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Countdown Calculator to Create an Online Timer for a Future Event

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Countdown Calculator

This countdown timer creator will count down the years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the date and time of a special occasion (anniversary, birthday, due date, graduation, retirement, wedding, etc.). Plus, you can even save the event so the timer will automatically update on your next visit!

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Selected Data Record:

A Data Record is a set of calculator entries that are stored in your web browser's Local Storage. If a Data Record is currently selected in the "Data" tab, this line will list the name you gave to that data record. If no data record is selected, or you have no entries stored for this calculator, the line will display "None".

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Event title:

Enter the event title you want to appear in the timer heading. This is especially useful if you want the calculator to remember your event on your next visit.

Event date and time:

Event date and time:

Select the month and day and enter the 4-digit year for the date you wish to create an event timer for. If the event has a time associated with it, select the appropriate hour, minute, and second. If no particular time is associated with the event you can set the time to whatever time makes the most sense to you.

If you want the countdown calculator to remember your event on your next visit, tap the Actions button (or the Data tab for non-members), give the data record a name, and then click the Save button.

Date and Time of Event
 
Time Until Event
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0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds

If you would like to save the current entries to the secure database, tap or click on the Data tab, select "New Data Record", give the data record a name, then tap or click the Save button. To save changes to previously saved entries, simply tap the Save button. Please select and "Clear" any data records you no longer need.

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About

About the Countdown Calculator

Simply enter the date and time of a future event and the countdown creator will generate a timer that will begin counting down to the event's date and time.

And not only will the calculator count down the time in years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds, but it will also give the total time stated in each of the latter time units.

Plus, you also have the option of having the calculator remember your event for future visits -- in which case the updated timer will magically appear at the bottom of the calculator without you having to enter anything or press any buttons.

Note that if you would like to create a timer that counts up from a past date and time, please use the Count Up Timer.

What's Your Important Upcoming Event?

Here are just a few ideas for using the countdown calculator to count down to a special occasion or event:

  • Anniversary
  • Birthday
  • Christmas
  • Due Date
  • Graduation Day
  • Opening Day
  • Retirement
  • Wedding
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Instructions

How to use the Countdown Calculator

Step #1:

Select the month and day, and enter the 4-digit year of the event you want to count down to.

Step #2:

If the event has a time associated with it, select the desired hour, minute, and seconds.

Step #3:

If you would like the calculator to remember your event for the next time you visit, give the event a data title and then click the Save button (Action panel for members, Data tab for non-members).

Step #4:

Click the "Start Timer" button. This will display a counter along with a dynamic time units chart.

Saving Entries:

If your web browser supports Local Storage, you can save your entries to your web browser so won't have to start over on your next visit. Please note that your saved entries can only be retrieved from the same device and web browser you were using when you stored them. If you would like to access your saved entries from any device I invite you to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

To save your entries to your web browser, click or tap the Data tab in the Help and Tools section (mobile: top right of the main screen), select "New Data Record" from the drop-down menu, enter a name for the data record, and then tap or click the Save button.

To load previously saved entries, click or tap the Data tab and select the saved data record from the drop-down menu. You can then save any changes to your entries by simply clicking the Save button while the data record is selected.

To clear a named set of saved entries, click or tap the Data tab, select the saved data record from the drop-down menu, and then tap or click the Clear button.

Numbers and Decimals:

Only numeric characters (0-9 and decimal points) may be entered in numeric fields. Non-numeric characters (dollar signs, percent signs, commas, etc.) may cause calculation errors. If the field includes a grid icon, tapping the icon will open a popup keypad which will include only the characters allowed in the field. If your device keypad does not include a decimal point, use this popup keypad to enter decimal numbers where applicable.

Popup Tool Tips:

Tap the info (i) icons for a further explanation of each entry field (you can click [X] or outside of the pop-up tool tips to close them). A summary of these explanations, along with any additional term explanations, can also be found under the Terms tab.

Disclaimer:

Since I can't test for every possible combination of numbers, please be sure to double-check the results of this calculator yourself before considering them to be valid. If you do discover an issue with the calculated results, please report the issue using the feedback form located below the calculator.

Scrolling & Shrinking:

In order to scroll the calculator vertically you will need to swipe just outside of the calculator's dark-blue border, or use the window's far right-hand scroll bar, whichever is applicable to your device.

If the top section of the calculator becomes to tall for your viewport, tapping in the "Enter a problem..." field should reset the top section to its original height.

Disclaimer:

The Algebra Calculator is the only calculator on the site that I did not create myself. And since I did not create it, I don't have access to the code for fixing any issues you may be experiencing. So if you are having issues with the calculator, please visit the support page at Mathway.com for assistance.

Glossary

Fields, Terms, and Definitions.

Reset button:

Clicking the "Reset" button will restore the calculator to its default settings.

Pocket Calculator

Calculate any amounts needed to enter into calculator.

 

Data Management

Save and retrieve entries and notes (requires HTML5 compliant web browser).

Calculator Data

Calculator Data:

If you are using the latest version of your web browser software, this feature will allow you to save your calculator entries to your web browser's local storage in between visits. This means the calculator entries can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save data between devices you will need to subscribe to the Ad-Free Member Version.

Save: To save a new set of calculator entries, select "New Data Record" from the dropdown list, enter a nickname for the data record, then click the "Save" button.

Load: To load a previously saved set of calculator entries, simply select the name of the data record from the dropdown list.

Save Changes: To save changes to a set of previously saved calculator entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Save" button.

Clear: To clear a saved set of entries, be sure the name of the data record is selected, and then click the "Clear" button.

Backup Data
My Notes:
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Help and Tools

Help and Tools:

This section, which you can Unstick or Hide in the Calculator Preferences (just above the top of the calculator), contains the following tabs (content too long to fit within bordered frame can be scrolled up and down):

About: Click this tab for an introduction to the calculator.

Instructions: Click this tab for step-by-step instructions for using the calculator.

Terms: Click this tab for a list of the descriptions that are located within each popup help button (info icons).

PCalc: Click this tab for a handy "pocket" calculator you can use when you need to calculate an entry needed for the calculator.

Data: Click this tab to save a set of entries or a note in between visits. Entries and notes will be stored to your web browser's local storage (if supported by your browser of choice), meaning they can only be recalled with the same device and web browser you were using when you saved them. If you'd like to save entries and notes between devices you can do so by subscribing to the Ad-Free Member Version.

 

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