See our review from 5 of the best countdown plugins built with jQuery and javascript

Top 5: Javascript and jQuery countdown plugins

A jQuery countdown timer would be a great help if you are going to share information about the remaining time for something, upcoming events, release dates etc.

5. The Final Countdown

Final Countdown

The Final Countdown (yes, like the song) is a simple and html "agnostic" date countdown plugin for jQuery and it can be used together with Moment.js. This plugin is agnostic as you need to provide your own style, however this comes in handy if you work with a customized project. Just add a couple of classes to divs and you're ready.

4. jQuery Countdown

Github | Demo

jQuery countdown is an unobtrusive and easily skinable countdown jQuery plugin generating a <time> tag. To use the countdown jQuery plugin you need an up-to-date web browser supporting the HTML5 time element.

jQuery Countdown

3. Countdown flip clock timer

This plugin add a countdown widget for your web page that displays the remaining as a flip clock or simple numbers. The countdown timer can be used two ways:

  1. Specify a target date. (year, month, day, hour, minute, second)
  2. Specify a total number of seconds to count down "to". Set it up to use external images (as shown above), or use without images as seen in the examples to the right.

Countdown jQuery flip

2. TimeTo


timeTo is an easy-to-use and customizable jQuery plugin for creating countdown timers or digital clocks with a lot of options and callback support.

TimeTo plugin

1. FlipClock.js

Github | Demo

FlipClock.js demo

FlipClock.js is a customizable countdown plugin, it has an awesome flip effect and requires a few files to work properly. The minified source contains all the clock faces for maximum portability.

  • Use as a clock
  • Use as a timer
  • Use as a countdown
  • Themeable using pure CSS
  • Clean & Dry Syntax
  • Abstract everything into reusable objects
  • Full-Featured Developer API to create custom “Clock Faces”

If you know another awesome countdown plugin, please share it with us in the comment box !

Senior Software Engineer at Software Medico. Interested in programming since he was 14 years old, Carlos is a self-taught programmer and founder and author of most of the articles at Our Code World.