Dreamdays - Countdown to the Days that Matter review

Dreamdays is an iPhone app that helps you countdown to the days that matter, like birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, or any other dates that are important to you. It features a beautiful design and customizable backgrounds for each event.

On the main screen of Dreamdays is the list of events you're tracking. The events you're counting down to will be in white and display the number of days left until it arrives, and events you're count up from will be in gold and display the number of days since the event happened. The exception is anniversaries -- those will be in red. When you tap on one, the same information will be decoratively displayed on top of the background image you chose for the event.

When adding an event, you assign a category to it: anniversary, birthday, holiday, school, or life. You can also create a custom category. If you're counting down to an event, there's an option have have it repeat annually. If you choose to set the event as the Cover, then the image and number of days will be featured at the top of the main screen.

The good

  • Supports countdown to events and counting up once they arrive
  • Five default categories (Anniversaries, Birthdays, Holidays, Life, School) and the ability to add customized ones
  • Voice memos to record your thoughts for each event
  • Set your favorite event as cover
  • Push notifications to remind you of an arriving event
  • Ability to annually repeat an event
  • Customizable background for each event
  • Customizable order of events
  • Color-coded Anniversary to distinguish it from all other events
  • Color-coded past events to distinguish them from current events
  • iCloud sync
  • Passcode protection to keep your privacy safe
  • Full support for iPhone 5

The bad

  • Crashed the first time I used it when adding a photo to an event. When I relaunched, all the events I had added disappeared. (It has worked great since then)
  • No badge on icon to show countdown to closest (or chosen) event

The bottom line

I've used a few different countdown apps in the past and what made Dreamdays stand out to me is it's beautiful use of photos. I love the cover image and the background photo when viewing an event. If you want to countdown the number of days until an event, give Dreamdays a try and let us know what you think!

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.

  • Must have for husbands everywhere.
  • Its a really useful app for relationships, good presentation and easy to use!
  • I've used this one on my friend's iPhone! This is seriously an amazing concept! Cleaner UI and everything fits in just so perfectly! Great App! *Recommended* ! :)
  • Seems rather expensive for a glorified reminder app. Why not just put these events in your calendar with a reminder OR in your reminders for that matter? Might not be as "pretty" but probably more efficient.
  • I honestly do not see the need for an application like this. It is a glorified and simplified calendar. I also do not see the need to charge more than .99 for this product; however, that may as well just be me. I'm sure some people will find this useful and worth the price.
  • This is what most people need so they can know who's birthday is when instead of relying solely on Facebook lol
  • How hard is it to just check your Calendar?
  • I guess this is good. I'm not sure I would want to be reminded daily of how many days to a special day. How about a simple reminder on my calendar.
  • Very nice interface. My 30th birthday is coming up in April. This app would be a godsend to any absentminded guy who had trouble w/ birthdays
  • Gotta agree with the "this isn't worth it" camp here. Just add these dates to your calendar or any of the GREAT reminders apps that are out there. I'm a sucker for a well designed app and have downloaded / bought tons of apps that I clearly didn't need because the interface or even the springboard icon looked nice but enough is enough. This app just doesn't do anything that can't already be done in a visually pleasing manner and for free! Also, this is 1.99? C'mon atleast make it a buck!
  • This app definitely isn't for everyone, but to say it does everything that a calendar does isn't true. This app isn't for someone who wants to simply be reminded about a date, it's for those who find it interesting to know the exact number of days until an event comes or has passed.