Free Desktop Clock

Free Desktop Clock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 123 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    869,301
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 28, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 123 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 37
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 39
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4 stars

"Good, Simple System Clock and Desktop Calendar"

December 02, 2014  |  By Joe_the_American

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 3.0

Pros

Works nicely and works very well. Small program that does what it says.

Cons

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.

Summary

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.

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4 stars

"(RH/RS) Nije nuzan ali zna bit koristan"

July 09, 2014  |  By vlado8008

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 3.0

Pros

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.

Cons

Nisam nasao ni jednu

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4 stars

"Works well as a dual time clock in the taskbar"

April 28, 2014  |  By alchemistmatt

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 3.0

Pros

Lots of options for customization, including several skins. Can display time in two other time zones, besides your own. Works on Windows 8.1

Cons

Could not find additional skins online. Installed and started an unnecessary Atomic Alarm Clock Time service. I stopped and disabled the service, and the click still works fine.

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4 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 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 stars

"Solved A Couple Problems For Me."

November 05, 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0
The program has been completely redone.
General
Publisher Drive Software
Publisher web site http://www.drive-software.com
Release Date June 28, 2013
Date Added June 28, 2013
Version 3.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.85MB
File Name freeclock.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 869,301
Downloads Last Week 1,316
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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