UTC Global Clock For Mac Publisher's description
UTC Global Clock was originally written for amateur astronomers and shortwave radio listeners
UTC Global Clock was originally written for amateur astronomers and shortwave radio listeners, although it has become popular with everyone who wants simple, flexible time display(s) and time-related functions on their Macs.
The below screen shot shows the menu that may be summoned from any time display. You may create as many menu time displays as you have room for, and you may display as many screen corner time displays as you like, in any corner(s) of the screen. As shown below, screen corner displays can match their surroundings.
Partial Feature Listing
Here is a partial listing of UTC Global ClockвЂ™s feature set:
. Support for Worldwide Daylight Saving Time: UTC Global Clock comes with 17 different daylight saving time rules, representing practically every time zone in the world. And you can define new daylight saving time rules and modify existing rules as needed for special applications.
. List-Based Country and Region Time Zones: As supplied, UTC Global Clock supports well over 300 named countries, regions, and time zones. Define a custom GST offset in 0.25-hour increments.
. Flexible Display Options: Display as many menu bar time displays as space allows. Define a virtually unlimited number of screen corner and menu icon time displays.
. Advanced Interface Mode: Time display attributes may be set via a simple or advanced interface, depending on how much customization you require.
. Hourly Chimes: Play sounds at any number of minutes past the hour. Set a separate alert soundвЂ” or even multiple and/or overlapping sounds вЂ” for each chime.
. Easy-to-Use Timers: Quickly set up a timer to remind you in a certain number of minutes, a certain local time, or a specific UTC time.
. Global, High-Resolution Stopwatches: Rapidly create unlimited, high-resolution stopwatches.
. Live Updating from Preferences: When you make a change to any of UTC Global ClockвЂ™s settings, the change is immediately shown in all time displays, menus, and calendar windows. Instantly see the results of changing a setting, without having to save your preferences first. And you still have the option of canceling your changes if you donвЂ™t like what you see.
. Low Power Mode: Processor cycles equate to power usage, and so the program offers a low power mode that consumes fewer CPU cycles. UTC Global Clock always yields processor time to other applications that need it, so it never slows down your system.
. Highly Customizable Time and Date Formats:
* Specify unique values for each time display
* Select from useful pre-defined time and date formats
* Show numeric values with or without leading zeroes
* Show a.m./p.m. or 24-hour time
* Hide or show month name in numeric, abbreviated, or full format
* Display the day of the year
* Display the year as a two- or four-digit number
* Display full or abbreviated weekday
* Define custom time and date separators
* Create time display prefixes and suffixes
* Insert special characters anywhere in the display
* Display a flag when the displayed date differs from the local date; and more.
. Extensive Time Display Appearance Options: Select typeface, size, text color, background color, vertical and horizontal adjustment, help tag, text prefix, and window shadow. Stack the time displays both horizontally and vertically, and align all time displays with one another. Even customize the text representing a.m. and p.m., and much more.
. Match Surroundings: Specify that a display should match its surroundings, even as those surroundings change color, as shown below:
* Several screen corner displays
* In this example, 6 screen corner displays have been set up to display, left-to-right: local time, the four continental U.S. time zones, and Universal Time.
. Multiple Monitor Support: If you have multiple monitors, select which display should hold any given time display. Mix and match time displays on as many monitors as you like.
. Automatically Open at Login: Configure UTC Global Clock to automatically start when you login to your computer.
. вЂњSwitch to FinderвЂќ option automatically returns to the Mac OS X Finder when the program opens.
. Automatic or Manual Update Checks: Schedule an update check for a certain time interval, or check for updates to UTC Global Clock anytime via a menu selection or button press.
. Auto-Hide: UTC Global ClockвЂ™s screen corner displays can disappear when the mouse enters a display region. This is handy when you need to get to a control thatвЂ™s located under a time display.
. Calendar Support: Menu and screen corner time displays contain system-wide menus that can show the current month, as well as previous and following months. Select a month from the menu to open a larger, independent calendar window.
. Works in Shared Environments: Read from and write to a shared preferences file.
. Mac OS X Dock-Aware: UTC Global Clock for Mac OS X positions its screen corner displays according to the visibility and location of the Dock. It can also display UTC or standard time in the Dock icon. The Dock icon may also be hidden if desired.
. Configurable Safety Checks and Help: Suppress warning dialogs on a per-dialog basis, and reset them to again show all warning dialogs. Help tags (вЂњtool tipsвЂќ) may also be enabled or disabled application-wide.
. Customizable Colors and Positions: The program offers extensive control over calendar, time display and Dock icon colors. Screen corner time displays may also be вЂњfine tunedвЂќ in both the vertical and horizontal direction.
. Copy, Paste, Duplicate, and Remove Time Displays: Apply one time displayвЂ™s attributes to another time display. Change only one option among all time displays, and effortlessly manage multiple time displays.
What's New in This Release:В· Preferences window: Timers and Stopwatches tab: added ability to change typeface and size for Independent Timer windows.
В· Time Zone Setup window: Changing the GST Offset now resets the Daylight Saving Time rule.
В· Chime and AppleScript Scheduling window: Edit Event window: Location window: When setting up events based on sunrise and sunset calculations, the Longitude and Latitude may now be obtained from the computer, in addition to the GMT Offset. GMT Offset has been changed to a text field, to accommodate fractional offsets.
В· Preferences window: Application Preferences tab: Added control Screen Corner Displays Ignore Dock at Bottom. When selected, screen corner displays that appear at the bottom do not float above the top edge of the Dock, when the Dock is set to always show.
System Requirements:. PPC / Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall