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World Clock

Anuko World Clock is a download for Windows that replaces the regular system clock with several time zones of your choosing. Knowing the time around the world has never been simpler. Whether you are an enterprise in need of an efficient timezone monitoring utility, or a home user with a loved-one in another country, or stock and currency trader, this clock is software you should not be without.

World Clock showing 5 different clocks in Windows taskbar
World Clock showing 5 different clocks in Windows taskbar

Windows System Clock Replacement

Note that the World Clock is not just a simple add-on clock utility to your desktop. It replaces the native system clock in the tray area. Instead of a standard Windows system clock that looks like here:

Windows system clock in taskbar
Windows system clock in taskbar


You are getting an enhanced clock with many useful features. The most important feature is a display of several time zones right there in taskbar where the system clock is. This improves your productivity when you need to deal with different time zones.

World Clock showing 2 clocks in taskbar
World Clock showing 2 clocks in taskbar

Extended Date and Time Formatting

World Clock allows you to display the current time and date in locations of your choice in any format you like. For example, you can configure each clock individually whether to display 12-hour or 24-hour time, with seconds or without, whether to display current date or not, and in which format. Date output is quite sophisticated. It allows you display work week, and weekday numbers, among other things. You can also have the date displayed on a separate line, like in the system clock. Additionally, you can type in your own date and time formatters if you find a choice of built-in formatters not completely satisfactory.

World Clock showing work week number on one of taskbar clocks
World Clock showing work week number on one of taskbar clocks


In the example above, 3 clocks are configured in taskbar:
  • GMT clock uses military time (24-hour) format with seconds.
  • Tokyo clock uses North American time format (12-hour with AM/PM).
  • Vancouver clock shows the current work week number on a separate line, in addition to the local time.

Clocks on Desktop

World Clock can run multiple clocks on desktop, in addition to or instead of clocks in taskbar. These clocks are skinnable, meaning that you can easily change how they look or even provide your own skin for customized display. Desktop clocks can have a running seconds hand, if necessary.

Use World Clock to monitor multiple time zones on your desktop
Use World Clock to monitor multiple time zones on your desktop

World Clock Usage Examples

GMT Clock and Local Time

Suppose you wanted to see a GMT / UTC / Zulu clock in addition to local time. For example, your work is somehow related to GMT but you are located in another time zone. But still, you need to know GMT at any moment for quick reference. In this case you can configure World Clock with just two display items: a GMT clock and the local clock.

GMT along with the local time in taskbar
GMT along with the local time in taskbar

Such clock may be useful to:
  • Ham radio operators.
  • Military.
  • Systems administrators who have their servers on UTC time.
  • Aviation professionals, pilots, etc.

Clocks for Sites in a Global Company

A company that is scattered around the world in a several countries needs tools to keep its things synchronized. World Clock is one of such tools, and a very important one. It helps with communication between people across timezones.

Take Intel, for example. They are in at least 6 different time zones in Americas alone. One would appreciate some help with scheduling meetings or phone calls between locations.

World Clock showing major Intel locations in Americas in tooltip
World Clock showing major Intel locations in Americas in tooltip


Dual Timezone Clock

A very common World Clock usage scenario is as simple as a couple of clocks configured for two different time zones. Suppose you work with someone overseas or have a friend, family, or a business interest in another timezone. Configure one clock for your own location, another for theirs, and keep both clocks in taskbar as they don't require much room.

Dual timezone clock in taskbar with weekdays
Dual timezone clock in taskbar with weekdays


World Clock for a Forex Trader

If you trade currencies on foreign exchange markets you may need a customized clock for Forex, which can show whether a particular market is open or closed. The idea is pretty simple: you add one clock for each market, and configure it to change color when the market opens or closes. Then you instantly know which markets are open by glancing at your desktop. If necessary, you can add alarms to remind you about things.

World Clock with major Forex markets in taskbar
World Clock with major Forex markets in taskbar

In the example above, you can see that Sydney, Tokyo, and London markets are closed, while New York is open.

World Clock for Stock Exchanges

A similar idea can be applied to stock exchanges. Just add one clock for each exchange to watch, configure it according to their schedule, and have a little helper tool for stock trading.

World Clock with three stock exchanges in taskbar
World Clock with three stock exchanges in taskbar

Here, you can see that NYSE is open for trading, while London's LSE and Tokyo's TSE are not. Notice that the number of available colours (we call them clock profiles) is not limited to two as in market open / closed situation. You can have up to 10 differently defined colours per clock to identify various time periods. In case for a stock exchange clock, you can have one colour for the morning trading session, another for the afternoon session, another for London's LSE VWAP and so on.

Time Converter

World Clock users often need to convert the time between time zones. Here are some examples.
  • I need to schedule a phone call to an office in another timezone at 10 am their local time. What time will it be in my time zone?
  • A webinar will start at 14:00 GMT on Tuesday. What time and day will it be in San Francisco?
  • A flight arrives in New York an 5:35 PM. How does it convert to Wellington, NZ time zone?
  • What is the best time for a conference call between 3 different time zones? Is there a period during normal working hours that exists in all time zones?
  • Project deadline is 17:00 California time on last Friday this month. What will it be in Bangalore, India?
  • Operation starts at 23:00 Zulu. What local time will it be for teams in different countries?
  • With the recent DST and timezone adjustments I am no longer sure what is the difference in time between my place and another. What is the difference now? How about during their summer time? My summer time? My winter time?

World clock gives you two tools to solve such problems: a Time Converter and a Time Table. The difference between the two is that Time Converter shows a set of already configured clocks with one line of matching times. Time Table covers a 24-hours period in a table and allows to use any location you like (not just configured clocks).

World Clock Time Converter tool
World Clock Time Converter tool

World Clock Time Table tool
World Clock Time Table tool


Skins

World Clock uses graphical skins, giving you the ability to customize it to fit any desktop style or aesthetic preference. Several digital and analog skins are built into the product. In addition, you can download a skin pack or even create your own skin.

One of World Clock analog skins
One of World Clock analog skins


Timers

World Clock comes with built in timers. They allow you to count time to or from a certain point of time in a particular time zone. For example:
  • Count remaining days until Christmas.
  • Count days and hours until project deadline.
  • Wait for at least 45 minutes before doing something.
  • Interrupt work after an hour for a little stretch, exercise, or relaxation.
  • Keep a running counter of seconds remaining until an event.

An example of World Clock countdown timer until project deadline
An example of World Clock countdown timer until project deadline

More Features

The above are just the most important features one may need in World Clock but it comes with many more. Check out the features page for more information about calendar, alarms, time synchronization, world map, and other things.

World Clock Summary

Anuko World Clock is a multiple time zone clock with time sync, time converter, timer, stopwatch, alarm clock, and more. It replaces the standard Windows clock with the number of clocks you choose, and can also add more clocks to your desktop. It is highly configurable to suit anyone's needs, whether you're using it for business or just want more from your system clock.

You can display any or all clocks, timers, and stopwatches in the system tray (the area at the right end of the taskbar, in the lower right corner of your screen) and/or on the desktop.

The program is perfectly suited for anyone that communicates with people in other parts of the globe, no matter what your preferences may be. Whether it's school buddies or friends in other states or countries, colleagues in remote offices or in the field, family while you are away travelling, ham radio operators talking to others overseas, or even if you just need to keep tabs on time in an un-familiar time zone or format for whatever reason, World Clock will offer everything you could need.

World Clock comes with fully configurable alarms. You can create any amount of alarms, which will play a sound, display a message or picture, launch an application, or open a web-page at the time of your choosing.

We encourage you to download and try World Clock. This product exemplifies our traditional quality and ease of use.

Need more information? See the User Guide.