The best thing about a president Donald Trump is that he isn’t a king: he doesn’t get to stay in power indefinitely. If we stick together, he’ll last at most four years. We must do everything in our power to avoid making the same mistake twice! For those of us who are worried about the world we woke up to on November 9, 2016, the app is meant to provide an engaging sense of perspective (the CountDown) as well as a toolkit of strategies for activists, protectors, and anyone who accepts that we need to remain hopeful while we resist, protest, and overturn the damaging policies that are coming our way.
Because we want anyone who needs these resources to have access to them, the Donald Trump CountDown Timer is free and has no ads. So check it out!
The heart of the Donald Trump CountDown Timer (DTCDT or DTCDTimer) conveys an important message: Every second counts! You can join others in watching Trump's seconds of infamy slip away, and you can even customize your countdown by changing from the default “optimist mode” to “pessimist mode,” which counts down to the end of a (hypothetical) second Trump term. You can also set your own date—maybe he’ll be impeached! While you're enjoying that sand-through-the-hourglass experience (never mind that there's a lot of sand in this hourglass), you can read inspirational quotes, consider a variety of coping strategies, and plan ways that you can make a difference.
Resources for activists are found in the ACT section. Here you’ll find causes to support, organizations that need volunteers, resources to protect yourself and those you care about, information about the news and the fake news and how to tell one from the other, and links to help you plan or participate in organized protests and rallies. These resources change often, and we will update the app as often as possible to keep the material relevant and up to date.
The REFLECT section provides a different experience. Rather than organized sections of resources, as in the ACT section, the REFLECT buttons present you with things to think about, more or less at random, and only a few (often one) at a time. There are quotes to inspire you, strategies to help you face the world calmly, diversions to amuse, and media items that provide a variety of experiences.
Both ACT and REFLECT allow you to pick your favorites, which you will then be able to access quickly whenever you need them!
With this app we’ve tried to strike a balance between our activist inclinations and the more measured way that we need to find ways to cope. We hope you find the balance right for you too. We need to be hopeful, yet vigilant; determined, yet calm. Not only does every second count, but so does every effort we make to support one another in these troubled times.
Future editions of the app should add both additional material and new features: suggestions for either one are welcome! Feel free to leave feedback here at the App Store and check out our FaceBook page at www.fb.com/dtcdtimer.
Talk About That App
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
In the past 14 days, we have marched 14 days closer to the end of Trump. And we have marched! Tremendous rallies across the globe in concert with the Women's March on Washington have energized the movement to stop Trump, to resist Trump, and to deny Trump. As one part of this effort, please consider downloading the Donald Trump CountDown Timer!
Version 1.1.0 adds support for iPads and improves both the overall appearance and functionality of the app.
More importantly, I have updated the content! Now if only I could speed up the counting down part. . .
The ACT section of the app has many new resources, bringing together the best sites that have emerged on the web and in social media. The "Protest" heading offers multiple ways to "Plan Your Day," "Make a Call," "Sign a Petition," "Attend an Event," and so on. The "Inform" heading (previously "Research") adds many news blogs and pages maintained by concerned citizens, alongside more traditional news outlets and fact checking sites. The "Volunteer" heading is also updated, with new categories and many new ways to volunteer your energy, your talents, and your time.
The REFLECT section has also been updated, with additional quotes and more helpful resources for the exhausted and outraged activist.
We are in this for the long haul. And we are in this together.
Ratings and Reviews
Just needs a Watch complication update!!!!
Love the app and idea!!! Would have given 5 stars if it had an apple watch compatibility for a complication.
Wasn’t going to leave a review, but...
Wasn’t going to leave a review, but then I saw that the reviews for this app were skewed by pro-Trump trolls. Not even going to get into the irony of calling someone who would download this a “snowflake” because you’re too upset by this app’s very existence to ignore it. Or saying “why can’t people just go about their lives?” while stopping to write a review to whine about them.
Anyway, I had the TrumpDown app, but it appears to be my only app out of about 90 that didn’t make the transition to iOS. This one is better, anyway. Has links to get involve with resisting and can be customized to show different formats, or even a two-term “Pessimist Mode.”
However, the “Reflect” section feels grossly incomplete and the entire app defaults to measuring the clock in “seconds” when you reopen it after closing. Measuring more than a year in seconds is laughable.
Helps me keep my eye on the prize
I’ve used this since he was, well, not exactly elected, but chosen by the electoral college. It helps to see an end point. Note that all the negative reviews are from the MAG cult.
The developer, Anton Bures, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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- Anton Bures
- 14.7 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2017 Anton Bures
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.