Date Time Counter is used to count years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds for the past/future important events based on current date and time, such as these important events: birth, marriage and anniversary. For the future events, it is just like a countdown timer, for the past events, it is a time tracker.

The numbers of date time elements are refreshed automatically on the main interface, and you can set the refreshing frequency. Also, copying the value of any field, saving/loading events, thousands separator and decimal in all numeric fields features are provided.

Of course, some useful options are built-in: refreshing frequency, precision of the numbers of years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds, font name and size of the events listing, foreground colors of different event types.

An event is a basic data unit of this program, and a set of events can be saved as a data file (.xml format). Date Time Counter allows you to load the specific events set from a data file, usually, you can make your events data file according to individual, used scope, such as son's events, father's events, work events or life events.

If you are very strict, or you like to track the countdown for some important events, it may be useful.
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CNET's Review

QuoteEver wonder how many seconds you've been alive? Or how many minutes until school starts next month? Date Time Counter is a simple program that calculates every conceivable time angle on an event, whether it is in the past or the future.

Despite its simplistic layout, this program's interface is a bit confusing at first because it lacks any user guidance. A blank grid sits under a row of command buttons. The icons include New, Save, Calculator, Modifier, and other commands. Users will want to start with the New button. A simple box pops up when a new entry is created, prompting users to enter the name of the event, a date and time, and whether it is a future or past event. After that, it appears on the screen with all the data filled in, counting up or counting down to the event. For example, someone who entered his birthday will have all of the columns filled, even down to the seconds adding up from your birth. The program also includes a monitor for how long you are working on a project as well as a calculator that can add the time between two specific dates together.

The program offers a 36-use trial, which should be ample time to learn the program, even with some of its navigation issues. Sure, it has limited appeal, but if you have a burning need for calculations like this, Date Time Counter is for you.

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BitsDuJour's Review

QuoteThe Only Countdown Timer You'll Ever Need

Graduating? Getting married? Having a baby? Getting out of prison? What do all of these things have in common? They're all important events worthy of counting down the years, months, days, hours, and minutes! But instead of checking off a box on a calendar, why not leverage the full power of computers to do it much more accurately, with today's discount software promotion, Date Time Counter!

Date Time Counter is a event countdown timer that tracking time remaining for your future important things, such as years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds since or to any event that you specify. With Date Time Counter, all of these numbers are refreshed automatically on the main view, at a rate that you can adjust. At any given time, you can copy the value of any field to your clipboard, save and load events, and more. As expected from software of this caliber, you can also change the foreground colors of event types and adjust font selection and size.

Events can be saved and loaded as data files in the XML format, meaning you can keep separate files for important events, sorted by family member or function, to be loaded as you need to! Date Time Counter is pretty much everything you ever would need in a countdown/timer application!

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Softpedia's Review

QuoteYou can keep track of the years, months, minutes and even the seconds of the most significant past and future events in your life with this minimalistic application

Date Time Counter is a small software application designed specifically for helping you count how much time has passed for important events from your life. It works as a countdown timer (e.g. birthday countdown days) for future events and timetracker for past projects.

Clean feature lineup

This time tracking software implements an intuitive behavior so even less experienced users can easily discover and tweak its functions.

You can build up a list with multiple events and view information about each one, such as event timer countdown, type (past or future), date and time, years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds. Additionally, you can check out the current date and time revealed in the main panel.

Creating a new event

Date Time Counter gives you the possibility to generate a new event by specifying the title, picking the type (past or future), selecting the date from a built-in calendar, and entering a custom time.

What's more, you are allowed to edit or delete the selected event, perform search operations, copy the selected value to the clipboard (e.g. event, date and time, weeks, days, hours), as well as save data to XML file format, so you can upload it in your future projects.

Last but not least, the program lets you refresh the current information at a user-defined time (in seconds), alter the text in terms of font and size, and change the foreground colors for the past and future events.


Tests have shown that Date Time Counter carries out a task quickly and without errors. It doesn't eat up a lot of CPU and memory, so the overall performance of the computer is not affected.

An overall excellent countdown timer/time tracker

All in all, Date Time Counter proves to be a reliable application that comes bundled with a handy suite of features in order to help you manage your past or future events.

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QuoteDate Time Counter - a super precise time counter for past and future events

We all have important dates in our lives that we just cannot forget about. And we also have plans for the future and events that are getting closer with every passing day. Knowing the exact amount of time since or till a specific event may be very helpful in a number of situations. It's good to know how much time we have for buying a present, how much longer we need to wait before finally going home or how much time we still have to fulfill a specific career or personal goal.

Date Time Counter is a small, but very convenient tool that makes date and time calculations a breeze. The software was specifically designed to allow users to instantly find out how much time has passed since a particular event in the past or how much time remains till a future event or milestone. In the latter case, the program works as a regular countdown clock. The program has an intuitive interface based on a table with multiple columns representing units of time measurement: years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds. You can adjust the precision of time calculations and set the preferred update period. Your list of events can be easily saved to an XML file and loaded from one. Specific time values can be copied to the clipboard using a context menu command or a hotkey combination.

Date Time Counter is a perfectly functional and easy to use tool that instantly calculates the total time remaining till or elapsed since a particular event and represents this value in different time units, so if you just happened to be looking for such a program, grab a trial version right away!
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Update History

Release/Update Date
Features / Improvements Bug Fixes
Nov 02, 2015
  • Important: perfected UI effect for any system DPI setting, in any supported Operating Systems (system DPI setting: in Windows 7, it can be changed at "Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display -> Make text and other items larger or smaller").
  • Important: supports Windows 10.
  • Important: optimized the definition of some icons/images, especially, toolbar icons.
  • Important: do not install DTC to "User Application Data" folder forcibly.
  • Important: uses Golden Ratio for the main interface and its start position.
  • Moved all actions which need to run the default email client to the online webpages, in order to avoid the confusion if who has not a default email client.
  • Now you can easily to open the database folder, in order to send to us during technical support.
  • Can edit selected event by pressing the <Enter> key.
  • Beautified all interfaces.
  • Optimized internal efficiency.
  • Optimized Help menu.
  • Optimized software texts.
  • Optimized the webpages.
  • Redesigned the licenses.
  • Important: the main interface MAY disappear if did these operations for the system tray icon: double-click / quickly right-click and then click / only right-click after program ran a long time, and the average users are hard to restore it.
  • The verified license key may be covered if you input a wrong key after registered.
  • A little text error in license agreement of the installer.
Nov 11, 2012
  • New user interface, it is friendlier and more beautiful.
  • Made the more reasonable default date and time when create a new event.
  • Displays current events file on the title bar.
  • Cancelled the automatic start menu item.
  • Automatically converts the expiration 'Future' event to 'Past' event instantly (the old versions need to restart program).
  • Current events data will be overrode after loaded a new events file.
Aug 03, 2009
  • Can display the day of week in the events listing.
  • Some data cannot be displayed clearly on Vista system.
  • The data is mixed up when sorting numeric columns.
Jun 13, 2008
  • Optimized the date and time format to suit the difference time zone.
Mar 25, 2008
  • Displays as the system tray icon when it is minimized.
  • Can set font name, font size, background color, foreground color of past/future events for the events listing.
  • Can copy every element value of the selected item in the events listing.
  • The description error of executable file (date time counter.exe).
  • Some wrong/unsuitable text, prompts and colors of program.
  • Some wrong/unsuitable text of the documentation.
Mar 09, 2007
  • Supports column sorting.
  • Sometimes, modify events will produce the duplicate event.
Sep 13, 2006
  • Supports to find events ignoring case.
  • Provides the full functions but made as 30-day trial version.
  • Change the default font size to 10pt for events listing (old versions is 8pt).
  • A little document bug.
  • The refreshing seconds cannot above 65.
  • The saved events listing file was hidden.
Apr 21, 2005
  • Reduced the size of the installer.
  • Only allow it to run once.
  • Cannot refresh interface when specified a big refreshing seconds.
Aug 05, 2004
  • Improved the About window.
  • Do not allow loading duplicate events from files.
  • May load events unsuccessfully sometimes.
Jan 18, 2004
  • New release.
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