It’s Almost is a simple application that allows users to create a countdown timer to any kind of event, occasion or moment they want. The application is extremely easy to use. The user enters a “time” in the box provided at the top of the homepage. This entry will finish the statement “It’s almost…”. For example, the user could enter “lunch time” or “party time.” The user is free to name the occasion any way they like. Next, the user selects the date as well as the time using the fields provided. After submitting the form, the site automatically generates a simple page that includes the “it’s almost” statement at the top with the number of days, hours, minutes and seconds below it. The timer constantly counts down, even after the user has navigated away from the page. The user can copy the page URL to share with others. Users can generate multiple countdowns and access them through the “My Countdowns” link.
It’s Almost was developed by Type / Code. The company is relatively new, with a basic yet dynamic website that hints at the overall creativity of the team. Along with It’s Almost, Type / Code has produced a handful of other applications including inStream Solutions, VoxPop, Change By Us NYC, Wild Garden, Strawberry Banana and a number of professional websites for companies.
It’s Almost offers a very simple service that can really only do one thing: keep track of the time left before a specific date, hour and minute. There are many ways to utilize this type of service, and the user friendly interface makes it possible for anyone to generate a countdown. Users could create It’s Almost countdowns for personal events like parties, holidays and vacations or monitor larger events such as important national dates or even a countdown to the day they think the world will end. The service may be basic, but the application is very versatile and fun to use.
It’s Almost somehow manages to take a minimalist design and make it look elegant. The site contains a purely white background with no images, graphics or other elements aside from a handful along the bottom. The fun, yet basic font is appropriate for just about any occasion. The user interface includes big, eye-catching data entry fields that blend perfectly with the style of the rest of the website. Somehow, It’s Almost has created a beautiful website with next to nothing in terms of design elements and colors.
Users do not have to create an account to start an It’s Almost countdown. As soon as a visitor arrives on the application’s homepage, they are provided with the countdown creation form. The user enters the name of the occasion or event then provides the date, hour and minute that it is supposed to occur. Each field must be edited before the use can access the “Start the Countdown” button at the bottom. After doing so, the user is automatically directed to the newly generated countdown and can begin sharing it. The bottom of each page includes a link to the “My Countdowns” list so the user can keep track of all the countdowns they create.
Charging a fee for It’s Almost would be a bit silly considering how simple the service is. That being said, it is still very appealing to anyone who would like to generate a web based countdown. All users can create countdowns for free. There are no subscription fees or other charges for maintaining the countdown or creating multiple countdowns.
It’s Almost (www.itsalmo.st) is intended for anyone who needs to create a countdown. The application is versatile enough to work for any purpose, from professional events to personal occasions. The user can generate a countdown and share it with anyone on the web.