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Desktop Clock-7

CNET 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.

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  • 1.0 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.

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  • 5.0 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.

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  • 1.0 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

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  • 1.0 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.

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  • 4.0 stars

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

    October 8, 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.

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