Apple and Google have changed the course of how we buy and use applications. For Google, the apps are mostly free, data is stored in the cloud, but can easily be synchronized between a variety of devices; mobile, desktop and laptop computers.
Apple's own programs are free and most of them can store data in iCloud and sync between devices. This means that how I trade for applications has changed. First, I want them to run on all of my Apple devices. Secondly, they must be synchronized and played well with each device. Thirdly, they should not cost an arm and a leg because the competition is available. Here is an example.
Here is one that I like and regularly use on everything ̵
The user interface is straight to the point of being self explanatory on the Mac. Click the + button, select a name for the countdown. Set the date. That's it. The countdown counts down to the specified date and shows the number of days and hours left for the event.
Most Mac users will not have another app open, so Countdowns doubles as a notification center widget, so view countdown is a click away. 19659002] Vent. There is more.
The whole idea of such a download app is to give you quick access to the number of days left before an event. Calendar does not. Countdowns does and it's an iPhone and iPad version to make it happen.
The known notification center widget shows your countdown directly on the iPhone or iPad screen. Put it countdown for days and add time if you prefer. Countdown is synchronized with iCloud so your counts will appear on all devices.
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Countdowns for iPhone also has Countdowns for Apple Watch, which means that the countdowns to the events are little more than a push or swipe. This is what kind of convenience Watch provides.
While Countdowns are free to try, there are limitations. Countdowns are not limitless, but 99 cents unlock it so you can use as many counts as you need. The only real problem I've had is an occasional inability to sync a device to iCloud, but it's not completely new, as many Macs have that problem. What's missing is a simple alarm to alert you a day or so before the event date (a function in Calendar that works quite well).