Saturday, December 3, 2022
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Looking FWD: Countdown timer for iOS and this week’s sponsor

There’s nothing more exciting than a countdown. As the days, minutes and seconds tick down to the launch of something — whether it be a rocket, a product, or another year of life — we all experience that adrenaline rush of anticipation. Now you can extend that feeling to even more events with Looking FWD (free to try with a $1.99 in-app purchase), a new iOS app from indie developer John Mackay. Looking FWD is this week’s sponsor of Apple World Today, and we’re proud to let you know all about this great app.

With a bright and cheery user interface that uses colors and emoji, you can set up events and get a constantly updating countdown timer that tells you how many days, hours and minutes will elapse before the event. Are the kids incessantly asking how many days it is until Christmas? With Looking FWD, you can glance at the app or a Notification Center widget and tell the kids that it’s exactly 214 days, 8 hours, and 22 minutes until St. Nick visits.

Even better, you can create private events that are only displayed when using Touch ID. That’s perfect for keeping track of the number of days until you pop the question! Events like birthdays can repeat, and reminders can even be set to keep you apprised of special occurrences.

Try out Looking FWD for free and you’ll be able to set up countdown timers for up to three events. After you find out just how fun and useful Looking FWD is, make the $1.99 in-app purchase and set up unlimited events. That purchase also makes it possible to see more than one event in the Looking FWD widget.

Here at Apple World Today, we love supporting indie developers like John Mackay, and we are honored to have Looking FWD as this week’s sponsor.

Steve Sande
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Steve is the founder and former publisher of Apple World Today and has authored a number of books about Apple products. He's an avid photographer, an FAA-licensed drone pilot, and a really bad guitarist. Steve and his wife Barb love to travel everywhere!