WorldClock

WorldClock


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 12 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.4.16
File Size:
6.18MB
Date Added:
June 23, 2013
Price:
Free to try (Options save is disabled); $20.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
142,636
Downloads Last Week:
111
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Does anybody really know what time it is in another part of the world? They'd better with this clock and calendar application, as long as they don't depend on the Day/Night view.

A small world map atop two digital displays is WorldClock's primary interface, but other views are available. The gist of this utility is to see local time next to the time at some remote locale. You pick the alternate time by clicking anywhere on a world map. It's too bad the map is too small for more than a general area selection. Luckily, WorldClock offers a clickable list of place names to select the second time display.

This utility hijacks your taskbar time display, but does make it simple to change the font, color, position and size of the time. We liked the Day/Night concept: a small map that is supposed to display where day and night areas are on a world map. It's too bad it never worked for our testers. A newsroom-style set of four clocks is available with easily set locations, but we were disappointed we couldn't change that display size. Eight alarms are available, but many preferences cannot be saved with this demoware.

At 4.8MB, it requires more memory than we'd expect for such an app. This standard clock display utility isn't above all the rest, but it is stable and may fill a need for a small number of users.

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  • 2 stars

    "WHY so tiny a map?!?!?!?!"

    June 06, 2012   |   By grey-am-garden

    Version: WorldClock 5.46

    Pros

    It works...

    DOESN'T install anything - not even itself, as it's self-contained.

    Cons

    The map is absolutely MINUTE! So clicking on it just gives the same places all the time (no pun intended).

    The list of place-names underneath is almost useless, too. It's so tiny you can't see more than 3 or 4 at once, and the alphabetical sequence - whilst, admittedly, logical - means it takes ages to reach the later letters. PLUS, it's too easy to speed well beyond the one you want.

    Summary

    I can't understand why such a program doesn't at least have the OPTION of a larger window, so the user can SEE where they're pointing.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fun moving wallpaper"

    October 28, 2009   |   By krbryant

    Version: WorldClock 5.20

    Pros

    Always get positive comments about it. Any changes in the weather data feed have always been addressed quickly

    Cons

    Every time I've updated the prior settings for cities to show on the map has to be reselected

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent program for desktop, with active desctop, world clock, calender, map a"

    February 25, 2005   |   By andysys

    Version: WorldClock 4.0

    Pros

    The best World Clock program for desktop I've seen so far, and I tried quite a few. Has everything and almost every function I could possibly think of. Very flexible tuning features. World clock is actually shown on the map which is background theme for desktop. Has transparent calendar, time zones map, analog clock, weather channel. Large database for cities. Shows parts of the world that are covered by sun light at the time. !!! The dark parts may seem like lights of houses and street illumination from space view. Maraveless. Has automatic, tunable clock synchronization. Every little feture is customizible. Well, I could go on and on. Virdict is: Looking for World Clock, MUST see this one and play with its features for few minutes, to understand that most other alike programs are just fake! TRY IT!!! I never gave ***** for a World Clock program before!

    Cons

    The preinstalled map is a bit sad, I would like to see more maps options, but that doesn't spoil the program! P.S. I checked the directory, map is in BMP file, so it can be addted!!! So I don't see any flaws for me now!!! Very Recommended, but for Registered user!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "the best wallpaper I never got"

    August 05, 2004

    Version: WorldClock 4.0

    Summary

    I am into EMEA sales and it is very useful for my business. If I got a phone call or I have to do a phone call I look at it and understand instantly what the customer is up to.

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  • 5 stars

    "Practical"

    May 09, 2004

    Version: WorldClock 4.0

    Summary

    This is very useful for anybody who requires accurate time in a number of different cities, countries, or time zones, on one screen. Especially if working online, as in trading securities, futures, and Forex. Also practical calender.

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  • 1 stars

    "Worthless! Don't Bother! Use World Clock by UTECH"

    March 06, 2004

    Version: WorldClock 4.0

    Summary

    Map is tiny. City names overtype on another so you have no idea what city you are putting your cursor on. For a fantastic clock download World Clock by UTECH.

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  • 1 stars

    "why look like kazaa"

    April 13, 2003

    Version: WorldClock 4.0

    Summary

    great looking world map, but a very feable looking deco radio frame; wy not clean and simple?

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  • 5 stars

    "WorldClock is a good product"

    April 05, 2003

    Version: WorldClock 4.0

    Summary

    I am from another country living in the USA and I do appreciate the ability of WorldClock to show two time-zones on my GUI.
    Also, WorldClock helps me with the time on other time-zones when I listen to shortwave radio.
    I have been using Worldclock for years and I find it to be a great product.
    Now, what I really like is the new screen saver. That is the coolest screen saver I have ever seen!
    Finally, I do keep an eye on my registry, have Ad-Aware too, and it has never warned me of any problems with WorldClock.
    By the way, I support Fulvio--the developer-- and think that Ask's accusations are unfounded.
    I like WorldClock!

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  • 5 stars

    "Corrections"

    February 28, 2003

    Version: WorldClock 4.0

    Summary

    I am the author of this software and want to respond to the comment by "ASK" below. I wish he had contacted me before writing this.

    1. WorldClock does not put any entries in the registry so what is there to clean up? 2. I clearly state in the docs (as well as my web site) that some functions are only available in the registered version -- please read before posting. 3. WorldClock is a plain vanilla TCP client and should not interfere with any Internet software. I have 1000s of users and this is the first I hear of this. 4. THERE MOST ASSUREDLY IS NO SPYWARE IN WORLDCLOCK! I take GREAT exception at this accusation and challenge "ASK" to either prove this or retract this accusation immediately.

    (I have given myself an average score so as not to skew the user ratings either way.)

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  • 1 stars

    "Incomplete Uninstall, may conflict with ICS software"

    February 15, 2003

    Version: WorldClock 4.0

    Summary

    I was initially attracted to this tool by the World Day/Night display.

    These negatives need correcting.
    -Uninstall is incomplete--it should clean the registry thoroughly and not leave any components remaining - desktop calendar noted in particular.
    -Disabled features should tell you they are not going to work until registration--some features explain this, but at least the "change longitude and latitude" on the Day/Night display does not.
    -Upon instaling, My Wingate Internet Connection Sharing software stopped working. Developer should look for a way to handle any port conflicts--90% sure of this problem, but it could have been caused by something else.
    -Immediately after rebooting, Ad-Aware 5.68 found a spyware/adware/trackware on my computer and cleaned it--it looks like (can't be sure) the program includes an unannounced information gathering program. This should be removed, and the (improved) clock program sold on it's own merits. I would have the easily paid the $15.00, except for the above problems.

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