To make a simple countdown timer, use one of the many online countdown applications such as Time and Date's "Live Countdown Timer With Animations" and enter the exact time and date that the timer should count down towards. This application also requires users to enter the location of the event that is being counted down towards, to make sure that the timer is using the correct time zone.
There are many websites that offer free and easy countdown timer applications, such as Online-Stopwatch and even Google. Use the following steps to set up a simple countdown timer on the "Time and Date" website.
- Go to the Time and Date website and click on the "Countdown to Any Date" link
- Pick the design of the countdown timer
- Enter the exact date, time and location of the event that will be counted down towards
There is a menu across the top of the Time and Date website. Hover over the tab labeled "Timers," then click on the "Countdown to Any Date" link that appears.
Use the dropdown menu to pick which type of countdown timer is desired, such as a birthday timer or a New Year's timer. Then, pick the primary and secondary colors. Enter the name of the timer in the text box.
Use the text boxes to enter the exact time and date of the event, and then choose a location for the event. Click on "Create Countdown" to create the official timer.