Sharp World Clock

Sharp World Clock

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 103 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.75
File Size:
5.93MB
Date Added:
May 06, 2012
Price:
Free to try; Single User License (15-day trial); $39.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
249,711
Downloads Last Week:
264
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.7

    out of 103 votes

    • 5 star: 84
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 5 stars

    "btw... THIS ISNT FREE but it's oh so worth the price"

    June 10, 2014   |   By smacky63

    Version: Sharp World Clock 6.26

    Pros

    If you a a World Time nerd then this program is for you. Extremely detailed with 100's of options for time and weaher

    Cons

    I would like old school looking clocks. Or military style ones with a GMT hand. But maybe I missed that

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  • 1 stars

    "LIARS! It's listed in the "FREE" Section but it isn't"

    May 07, 2014   |   By morpheus2021

    Version: Sharp World Clock 6.24

    Pros

    None, didn't try it because it's not FREE as advertised.

    Cons

    This software is listed in the FREE section, but actually it is "Free to try for 15 days." Software developers should stop lying about whether their software is actually free.

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  • 5 stars

    "Well designed app with significant functionality."

    March 24, 2014   |   By Peter_Hancox

    Version: Sharp World Clock 6.24

    Pros

    Haven't found anything that I need that the program can't do. Also found several neat features such as dimming clocks during non-business hours that I hadn't thought of but find really useful.

    Nice uncluttered user interface that supports significant customisation.

    Ability to export settings for backup and transferring between computers.

    Very responsive support from the developer.

    Cons

    Some minor issues with screen resolution and high DPI displays particularly in multi-monitor environment.

    That said, many applications today (including major graphic software developers who should do better) handle high DPI displays very badly. In comparison Sharp World Clock is one of the better ones.

    What problems I had were resolved within a couple of days by the developer.

    Summary

    For many years I had been using a very good free world time clock. Unfortunately it is no longer being updated and as I had to rebuild my main work computer, went looking for the "best" world clock available. After many hours of research I came across Sharp World Clock and decided to try it out.

    I have not been disappointed and despite the fact that it isn't free, it is well worth the small investment.

    With its combination of rich functionality, clean and customisable user interface, and superb developer support, I can highly recommend this application to anyone.

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  • 5 stars

    "I absolutely love this program!"

    March 03, 2014   |   By mcintymp

    Version: Sharp World Clock 6.24

    Pros

    I work for a company where I have to deal with engineers in multiple locations all over the globe. I can never keep straight what time it is anywhere. Word Clock allows me to have all of the relevant regions that I deal with on a screen in a concise display. This allows me to know if a contact is available, when they most likely will be available, and how best to schedule meetings. I've been using it for years and it is the ONLY clock software I need.

    Cons

    The only thing that I can think of is that it would be nice to be able to reposition the GMT offset on the clock faces. Some of the larger offsets (multiple digits) are partially hidden behind the face of the clock.

    Summary

    If you don't have, download it and try it out. Once you do, you will be hooked!

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  • 5 stars

    "VERY PLEASED"

    February 21, 2014   |   By jwpopp

    Version: Sharp World Clock 6.24

    Pros

    My friends ask why I would pay for a clock program when there are so many that are free. Hah! The many have very limited functionality. This one is loaded with extremely useful options.

    I congratulate you for your effort and your insights. This is by far the most useful of the many clock programs I've tried. The customizing options are superb. You've truly done a world-class job with it.

    Cons

    None discovered.

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  • 5 stars

    "A superb program - exactly what I was looking for!"

    February 09, 2014   |   By ALATHEA777

    Version: Sharp World Clock 6.24

    Pros

    multi-functionality, very few limitations, fully customisable, bells and whistles (literally!), has features I did not see in any other similar program. LOVE IT!

    Cons

    none that I have noticed

    Summary

    A brilliant and inexpensive program that you will love if you connect with people all over the world like I do!

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  • 5 stars

    "Logiciel tres beau et bien fait et super service d'aide"

    January 10, 2014   |   By pross1957

    Version: Sharp World Clock 6.1

    Pros

    Tres beau logiciel horloge mondiale
    Tres facile a parametrer
    Beautiful software
    Many option
    Great helping service

    Cons

    Rien nothing

    Summary

    If you want great world clock That's the software !
    C'est le logiciel d'horloge international

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  • 5 stars

    "Sharp World Clock"

    December 20, 2013   |   By roger15526

    Version: Sharp World Clock 6.1

    Pros

    I have been dealing with Johannes Wallroth for over 2 years. In the beginning we had a problem with his software on the Windows partition of my Imac. After much consternation, frustration we finally figured it out. Johannes went out-of-his way to rewrite a portion of the software to accommodate me. Account of his dedication to satisfy me, it was rectified.

    Cons

    I have no negative thoughts to describe

    Summary

    It is my pleasure to not only recommend his software but also his Customer Service. He went over and beyond what is normally required.

    Roger Paquette
    Chilliwack, BC Canada

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  • 2 stars

    "Far too complicated"

    June 03, 2013   |   By lstacey99

    Version: Sharp World Clock 5.86

    Pros

    Does have many options to select. Was looking for something easier.

    Cons

    Too overwhelming for people like me.

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  • 5 stars

    "best clock program on the market, no one gets close!"

    October 11, 2012   |   By Kashmir121

    Version: Sharp World Clock 5.83

    Pros

    easy to use and totally customisable, limitless varieties, very, very professional looking, regular updates and constantly improvments, rapid, friendly, personal service, super VFM (value for money)!

    Cons

    No regrets.

    Summary

    Wish i had purchased it before. I ketp waiting. Now i use it all the time.

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