Countdowns helps you count down to something you're looking forward to, whether that's a wedding, birthday, or new iPhone! Need to count up from it instead? No problem!

Designed to be more than a timer app, Countdowns is great for keeping tabs on how long it is until something, or how long it is since it happened. Count up from the last time you had a cigarette and down to your next cookie — if it happened in the past or is happening in the future, Countdowns keeps track of the time so you don't need to.

Countdowns can keep your timers running no matter where you are. Available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, Countdowns can sync your timers between your devices so you're always up to speed.

As a free download, Countdowns offers the following features:

- Gorgeous, colorful widgets on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
- An unlimited number of timers.
- Repeating timers which are perfect for birthdays and similar events.
- Dark mode.
- Support for importing events from calendars.
- Multiple unit options (days, weeks, etc.) and icons to make your countdown your very own.
- And more!

An optional monthly, annual, or one-time in-app purchase unlocks additional features, including:

- iCloud support to keep all of your timers in sync across iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
- A compact display mode so you can see more timers at once.
- Lists so you can more easily organize your timers — put all of your birthday timers in a list, for example.
- Directional indicators so you always know whether a timer is counting up or down.
- Custom notifications and sounds so you'll never miss a timer again.
- Archive function that saves old timers.

Countdowns subscriptions can be canceled at any time, but will renew automatically unless canceled at least 24 hours before the next payment is due.

For more information, see our privacy policy & terms of use:

What’s New

Version 7.3.1

• Bulk import events from your calendar
• Improved iCloud sync error handling
• Bug fixes & performance improvements

If you enjoy the app, please leave us a review on the App Store!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
420 Ratings

420 Ratings

TxMacUser ,

Excellent; Highly Recommend!

This is EXACTLY the countdown app I was looking for. I wanted a countdown app that is fully supports the latest iOS developments. This app delivers in spades with: pointer support (including hover state and right -click context menus); ios 14 widgets (including customization of data-point selection and color) and Siri Shortcut support.

It includes support for all of Apple’s platforms including iPhone, iPad, watch and Mac. And it features iCloud sync of events to keep events on all those devices in sync. Many aspects of the app are highly customizable including: customize the data shown for events (days, hours, minutes, seconds); choose which events are displayed in widgets; column view of events; sort order of events and much more. The app received a huge compliment being included in MacStories’ Federico Viticci’s Must-Have Apps of 2019. It has a “clean” UI reminding me of an app Apple might build (the app icon is also very professional looking). And (very important), the developer is very responsive to requests for assistance and feature requests. I highly recommend this one!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the very kind review! I hope to continue providing day one support for all the latest OS features!

Slithy Toves ,

Good with an odd caveat

I currently use a different countdown app. I liked the look of this app, and the watch complication is very well done (and even supports the new Infograph watch face), so I downloaded it to try. Unfortunately, when counting down by days (as opposed to days+hours+minutes) there is a weird off-by-one design in the countdowns from this app. For example, if you have a countdown to your birthday, you'd reasonably expect the count to be "2" when it is two days before your birthday, "1" on the day before your birthday and "0" on your birthday itself. That makes sense and matches how people talk about the concept of "how many days until".

This app is different: "2" in this app is *three* days before your birthday, "1" is two days before your birthday, and "0" is the day before your birthday. On your birthday itself, the counter reads "364" days, using the logic that it's now 364 days until your *next* birthday. I think I understand why the app was written this way: strictly speaking, on the day before your birthday, it's less than 24 hours to go, so it's not one full "day", and so this app shows it as "0" days to go. The problem is that this is not how people think of and speak about countdowns (or how other countdown apps work). To humans, the rocket launches at zero, not at negative 1.

I love the rest of the features, but this sort of breaks it for me.

Developer Response ,

Version 4.2.1 is out now with support for this. Each countdown now has a setting for "Round up smallest unit"

Jlough77 ,

Best countdown app and support

This is the best countdown app that I have ever used. The only reason that I tried them out is because I was formerly using another app that disappeared from the app store but I am glad they did because this is so much more useful.

The iPhone app is great but I mostly set up the countdowns for my apple watch. The countdowns stay in sequence and they automatically update on the complication as one ends and another begins or is already in progress. Notifications are customizable and you can set up a countdown to the second. They have also already updated their app to work with the new watch OS5 infograph face only a few days after the OS5 release, which is impressive.

If you are looking for a reliable timer, especially for the apple watch, this is it.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the very kind review! Glad to have a happy Apple Watch customer!

App Privacy

The developer, Shayes Apps LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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