Create gorgeous countdown widgets for your iPhone with this app

Countdown Widget Maker
Countdown Widget Maker (Image credit: Taptics Ltd)

What you need to know

  • Countdown Widget Maker makes countdown widgets for your iPhone.

Sometimes having something to look forward to can be a huge deal for us, especially as we get closer to the second March of 2020! Counting down to anything, whether a birthday, new movie release, or just the monthly takeaway – it can all help with our state of mind. Why not make those countdowns look gorgeous and slap them onto your iPhone Home screen?

Countdown Widget Maker is designed to help out with that. The app itself is just there to help you create the widgets because it's those widgets that are the real stars of the show. You can customize those widgets with different text, emoji, backgrounds, and even images to add an extra layer of fun. And it's all full of the kind of whimsy that we're all missing right now.


Create a Widget with your custom design in a matter of seconds. You can choose from eight Countdown styles (we are already working on more) and make them your own by adding your personal touch:

  • Change background colors.
  • Use photos from your phone Photo Library or from our preset gallery.
  • Choose from a curated list of fonts that go well with each specific style.
  • Each Widget you make will automatically be available in small or medium sizes.
  • Change the design anytime later.

As someone with more than a couple of these widgets on my Home screen, I can heartily recommend this app. You can download it from the App Store now for free. An in-app purchase is available for those who want to unlock all of the styles, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.