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 comes with a widget which will let you keep track of your countdowns right from Notification Center! Countdowns also offers a companion Mac app, an Apple Watch app, and watch face complications so you can keep up with your countdowns wherever you are!
Always free features:
- Unlimited countdowns which can count up or down
- Pick the units you want for each individual countdown
- Repeating countdowns (now with custom intervals!)
- Import events from your calendars
- Dark mode (iOS 13+)
- Siri integration (check on your countdown with just your voice!)
- Apple Watch Complications
- Notification Center widget
- Optimized for iOS 13 and watchOS 6
- Localized in 15+ languages
- 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
• Added mouse/trackpad support for iPads
• Improved iCloud sync error handling
We're excited to announce the launch of our latest iOS/macOS application, Recurrence! Recurrence is focused around tracking the recurring chores and tasks in your life. Find out more at https://recurrence-app.com
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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.
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"
The best countdown app
I wanted a simple app to calculate and keep tabs on major milestone dates for my family that I could look at in one simple date ordered list.
I figured there would probably be many apps in the App Store for something so straight forward that would work - but after cycling through about 5-6 of them that all that seemed to be inexplicably missing one or more simple things, or just downright awful, I found this one and it does everything exactly how you would imagine it should.
Really flexible to let you present the countdowns and dates in a format that makes sense so you can see everything at a glance. The today view widget is a nice bonus too.
- Shayes Apps LLC
- 60.8 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © Shayes Apps LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Pro Upgrade $1.99
- Small Tip $0.99
- Large Tip $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.