Countdown Star is the best way to countdown to and count up from all of your favorite events.

Countdown to birthdays, holidays, an upcoming vacation, a wedding, the New Year, parties, sporting events, concerts and more.
Count up from anniversaries, the day you were born and other special events in the past.

* How many seconds until your next birthday?
* How many months since you were born?
* How many days until you graduate from college?
* How many hours until your anniversary?
* How much time is left until your vacation starts?
* How many days until Christmas?
* How many minutes until your party begins?
* How much time is left until your baby's due date?

Countdown Star is the countdown app that lets you choose which favorite events to add!


* Add your own events
* Customize each event with your own wallpaper or photo
* Display your events on Apple Watch
* Display your events in the Today Widget
* Set the exact time for each event
* Swipe the slider to adjust the units of time for the selected event.
* Share the selected event's time with a friend via message, email or social media.
* Includes 15 wallpapers

Note: The paid version of Countdown Star does not contain advertisements.

What’s New

Version 2.7.4

* iOS 14 compatibility
* iPadOS 14 compatibility
* watchOS 7 compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

anon/anonymous ,

Best Countdown App

Let’s start with the fact that it’s ONLY $1!
And has a free version with ads BUT those ads in the free version never run constantly or become so intrusive and annoying, NEVER had that problem with the free version. That being said.

I’ve used the free version for a few months now, and I’ve put everything in there as far as anniversaries, birthdays and he’ll even the day I turn “70” just to help me see just how much time I have to enjoy life etcetera. I personally like that and use it to reference that, that aside.

The fact you can customize the picture to ANYTHING you want, yup, ANYTHING.
The best part is if you have the widget on, you’ll see your custom photo in the widget for your specific event! Neat!! I could go on about this app but I’ll cut this short by saying.

This app works as intended, I have never had any problems, it’s ONLY $1.
If you’re conflicted about the purchase please use the free version, then reconsider paying the $1. It’s not alot and I’m sure it helps the developer eat a good meal and work on enhancing the app.

Best regards to the developer not sure if it’s one guy or a team but thank you!!!

I’m buying this full version to support the app, getting no-ads is a much appreciated bonus.
Thank you guys! And I hope this small contribution helps you all.

Carbonrain ,

Great Countdown App, Almost Perfect

Countdown Star is the countdown app I was always looking for. I think I look at the notification center widget to see my upcoming events more than my bank account 😅 it's so useful.

I’ve been using this app for a few years now and somehow never purchased the free version. When I did, that’s when I ran into issues. I would love to see iCloud sync or import/export or account login - this would make it easier to backup and restore events. Currently, I’m painstakingly moving all of my events over manually to the paid app.

It would be cool to be able to delete wallpapers and have desktop access too.

Kjs062500 ,

Now works as it should

Update: as stated in the developer's response, the latest update corrected the custom wallpaper and time zone issues, so the app now works as it should.

Well that was a waste of money. I bought the ad-free version and that was a mistake. Supposedly you can select your own photo for the wallpaper, which it let me do, but close the app and open again and the custom photo disappears. It also looks like you can select the event time zone, since it shows in blue that it's using the default time, but there's no way to change it. Very disappointing.

Developer Response ,

Hello Kjs062500, A recent update (2.6.3) should correct the wallpaper and time zone issues. The photos you’ve tried to add should reappear in the updated version. I apologize for these bugs. Best Regards, Joe

App Privacy

The developer, Joseph Merrill, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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