Let me tell you the story of two clocks for Apple kit. The first is the Clock app on iPhone and iPad. None better. It does almost everything anyone would need. Timer, clock alarms, Bedtime, countdowns, world clock. Clock is easy and works.
What’s it missing? Sync between devices would be nice, right? Oh, and a Mac version. If you’re a Mac geek like me and need a clock that does everything then Apple won’t help you. iClock can. This may be the most customizable menu bar clock with calendar, alarms, chimes and alerts, and even timezones for world clock capability.
Wait. That description is not sufficient. Try this:
iClock is time, date, alarms, calendars, moon phases, countdown, stopwatch, chimes, floating clocks, pomodoro timers, application menu, BigCal, TinyCal, automation of dark/light mode, global scheduling, world time and much more.
Get your Mac geek on with iClock’s robust settings and options.
What’s missing? iKitchen Sink, perhaps.
iClock gives you the time and a world time menu, plus a bunch of floating clocks for whatever location you choose. There’s a built-in global scheduler; perfect for arranging a multi-timezone conference call.
Of course, there is a dark mode, and an option to check your IP addresses (internal and external) and options for a Menubar date in multiple formats. Stopwatch? Check. Alarms? Check. Chimes? Check. Countdown? Check.
You get the idea, right?
Also included are BigCal and TinyCal (works with Google Calendar, too) and the dark mode can be set with the local sunset and sunrise.
Someone went to a lot of trouble to put anything and everything to do about time inside iClock.
- Have your Apple or Google calendar instantly available from the menubar
- 2 types of calendars (tiny or big calendars) accessible from the menubar and draggable different size to help you see and easily edit your schedule and events
- From the menubar tap the Time to see the local time and important info for any cities in the world in a handy customizable menu. The best world time or world clock on Mac.
- ‘Take 5’ is a break or pomadoro timer to remind office workers to take a few minutes to get up and more around or exercise for health
- Have the day, date, and time in different fonts and colors in the menu bar
- Global Scheduler: helps you arrange the timing of international meetings to fit everyone’s schedule
- Set alarms instantly from the menubar for cooking eggs, making meetings, errands or anniversaries
- Countdown timer, stopwatch, and floating clocks on your desktop
- Floating clocks can be analog or digital. Analog has dozens of clockfaces
- In all these mini-apps customize the time/date in all the ways the Apple clock cannot
- Add an Application menu to the menubar (like in OS 9) to allow seeing all running apps and switching to them
- Customize BigCal colors, size, etc. to your liking add your favorite photo and print 1 to 12 month calendar for your wall or friends
- All options above can be turned on or off and customized in hundreds of ways to meet your needs
Plus, more than all that.
I yearn for a version for iPhone and iPad that also syncs settings between devices. Even Apple’s Clock app doesn’t do that.
What’s not to like? You get clocks, timers, a stopwatch and countdown clock, plus access to calendars, and it looks like everything that can be customized is customizable. There’s even a built-in Pomodoro timer.
iClock’s price tag is professional level and if you’re impressed by bullet points of functionality and settings galore, it won’t bother you.