By now the narrative that Windows Phone is finally starting to pick up steam with developer should be familiar. It seems as if every few days a few big titles get released to the Store, giving Windows Phone users a semblance of platform parity.
The app Countdown+++ is one of the most popular utilities on iOS due to its colorful simplicity. It’s what it sounds like, an app for entering in due dates for whatever topic you want, creating a countdown clock for you to periodically check. It’s one of the top 50 utility apps on the iPhone and maintains a strong 5-star rating from 4500 reviews. The fact that it is now on Windows Phone is always a welcome sight, as it allows iOS users to more easily switch platforms.
Countdown+++ has been released as just ‘Countdown’ for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 and it’s more than just a port. The developer, Thomas Tsopanakis, kept the same design layout but made it more Modern/Metro. That should please a lot of our readers who balk at straight iOS ports with drop shadows and rendered graphics.
By simply entering your data into the appropriate fields, choosing its theme color (matching system Accents) and due date, you can create a nice billboard of events that you want to track. What’s even cooler, being Windows Phone, users can pin individual events to the Start screen for quick and easy access (unfortunately, double wide Tiles are not yet supported). You can even share the event with others via email or the built in social-networks in Windows Phone e.g. Twitter, Facebook.
The best part? The app is free with no ads.
Countdown is a solid app that fits in nicely with the bold minimalism that Windows Phone users have come to expect. It has some unique features, is simple to use and seeing as it doesn’t cost anything, there’s no sacrifice in downloading it. For that, we have to give it a recommendation.
Pick up Countdown here in the Windows Phone Store. All versions supported. Thanks, stemfrom, for the tip!
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