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Welcome to the Absentee ToolKit iPhone/iPodTouch product page.

Call in sick to work, Play hooky from school, or avoid that family gathering with some help from the Absentee ToolKit!

Not only can you play 20 realistic sounding 'sick sounds', but you can prepare your peers ahead of your illness by using the timed release mode while at work or school.

Timed Release, plays an assortment of sick sounds randomly over time so that people nearby will hear your sniffles, coughs and sneezes and actually hope that you call in sick the next day so that you won't spread the illness to them. An external speaker is helpful in this mode.

Additionally, the app also provides an assortment of random excuses to use when the sick day does come.

You can choose from excuses suitable for calling in sick to work, explaining absences at school, or for use in getting out of those annoying family gatherings.

Requires OS version 2.2 and works on both the iPhone or iPod Touch.

The timed release mode has many user configurable settings to tailor your 'sick-prep' to your desires. Gender specific sounds can be set in the Settings Application. All user settings are saved between uses.

If you enable the speakerphone option on the phone you can play the sounds over the telephone during a call. iPod music is NOT muted by these sounds, but mixes with them should you want musical accompaniment with your sneezes, coughs, and sniffles (though there is no ability yet to adjust the sick sounds to be louder than your music).

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Many more iPhone/iPodTouch games are planned to become available in the near future and we welcome constructive comments and suggestions on how we can improve.


The 'sounds' page provides handy buttons for playing 20 realistic sounds of a person coming down with cold or flu type symptoms.

If you work in a cube farm and have a set of external speakers you can really make great use of the Timed Release mode.

Start the timed release on the day before your designated sick day to prepare those nearby for your impending illness.

The 'Timed Release' page provides the random playback of 10 sickness sounds. The playback is endless and you can change how often a sound is played with the 'mild / bad' selection.

You can also affect what sounds appear in the mix of sick sounds and whether they appear 'few' or 'many' times during playback.

You can sample the sounds by tapping on their respective buttons. You can even manually trigger these sounds during automated playback by tapping too.

For some extra help in coming up with a suitable excuse for your sickday or 'mental health day' our Excuses section can be of use.

Select from a random Work Excuse, suitable for use in the workplace.

The School Excuse provides excuses suitable for use in the scholastic environment.

The Family Excuse section provides choices for use in escaping those nasty family outings.

The help page gives some quick instruction on using the Timed Relese mode.

Online resources are also available for easy access to our online support page, but also to access two other resources that can be handy when you are contemplating taking a day off or escaping from the routine.

Visit the Absentee ToolKit online support page

Visit The main page

Visit the GetOdd iPhone Apps product page