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
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Version 5.0 is finally here! This update is filled with great new enhancements and features! Changes include:
• Dark mode (iOS 13/iPad OS 13 only)
• Ability to customize the display of units in compact mode
• New formatting options for displaying countdown dates
• Improved complications on Infograph Apple Watch faces (watchOS 6 only)
• Performance enhancements and bug fixes
If you enjoy the app, please consider leaving us a review on the App Store!
Ratings and Reviews
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"
Better than most
I really like this app especially since it comes with the widget which was primarily why I downloaded it. It’s simple and easy to use. I like that you can have multiple countdowns as mine are a count down until my closing day on my house, Christmas, and New Years. Most of the icons are odd icons for a countdown, but I wish some were more holiday oriented like for Christmas perhaps a Santa or a tree not just a present. I like your not bombarded with ads. Most apps you click on one thing and BOOM 30 second ad you have to watch but this app seems to be pretty good about that. Overall I love the app and will continue to use it!
- Stephen Hayes
- 60.7 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 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
- Rated 4+
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- 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.