This completely customizable clock lets you dress up its clock face with your own pictures. Though it took us a little time to load our picture, we found it a fun alternative to the staid system clock.
Custom Skin Clock appears on your desktop as a plain, analog clock with directions to right-click to add an image. Doing so introduces a menu that lets you adjust the clock's size and transparency. You can also choose to keep the clock on top of whatever you're working on at the moment. The Customize Clock option introduces a new interface that we found a little awkward to navigate. The clock appeared in the middle of the page, as well as text to change the clock hand colors and to load the image, but the buttons to perform these tasks were nowhere to be found. It was only after we hovered our mouse in the general area that the buttons and menu options appeared. Once we figured it out, we were able to easily add and resize our image to the clock face, change the clock hand color, and choose the font and color for the clock face numbers.
Custom Skin Clock doesn't include an alarm feature or Help file, but no matter; we liked its spin on the standard desktop clock. We recommend this free clock to any user tired of the standard toolbar time display.
From 4 Neurons:
Analogue Vista Clock is an outstanding quality alarm clock for your desktop. This awesome clock is a desktop extension - it will stay on your desktop ignoring all mouse and keyboard input, so it won't interfere with any other application. The communication with the clock, including changing the size, position, transparency level ,alarm hour and more, is done using clock's tray icon. Analogue Vista Clock is fully configurable, it allows you to change it's appearance - it comes with six outstanding Vista-look skins, but registered users can download more or make their own skins. It let you choose 5 build in alarm sounds but you can use it to play any file you want or even randomly play sound files from selected folder/directory. Analogue Vista Clock also supports gradual wake feature. You can define which days of the week alarm should be played. Furthermore, if the alarm is set and the clock is running, it will wake up the computer if it is hibernated or in standby mode.
Simple application that spices up your desktop. The clock is accurate and has several nice skins. It has an alarm so your computer will awake from hibernation at the time you set the alarm for. It has several alarm sounds that you can download and find one you like. You can set it to start with your computer. If you purchase the application there are more options like moving it to any corner of the desktop.