Your Mac has a built in clock, a rather unobtrusive acknowledgement that not much has changed with some Mac basics since back in the 1980s. The Mac’s clock still resides in the Menubar, still doesn’t have many features, but still tells the time.
What else do you need? I mean, the Mac tells time already, all it takes to know the time is a quick glance to the upper right corner of the Menubar, so is there ever a need for any other kind of clock on the Mac?
Yes. That’s what DeepClock is all about. Telling time in different ways. First of all, it’s not a Menubar clock. It’s a desktop clock with more than a dozen attractive clock faces, an option to display the calendar date and events.
DeepClock has enough extra features to make you feel as though there are ways to customize or personalize your Mac. For example, the Desktop clock can be set to a specific size, and there are options to hide or view the hour, minute, and second hand, or to turn the clock transparent when the screen pointer rolls over it so you can see what’s underneath.
The settings let you have a tiny clock on the Mac’s screen, or a larger clock (plus tiny or larger calendar size). The events feature is handy, too, especially on Macs with a bit more screen real estate. It works with events in Calendar so you’re notified with a visual popup alert and a sound.
DeepClock itself works on the Mac’s screen but also in Spaces, sits on top of all apps if you want, or is easily moved around to be positioned where you want it most. The clock styles do not blaze any new design territory and are reminiscent of the clocks sold at Target or Walmart. What you get is an easier way to check on the time, get reminded of upcoming events in Calendar, a calendar date display, and options to view the time and date in a variety of locations and faces. And you get change back from a buck. What’s not to like?