Enter the duration of your countdown in minutes or seconds and Tic Talk will announce the time left at specified intervals all while playing a subtle ticking sound in the background. But if you want take matters into your hands just reach for the phone and Tic Talk will auto-magically show you the time left. Use Tick Talk for cooking: When you need a reminder to take those eggs out or flip a burger. Use Tic Talk for sports: When you need a reminder to change the exercise or a practice drill at specific intervals. Use Tic Talk for getting ready: When you need a timely reminders to hurry up picking that outfit so that you can actually leave on time. Use Tic Talk with your kids: Whether for timeouts or studying, Tic Talk will keep your kids on track.