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Free Desktop Clock

CNET Editors' review

You won't find anything new in terms of functionality, but this freeware does give Windows' built-in clock a face-lift. Free Desktop Clock dolls up the standard digital display with a handful of skins and shows the current date and day. You can customize the simple clock settings to perform a variety of functions--such as load at start-up, use a transparent background, display seconds, and use 12-hour format. Moreover, you'll find features to sync your system clock with a couple of atomic clock servers. We like that the atomic server time could be retrieved prior to synchronizing the system clock, and the alarm feature was a definite plus. All in all, you may not be wowed by this freeware, but anyone looking to spice up that boring Windows' clock may find Free Desktop Clock useful.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    2.9 stars

    out of 120 votes

    • 5 star: 23
    • 4 star: 34
    • 3 star: 11
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 39
  • Current version:

    3.5 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Shows a nice large, bold, digital clock on my screen."

    November 29, 2013  |   By john71105

    Version: Free Desktop Clock 3.0

    Pros

    Replaces a windows gadget that disappeared from Win 7.
    I tried a couple of other clocks and liked this best.
    It is free and usable.

    Cons

    No alarms; but I don't need any.
    What does one expect from a clock other than visible display of time?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works better with my computer than the original clock"

    November 29, 2013  |   By 1linden

    Version: Free Desktop Clock 3.0

    Pros

    Easy updates

    Cons

    Does not automatically adjust time although I have asked for an update every hour.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Solved A Couple Problems For Me."

    November 5, 2013  |   By Smeaga31

    Version: Free Desktop Clock 3.0

    Pros

    Easy Download and install.
    Easy setup and configuration.
    Uses very little system resources.
    Works as advertised.

    Cons

    Has no alarm functions & few skins (upgrade available).

    Summary

    As I get older I find myself having to get closer to my PC screen to see the tray clock. This has some nice big & bold skins to choose from. Solved that problem.

    I have been using memory optimize programs and disabling the features just to have a visual display of ram usage. The skins in this allow for such a display. Solved that problem also.

    My computer loads less programs at start-up and it has solved a couple problems that have plagued me forever.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not a Desktop Clock"

    July 12, 2013  |   By NYC-HDL

    Version: Free Desktop Clock 3.0

    Pros

    None noted for this App

    Cons

    Restricted to displaying only in TaskBar.

    Summary

    This is a Taskbar clock, not a Desktop clock. I was looking for an App to place a clock on my desktop that would display when Taskbar was hidden.

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