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This article was published on May 29, 2014

Downcount for Android is a simple way to count down to any event

Downcount for Android is a simple way to count down to any event
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

While there’s no shortage of countdown timers on Google Play, Downcount for Android is a simple, nicely-designed entry to the timer fray.

Downcount isn’t about timing how long it will take for an egg to boil. No. It bypasses seconds, minutes, and even hours to let you add future (or past) events and give you an at-a-glance view of what’s on the horizon. You hit the ‘Plus’ button, give it a name and a date, and that’s about it. If you enter a historical date (e.g. the day you were born), it will count up the way instead. To delete an item, swipe it away. To edit, a long-press will do.

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While it would be nice to have the option for smaller units of time (e.g. hours), it’s not a deal-breaker. But alarms and push notifications for when a big event is on the horizon would be nice.

Downcount is free, though you can cough up $0.99 to remove ads, receive access to premium features (in the future), or simply support the developer.

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Downcount | Google Play