Free Desktop Clock

Free Desktop Clock

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 122 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    826,212
  • Date Added:
    October 10, 2006
  • File Size:
    2.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,331
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista

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

    3.4

    out of 59 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 122 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 36
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 39
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3 stars

"System clock enhancement"

October 12, 2010  |  By nwberean

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.2

Pros

Worked o.k. Did not interfere w/system clock.

Cons

Didn't see enough to find a con.

Summary

Wasn't what I was looking for, so I removed from my system.

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5 stars

"Fun Clock Skins"

October 01, 2010  |  By parkins73

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.2

Pros

Lots of different skins. Easy interface. Simple to change.

Cons

Not an Alarm clock.

Summary

This is fun for me. I love to change my theme all the time, so a clock that has changeable skins is a blast! It is so simple to figure out and super easy to change the skin on the clock.

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4 stars

"Very intuitive and simply works"

September 30, 2010

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.2

Pros

I like having full date and time info in my task bar and I particularly like the pop up calendar feature instead of reaching for the wall calendar every time I'm trying to schedule something. The alarm feature also works flawlessly.

Cons

Nothing really - perhaps too many skins to make a decision easily, but to each his own. If they weren't there I'd be complaining there weren't enough.

Summary

There's not a lot more I can say. I've been using it for a few weeks and can't fault it. It's still on my system and I don't see any reason to remove it in the near future unlike a lot of freeware I've used which usually disappear before a week's end.

That says a lot in my view.

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2 stars

"Useful but limited"

September 13, 2010  |  By laser151

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.2

Pros

It's nice having the day, date and time right there. Easy to read.

Cons

Very limited. They show you a list of skins you can use but only if you buy the expensive "premium" version.

Summary

Depends. Take it at face value or leave it.

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2 stars

"Would not load correctly on my Vista operating system."

August 28, 2010  |  By PCOldSchool

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.2

Pros

Have none. Never worked for evaluation.

Cons

Have none. Never worked for evaluation.

Summary

Company should make sure it will work in all operatiing systems listed and provide better support when it does not operate properly.

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4 stars

"I love it."

August 25, 2010  |  By richarddelano2

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.2

Pros

I can still see the date using "Small Icons" with the task bar in Windows 7

Cons

Cant customize the colors in the regular version.

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4 stars

"Very good addition to my destop"

August 24, 2010  |  By D_S_MILLS

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.2

Pros

The clarity of the image

Cons

I can find nothing wrong with it at this stage,all good!

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4 stars

"Finally I can see the date in my task bar!"

August 23, 2010  |  By fdavis99

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.2

Pros

Displays today's date along with the time on the Windows clock.
Flexible display, with wide choice of skins.
Very small, doesn't consume a lot of resources.

Cons

I couldn't find a default skin that matches default XP colors & fonts -- personally, I'd like it to blend in seamlessly.

Summary

I hate having to click to see today's date -- I want to see it at a glance. Finally, this lightweight, well-designed utility accomplishes exactly what I want!

Updated on Aug 23, 2010

See http://www.drive-software.com/clocktrayskins.html to get this excellent product.

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4 stars

"does exactly what i expected it to do, wake me up"

August 18, 2010  |  By mikiejena

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.2

Pros

i like the ease of use and snooze settings

Cons

i dont have anything bad to say

Summary

not much to say, its an alarm clock and works well, good product.

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1 stars

"This is NOT freeware!!"

July 15, 2010  |  By Leif Henning

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.2

Pros

It is a 30 day TRIAL...

Cons

TRIAL!!!!!!!!!!!

Summary

I

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Drive Software
Publisher web site http://www.drive-software.com
Release Date October 10, 2006
Date Added October 10, 2006
Version 2.2
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 2.85MB
File Name freeclock.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 826,212
Downloads Last Week 1,331
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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