If time is money then knowing the current time, or, knowing how much time we have left to accomplish something, or, knowing how much time before we need to be somewhere are important considerations. I just conducted a brief survey and found that our home has 9 clocks and 12 watches, not to mention the clocks on each Mac, iPhone, and iPad, or the clocks emanating from the cable company’s DVR, the kitchen oven, or the microwave.
Much of my day is devoted to staring into an iMac with that gorgeous Retina 5k display. My work is such that keeping track of my time on various projects is important. For that and other time keeping chores, I use the Mac’s built-in clock, a great time tracking app called OfficeTime, a large plastic, battery-powered clock to the right of the Mac’s screen, a kitchen egg timer, and a stopwatch, all within an arm’s reach.
Despite all those time-keeping devices near at hand, I’m always looking for a new way to tell the time or check the time or time the time. Here’s one you might like. It’s called OSXClock and the developer obviously cares about how time is displayed and the fact that simple alarms and timers are important to those of us who care about using time to the fullest.
Here’s what OSXClock looks like on your Mac’s screen.
OSXClock is big enough to be seen even on large Mac displays, but can also be set to fullscreen mode with a click. Another click gets you an alarm. Another click gets you a timer.
Clock, alarm, timer.
What else do you need? I’m from a different generation so I wouldn’t mind seeing an analog clock with hour, minute, and second hands instead of the standard digital numeric layout, but that’s a minor nit since OSXClock has such a nominal price tag.
OSXClock also comes with a 14-day try-before-you-buy option and that seems unusual considering the low price tag, but that tells you something how how elegant the clock, alarm, timer is to use. It’s one thing to know the time, but it’s also useful to have a timer that can remind you to do something with an alarm, or let you time an event or work to the second.
This is one clock that adheres to the ‘Small is beautiful’ or ‘less is more’ mantra. It’s nicely done, simple, elegant, and a pleasure to use.