Countdown: Big Timer & Clock 4+

BitBit Apps

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 40 Ratings
    • $1.99



Replace the old sand timer in your favorite game with one that packs a punch! The countdown takes center stage in this app as a full-screen timer counts down the seconds. Run silently, or play a chime or air horn sound to let everyone know that time is up!

Perfect for TV broadcasts, classrooms, debates, game shows, sporting events, or anywhere a highly visible stopwatch, timer, or clock with a streamlined appearance is needed.

+ Beautiful design, maximizing countdown visibility
+ Tap anywhere to start or stop the countdown
+ Three modes - stopwatch, timer, or clock
+ Set a countdown up to 10 hours
+ Display the time in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple

Advanced features:
+ Optionally show tenths of a second during the last minute for extra excitement
+ Optionally flash during the last ten seconds
+ Optionally play an air horn or a chime sound when time is up
+ Optionally show elapsed time after the timer reaches 0:00 (double-tap or long-press the Timer icon on the settings screen to choose)
+ The device will not sleep while the timer is running
+ Background notifications make sure you know when your timer ends
+ Double-tap the time on the settings screen to switch between 1, 5, and 15-second increments

Super-advanced features:
+ Control the timer remotely using a Bluetooth keyboard: The space bar starts/stops, escape resets, and you can change the countdown time by typing a number followed by enter.
+ Display the timer on an external screen using AirPlay mirroring, while keeping the controls visible only on your device!
+ Use side-by-side with other apps on iPad in slide-over or split-view mode

What’s New

Version 2.7.2

Fixed bug changing "show elapsed time" setting on iPad
Fixed bug showing elapsed time after countdown expired

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Neil_22 ,

Good basic timer

Good timer with simple setup. Kind of expensive being it's simple timer to start with. Would have liked more variation of sounds. My main request would be an option for the alarm to keep repeating itself instead of going off just once (in case you miss it the 1st time).

Hope I see future updates improving on this.

Kjradio ,

Perfect and Easy!

I searched a very long time for a timer that had a large display and very clean appearance. No clutter at all. I just needed something I could set for any time and have it count down to zero. This answered the call! Easy to reset to the starting time again with one tap. Adjustable color and option to stay silent at zero are great! Thanks for making this timer (that is also a great clock and stopwatch) that is large, simple, and easy to use! The $2 is worth it to finally end the search for the perfect solution. All the other developers made their apps look fancy. This one just focused on being very functional. Yay!

AnnieGFR ,

Just what I wanted!

Totally worth the $2! Perfect for what I wanted. Easy to use, just enough choices to be really useful. Fills the whole screen with the countdown, you can choose from 5 colors, you can have the screen flash for the last 5 seconds or not, final sound can be an air horn or a perfectly non-obnoxious chime, or no sound. Resets with one button. Absolutely perfect to replace those silly games and timers that always get stuck and are easy to miss when they've run out.

I think it can also count up it be a clock too but that's not what I use it for so I didn't look into those features.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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