Do you remember all the trouble Apple put into OS X to give depth and shadows to app windows and buttons? Much of that design ethic showed up in the first six versions of iOS for iPhone and iPad, before being unceremoniously ditched in favor of repeating history by making Apple’s world flat again.
Guess what? With apologies to Pythagoras, expect flatness to expand itself into OS X’s latest version this year, but if you want to be a trend setter, add World Clock to your Mac and say goodbye to shadows and depth, and hello to flat.
There’s not much to justify the few dollars you’ll spend to find out the time almost anywhere on the planet, but World Clock is what you expect it to be. It’s a collection of clocks which you can set to different time zones and cities around the world.
The World Clock world is mostly flat. Just like OS X 10.10 will be once Apple’s unrestrained design gurus get done with it.
Add a new city with a click. Convert time with a flick. Say goodbye to 3D with a kick. World Clock is a flat design ready for OS X 10.10 Burbank (or, whatever other California name Apple comes up with).
One function that makes World Clock worth the coin is the graduated colors. Black denotes nighttime in a particular city or timezone while white is morning and green is standard business hours. One glance to a city’s time tells you whether people are awake, working, or asleep.