Despite a muddled layout, this free lookup tool handles its duties well. Country Codes' unappealing, but functional, interface lets you choose a country from a database that includes 250 options. The program will display all sorts of information, from dialing codes to business and Internet-related codes such as ISO and FIPS 10-4, as well as local time, coordinates, capital city, and the country's flag. Moreover, the program features links for more information, including National Geographic's world map and the CIA's country facts Web page. When not in use, the app sits in your system tray. During our tests, the option to copy information to the Clipboard didn't work, though everything else in this busy program worked without problem. It could use a design makeover, but anyone can use this freeware tool to get a snapshot of countries from around the world.
What's new in version 2.7
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedDecember 29, 2006
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Country Codes is a small database of country codes and additional information for more than 250 countries. It displays their location (continent), ISO 3166-1, Alpha 2-3 codes, and ISO number as well as IDDD code and flag. Also NDD code, country dialing code, FIPS PUB 10-4, and TLD (Top Level Domain) code, and the current time in the country, distinguishing sign, IOC code, ISO currency code, and language abbreviation 3-char name. Version 2.7 may include unspecified improvements, enhancements and bug fixes.