Keeping track of future events can be quite important at times, for instance to make sure that you finish a paper in time, are prepared for the next beet meet up with the boss or do not forget to buy an anniversary gift for your loved one in time.
While you can use a calendar app or a physical calendar for that, they do not really highlight how long it is until a particular date. Plus, you may need to scroll through the calendar to find it listed on one of the pages, especially if it is not a this or next month event.
Countdown apps are an alternative as they display the remaining days until a certain event in your life is starting. You see exactly how long you have until the event without having to calculate that which you have to do if you are using a calendar or notebook.
Days-- is a free application for Android that is as basic as it gets when it comes to these kind of apps. It is not necessarily a bad thing, it just depends on what you expect from an app of its kind.
Events are displayed on the apps' start screen with their title, days left until the event and a description. You can add new events with a tap on the plus icon. This opens a small overlay on the screen that you can use to add a new event.
Besides adding the data displayed on the front, you can also pick a color for the event so that it can be visually distinguished from others displayed by the application.
The settings let you change the date format to one of seven supported formats, and fold past events so that they appear as a card stack in the application once they are in the past.
The author is working on widget and synchronization support among other things which will be introduced in a future version of Days--. For now, it is a bare bones app that requires you to open it to check the timers.
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