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Editors' Review

by   / March 10, 2015

Sharp World Clock displays the current time in various locations around the world in attractive, customizable analog or digital clocks, with many extras. Its default interface is a cluster of six attractive analog-style clock faces you can set to any time zone. You can rearrange and undock clocks, customize size and transparency, and more.


Attractive: Realistic highlights and national flags make Sharp World Clock's analog clock faces attractive and easy to read at a distance.

Customizable: We could change the look and layout of our clocks, set hotkeys to show or hide clocks, undock individual clocks, set software behavior, and customize many more aspects of Sharp World Clock than most other clock widgets, gadgets, and apps.

Time Zone Calculator and Meeting Scheduler: Sharp World Clock's Time Zone Calculator has a graphical meeting scheduler that can help you set up international conference calls.

Extra features: Sharp World Clock comes with many more features and capabilities than the typical desktop clock, including News Feeds, Sticky Notes, Weather Report, and Spoken Time.


Expensive: While you largely get what you pay for, at $29, Sharp World Clock is obviously much more expensive than most other desktop world clock apps, which are usually free.

Bottom Line

If you depend on accurate global time, you may appreciate Sharp World Clock's extra capabilities. It's definitely better than freeware desktop clocks, though whether that's enough to justify its cost will depend on your needs.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Sharp World Clock 6.5.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.4.6

  • 8.46 (December 10, 2018) Updated time zone database to version to IANA 2018g from 26 October; Fixed an issue with activation on virtual machines
  • 8.45 Added a link "Center Clocks" to the Info dialog, which unhides and moves all clock windows and the calendar widget to the main screen center, which can be helpful in some rare cases.Improvement in the Feed Reader module: added a "Remove Feed" link in case a link seems to be invalid, right below the displayed error message
  • 8.44 Fixed a bug in the Alarm Center: the selected voice did not update, when using the speaking function and voice output worked only on Windows 10
  • 8.43 Fixed a bug in the Feed Reader module: the search function did not work, when invalid feeds were in the list.Also added a function to show a label "Invalid Feed" in such cases. The user can then remove them manually or update the address; Updated several program libraries (DLLs) to their latest version
  • 8.42 Removed some invalid feeds from the included feed reader list, which seem to have terminated their free service: Associated Press, CNBC, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post. More feeds can be found with a search engine or in this list
  • 8.41 Updated time zone database to version IANA 2018e;Fixed an issue with the "keep on screen" function, which caused the clock to be moved away from the screen border during startup on some machines; Added a "10 Years" item to the timespan filter in the alarm list
  • 8.4 Fixed the "keep windows on screen area" function, which did not work properly on some multi-monitor environments;Fixed the "stick to border" (magnet) function, which now works on additional monitors; Annual appointments now show up in the calendar widget each year;Optimizations on the info popup positioning.
  • 8.39 Updated time zone database to version to IANA 2018d
  • 8.38 Fixed a graphics glitch in the world map (earth shadow did not fill the whole map between 12:00 and 13:00 UTC)
  • 8.37 Saving of settings during startup phase and on involuntary shutdown is now prevented
  • 8.36 Enhanced program stability during startup.Better preparations are taken for rare cases in which the clock settings could not be loaded:the program cannot start with just one default clock anymore - instead it will try loading again after a delay, then check again and if still not successful offer a restart or shutdown;Fixed a small bug: resize handles could stay visible, when the "Anchor (immobilize)" option was set.


Publisher Johannes Wallroth
Publisher web site
Release Date December 10, 2018
Date Added December 18, 2018
Version 8.4.6


Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements .Net Framework 4.52

Download Information

File Size 11.86MB
File Name setup_worldclock.exe


Total Downloads 297,785
Downloads Last Week 27


License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $34.95
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