Countdown Star is the best way to countdown to and count up from all of your favorite events.

Countdown to birthdays, holidays, an upcoming vacation, a wedding, the New Year, parties, sporting events, concerts and more.
Count up from anniversaries, the day you were born and other special events in the past.

* How many seconds until your next birthday?
* How many months since you were born?
* How many days until you graduate from college?
* How many hours until your anniversary?
* How much time is left until your vacation starts?
* How many days until Christmas?
* How many minutes until your party begins?
* How much time is left until your baby's due date?

Countdown Star is the countdown app that lets you choose which favorite events to add!


* Add your own events
* Customize each event with your own wallpaper or photo
* Display your events on Apple Watch
* Display your events in the Today Widget
* Set the exact time for each event
* Swipe the slider to adjust the units of time for the selected event.
* Share the selected event's time with a friend via message, email or social media.
* Includes 15 wallpapers

Note: The paid version of Countdown Star does not contain advertisements.

What's New

Version 2.6.4

* Stability improvements and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

676 Ratings

676 Ratings

Okay app. Could be way better


Basic app function is to countdown to events. If you're pathetic like me, you'd rather focus on the future than today. So without complaint, the app works as advertised. You set up an event, customize the background and the app will show you how many months, days, mins etc. until the event. (Not even I need to count down mins to an event btw.).
But here's the thing. That's it. Want to scroll between events. Nope. Want to quickly see what happens if you change the event date and compare to the old. Nope. Want to have a video or gif for a background. Uh uh.
The one that really irks me is not being able to scroll between events. I should be able to swipe left or right and see the next event I'm tracking.

Now works as it should


Update: as stated in the developer's response, the latest update corrected the custom wallpaper and time zone issues, so the app now works as it should.

Well that was a waste of money. I bought the ad-free version and that was a mistake. Supposedly you can select your own photo for the wallpaper, which it let me do, but close the app and open again and the custom photo disappears. It also looks like you can select the event time zone, since it shows in blue that it's using the default time, but there's no way to change it. Very disappointing.

Developer Response

Hello Kjs062500, A recent update (2.6.3) should correct the wallpaper and time zone issues. The photos you’ve tried to add should reappear in the updated version. I apologize for these bugs. Best Regards, Joe



I tried to add a photo to my wallpaper and then use that for my background on my countdown. Every time I open my countdown, it has a blank, grey background. Frustrating! I reset the wallpaper to my photo and then it happens again when I open my countdown the next time! I paid for this app, so I’m a little disappointed!
UPDATE: as soon as I posted this comment, the developer fixed the bug that was causing my issue! Thank you so much!!

Developer Response

Hello Pixel-11, A recent update (2.6.3) should correct the wallpaper issue and the photos you’ve tried to add should reappear in the updated version. I apologize for this bug. Best Regards, Joe


Joseph Merrill
57.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 - 2018 Joseph Merrill


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