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 2.6.8

* iOS 12 compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

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

Perrymedik ,

The basics with room to grow

It’s your basic count up/down timer. It has a nice feature (paid version) that allows you to add custom photos to your events. However if I may offer some recommendations to the creators of the program that would greatly improve it in my personal opinion:

1: Allow an option for recurring events. It’s nice to know how long ago a birthday or anniversary or other special occasion was, but even better to know when it is coming around again each year.

2: Instead of, or in addition to, having a favorite that pops up, have an option that automatically changes the event that is displayed when you open the app to the most recent upcoming event. This would give a rolling screen as time progresses so that when you view the app you can see what major events are coming up and be able to use the countdown timer to help plan or anticipate those events even better.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if the ideas I am describing don’t make any sense and I would be happy to better describe them for you! Thanks for putting out a product that I can use!

RewardsGuy ,

Okay app. Could be way better

Basic app function is to countdown to events. If you're pathetic like me, you'd rather focus on the future than today. So without complaint, the app works as advertised. You set up an event, customize the background and the app will show you how many months, days, mins etc. until the event. (Not even I need to count down mins to an event btw.).
But here's the thing. That's it. Want to scroll between events. Nope. Want to quickly see what happens if you change the event date and compare to the old. Nope. Want to have a video or gif for a background. Uh uh.
The one that really irks me is not being able to scroll between events. I should be able to swipe left or right and see the next event I'm tracking.


Joseph Merrill
73.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 - 2018 Joseph Merrill


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