Posts tagged Countr

Improved Watch syncing with Countr 1.4.1

One popular request with our recent Apple Watch app was the ability to sync the count between the Watch and accompanying iPhone. Originally, we thought it might be nice to have two separate counts. But after much thinking, we’ve changed our mind and now have made the two sync.

Thanks to everyone for your feedback! If you can, please rate and review this version on the App Store!

Hello, Apple Watch! Countr 1.4 is here

Countr 1.4 is now available on the App Store. This update brings a few small bug fixes with it along with two new features.

Countr Apple Watch

The biggest feature is a new Apple Watch app. The app is as simple as the iPhone app: easily count up, count down, or use the Digital Crown to change the current count. Future versions of this app will include support for count syncing and saving between your Watch and your iPhone.

The iPhone app also has a new feature: audio feedback. If you like hearing when you’re tapping buttons, you’ll like this option. Simply turn on sounds from the settings page. And just like that, you’ve got audio feedback!

If you like this update, please take the time to rate and review it on the App Store! If you’ve rated or reviewed the app before, please do so again. Older reviews and ratings typically get buried by the App Store.

Looking ahead, here are some items you can expect for future versions of Countr:

  • More Watch-to-iPhone functions
  • Taptic feedback in the iPhone app
  • More options for saved counts on the iPhone

As always, if you have any questions or feedback, contact us here or on Twitter. Thank you for using Countr!


Happy first anniversary, Countr!

One year ago, we released Countr to the world. Countr is a quick and easy way to count or tally anything! Our goal has been to keep the app simple, straight forward, and easy to use while still providing useful features. Since the initial release, we’ve updated the app several times to add various things such as automatic dark mode and a Notification Center widget. Today, we’ve got two things to announce related to Countr.

First, Countr 1.3 is out! Countr 1.3 adds support for a new Save feature. Perhaps you use Countr to take attendance at weekly events. Now, from a new action in the Share extension, you can easily Save your count. Countr will note your total and the time it was taken. To view your past saved counts, there’s a new button in the top right corner of the Settings screen. Now you can quickly see those past counts you may have taken!

Right now, Countr simply saves and deletes a stored count. But in the future, this feature will be expanded to include other functions related to your saved counts.

Secondly, as it is the first anniversary of Countr, we decided to bring it back to its initial price, free, for the next two weeks. Yes, you can grab Countr from the App Store for free. If you haven’t downloaded it yet, or you know friends that might find it useful but haven’t downloaded it, now is the time to do so! You’ll not only get Countr as it is now, but you’ll also have access to future improvements we have planned for Countr, as well as support for devices other than the iPhone.

Happy one anniversary, Countr!

Countr 1.2 released – Say hello to the today widget

Countr 1.2 was just made available on the App Store. What’s new?

Well, have you found yourself wanting a quicker way to count than the Countr app? Now you can modify your count from anywhere with the new widget! Add it to your Today View, and you can work with your count anywhere you can pull down your notification center.


This update also changes the icon to a new one provided by Dillon Klassen. It’s definitely a better icon that we originally had. Plus, it’ll look great on smaller Retina screens.

As always, we appreciate every rating and review left for Countr on the app store.

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Countr 1.1 Released

We’re happy to announce the release of Countr 1.1, a relatively minor app update. This release has added a new feature, modified the UI slightly, and taken care of a few bugs that were hidden behind the scenes.

Countr 1.1 Auto Dark Mode

First, our new feature: Auto Dark Mode. Dark Mode has been useful for users wanting to use Countr in a low light setting. For instance, if you’re taking a tally in a dark room, your iPhone will automatically decrease its screen brightness level. But you would want to switch to Dark Mode so that your screen isn’t a distraction to others in the room and to make it easier on your eyes. Now, Countr can detect your current screen brightness setting and automatically switch to Dark Mode when it has dropped below a certain threshold.

We’ve also changed the menu options on the main count screen. The text labels from the initial release have been replaced with icons. This cleans up the count screen and removes the need for translatable text on the main count screen. This, in turn, will make it easier to add language support in future releases.

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Introducing Countr, a quick way to count

When beginning as Random Projects, the name wasn’t meant as just a whimsical one. Rather, it revealed a little secret: Just one type of project, app, or website wasn’t enough to define the work we’re interested in. Some ideas are small utilities and apps. Others are larger services or games. But while the diverse ideas are there, it doesn’t mean rushing through each one of them. No, being thorough is important. So as we release different things, we’ll do our best to pay attention to the smaller parts of the overall service, game, website, or app.

Our first official release can be qualified as a small utility. It began as an idea for a simple app that I wanted. Having the ability to take a quick count of people in a meeting was a simple need that I felt could be filled easily. Yet, I didn’t want a barebones app. Rather, I wanted to create something that not only had some unique features but also a solid base from which to add some small features to ultimately create a useful yet simple app.

Meet Countr.

Countr is a simple app to help you take a count or tally. Whether you’re counting the number of people in a room waiting to listen to your next big speech or items passing on a conveyor belt, Countr is the simple app for you. But there are times where you may want to quickly count up to a particular value. With the swipe of your finger, you can quickly jump to a particular number and continue counting from there. It’s just that easy.


Countr’s Simple Interface

Why is this app so simple? It’s because the platform it is on has, in some ways, become simpler. With the move to iOS 7, Apple created a clean canvas, as it were. Instead of focusing on interfaces that match real world items, the focus became one of clarity and focus. So when creating Countr, it was almost natural to create something that is simple and clean to match iOS 7.

Built into Countr, besides the basic count functionality, is the ability to slide your finger around the screen to change the total value. There’s also a dark mode option, perhaps for those times where you don’t want a bright interface to draw attention. And you can quickly see your last count from the home screen by means of the numeric badge icon.

Just because there is a simpler design doesn’t mean Countr won’t be getting new features. iOS 8 has introduced new possibilities with Extensibility that can make Countr much more useful and even easier to use. As those features get developed, you’ll see more about what they are. I just hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do!

If you’re looking for an app that can do what Countr can do, please take the time to check it out. It’s available for all devices running iOS 7.

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