This Free Widget Brings Animated Countdown Timer To iOS 8

Have a date that you just can’t wait for? In fact, are you looking forward to it so much that you find yourself wondering just how many days you have to wait before the big day comes around? It might be a birthday, wedding day or just a big night out. Whatever the reason for all the excitement, SNOWidget has your back.

There are already plenty of countdown timers on iOS, and some of them even have widgets for Notification Center. What none of them do, other than SNOWidget, is put a countdown timer in front of falling snow.

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If you imagine a clock in a snow globe, then you won’t be too far from what SNOWidget looks like when activated. Countdown timers are all well and good, but sometimes they need a little visual flair to keep things interesting. That’s what SNOWidget does.


The widget doesn’t just do snow either, because users can choose from a handful of effects including bokeh and sparkles. There are six effects to choose from and some look very special indeed. We like how the size of the widget can be altered too, so anyone wanting a massive countdown need not be disappointed and those wanting something a little more discrete are golden too.


Beyond the actual effect shown in the background, countdowns can be customized in other ways too. There are over 70 fonts to choose from and countdowns can be shown in in days or hours depending on preference.


As far as countdown apps are concerned, we’re fans of SNOWidget just because it takes something that can be quite visually boring and makes it a little more exciting. The fact that it’s free doesn’t exactly work against it, either.

For your convenience, we’ve linked to the app below. Give it a whirl on your iPhone and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

(Download: SNOWidget for iPhone on the App Store)

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