It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since Countr’s last update. Well, wait no more: Countr 2.0 is finally here! It’s been a long time coming, and while a lot might seem the same, there are changes and improvements.
Changes and Improvements
First and foremost, Countr’s look and feel will be familiar to existing Countr users. The existing design proved valuable to the original goal: a simple, intuitive counting app. That said, here’s what’s new:
- Added support for the latest iPhones – Countr now looks great, whether you’re on an iPhone SE or an iPhone XS Max!
- Cleaner Settings screen – It’s a bit easier and more straightforward to change various settings in the app. For instance, “Swipe to Count” now explains how it functions.
- Redesigned Widget – The widget looks a little cleaner. It also should operate more quickly than before.
- Updated Apple Watch app – Previously, the digital crown on the Apple Watch could be used to quickly change the count. However, this was too easy to do accidentally. Now, to quickly change the count, Force Press the main screen and choose “Set”.
One of the other goals with Countr 2.0 was preparing for the future. While the original app was quite solid, 2.0 is in a much better position to take advantage of new Apple technologies, as well as provide an easier way to develop new features.
That said, there is one omission: Dark mode. A new dark mode wasn’t quite ready yet. But don’t worry, it’ll be coming back soon!
We’ll also be doing our best to release updates regularly alongside Apple’s software updates. So you shouldn’t have to wait long to take advantage of new capabilities made possible by iOS or watchOS.
As always, feedback is always valuable and appreciated! I hope you enjoy Countr 2.0!