Just because software can do something doesn’t mean it should do something. Here’s one Mac app that fits in that category of apps that work but leave a user wondering ‘Why?’ Take a look at ClockDesk. The name is self explanatory. It’s a clock. It’s a clock on the Mac’s Desktop. It’s a clock on the Mac’s Desktop that sits on top of the wallpaper image and displays the day, date, month, and the time (down to the second).
Not bad for 99-cents, right?
Is this a classic combo of form meets function?
If you said ‘yes’ think a little more about what ClockDesk does. It’s a digital clock (I prefer analog; with hour, minute, and second hands, but that’s a nit; time is time) that sits squarely in the middle of the Mac’s screen, in the middle of the Desktop wallpaper image, and… here it comes… hidden by all your Mac app windows, and the Finder’s window.
From a form and function standpoint ClockDesk is visually attractive, useful, but relegated to an area on the Mac’s screen that likely isn’t viewed all that often.
Options are nominal. Set ClockDesk to start up with your Mac. Set it to display in the Dock (which gives you quick access to settings). It’s definitely a set-it-and-forget-it app; with emphasis on the ‘forget it’ portion. Out of sight means out of mind, and for most Mac users ClockDesk will remain out of view.