AlfaClock2

AlfaClock2

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
1.5
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.41
  • Total Downloads:
    15,454
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 18, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    2.94MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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AlfaClock2 is a basic program that adds a bit of extra functionality to the standard Windows System Tray clock. Although some of the program's features were quite nice, others were confusing and difficult to access.

Many of the program's functions are accessed by right-clicking on the clock, which is simple enough. From there, a menu appears and users can view a multi-month calendar or a desktop clock, copy the current date to the clipboard, or have the program speak the date and time aloud (we were especially impressed with the realistic and pleasant voice used for this feature). All of that was pretty straightforward and easy to use. It was only once we opened the preferences dialogue that things stopped making sense. This menu is supposed to allow for various customizations to the date and time format, but we couldn't figure out how to make them work. We were able to set the alarm, which worked fine, but we remained befuddled by the program's other options. The program's built-in Help file tried to explain, but it didn't go into enough detail to help. Overall, although we liked the program to the extent that we could get it to work, we were frustrated by the layout of the preferences, and would be more likely to choose a more intuitive program.

AlfaClock2 has a 30-day trial period. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program with reservations; it's not bad, but we've seen similar programs that are easier to use.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING"

April 30, 2010  |  By papaziar

 |  Version: AlfaClock2 2.41

Pros

None None None None

Cons

It works just fine until the part where they send you a registration # AFTER you've paid for it! CNET should delete this download

Summary

WARNING WARNING WARNING

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2 stars

"I want Alfaclock 1.99 back! ("

December 13, 2009  |  By CaseyAzalea

 |  Version: AlfaClock2 2.41

Pros

I still like that it gives the time on the hour, and the ability to set multiple alarms with reminder messages and my own sounds. However...

Cons

the program is not much use now because it requires registration, but there is no way to register it. I liked the time-announce voice and the appearance of the older version better, too, but that's really beside the point.

Summary

Unfortunately my antivirus program prompted me to delete my old Alfaclock 1.99, and I miss it! I want the old one back! If anyone knows where I can get a copy of the original, please let me know. This version 2.44 is pretty much useless.

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1 stars

"AlfaClock no longer available"

September 27, 2009  |  By JeepJeep56

 |  Version: AlfaClock2 2.41

Pros

Would be a great product, if it would only run.

Cons

Unexpired free version no longer available.
No license provided for purchased version.

Summary

The author has ceased updating the expiration date of the free version of this application, so it will no longer run. He is also not providing registrations to the purchased version. For some reason, the author has gone MIA.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.41
Version 2.41 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher AlfaSoft Research Labs
Publisher web site http://www.alfasoftweb.com
Release Date January 18, 2009
Date Added January 18, 2009
Version 2.41
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 2.94MB
File Name alfaclock_v2.41.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,454
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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