What you need to know
- There are all kinds of things we want to count down to.
- It could be a big event at home, work, or school.
- Whenever it is, it can live on your Home screen thanks to this app.
With the arrival of iOS 14, Apple has given us more control over our iPhone Home screens than ever before. We've already seen some great widgets from some of the world's most popular apps, but we haven't seen one that lets us count down to a specific event – not like Eventime does.
Tell Eventime when an event is happening, select a background image, and slap it onto your Home screen for that constant reminder you've been looking for. Need something to get you through a hard day in the office? No problem – there's a widget on your Home screen reminding you of that vacation coming up.
Don't have anything coming up? Why not let Eventime show you upcoming events in your area to get some inspiration?
It sounds so simple but having a widget like this on your Home screen really can change your mood. Not to mention making sure you don't forget your significant other's birthday. Again!
You can download Eventime from the App Store for free right now. There's a $0.99 in-app purchase available if you want to remove the ads, get custom app icons, and create repeat events.
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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.