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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View the time, seconds, month, week and day in different skins in the Windows system tray clock. Free Desktop Clock is the advanced replacement for standard Windows tray clock. 9 skins are included in the distribution.
About the only free one currently available that replaces the time with the miniscule numbers and letters that are hard to read in Windows 8.1 tray. Choice of skins/styles. With or without date. 12/24 hour display. Set any background colour from a palette. Can set to display month calender at a click. Set an alarm if you want.
Not as configurable as good old TClockEx but that doesn't work on Win 8/8.1. The ads proclaim 30 skins but that's only for the paid version, there are just 9 skins with this free one and no choice with calendar.
Not bad for a freebie, certainly better than the default Win 8.1 tray clock.
Updated on Feb 5, 2015
I was wrong about an alarm. There are options for alarms in the configuration, but it is only when you click on them that "This feature is only available in the Advanced version" is revealed.
Works nicely and works very well. Small program that does what it says.
Start-up of computer seems a little slower now. Price for the upgrade to full version is way too expensive at $14.99. Probably would be a great value if it was more reasonably priced at $1.99 and would attract more sales. Just my opinion.
Unlike the older versions that seemed to install unwanted bloatware, changed your system settings, and hijacked your start page, the newest one leaves your computer alone, as far as I can tell, and does what it says by replacing your system clock, providing a small desktop calendar (very useful), and an assortment of skins.
I was considering upgrading to the full version with additional skins, working alarms, and other extras, but the heavy price of $14.95 drove me away. It's a good little program, but not worth the price they want to charge as there are free programs that can do what this program does without the stiff upgrade price.
Ako vam se negdje zuri (posao, kava...) a neda vam se cijelo vrijeme gledat na sat koji vam nije u blizini, ovo je savrsen program za vas. Ima puno opcija, podrzava puno jezika. On je alarm, sat, podsjetnik, skoro sve sto vam zatreba. Takodjer mozete podesavat njegovu prozirnost, zelite li da je uvijek prikazan ili ne (ako se uzivite u neku igricu sat vam je svejedno na ekranu)
Uglavnom jako koristan i pouzdan program.