If you’re looking forward to something, it’s always nice to keep track of it so you know how many days are left until that particular day arrives. Look Forward is a free iPhone app by Paul Ong that lets you easily find and track the days you can’t wait for.
One of the things I like about Look Forward is that it’s a little more in-depth than your usual countdown app for iPhone. While most apps allow you to simply enter an event and watch the seconds tick away, this handy tool goes far above and beyond the basics.
Once you create an account in Look Forward you can begin adding events to your countdown list. This is where things get really fun, though, because you can choose from trending events and dates such as holidays. Trending events are usually things like movie releases, TV show debuts, and more.
You’re not limited to events that other people create and share. Creating your own event is a breeze and you can easily select from categories. One of the really cool things about Look Forward is that it features integrated information for things like movies and local events so you can search for them within the app.
Lastly, Look Forward features a news feed for events like movie releases and upcoming television shows so you can keep up with the latest information on what you’re looking forward to. The best part about this is that you’re actively following your interests and staying in the loop instead of simply using the app as a countdown timer.
There’s one big feature that Look Forward seems to be lacking, which is push notification support. I searched around the app and couldn’t find an option to enable push notifications, which was a bit of a letdown. I do want to mention that the app features a widget option, though, and it seems like a good alternative for staying on top of upcoming events.
In terms of value, you can never beat the price of free when it comes to an app. Look Forward is completely free and doesn’t include ads or any in-app purchases that I could find. This was an incredibly pleasant surprise because many countdown apps require you to pay in order to unlock features, but this app is totally free.
Overall, Look Forward is a very viable countdown app for iPhone that not only lets you create your own events, but also find trending events and add them to your list with ease. I definitely recommend giving it a try if you’re in search of a countdown app with a few extra features.
Look Forward requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
A small administrative fee was paid by the developer for publication of this review, which did not influence the reviewer’s opinion