Countdowns will help you count down to those important moments in life. Perfect for birthdays, holidays, weddings, anniversaries, vacation, retirement, and other special events! Countdowns supports iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS so you can keep up with your countdowns wherever you are!

Always free features:
- Widgets (macOS Big Sur required)
- Unlimited countdowns which can count up or down
- Pick the units you want for each individual countdown
- Repeating countdowns (great for birthdays and anniversaries!)
- Import events from your calendars
- Dark mode
- Localized in 15+ languages

Premium features:
- iCloud sync
- Automatic sorting by date
- Custom notifications (now with customizable sounds!)
- Compact display mode
- Lists (organize your countdowns!)
- Direction indicators
- Showing dates alongside each countdown
- Custom default settings for creating new countdowns
- Archive (keep track of past countdowns)

Countdowns premium subscriptions will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can cancel anytime by going to your account settings in the App Store. Any unused portion of a free trial will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription. For more information, see our privacy policy & terms of use:

What’s New

Version 6.7.0

• Option to show direction indicators in widgets
• Customizable date formatting in widgets
• Time zone search improvements
• Additional date formatting options

NOTE: Version 6.7 will be the last to support macOS Catalina. Version 7.0 will require at least macOS Big Sur.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 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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