Sharp World Clock
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"THE BEST clock out there, paid, trialware or freeware!"
Unheard-of amount of customization options
Great transparency options
Chrome-less appearance options
Tons of great built in designs
Use your own alarm sounds
As many clocks as you want 1 to untold!
TOP-FAVE: F-Key options! 1 turns off my monitor!
Can't think of a single one.
I am always trying out new software and I NEVER write reviews, except... well, when something really get's me mad... but I have to write about this one, because I searched for months (really) to find something this good!
This is the BEST clock I've found for Win 7. It's the most customizable in looks and sounds & has a great, intuitive interface. I LOVE this new version but I am sticking with the earlier release (for now) because I'm so attached to some of the previous versions features! I'm torn between the two versions and have switched installations a few times already, because each version is so dramatically different (check out Johannes' site for the previous version and a bunch of other great stuff). But it's the ONE program I have installed (besides RocketDock) in the past couple of years that I just never get unhappy with (and for me, that really says a lot, I'm not very forgiving)!
[Start of rather lengthy back-story on this] I had promised Mr. Wallroth that I would write a review for his first release of this program (well over a year ago) and am finally doing it, but instead, it's for this version, though I'd like to keep true to my word and cover a bit of the first version. I had to reinstall WinVista (ugh!) a ways back and lost my registration number for the first version with the rest of my data. I sent a note to Johannes via his website to ask if he could help, because I couldn't remember what email address I used for the registration (which I needed to recover the number). I gave him a list of some possibilities and I was elated to have very quickly received a reply with the number! I had mentioned how much I liked his software and gave him a little story about my rather rigorous searches and he asked if I would put that in a review.
I can't believe I can like a program so much. I actually have sentiment toward it. You see, I installed a LOT of junk before, as well as after Sharp World Clock, that not only was ugly, but just didn't work very well. I just wanted a good, working alarm clock for my laptop when my real clock died. I didn't really even need it, but I liked having it there (for occasions I didn't have my 'pocket-watch-that-doubles-as-a-cellphone handy). But I thought, why not put one on my laptop and keep from having to put more stuff in my minimalist (and somewhat small) bedroom.
Finally, I found this gem! I waded through a lot of freeware, but I had ZERO PROBLEMOS with the inexpensive price for this! If 'Windows' ever advances (for real) and this program doesn't work on the next version, ...I'm not gonna upgrade Windows until a version that works comes out!