Paid 2x 3/5
I downloaded this app, then realized there was a paid version ( only .99- can’t beat it) but , I paid , put my password in , got the ding and check mark and it didn’t download . So I tried again. And it worked. So it was a $2 app instead now, but still cheap enough.
Great Countdown App, Almost Perfect 5/5
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.
Great Tracking Tool 5/5
I use this as a tool to track project timelines as well as due dates.
Thanks for offering such a versatile app.
It is not ad free 5/5
Please remove from sharing
“http://countdownstar.com” and all the info following the link. Leave it in a free version and not in paid
Terrific App 4/5
Helpfull, simple, useful and nice...
The one with ads work, the ad free doesn’t 1/5
By Phone Freedom
Now I can’t use my own pictures as wallpaper. What did I pay for???
Fun App! 5/5
Really cool app. I keep my retirement date in here just for fun! It’s almost 9 years away but everyone laughs when I show my app counting down! Fun all!
Great for birthdays! 5/5
This app is great for birthday countdowns! 5/5 would totally recommend!
Extremely upset! Will not let me add my photos! 1/5
I have loved the free countdown app for about a year and a half now. I go to a lot of concerts and this app was the perfect way to keep track of them and get me hyped for them. It was really aesthetically pleasing and I spent a lot of time on this app creating my events. About a month ago it stopped letting me add my own photos. I would go into the wallpapers and select “choose photo” which usually takes me to my camera roll. Now it takes me nowhere. It literally won’t load anything. So I figure I have too many wallpapers on there so I try to delete them. Won’t load or let me delete. Ok so I delete the app and lose all of my existing countdowns. I reload the app and add a few of them back. I try adding the wallpaper. It still won’t work. Ok so I go to joemerrill .com and leave my concerns on their contact us page “allow us up to two business days to respond” my a**. Received no response after three weeks of waiting. So finally I stupidly decide to delete my free version and pay 99 cents and get the ad free version. Because it has to be an upgrade right? They might treat the free users like crap but no way will they let this glitch happen for paid users right? Wrong. Paid 99 cents and download it only for it to do the same d*** thing and not let me add my wallpaper. I’m extremely frustrated and disappointed in an app I have used for so long. I wish I could say I will delete this app and move on to another countdown app but honestly none of the other ones have as good of features as you guys used to have. Without paying subscription fees. Come on developer! Do better!
Great App 4/5
I would give this 5 stars but I can’t find a way to have annual events repeat year after year. I love being able to add photos for birthdays, but am finding it cumbersome to roll annual events over to the next year. Am I missing something?
Wallpaper Issues 3/5
Good App, but can’t get the wallpaper to hook into my camera roll. Just getting no response...
Won’t let me add a wallpaper 3/5
I decided to download this one since the one similar to this that I downloaded for free was giving me issues on both my iPod and iPad. I tried to go and add a wallpaper, but it will not let me for some reason no matter how many times I press the add photo button. If it wasn’t for that issue, I’d give it 5 stars. It’s a great app, but I’d love to be able to add wallpapers that relate to m event
Enable a slide show as well as a single wall paper.
Events do not sync with Watch 1/5
It used to work and I cannot say when it stopped working. I only know that this ap stopped syncing with my iPhone3 and now does not sync with nee iPhone5. It was great when it worked but is pretty useless now. Will delete and look for another ap that works.
DISPLAYS ONLY ONE ITEM 1/5
This could be a very nice app but it will only display one single countdown on the entire screen in the app. It is a shame that this limitation makes this app useless for me. I expected to see a list of my countdowns in the app. I never should have purchased this without more thorough checking.
I'm leaving this review to help any others who are considering this app.
Awesome App 5/5
By Sassy norm
This is fantastic and keeps me on track with my important events and goals.
Best Countdown App 5/5
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.
I've been using the app for a year and it really is very useful. Now I decided to buy the premium version, because it really is worth it.
Widget doesn’t work 1/5
iPhone widget doesn’t work.
It’s ok 3/5
I wish I could see all my count downs on one screen rather than switching back and forth.
Pretty simple app 3/5
Had to write a review to get the app to stop bugging me to write a review
Would be better to slow more than one event on the home screen.
Pretty basic programming
Great App! 5/5
By Aunt Gaye Gaye
It’s simple to use. Seeing no ads is fantastic! Easy to customize with your own pictures. If tracking events is your thing you’ll really enjoy this app.
Great app 5/5
Great app for building excitement for the event.
Basic-needs improvements 5/5
Good basic app, great that photos can be customized and widgets can be displayed, but...
1. Needs to be able to allow for recurring events.
2. Needs to be able to sync across devices.
I only purchased a day ago. I may find features that I love. But these two items are the elephant in the room.
By Larry Migues
App doesn’t seem to load right but I am old and probably not using it right. Hard to get display to show correctly. Thanks can’t do the review because it wants a stupid nickname and they are all taken. Thanks again
Great App 5/5
By Lily of the Valley67
I’ve been using Countdown to keep tract of pending appointments as well as other important dates for a long time. It saves me a lot of time and effort and helps me avoid making appointments for the wrong day and time.
More room to grow 3/5
It would be nice if you could take a screenshot of your favorite event with the bar of editing items appearing on top of the image.
Good countdown app 5/5
So, I really like this app. I've tried numerous others and they sort of paled in comparison. I like that this one is displayed in the widget section of the iPhone, and how customizable the events are. My only complaint is that it won't allow for skipping certain days, e.g., the weekends or weekdays or some random mix of the two. Other than that, it's fantastic and I highly recommend it to anybody in need of a countdown app!!
Paid and not working 1/5
I paid to remove the ads. Now it won’t sync with my Apple Watch. Only the free app will sync with the watch.
Cool app 4/5
By just jak
Suggest adding a “how many working days until“ feature.
Also, I love being able to use my photos as backgrounds, but is there a way to change the color of the script and menu bar icons?
The blue color is lost in my photo.
Count up 4/5
It would be great if you can incorporate a count up feature. Like for birthdays and anniversaries. Purchases etc. and it would show how many years/months/days etc it will be in the next anniversary date. Eg birthday. Set at 5 Feb 2000. It will show countdown 1 year/365 days/etc to 5 Feb 2020 and count up 20 years/0 days/ etc. keep both features in one app. Too many apps on phone already. Confusing. Just charge $1.99 instead of $0.99.
View all 2/5
There should be a way to not just see favorite - but view all on a main screen to leave it on. So you see all counts at once. How could this not be a setting. I’m shocked. Kinda fail.
App has ways to go 3/5
It's ok but UI is crude and not well thought out.
Need sync to an account! 4/5
By Tung Ro
It make me sync to all my phone. No need to do one by one.
This app is amazing except for one thing: notifications. The app itself can count up and down and also has wallpapers which is all lovely but this means nothing if I have to keep checking the app instead of the app sending a reminder saying it’s someone’s birthday etc etc everything else is fine but this app won’t get 5 stars unless the notifications happen.
Great app 5/5
You all did a awesome job on this app
I wish it would play on the main screen that we could always see it 😊
Widget does not work 1/5
I have the paid, ad-free version. The widget doesn’t work. Developer unresponsive.
Great app 4/5
By NO SEASON MODE
But I wish that this app would allow me to sync my countdowns between my phone and iPad.
Countdown is wrong. 1/5
I wanted an app I could customize with no ads. This fit the bill. Bought the paid version and put in my date, and the countdown is wrong. How can it not calculate the days correctly? Gonna ask Apple for my money back.
Decent not great 4/5
Decent app for iPhone but doesn’t work on Watch even though it’s advertised.
By The eagle.
Best amazing app ever seen
Update with No Ads 1/5
By Sharon's iPadn
Enjoyed using app and entered a lot of special days I want to remember however when I updated the app I lost all my dates
Great interface, but where are notifications? 3/5
The interface for this app is the best looking by far. I immediately purchased the ad-free version about 2 weeks ago. I have an issue though.
Even though I have Notifications turned on in both the event and in iOS for the app, I never get a single message pop up on my phone. No message and no sound. Without it, the app is not really helpful. Also, there is not badge icon displaying on the app icon. It does show up as a widget though.
Sent an email on developer site but no response. Hope to get one here.
Running iOS 12.0/iPhone7
Countdown Ver: 2.6.8
A really fun app! 5/5
This is very handy. I like setting up countdowns for things I am looking forward to. Really enjoy it!
The basics with room to grow 3/5
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!
Exactly what I was looking for. 4/5
I love the simplicity and the ability to countdown to any date within seconds. My only want with this app is being able to countdown with specific days as well. I am counting down to a date in July currently but I want it to only countdown M-F, excluding the weekend. If such a feature is implemented, then 5 stars all the way.
Love it 4/5
I really like this app. I wish this app would have minutes and seconds on / off feature for each events. Also, it would be nice to display at least 3 events inside the app.