Countdown Buddy 4+

Count down, up & widgets

Taptics Ltd.

    • 4.7 • 6.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


For people who don't like subscriptions ;). Formerly known as 'Countdown Widget'.


Design your own personalized countdown or count-up widgets for your home screen & lock screen.
Countdown Widget is a super fun way to track the days until a momentous occasion such as:

- Your birthday, or another special someone’s birthday
- A long-awaited vacation
- Back to school
- Upcoming elections
- A returning season of your favorite TV series
- A favorite yearly tech event
- A new video game is up for preorder
Or any other future event!

Countdown Widget makes waiting for something exciting even more thrilling by giving you a cool and colorful visual reminder on your home screen. Use it to count down to a big event, to mark the end of something less fun, or to keep track of work deadlines (weekend exclusion is now possible!) - it's a super fun way to stay on top of things!

Create a count-up widget to mark a significant moment in time and track the duration since it occurred.

Create a Widget with your custom design in a matter of seconds.
You can choose from 11 Countdown styles (we are already working on more) and make them your own by adding your personal touch:

- Change background colors.
- Use photos from your phone Photo Library or from our preset gallery.
- Choose from a curated list of fonts that go well with each specific style.
- Each Widget you make will automatically be available in small or medium sizes.
- Change the design anytime later.

As a small team, we are excited to have our first app on the App Store. We value your feedback and would love to hear from you if you have any questions, suggestions, or anything else you think we should know. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us at -

The Free version of the app includes one countdown widget with the basic design.

What’s New

Version 1.8.11

Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6.2K Ratings

6.2K Ratings

ZoeHikaru ,

Exactly what I wanted

All of the other apps out there have so much extra fluff, are packed with ads, have annoying pop ups, requests to sign up/subscribe... this has none of that. If you pay you get more widgets but it has everything I want and isn’t weighed down with extra crap. The only thing I’d add is a custom color picker.

Update: I actually just upgraded to the paid version. The app was fully functional even before the upgrade. No annoying popup ads, it had what I wanted, and was enjoyable without feeling like it was only half an app. Because I appreciated that I decided to get the pro version. It has a few extra features like more countdowns and layouts, but it’s more like a perk (and one I’ll enjoy and gladly indulge in to support such a great developer).

G_Kat3679 ,

Great App - Highly Reccomend

First of all, I absolutely love this app. It’s so simple and easy to use, which is really nice. Also, I like how you can unlock everything for just $4. None of those stupid memberships that you constantly have to renew. And in my opinion, I think paying to unlock everything was worth it. I love knowing exactly how long until an event/holiday, so I definitely like this.
Also, a few suggestions: Maybe add an option to do custom gradients for the background? Like, instead of gradient automatically making it go one color dark to light, you could make it be a gradient with two colors. I also think it would be fun if you could make the background of your widget a GIF. And I think you should have an option to have an event automatically repeat once it’s been reached.

fengypants ,

Great design & features, no funny business

My old countdown app, Day Zero, finally stopped working on the latest iOS update, so I waded into the App Store searching for a replacement. Been using this for a few days now — it has lots of well-designed features (including Lock Screen widgets), other thoughtful details, and responsive developers.

Plus, if you look at the app privacy disclosures for some of the other countdown apps, you might raise an eyebrow about what kind of info they’re sharing about you. This app is much more straightforward about what you’re paying for: a great countdown app! Happily paid for the in-app purchase to unlock all the features.

In-App Purchases

Countdown +
Unlock countdowns and customizations.

App Privacy

The developer, Taptics Ltd., 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data

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


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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