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Parallaxis Cuckoo Clock

By Parallaxis software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This impressive, feature-packed clock fills a major gap in Windows' built-in clock. As you'd likely guess, Parallaxis Cuckoo Clock's main job is timekeeping, and it does so by displaying a stylish, skinnable analog clock on your desktop. (Additional clocks and wallpapers are available for download on the publisher's site.) It also includes alarms with pop-up messages that can be accompanied by an audio file and/or the launch of a file, application, or shutdown operations. The utility plays a ticking sound denoting each passing second, and you can hear a cuckoo sound as an alert every quarter-, half- or full-hour. In addition, you can synchronize the clock with a couple of atomic clock servers. Small plug-ins for calculating date and time differences also are included. We wish it would have displayed the date, however. All levels of PC users will appreciate this clock's versatility and functionality, but will find its 15-day trial stingy.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5


Release November 8, 2008
Date Added July 1, 2005
Version 5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP


Total Downloads 8,317
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Developer's Description

Computers can be boring and mundane, why not spice it up a bit, with a new Cuckoo Clock. There is a lot of breathtaking graphics on Cuckoo Clock - classical clock, futuristic clock, office clock, even Big Ben is included! This program is all your timekeeping needs in one package: see the time right on your computer desktop; hear the chimes on the hour, half-hour and quarter; set alarms for appointments and deadlines; have your system clock set automatically using atomic clock. Customize alarm/clock sounds and messages. Download a lot of free themes, skins and collection. This software makes a refreshing change to the normal mundane PC clock, why not try it yourself.

Version 5.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.