Free Desktop Clock

Free Desktop Clock

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.37
  • Total Downloads:
    826,212
  • Date Added:
    October 18, 2011
  • File Size:
    2.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,331
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/7

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

    2.1

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 10
  • 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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5 stars

"Basic PC Alarm - worked ok"

December 21, 2012  |  By Rustyak

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.37

Pros

Simple GUI - does what it promised as described.

Cons

No cons or issues - was pretty basic but good

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2 stars

"This is MALWARE/ADWARE!!!"

November 13, 2012  |  By bywood

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.37

Pros

This is a great simple digital clock, with the date, to place in your taskbar. It has different skins. I like it because I can look at one glance and tell the time, the date, and the day...especially useful if you're signing stuff that needs the date. Looks nice too.

Cons

This is malware/adware. It's either the program or the download installer from CNET (which I think it is). After downloading the installer, it installs an extension in ALL of your browsers, and changes the homepage in ALL your browsers. When I attempted to close my Chrome browser, the browser kept redirecting.
I had to go in and remove the extension from all my browsers, and manually change the homepages.

Summary

Great clock with calendar in your taskbar, if you're willing to remove all the adware that comes with the CNET download installer.

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5 stars

"NO known malware (perhaps it has been cleaned up)."

October 25, 2012  |  By drpruner

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.37

Pros

Easy to learn in spite of the many options. I found a color, size and aspect that just suited my needs. Works fine.

Cons

Only the pay version allows atomic clock setting. Not a problem; I use my cell phone provider's server clock for free. :-)

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1 stars

"Couldn't get it to work on my computer (Windows 7)."

September 03, 2012  |  By jah1492

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.37

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

Wouldn't download again.

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1 stars

"evil diarrhea"

August 26, 2012  |  By c_p_ebbles

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.37

Pros

none and NONE

Cons

adware/malware, does not even function

Summary

Do not download this.

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1 stars

"Cnet lies - this is malware"

May 09, 2012  |  By mbabbitt

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.37

Pros

Do not install. I Declined offers; still change my default home page.

Cons

hard to uninstall. Crashed my Win 7 system, even the task manager.

Summary

Companies like this are shameful.

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5 stars

"Looks nice. Much better than the original Windows one"

April 24, 2012  |  By IYG

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.37

Pros

Simple and functional

Cons

No Cons at all

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1 stars

"Silently installs toolbar and potential spyware"

March 20, 2012  |  By ed nafzig

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.37

Pros

Works as advertised
Many skins to choose from, although most are too ugly to be usable

Cons

Silently installs Somoto toolbar, Conduit, and StatisticsStub.

Summary

If there was a notification that 3rd party software was included, and an opt-out during installation to bypass 3rd party software from being installed, then perhaps I would give it 2 stars.
I think cnet should remove this crapware.
I no longer trust cnet as a reliable source for spyware-free downloads.

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1 stars

"BEWARE - CONTAINS MALWARE"

February 20, 2012  |  By austinltc78749

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.37

Pros

None - don't install this

Cons

MALWARE - don't install

Summary

Don't install this.

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1 stars

"affected by Adware"

January 03, 2012  |  By VAF33

 |  Version: Free Desktop Clock 2.37

Pros

did not install

Cons

affected by Adware

Summary

affected by Adware

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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 18, 2011
Date Added October 18, 2011
Version 2.37
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
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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