Sharp World Clock

Sharp World Clock

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 105 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.84
  • Total Downloads:
    261,054
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 28, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $29.00 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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It's one world, but keeping track of the time on the other side of the planet requires a little help and a better timepiece than the Windows system clock. One of the best is Sharp World Clock, as clean and accurate a handle as the international timekeepers it displays. You can easily set it to display any number of configurable digital or analog clocks at once in a row or grid; change their sizes, colors, backgrounds, and other aspects; and display national flags for quick visual identification. You can also show day or night indicators, sunrise and sunset times, lunar phases, time zones, and more. It also boasts a zoom-capable world map depicting day and night areas, a configurable alarm clock, a calendar with a reminder feature, and the ability to add your own audio files for alarm sounds.

Both the clocks the program creates and its efficient, intuitive interface are unusually attractive and competently configured without being cluttered or garish, making subtle but effective use of color for highlighting and emphasis, even in the command dialogs. The clocks themselves, and the analog clock faces in particular, have high visual impact and readability, even at distance or a glance, but without resorting to flashy, distracting designs. In fact, they make good use of Vista-style highlighting to achieve the look of real instruments instead of a virtual display.

Sharp World Clock is free to try for 15 days and costs $39. It works in all versions of Windows from XP to 7.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"The best you'll find!"

January 24, 2011  |  By MaxLucca

 |  Version: Sharp World Clock 4.84

Pros

Multi-timezone clocks all displayed with a hot key. Lots of other useful features such as a time zone converter and customisable clock faces.

Cons

I've never had a problem with this software.

Summary

I spent ages looking for a really good world clock. I've been using this one daily since September 2008. I love it!

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5 stars

"Full featured, efficient, and bug free."

December 29, 2010  |  By gordon.crago

 |  Version: Sharp World Clock 4.84

Pros

The most configurable and bug-free of the 10 clock programs I looked at.

Cons

A small tweak I'd like to see would be additional styling options for digital clocks. Currently digital clocks can use any Windows font but the same font and size has to be used for the entire date/time string. I'd like the time larger than the date.

Summary

Beyond the many configuration options and overall quality of the software the most impressive thing for me is the responsiveness of the developer. He answered my questions quickly and completely and was open-minded about the suggestions I made. Much of the other clock software I looked at hadn't been updated in years and looked to be of lower quality.

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5 stars

"Hands down, best clock app available."

December 19, 2010  |  By 341dr97

 |  Version: Sharp World Clock 4.84

Pros

I've used it for 4 years. Highly flexible and customizable, yet menus are easy to understand and use. So much so people want every bell & whistle imaginable, which wouldn't necessarily make this better. Technical support is the BEST!

Cons

In a perfect world the clock chime option could automatically shutoff at night, I live in a studio apt. But I can also use the volume knob on my computer?

Summary

1. I use it all the time--4 years now.
2. It's very customizable, handsome AND functional.
3. It's perfect for the FOREX markets.
4. Has great features that connect me with people globally: daylight hours, SWATCH beat, flags. It's the best.

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5 stars

"Very good looking, Great design and setting flexability"

December 07, 2010  |  By itay_c

 |  Version: Sharp World Clock 4.84

Pros

Very flexible. Each clock can be designed and configured differently
Build-in skins are very nice and easy to be modified by the user
Multi clock layouts allows you to design multi zones across multi displays

Cons

Lack of support for high def resolutions (clock fill not fill the entire screen)

Summary

The Sharp World Clock is the perfect solution for our video conference rooms.
The software is installed on a single computer with 5 monitors linked together displaying 10 zones in a single row (2 clocks per screen)

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5 stars

"Accurate, flexible, and great looking"

December 06, 2010  |  By CWBillow

 |  Version: Sharp World Clock 4.84

Pros

Great program with several skins for appearance, and lookups for locations

Cons

Sometimes have to re-install (without uninstalling) for there is some file that seems to corrupt.

Summary

Great program if world times is of interest or necessity to you

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.84
Version 4.84 changes the time format and appearance sections, it can now be enabled or disabled separately, so changes made to a single clock are not overridden accidentally.
General
Publisher Johannes Wallroth
Publisher web site http://www.programming.de/
Release Date November 28, 2010
Date Added November 28, 2010
Version 4.84
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Download Information
File Size 6.12MB
File Name setup_worldclock.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 261,054
Downloads Last Week 837
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $29

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