Time Tools

DS Clock
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-12-17
Version: 2.6.3 – Released: 2012-12-17 Windows: 9x, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 3.8 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“DS Clock is a digital desktop clock that displays variable date and time information built from the format string. The program allows you to fully customize its look and feel. You can select any combination of date, time, and time zones, insert any text, pick custom colors and fonts, set custom sound to play at the top of the hour, etc. DS Clock can synchronize your computer’s clock with Atomic Time Servers.”
Anchor Link EarthTime
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-09
Version: 4.2.3 – Released: 2013-05-06 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8
File Size: 2.9 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“EarthTime displays the local time and date of any place in the world. It has a built-in database of more than 50,000 cities worldwide but users can add any number of custom locations. Alarms can be set on the local time of any city in the world. Many options allow flexible customization. Key Features:
» Locations of more than 50,000 Cities with local time and date
» Alarms for any place in the world
» View of the earth at day and night
» Many options for full customization
» and much more…”
Anchor Link List of Time Servers
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2008-08-25
“The table below lists the time servers used by the NIST Internet Time Service (ITS). The table lists each server’s name, IP address, and location. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that the names of the servers are correct, we only control the names of the nist.gov severs. It is probably safest to use the IP addresses instead of the domain names.”
Anchor Link Neutron
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2008-08-25
Version: 1.07 – Released: 2008-06-23 Portable
File Size: 7 KB
“Neutron is a very simple and small time synchronizing program that retrieves the accurate time from one of several specialized time servers on the Internet. Once the network time has been retrieved the program can set your computer’s clock to match it. Options in the program enable you to automatically obtain the time from the time server and set your clock appropriately at program startup. It is also possible to have the program automatically exit after the time has been set and so is ideal for placing a shortcut in your Startup folder to sync your clock when your computer is started.”
Anchor Link Sharp World Clock
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-30
Version: 5.86 – Released: 2013-04-30 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 5.88 MB Requires: .NET Framework 4.0
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“This World Clock program can display an unlimited number of analog and/or digital clocks. Clock faces can have background images and are resizable. All colors and the position of the clocks can be fully configured. Cities can be added, removed and edited. A list of almost 400 cities is included. You can see the position of all cities and even the country borders in a world map and in a 6x zoom view. When you hover the mouse over a city, the border and the name of the country, territory and city is displayed. Moving the mouse over the world map moves the zoom view around. You can drag the zoom view, to explore the world and improve your geographical knowledge. The world map shows the earth shadow and the sun’s position for the current time and date. Accurate calculation of sunrise and sunset times and the current moon phase. The program includes a timezone converter, an alarmclock with three alarms and a calendar with a reminder function. Online update, tray mode and atomic time synch.”
Anchor Link WatchMe
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-25
Version: 2.3.1 – Released: 2013-04-24 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 291 KB Requires: .NET Framework 4.0
“WatchMe is a feature-rich timer program that can be used to track time for a number of different tasks or events together or independently of one another. You can create any number of timers, give each one name and record additional notes and information about what you are timing — a great solution for those who need to track their time for hourly billing, timesheets and more.”
Anchor Link Zone Manager
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2010-03-19
Version: 1.4.3 – Released: 2010-03-18 Windows: All
File Size: 1.5 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Take control of Windows’ Time Zones! Now you can create a desktop shortcut to any time zone, allowing you to switch between zones with must the double-click of your mouse. You can even create your own custom time zones, enabling or disabling settings such as Daylight Saving Time.
“When you change zones, your computer’s clock is adjusted automatically. Or, at any time, the Zone Manager can synchronize your computer’s clock to one of the ultra-precise Internet Time Servers!”