10 Best Countdown Timer Plugins In JavaScript (2022 Update)

by jQueryScript,

Have you ever wanted to add a countdown timer to your website? The popularity of this plugin has been on the rise over the last few years. The purpose of a countdown timer is to display a certain time until an event occurs.

There are a lot of countdown plugins out there. Putting this list of the best JavaScript (jQuery & Vanilla JS) countdown plugins together was a fun project.

In this blog post I'm going to showcase a list of 10 best JavaScript (jQuery & Vanilla JS) countdown plugins which can be used to tell the visitor how many dates, times, products left before the event. Enjoy.

If you're looking for a retro flip style countdown plugin, see Best Flip Clock Style Countdown Plugins In JavaScript

Originally Published Jan 14 2019, updated Jan 29 2022

Table of contents:

Best jQuery Countdown Plugins:

Modern Circular jQuery Countdown Timer Plugin - Final Countdown

Final Countdown is a cool jQuery timer plugin used to countdown in seconds, minutes, hours and days to any date time, with a ring-style countdown indicator.

Modern Circular jQuery Countdown Timer Plugin - Final Countdown

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Minimal jQuery Countdown Plugin with Custom Timezone - Countdown Clock

A minimal jQuery countdown clock plugin which allows you to count down to a target date time with the support of custom UTC Timezone offset.

Minimal jQuery Countdown Plugin with Custom Timezone - Countdown Clock

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Minimal Event Countdown Timer Plugin - jQuery Multi Countdown

A minimal and simple jQuery countdown plugin that displays how many days/hours/minutes/seconds left until your next event like meetings, schedules, special offers, etc.

Minimal Event Countdown Timer Plugin - jQuery Multi Countdown

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Extremely Lightweight jQuery Countdown Timer Plugin - downCount

A lightweight and fast jQuery plugin which helps you create a countdown timer with custom alert text and timezone support.

Extremely Lightweight jQuery Countdown Timer Plugin - downCount

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Simple Countdown Timer Plugin With jQuery - simple.timer.js

A simple jQuery countdown timer plugin with the ability to execute a callback function for custom behavior on timeout.

Simple Countdown Timer Plugin With jQuery - simple.timer.js

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Best Vanilla JS Countdown Plugins:

Easy Datetime Countdown Timer – Countdown.js

An easy-to-style countdown timer implementation in pure JavaScript. It will display EXPIRED when the countdown is over.

Easy Datetime Countdown Timer – Countdown.js

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Circular Countdown Timer In JavaScript And CSS3

A minimal countdown timer with a SVG based circular countdown indicator, implemented in pure JavaScript and CSS/CSS3.

Circular Countdown Timer In JavaScript And CSS3

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Digital Clock With Countdown Circle – rounded-clock

A modern digital clock with a circular countdown representing how many seconds are left to the next minute.

Digital Clock With Countdown Circle – rounded-clock

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easytimer.js

easytimer.js is an easy-to-use Timer/Countdown/Chronometer library built in pure JavaScript that allows to count up to or countdown from a given value with callback support.

easytimer.js

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TimezZ

This is the standalone version of the jQuery TimezZ plugin that lets you create a customizable countdown timer in days:hours:minutes:seconds format.

TimezZ

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Conclusion:

Once you’ve selected the plugin that best suits your needs, using it is very easy. Some of them have customization options, but many of them require only a simple call to the plugin in your code. Remember that almost anything can be modified by editing the code. For more information on that, read the documentation or comments on the repository for your chosen plugin.

More Resources:

Seeking more jQuery plugins or JavaScript libraries to create awesome Countdown Timers on the web & mobile? See jQuery Countdown and JavaScript Countdown sections for more details.

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