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Counting days to events used to be much more fun back in the days, crossing of the lines with a pen and paper. These days you usually won’t be using this, but instead you get simplicity. Downcount is one of the day counting apps out there, and it excels as simplicity.
How often do you count days to your events? I wouldn’t say that you do it that much. But when you do, you’ll probably want it to be simple and efficient. There are plenty of day counting apps on the play store, most of them having more features than Downcount.
But Downcount is the simplest you can find, and if it gets some small improvements, probably the best one.
Upon launching, you get a blank screen with only one button in action bar (two if you haven’t purchased the ad-free version). There are no settings, about page or anything similar to that. The only button, as you expect, adds event for counting.
Tap on it and you’ll be welcomed with the following window.
Only two things to do from here. Add the name of your event. You can even leave it blank, it’ll simply count the days to that date. Upon clicking on the calendar icon, you’ll be able to choose date from a beautifully designed calendar.
Tap on the day you want and then on done. That’s it, nothing more to do.
All your events will be added to the index screen of Downcount. Additionally this app has a widget that you can add to your Android homescreen. By default it’s a 3×1 widget, but you can easily resize it to your own needs.
The widget would look better if it was transparent. Lets hope that the dev changes that soon.
The design on tablet is same as the one on phones, just scaled well. There is no specific tablet design, but for this app I can’t see things you could change for Tablet UI.
There are parts of this app that could see few improvements.
Firstly I’d like to reorganize my countdowns. Why are they fixed anyway?
Grabbing events from your Google Calendar would be a plus, and kinda biggest thing is that this app only counts days. Once you get close to your event, it will be 1 day instead of hours and minutes. Widget could get few improvements too, like showing multiple countdowns in one widget and as mentioned earlier transparent background.
Overall it’s a fine app you’ll quickly get used to, as there is no learning curve. Although there are apps doing the same thing with lots of additional features, this one is simple and it should stay that way.
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Clean and simple look. A fine widget, although could see some improvements.
Can't count less than a day (hours and minutes). No way to add events from Google Calendar. Unable to rearrange the cards.