Combine a screensaver with a full-screen digital clock display and you have Clock Saver. This free, Flash-based screensaver is small in size but big in impact: You can see its digital display across a very large room. It displays hours, minutes, and seconds as well as AM/PM and the day of the week. Lots of apps do that, you say, and some do more. Sure; but Clock Saver has two things going for it: Its utter simplicity and its retro-cool, low-res digits, which look like something from the Moon Age. You'll need Flash Player to use this screensaver. … Read more
Flash Clocks' World Clock displays the time and flag for a number of cities around the world on an interactive daylight map on your Windows desktop. It's good looking and easy to use, too. For example, you can add and remove time zones and cities simply by clicking on the map, and even toggle visual effects on and off. New features include an Embed Tag for super-easy embedding in Web sites, presentations, and other programs, plus an improved and more accurate solar terminator. This portable freeware is ready for Windows 8. It requires Adobe Flash Player.
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The iPad has no built-in clock app, which means no alarm clock. So apps like Jettison Alarm Clock offer a more robust experience than using your phone or one of the many free but feature-barren apps for the iPad. With a number of fun quirks and many ways to customize your wake-up experience, Jettison is a great tool.
With twilight in the sky and the stars above, Jettison Alarm Clock is all about the experience. It has numerous customized alarm sounds; volume, tone, and snooze-duration settings; and statistics that you can view after you've used it for some time. … Read more
Those who spend most of their time working from a computer may need an application to track their time. Time Clock for Mac is an easy-to-use application designed to do just this; but its operation is ultimately so clunky that it detracts from its usefulness.
Time Clock for Mac is available for free and has no restrictions. After downloading, the program installs easily without any interaction required by the user. At startup, there are no tutorials or user instructions available, which was a disappointment since the menu looks dated and the program's operation was not obvious. It was also … Read more
Those who work or have family around the world have the need to track the current time across multiple countries. World Clock for Mac is easy to use and allows users to see the current time anywhere in the world.
While download took longer than expected on a high-speed connection, installation of World Clock for Mac completed quickly and without any necessary user interaction. The program is also very easy to use, making the lack of user instructions appropriate. Unfortunately, it did not appear that technical support was available. The program is essentially a map with different time zones. Moving … Read more
There are quite a few clock apps on the App Store for the iPad. Since the iPad doesn't have a built-in clock or timer app, any of these is a useful addition to the device, and because of its large 10" retina display, it can make a nice addition to your mantle when you have guests. But not all clock apps look or operate the same. Some are pretty enough but have no additional functions and others would be very useful if they weren't covered in ads.
So Hybrid Clock is a unique app in many ways, … Read more
There are quite a few clock apps in the iPad App Store, and the reason is simple enough. The iPad makes a perfect desktop or mantle top clock. It's compact, pretty, and can keep accurate time for hours (or longer when plugged into a dock). On the mantle, in a dock, your iPad can make a nice addition to the décor of your living room. So there are quite a few apps that attempt to capitalize on that, including FaceClock with Calendar.
The app, itself, is quite attractive. Like most iPad clocks, the back is black and … Read more
Just when you thought developers had thought of every way to deliver a clock app for the iPad, along comes Clock in Word. This simple, very intuitive app takes the idea of a designer clock on your iPad to the next level with careful integration of words across the screen, second displays, and multiple languages and colors.
You don't need to do anything to set up the app. It uses the onboard clock to set the time and will even spell it out on the screen. So at 12:05, it will highlight the words "It is five … Read more
The iPhone alarm is one of the most used in the world -- waking up millions of people every day, probably with the same blaring horn. However, it is not very customizable and lacks a lot of the tools and charm you'd expect from an Apple product. It's all function and very little design. That's why an app like Alarm Clock: The Alarm App is so enticing. It allows you to customize a number of settings, add an alarm to your phone that goes beyond the basics, and even lets you change from a blaring horn to … Read more
An alarm is the one feature sorely missing from Windows' built-in clock. Llama Alarm Clock adds a neat alarm clock to your computer that works well, but suffers from being way too simple.
For being a beefy 6MB download, this widget is certainly lacking in the features department. There's no installation needed, as the widget performs its function once clicked. It comes with only two alarm noises, though you can add your own to the mix. Llama Alarm Clock leeches off of the Windows clock, but you can't change time zones or create multiple clocks. The only thing … Read more