Desktop Clock-7

Desktop Clock-7

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    19,351
  • Date Added:
    March 18, 2014
  • File Size:
    879.7KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    103
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

+

Desktop Clock-7 from Style-7 is a free analog desktop clock. It's a very simple program that displays only the system's time settings, not the time in world cities nor the temperature nor. It's just a good, old, round clock face with hour, minute, and second hands and a central date display that can show a custom text logo instead. Desktop Clock-7's chief advantage is its stylishness, with clean black-and-white graphics and highlights and shadows that give the clock face a realistic look.

Desktop Clock-7 opened in the lower right-hand corner of our desktop with a compact yet quite readable display about the size of a man's wristwatch; dragging the corner let us enlarge the display until it was about as big as a bedside alarm clock. We were also able to drag the display around the desktop and set the program to remember the position in the Options. The program displayed our system time and date accurately, and the second hand swept along with a stepped, second-by-second motion that closely mimicked a good analog movement. Right-clicking either the clock face or Desktop Clock-7's system tray icon opened a menu accessing the options dialog, a full Help file, the program's Web site, and the Hide and Exit controls. Clicking Hide removed the clock display from our desktop. We clicked Show on the system tray icon's menu, and the clock display reappeared. The options included basics like autorun and always-on top settings as well as the capability to select either the date or a custom text logo of 10 characters or less. The Pro version adds a color option, picture clock faces, and the capability to set numerous alarms.

If you're looking for an attractive analog clock for your desktop, Desktop Clock-7's free version is just fine as it is. The Pro version is less than five bucks, though, so if you like Desktop Clock-7 and think adding pictures or colors or an audible alarm sounds good, it's not a clock-stopper.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–5 of 5

1 stars

"The worst recommendation ever from CNET."

December 26, 2013  |  By HDAD2014

 |  Version: Desktop Clock-7 3.1

Pros

Given the cons, I have no pros to suggest on this one.

Cons

Warning: Do not download this device!

1. You have no choices about appearance, etc., without paying for the pro version.
2. When you download this device, it changes your search engine to conduit.com. This change is made at every possible place on your computer and browser so that it is very time consuming and frustrating to re-set to your preferred search engine.
3. It downloads a search bar to your browser and a number of programs to your computer without alerting you to this fact or giving you an opportunity to opt out.
4. I ended up finally removing the clock and all the extra programs it downloaded to my computer, a "search and destroy" mission that took the better part of 2 hours! I definitely do not recommend downloading this device.

Summary

1. You have no choices about appearance, etc., without paying for the pro version.
2. When you download this device, it changes your search engine to conduit.com. This change is made at every possible place on your computer and browser so that it is very time consuming and frustrating to re-set to your preferred search engine.
3. It downloads a search bar to your browser and a number of programs to your computer without alerting you to this fact or giving you an opportunity to opt out.
4. I ended up finally removing the clock and all the extra programs it downloaded to my computer, a "search and destroy" mission that took the better part of 2 hours! I definitely do not recommend downloading this device.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

5 stars

"Exactly what it claims to be"

July 30, 2013  |  By Downloader2222

 |  Version: Desktop Clock-7 3.1

Pros

It is a plain simple analog clock that has several options, including the option to be always on top. Nothing fancy. But does quite well the simple thing it claims to do -- display the time.

Cons

Minor nit -- to resize it you go to options and turn off the round clock. Then you can resize the square background. Then back to options to restore the round clock. A little clumsy, but no big deal unless you resize your clock a lot.

Summary

If you want fancy features then you want a different product. If you want simple, then this one may do well for you.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

1 stars

"Not Recommended"

May 17, 2013  |  By camways

 |  Version: Desktop Clock-7 3.1

Pros

None. None.

Cons

I didn't know this would be a constantly present clockface overlaying all all windows. I had a difficult time figuring out how to uninstall it. Finally, deleted it as a task but I'm not sure that entirely removed it.

Summary

Annoyance

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (1) (1)

1 stars

"FIVE scanners on VirusTotal uploader flag this?!? ..."

January 17, 2012  |  By cyclops65

 |  Version: Desktop Clock-7 3.01

Pros

It looks kinda nice IF you can trust it enough to install it ... lol

Cons

VirusTotal has 5 scanners flagging this (3 say it's a trojan!) and both my Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware say to remove the installation file! wth??

here's VirusTotal header:

SHA256: c85e508f46001b22ecb77118a4b364e0543bb817468557167c8150ccfcfcd84c
Detection ratio: 5 / 43
Analysis date: 2011-12-15 06:51:02 UTC ( 1 month ago )

Summary

Sorry, cnet, but I can't install something with that many warnings against it.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

4 stars

"Great idea to offer free trial, not sure for how long."

October 08, 2011  |  By padyboy

 |  Version: Desktop Clock-7 2.01

Pros

It is ANALOG!!!!!!
Too little space here to discuss properties Free trial.

Cons

I would like to have more options on the text on the clock face, but this is minor.

Summary

I would highly recommend this software for free trial to anyone looking for an analog desktop clock. The cost of the free version is quite reasonable.

Updated on Oct 9, 2011

Easy to read
free trial available
Cost of full program is reasonable
"Always on top" can be disabled.
Strongly recommend for anyone seeking good desktop analog clock.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–5 of 5

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Desktop Clock-7
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 4.1
Major changes of alarm
General
Publisher Style-7
Publisher web site http://www.styleseven.com
Release Date March 12, 2014
Date Added March 18, 2014
Version 4.1
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 879.7KB
File Name desktop_clock-7.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 19,351
Downloads Last Week 103
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Desktop Clock-7

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK