Countdown is a free, super easy to use countdown timer and reminder for the important events & dates in your life.

• Place our Widget anywhere on your Home Screen to view your most important events (Premium feature available on iOS 14)
• Share your countdowns with friends and family
• Pick any color you'd like for your countdown background
• In addition to receiving a notification when it is time for your event, you can receive reminders 1 day before or 1 week before the event.
• Choose the format in which you want to see your countdown (Premium feature)
• Create as many events as you'd like
• Count up from past events (available on each countdown page)
• Sync your events across your devices with iCloud
• Set your countdowns to repeat yearly
• Sort your events from the closest to the most distant
• Dark Mode

Add as many events as you want: Vacation, Birthday, Holiday, Party, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Halloween, Cruise, Valentines, Wedding, Anniversary, Birth, Baby, Graduation, Pregnancy, Trip, New Home, Retirement, Game, Goals, Concert and many more.


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What’s New

Version 2.7.14

• We improved how the medium and large widgets look like when bigger font sizes are selected
• We improved how we round up the days remaining to an event

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
30.9K Ratings

30.9K Ratings

Keith-50 ,

Very useful

Very easy to use, simple layout and nothing hidden. Tap + to add an event, the layout is easy to follow and set event info. Includes some fun features to set a background color and emoji, such as birthday cake to represent a birthdate. I did my whole calendar list of holidays, special days, birthdays of family and anniversaries in no time. Love the countdown and count up for past events, I put in my birthdate and know know to the second how old I am, really cool.
Easily shares with another devices, had same list on iPad and iPhone instantly.
I added the widget, very nice and shows either next two event or more. Nothing complicated to set up. I still gave 5 stars as its almost perfect.
It includes a feature to have event repeat next year, great for like birthdays that occur on same number day of a month each year, but for some holidays it won’t be correct as they occur not on a specific number day, but say, 2nd Monday of February and each year that will be a different number day, where the app has no setting for this.
Overall much better than anything else I tried and glad I found this and replaced previous app I’ve used for a few years.

Googlaholic ,

Love this app!

I’ve used Countdown to countdown to and from my grandsons’ birth days and to and from a series of surgeries. The app is super easy to use and convenient—for both joyful and serious events.

One suggestion: I would love the option to change the unit of measure of the countdown. At one point, I wanted to keep track of how many weeks, and then how many months old my grandsons are. Also, after my surgeries, I wanted to track weeks and then months post-op as well. I was able to lessen my restrictions at weekly intervals after my surgeries and, while I can do the math, 🙃 having it in black and white would have been nice.

Thanks developer!!

jjh1054 ,

Seconds matter

Nice app. If I could specify event times to the second instead of to the minute, I’d gladly pay for the upgrade.

The app reports time to the nearest second, and mobile devices connected to communication networks know the time much better than that. But events in the app can only be specified to the nearest minute. That is a shame because quite often — such as the upcoming Winter solstice for example — watching the seconds tick off is kind of the fun part. As it stands, well, think of it like this. What fun would a New Year’s timer be if it told you very precisely, “midnight might have been a minute ago, or it might be a minute from now?” So much for popping the cork at just the right moment!

Developer Response ,

Hi jjh1054,

Thanks for the feedback!

It'd be great to learn more about your use case.

Would you like to specify the exact second at which an event will occur, instead of the exact minute? For example: you would like to set the winter solstice to 04:19 and 23 seconds instead of 04:19 and 0 seconds?

In our experience most events are tracked by the minute: new year happens at 00:00, winter solstice happened at 04:19 UTC, etc.

If what you want is to see the seconds remaining to these events you can already do that with the app. You can see the seconds remaining in the detailed section of each countdown at any moment, or when it's less than 1 minute to the event you will also see the seconds remaining on the list section.

It'd be great to talk about this over email, if you can write us to that'd be great.

In-App Purchases

Countdown Widget
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Mariano Rezk
58 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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  1. Countdown Widget $2.99


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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