder the user brought their treatment by you to this forum. It gives me insight about your methods.

I am very old in terms of being a software developer and user. I started in the 1970s using CP/M as the OS, and a variety of mainframe systems prior. In the days of early PC software development, after a program had been purchased by the public, if that program had a bug, the user was entitled to have it fixed for free because they had already paid for functionality that was not present due to the bug. With decent software source control, it was easy to implement a fix in an older version, and create a compiled executable that solved the problem. Very often, a newer version was offered to the user as not only a fix for the bug, but also for additional features. In some cases, this was not a viable solution due to program size increase that would not work well on a customer's older computer, and to avoid the rule that says for every program fix, there is a 50% chance of introducing another, and the fact that new features very often contained multiple bugs.

I can recall the first time seeing a software developer require customers to upgrade rather than get their deserved fix. It was an embarrassment for the industry. Sadly it was merely the beginning for a long list of software developers to start taking advantage of customer's lack of knowledge. For those that remained honest and fair, it was not an economic crisis, but an added benefit to the economics due to customer appreciation, and their advertising that brought more revenue. Today, there are few left that operate with these principles. It is sad to see the tired old excuse that it does not work economically. It is merely the easy way out.

Sell GTD Timer however you wish. I will not forget you and your methods.
Oct 28 2014 at 1:22am Copy Link
Caleb Koh While I concur with Gary that your dismissal of a loyal customer amounts to horrendous customer service, nevertheless, the reality is that business is business. Now by saying this, I neither condone nor condemn practices such as this. Rather I am so desensitized to money-hungry software developers that I don't buy as much as I used to (of software) these days.

Long gone are the days where feedback was encouraged and utilised to make better software. Nowadays, it is merely a tool to churn out more upgrades that bring in more moolah - I wish you the best of luck, Mr. Koldovskyy - whilst your compassion for the disabled man is commendable, I wish that translated into how you handled Matt. Until and unless you sort out your customers properly, don't expect to garner the respect of users here.
Oct 28 2014 at 2:05am Copy Link
Matt Hello Vyacheslav,

Thanks so much for Pro edition license and the good support!

Many thanks!
Oct 28 2014 at 3:06am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Garry,
Comparing to you I am much younger in this business, because I made my first application for sale only 21 years ago. But I ensure you that the only reason I am still in this business that I have good relations with my customers and despite that fact that my software using thousands of people, you won't find even several of them who will tell that they are not satisfied with my level of customer service.

You may not know all the story with Matt and he should confirm my words: when he contacted me first time in reply to my upgrade offer I told that the bug can be fixed by firewall, when he told that it is not an option, I offered him free upgrade to Lite edition. But he had Pro Edition and he didn't accept my offer.
The problem is that, and it is completely my fault that shouldn't repeat, I didn't consider his refusal for a free upgrade as situation when the problem still exists. I am ensuring you if he reminded me about the problem before, I solve it the same way as now after seeing comment on BDJ website.
I am not greedy person and do not make much money from my software, my friends even tell that is because I am not greedy. :)

P.S. You may try to write a letter to Microsoft and ask them to give a new Windows because you have bugs in current one. It is interesting to see what they tell ;)
Productivity Scientific - Oct 28 2014 at 4:28am Copy Link
Z T Mbox Vyacheslav is giving out free licenses left and right and you label him a greedy software developer? That's the most bizarre thing I've seen this week. Kudos to Vyacheslav. I think you're amazingly generous handing out all these free licenses. I have never seen anything like it. I hope you have lots of success with your software!
Oct 28 2014 at 12:07pm Copy Link
Matt Hello Vyacheslav,

I'm using the 'trial' mode to test the time reporting feature of the 'Ultimate' version.

GTD Timer 2015 seems to need an Internet connection to properly generate the HTML Time Report webpage.

Where is GTD connecting to and how secure is this? Is any personal information being uploaded?

Also, when right-clicking on the timer, the 'Time Menu' feature (which allowed for quick time-setting), that was in GTD 2012 is no longer in GTD 2015. Will you be adding this feature back into 2015?

Thank you.
Oct 28 2014 at 12:08pm Copy Link
Allan Fibecker I agree with Z T Mbox. The generousity during the comment trail speeks for itself - and as far as I'm aware, the bug is fixed. Well, if someone really want to pin point something, then something allways shows up.;o)
Oct 28 2014 at 12:28pm Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Z T Mbox, many thanks for your support and wishes!

Dear Matt, it doesn't need Internet connection to create a report and no information is transferred during this process. When GTD Timer creates a report, it writes HTML file based on a template that is stored in a file from Bin folder 'TimeReportTemplate.html'. Inside that file, there are references to two common libraries: jQuery and Bootstrap. These libraries are very common for modern websites. If you browse Internet, you definitely use them. They are used to make a report look better and enable interactive features of it. It depends on a browser that you are using, but in most cases they won't be downloaded each time again, browser cache them.
If you wish, I can make them stored locally (this won't require a new release, I'll just send modified files to you), so you won't need network connection to see reports, but there is no much reason for this.
Also, I'd like to tell that HTML template is customizable, you can rewrite it to match your needs or ask someone to do it for you.

Considering Time Menu feature, I decided to remove it because it wasn't very user-friendly. I am thinking on redesigning Time Entering window but still do not have good solution for it. If you are insisting on returning that feature, I can do it in next minor release.
Thank you for your valuable feedback!
Productivity Scientific - Oct 28 2014 at 12:45pm Copy Link
Matt Hello Vyacheslav,

Thank you for your quick, informative and very polite replies! And thank you for your willingness to 'customize' your software, but it is fine as is.

I just purchased your Ultimate version. The report feature is very nice and makes a big difference!

Many thanks again!
Oct 28 2014 at 1:55pm Copy Link
Gary Smith Hello Vyacheslav,

First, I would like to state that I do like your product line. The GTD Timer 2015 products can be very handy; there is no doubting that at all (an extra plus for having a help file that goes beyond paraphrasing the title of each section).

Having been in project development and management for many years, I have made an effort to take a look at every task oriented software that I can get my hands on. I used an earlier version at a place I consulted for a while back, but I must admit, I did turn the timer off on weekends. Your product implements a feature that several others could have used.

Some of the best GTD software programs I have found are open source solutions. There are also quite a few commercial applications. I use a mixture of both to Get Things Done.

Apparently my earlier comment struck a cord with some, and as a result others are commenting. One comment that is not directed to any specific person, poses the idea that someone is labeling you as greedy. Clearly no one has done that as far as I can tell. The first use of the work “greedy” was made by yourself as a simple statement that you are not greedy, which is perfectly fine. I know I certainly do not wish to imply you are greedy in the least. In fact, the word greedy appears in only your and the person implying someone is labeling you as being greedy. Regardless, their point is well taken that you handing out free versions implies the exact opposite of greedy. Likewise, I did not take it that your statement implied I was labeling you as greedy either. Your use of the word was fine as written.

My point was regarding your statement that your method of doing business is necessary or you could end up broke. Having seen and been involved in other business models, I know that to not be true. If it were, software companies concentrating on developing open source software solutions would be the first to go broke (some do a combination, and some do only open source). Some make money outside the open source software area, such as support. That works for software that needs it (Red Hat Linux was an excellent example).

When you consider all forms of business practices, any can have failures, and I have found often because they did not manage their time well or monitor it using software products such as GTD Timer your company develops. How ironic is that? I am sure you know that as well.

One of my comments was remembering when the first software company stopped fixing previous versions of their software, instead offering an updated version. That time was before Microsoft even came along. So, yes, of course, Microsoft or any other major company that you can name that most others reading this forum would know about fall into the same business model as is common today (charge for the upgrade that holds the fixes). None of them are going to offer a free fix, so it would not be interesting to see what they tell (to the general public) because we all know already.

What would have been interesting is if you suggested a software company that would actually send out a fix of an older version (good Software Control Management does allows for that very situation). I doubt you will know of any; few will, because regardless of what happened in the past that worked, what works better is today’s model of charging for the fix/upgrade. It allows them to prosper, grow to great size, blend in with the others, and therefore, not be considered greedy.

Last but not least, your suggestion to write a letter to Microsoft because the old version has bugs in it struck me as particularly funny because that is exactly how I got a free version of Windows 3.1 (back around 1991-1992), and again for NT version 3.5 (bug in 3.1, but had been solved in OS/2, which is ironic since NT was developed using OS/2), Windows 2000 Server, XP Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate, each from not just pointing out there was a bug but giving a solution. Granted the Win 7 bug was an early preview version, and I received a final version of Win 7. Each of those were from the department directly working on the software, more personal favors then policy, so it is not a solution for anyone identifying a bug as much as going beyond that. The MSDN network was not used in any of these. Software companies as large as Microsoft have been more than generous in understanding and working with people that get into the internals of the software and can help solve problems, provided you talk to the right person. I agree, as a rule that does not happen, regardless of company.

By you being proactive on this forum and recognizing who should receive the free licenses is commendable. I wish you the very best, because if you keep getting better at proving your software is valuable, you will not only not go broke, but could even consider business method alternatives in the future. Either way, if your software helps others, we all benefit. I allotted myself 10:00 minutes to write this, so must get on to other tasks. Thanks.
Oct 28 2014 at 8:20pm Copy Link
Mark Johnson @Productivity Scientific:

"P.S. You may try to write a letter to Microsoft and ask them to give a new Windows because you have bugs in current one. It is interesting to see what they tell ;)"

There are a couple of things flawed about a comment like that.

For a version of Windows to have a bug that is comparable to what is described, if you had Windows 7 you would get a dialog saying you need to upgrade to Windows 8.1 every time you clicked the Start button. Now I've never seen a "bug" like that in Windows but I'll bet MS would fix it very quickly.

MS supports several versions of Windows at the same time, and provides updates to those versions of Windows on a regular basis. For example, Microsoft support XP for 12 years, providing regular updates for it during that entire 12 year span. To be comparable to what is described here, MS would have to stop supporting Windows 7 as soon as Windows 8 is released, and Windows 8 support would stop when Windows 10 releases in 2015.

Ok, now a general comment about the "bug" described here...

The description of the "bug" states that there is no way through the software itself to turn off update checks, and that a dialog pops up every single time you start a timer, with the dialog trying to get the user to upgrade their software to a new, paid version.

Now I do think it is nice that you gave a free upgrade to the user complaining here about this "bug". Considering the circumstances I don't see how you really had a choice but to do that or lose face. However, for the one single user who complained here I am sure there are many other users who got tired of the software trying to get them to pay more money each and every time they started a timer. Those users either paid for the upgrade that they might not have really wanted, stopped using the software, or are still to this day putting up with ads every time they start a timer.

In my opinion, it is unreasonable to not offer existing users a fix for this "bug" without forcing them to either pay for a new version of the software or publicly expose the problem and force your hand, like was done here. Not everybody has access to change firewall rules, and besides they should not have to modify security settings for a problem such as this. In addition, the average user would have no clue how to change firewall rules for something like this. I doubt you would sit on the phone and walk non-technical users through changing firewall rules, as that would be less cost-effective that just doing the fix to the 2012 version.

As soon as the 2015 version of the program became available, all existing users started getting slammed with upgrade notices each time they used the software.

Quoting again,
"I'd like to tell you that it is a common situation for software market when vendors do not fix non-critical bugs in old versions when new version appears on the market."

If a user purchased a product with no sales ads in it, then a year or so later started getting sales ads saying they need to upgrade every single time they use the software...
How can that be considered a "non-critical bug"?
Like I said before it is great that you gave a free upgrade to the one person who publicly exposed this problem. But you really should consider all the other people who previously purchased the program as well. It would not be difficult to do one last update to the 2012 version and offer it for download to existing 2012 users, so at the very least they have the ad-free software they paid for.
Oct 28 2014 at 11:52pm Copy Link
Paul User I have received the MSI to install and a blank registration number? I am being prompted by the program top enter a registration number. If I click Free Trial it says "sorry, your trial period has expired. Please buy a license"
Apr 15 2015 at 1:05am Copy Link
LTM van Z. Registration number field is empty.
Apr 15 2015 at 1:36am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Paul User, I just resent you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 15 2015 at 1:50am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear friends, please tell if you got empty registration number for free offer or you got it when buying a license for other versions at a discounted price?
Productivity Scientific - Apr 15 2015 at 1:50am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @LTM van Z., I just resent you the receipt email containing your assigned registration code.
BitsDuJour Admin - Apr 15 2015 at 1:50am Copy Link
Paul User Working great now. Thank you
Apr 15 2015 at 1:51am Copy Link
LTM van Z. Hello Constantin Florea,

Thank you very much. Good service!
Apr 15 2015 at 2:08am Copy Link
Pavi Johnson EDIT: I received a registration key. Thanks!

Best, /Pavi
Apr 15 2015 at 3:02am Copy Link
Gaelle fonctionne pour la version portable
Merci !
Apr 15 2015 at 10:55am Copy Link
BeehindBlueyes I just installed this program but the registration number that I received in an email must be wrong. The program will not accept the reg number.
Apr 15 2015 at 4:10pm Copy Link
Noggin The Nog What would it cost after the offer has expired to upgrade from Lite to Ultimate?
Apr 16 2015 at 3:50am Copy Link
Mary Wilson Nice program. How do I tell if I have the most current version.
Apr 16 2015 at 6:50am Copy Link
rodken Just one question, is the Time Report feature which is shown in the screenshots above for this version or is it only for the Ultimate version?
Apr 16 2015 at 10:20am Copy Link
Vyacheslav Koldovskyy Dear Friends, answering to your questions:
1. If registration code is not working please contact our support (email is on the website and we'll fix that.
2. The price of the upgrade is the difference between prices of different editions, contact support for the personal discount offer
3. If you don't have the most current version, the app will notify you and sugest to upgrade, also there is "Check for Updates" button on the "About" page
4. The 'Time Report' feature is for Ultimate Edition only
Productivity Scientific - Apr 16 2015 at 11:34am Copy Link

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