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Countdowner With all the Metro clock apps running around, it’s refreshing to see an app that bites off one simple function and does it reasonably well. Countdowner from Harjoben Singh plainly and simply counts down to an event or events that you set.

There’s still plenty of room for improvements -- no Countdowner live tile on the Start menu, for example, or an “All Day” option for the events, so you don’t have to monkey with hours and minutes -- but as it stands, it works great.

Countdowner: Free

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