You've skinned your calculator. You've upgraded your e-mail client. So why are you still using the built-in Windows clock? Premium Clock spiffs up the underpowered desktop timepiece with alarms, a calendar, and themes that match the clock with the desktop wallpaper. A system-tray icon provides easy access to the program's options. You can adjust the size and position of the desktop clock and set an alarm to display a message, play a sound, or perform a system action such as rebooting your PC. Premium Clock synchronizes with a time server to keep it accurate to the second, (though the function does not appear to work automatically). The program comes with about 20 analog and digital skins for the desktop clock and an autochange option that cycles through them at set intervals. We thought using almost 19MB of memory was a bit much, and the $39.95 price for the registered version is pretty steep. Premium Clock is a solid, good-looking program--it's just a bit overpriced.
From UpClock Software:
Premium Clock includes a fantastic new visual style, nearly a fifty high quality skins, analog clock, digital clock, customized desktop, calendar...
Premium Clock is a revolutionary program that lets you enhance your Windows desktop by adding clocks, wallpapers, and much more to it. This new look is part of a skin, which is intended to both unify and clear up your desktop. You can switch skins, customize a desktop, or revert to the Windows Classic wallpaper.
Premium Clock works on all Windows systems from Windows 2000 to Windows 7.
Once you start using Premium Clock, you'll know exactly what time it is. Analog clock, digital clock and calendar can stay always on top or disappear when you move the mouse cursor over it.
I was looking for a clock that would replace the Windows 7 gadget. This does that and more. There are more than enough skins to give variety. I can resize it to fit in a cluttered desktop. I can make it opaque and have it sit on top of my work. So a big thank you.
It took me a while to discover how to recover a hidden clock. There is an icon in the tray which will allow you to show or hide.