Waiting for an important event in your life is never fun – in fact, it’s simply waiting that isn’t much fun anyway. Nevertheless, when something exciting is going to happen, you do tend to count down the months, days, hours and even minutes down to the exact moment that it comes to your life. Counting down to an event is something that has been around for a long time, with a time where people used to mark off important dates on their wall calendars and then crossing off the remaining days as they approached closer. Where technology has made so many improvements to other areas of our lives, it has also impacted this area, and if you own a smartphone, you’re bound to have some sort of a countdown app that will help you keep track of exactly when something of worth to you is going to happen. In its most basic form, these apps are usually countdown timers embedded within the stock clock app on your device.
For Android, the Google Play Store is full of several capable offerings that let the user keep track of exactly how much more time is remaining before they get to what they’d been waiting for. However, it’s proven over time and again that an app with a balanced blend of aesthetics and simplicity is bound to win users over. Days Until is one new Android app that offers a countdown timer at its core, with a beautiful and elegant Holo themed shell packaged around it.
Coming from a renowned developer, the app delivers functionality with beauty. It primarily consists of three screens, the first one being the list of all your ongoing timers. When setting up a timer, you can specify the exact date and time of the event, along side giving it a title for your list and a description. You may also attach an image with the timer either directly through the device’s camera, from the Gallery, or simply scribble to your heart’s desire. Reminder option is also available, again, with full customization of date and time.
From the main list, tapping an event will take you to its relevant details. The app counts down to days, hours, minutes and seconds until your set time.
The third screen in Days Until deals with event creation, where the input options remain the same as we discussed above. Since the app takes a no-nonsense, straightforward approach, setting up a countdown is a total breeze.
The official list of features includes:
* Persistent status bar entry support
* Photo support via gallery, camera, sketches
* Home screen shortcut for events
* Share events
* Add events to Google Calendar
* Text to Speech
* Backup & restore entire database
* Search events
* Sort events
Days Until is available at the Google Play Store as a free, ad-supported variant, along side a donate version that will rid you of the ads. There’s no difference in both versions as far as the offered features are concerned. It works on all Android devices running version 2.0 and/or above.
(Source: Days Until for Android on the Play Store)
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