World Clock Features
Anuko World Clock
is a software application for Windows
operating system. It can run in the system tray area in taskbar and replace the native clock there with several clocks. For example, you can have a dual clock there with two time zones, or many more clocks displayed simultaneously. The following are major features of this software program.
Multiple Time Zones in Taskbar
World Clock with 5 timezones in Windows 7 taskbar
Note for Windows 10 users: clocks in taskbar
feature is not supported on Windows 10 since build 14291 (pre-anniversary edition). See operating systems
- World Clock replaces the regular system clock in the system tray (the area, which is usually located at the right end of the taskbar, in the lower right-hand corner of your screen) with multiple clocks for any time zones you choose.
- You can label clocks with any convenient name, such as New York, London, EST for easy reference.
- You can have up to 12 clocks in the system tray.
World Clock in the system tray showing two time zones
World Clock in the system tray showing six time zones
Multiple Clocks in Tooltip
- If you don't like cluttered system tray, you can configure World Clock to display all time zones in a tooltip, with only one clock visible in the system tray. This way only one clock is displayed permanently, just like the system clock, but you can see the time in other time zones when the mouse hovers over it.
- You can have up to 30 clocks in tooltip.
World Clock with multiple times in tooltip on Windows 8
Another variation of many timezones in tooltip with Standard System Clock skin
Multiple Time Zones on Desktop
- Instead of the system tray, clocks can be placed on the desktop.
World Clock on desktop showing the local time in 3 cities using a mechanical skin
- Desktop clocks can be arranged in any order, such as a vertical or horizontal line or a more complex configuration. Clocks can be pinned together so that they become a single object that can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the desktop.
- Desktop clocks can be configured independently to use different skins, and many skins allow easy resizing using your mouse wheel.
World Clock combination on desktop and in taskbar utilizing digital and analog skins
Automatic Adjustment for Daylight Saving Time
- World Clock automatically adjusts for daylight saving changes where applicable, and automatically recognizes different DST settings by city. In other words, if DST is used in a particular city, it is automatically applied and is reflected by its clock. When DST rules change, an update to World Clock program itself may be in order.
- If you need to count down the time remaining to a particular event you can do so with a countdown timer. An example below shows a countdown timer to birthday along with a regular clock in taskbar.
Countdown timer to birthday running in taskbar alongside with a Seattle clock
- Like clocks, countdown timers can be placed on the desktop. You can use different skins and colors for them. The following example shows 3 countdown timers to a birthday, a vacation, and Christmas, all of them on the desktop just above the system tray area.
Countdown timers on desktop above two clocks in taskbar
- Countdown timers can show the remaining time in any format you choose, for example: "26 days to fiscal year end", "3 minutes 29 seconds until auction closes", and so on.
- Timers, as well as stopwatches below support all the same options as the clocks, including alarms and highlights that can be configured to trigger at any time period you choose.
- A stopwatch is needed when you need to count the time elapsed from a particular point in time, for example: "5 days since they said the check was in the mail", or "1 hour 2 minutes 45 seconds since the race started", and so on. You can have stopwatches in World Clock.
A stopwatch example showing elapsed time since a "Quit smoking" event
- An example screenshot below shows a stopwatch with elapsed hours, minutes, and seconds.
Timer and stopwatch running in Vista taskbar along with GMT and PST clocks
Support for Modern Versions of Windows
- World Clock works on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and 8. See screenshots.
- World Clock also runs on Windows Server 2003, 2008, and 2012.
World Clock in Windows 8 taskbar with UTC and Toronto time
Graphical Clock Skins
- World Clock comes with a variety of digital and analog skins (themes). The Standard System Clock skin is included for users who are used to the standard Windows clock look. User-contributed skins and a skin pack are available for download from this page.
Examples of World Clock skins: Illuminator, Crystal, Classic, and War Room
Automatic Time Synchronization
- World Clock comes with automatic online time synchronization via the standard SNTP protocol, supported by numerous time sync servers around the world, to make sure your clocks are always accurate to the second. For environments where NTP traffic is blocked, a backup synchronization mechanism is provided that synchronizes computer time with a remote web server over HTTP on port 80.
World Clock time sync settings page in Preferences. NTP or HTTP servers can be used as time source.
Advanced Alarm System
- An advanced alarm system is integrated into World Clock. You can configure one-time or recurring alarms for each individual clock, timer, or stopwatch. Alarms can play a sound, display a message or picture, open a document or web page, run a program or script, or shutdown / hibernate your computer at any time you configure.
- Any alarm can have a reminder that shows in advance of the alarm to get you prepared for action.
World Clock alarm reminder about a doctor appointment in 1 hour
Dynamic Highlighting of Clocks Depending on Time of Day
- World Clock can automatically change clockface colours depending on time of day. For example, if clocks were to represent offices, one colour could mean "open hours" while another "closed hours". In the example below, the London office is closed but Vancouver is open. When the situation changes, the clocks automatically change their colour. More details here.
London office is closed but Vancouver is open
- Here are some other examples when automatic color change could be used: distinguishing between daytime and nighttime at clock location, forex markets trading time monitoring, or following stock exchanges trading schedules.
Date and Time Formats
- World Clock supports a rich variety of date and time formats.
Examples of date and time formats for World Clock
- Many built-in time and date presentation formats are available, such as 12-hours time as in North America, 24-hours time as in Europe. You can output year, month, day of month, day of week, or the current work week number.
Built-in World Clock date formats
- You can type in your own time or date formatter in the fields provided if none of the available formatters fits.
- World Clock has a built-in calendar that you can display from the right-click menu, or on double-click. It is also possible to show the calendar in tooltip when mouse hovers over clocks. The calendar shows work week number in the left column.
World Clock calendar showing 1 month
- World Clock features a time converter to easily calculate time differences between cities. Users that need to schedule meetings or conferences with colleagues in different time zones, for example, will find this feature useful.
World Clock Time Converter
- World Clock Time Table is another tool to determine time differences between locations. Contrary to Time Converter, it displays a 24-hour window of corresponding times between locations. Time Table allows you to easily add or remove locations, while Time Converter works with already configured clocks.
World Clock Time Table
Interactive World Map
- Clocks are easy to configure using the interactive World Map. Or, you can just browse the map for the current time in any location around the world.
Interactive World Clock Map positioned at New York City
- World Clock can display city photos for your locations in tooltips and on the World Map. The city photos feature is optional, as well as some others, you can turn it off or remove completely.
Photo of Big Ben showing in tooltip for the London clock
- World Clock has an integrated News Reader with un-intrusive pop-up notifications that display new items from RSS newsfeeds you choose.
News notifications above two clocks in taskbar
- World Clock primary language is English. But it can also run in Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. Some of these translations are partial. Non-translated strings are displayed in English.
World Clock translations
- Sound pack is available. You might meed these sounds to associate with alarms and reminders in World Clock.
Import and Export of Settings
Need more information? See the User Guide
- World Clock can export your entire configuration to a file, and also import it from a previously saved file. Use this feature to backup and restore settings or to copy existing settings from one machine to another.
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