Best tally counters for iPhone and Apple Watch

Put away your pen and paper when you need to take a count and use a handy app for iPhone and Apple Watch. You might be taking a head count for attendance, tracking the amount of people in a line, or counting a number of items. Having an app for your iPhone makes it easy and having one on your wrist is even better.

Whatever it is that you need to count, these are the best free tally counters for iPhone and Apple Watch.

Tally counters with extra features

If you like the idea of a tally counter for iPhone and Apple Watch that offers a few extra features, these are the apps for you.

Tally – A Counter and Dice

Tally A Counter and Dice app on iPhone

As you can see from the name, this first app gives you a tally counter and dice roll wrapped into one. Tally – A Counter and Dice lets you count one at a time as well as in increments of five or 10. This can really come in handy for speeding up the counting process.

To use the counter, just tap the plus or minus signs and to reset the count, double-tap or tap and hold the center number.

Tally – A Counter and Dice notable features:

  • If you need a roll of the dice, the app lets you do that with two different options for six or 20 on the die. 
  • The app also offers a cool Billboard feature on Apple Watch. Tap and hold to select Billboard. You will then see the app on your iPhone turn into a full-screen number. As you tap on your Watch to increase or decrease the number, it will change accordingly on your iPhone.
Tally A Counter and Dice app on Apple Watch

Tally – A Counter and Dice is a great counter for your iPhone and Apple Watch with a few little extras.

  • Availability: iPhone and Apple Watch
  • Cost: Free with no ads or in-app purchases

Trivit

Trivit app on iPhone

Trivit is another good choice for a tally counting app. Tap to add Trivit, which is your count, and give it a name. Then, tap to count up or use the minus sign to subtract from the count.

Trivit notable features:

  • You can adjust the app settings for color, vibration, and resetting or removing counters.
  • All Trivits and counts are synced between your iPhone and Apple Watch.
Trivit app on Apple Watch

If you want an app that lets you create multiple counters at the same time, Trivit is the one for you.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
  • Cost: Free with no ads or in-app purchases

Countr – Quick Count

Countr app on iPhone

If you like the idea of synced counts with your devices, as with Trivit, then check out Countr- Quick Count. It’s a simple app with a single counter on a nice big screen that you can change to dark mode if you prefer. Just tap the plus and minus signs for your count.

Countr – Quick Count notable features

  • Save counts to reference later by tapping Share > Save Count on the iPhone app. Then access those you save using the Folder icon on the Settings screen.
  • Change settings to up your step count, swipe direction, shake to reset, and enable sound, an icon badge, and dark mode.
Countr app on Apple Watch

When you need to switch between your iPhone and Apple Watch to take a tally count, Countr is an excellent app.

  • Availability: iPhone and Apple Watch
  • Cost: Free with no ads or in-app purchases

Count. – Counting Made Simple

Count Counting Made Simple on iPhone

Sometimes you just want easy. Count. – Counting Made Simple is just like its name; it’s a simple tally counter app for your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Just, tap the huge plus or minus buttons for your count.

Count. notable features:

  • To increase or decrease the number in increments of 10 on iPhone, tap and hold either the plus or minus buttons.
  • To increase or decrease the number in increments of five on Apple Watch, tap and hold and then make your selection.
Count Counting Made Simple on Apple Watch

Count. may not have as many bells and whistles as similar apps. But it does have a couple of extras and it gets the job done.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
  • Cost: Free with no ads or in-app purchases

Basic tally counters

If you don’t care about bonus features and just want a tally counter for iPhone and Apple Watch that is basic and does exactly what you need, then check out these apps.

Hypno Counter

Hypno Counter app on iPhone and Apple Watch

With Hypno Counter, just tap the plus or minus signs to count up or down and hit the Reset button to start over.

  • Availability: iPhone and Apple Watch
  • Cost: Free with no ads or in-app purchases

Simply Count

Simply Count app on iPhone and Apple Watch

Simply Count gives you three buttons to count up, count down, or clear your tally count.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
  • Cost: Free with no ads or in-app purchases

HeadTally

HeadTally app on iPhone and Apple Watch

HeadTally is a basic counter that lets you tap to increase the number or swipe to decrease it. To start over, tap Clear on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

  • Availability: iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
  • Cost: Free with no ads or in-app purchases

Wrapping it up

Tally counters for iPhone and Apple Watch give you the handiest ways to count people, objects, or even how many laps around you walk the track. Are you going to give one of these apps a try or do you have a different one for your devices that you’d like to share?

Take a look at some of our other app lists for more helpful tools for your devices.