Developer: National Spork LLC
Current Version: 5.2.1
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 31 MB - Download
Finally, clock chimes for your Mac! This app gives you four chime selections, including Westminster, Whittington, and St. Michael. You can choose the schedule the chimes will play on, which means they can be silenced at night. Also, select the volume of your chimes.
Minor calculation bug fixes.
Most Helpful Reviews
Works Perfectly!! - I just got the new version 4(4) tonight and it works perfectly…everything is as advertised.
Does not work - I have installed app and it plays the chime when the test button is clicked but totally fails to make any sound based on the time (as stated in the application description). I am runing Mac OS X Lion. Also website referred on App Stove has a broken link.
More Reviews for Current Version
potentially great, but sits in the dock and app switcher - I agree with others that the provided sounds aren’t that nice. If you’re comfortable going into the contents and replacing the sound files with your own, that isn’t a problem. It’s nice that they refer to separate files for 1 strike through 12 strikes AND the quarter, half, and three-quarter hours - it means there’s none of the clipping some other programs get by using a Westminster (or whatever) file and a single-strike file that’s played repeatedly. So far, so good. But why didn’t they make it a menubar app, like other apps by the same company?! Or just run it invisibly! It takes up space in my dock, and it’s always there in my app switcher.
Chimes required a work around for beter sound - Tod LLC did all the heavy lifting on this and I very much appreciate it. For years, the Yahoo Big Bend Widget kept me on schedule. Sadly, it recently died. (moment of silence). I finally found this app and it did just what I wanted it to, with a few exceptions. The big problem for me was the sound. I was used to recordings of Big Ben and his band of bells. The chimes did not do it for me. I found a download of the tower bells in all their cycles, edited them with my audio software and inserted them into the app. The resulting sound all but brought tears of joy to my eyes. Now, as chimes go, the existing sounds are fine. I like that you can schedule it. I like to have it start in the morning to get me going and the chimes help give a bit of tempus fugit kick to me as I trudge getting ready for work. Then, to the joy of my neighbors, the chimes cut off after I leave. One thing that the Yahoo Widget I mentioned earlier offered was a choice to mute it if iTunes was playing. I liked that, but it’s not a deal breaker by any means. I agree with another reviewer that I’d rather not have it in the dock, but it’s not that big of a deal. Overall, I am quite happy I found this app. Thanks!
Low ratings? That’s the reviewer. This app is top quality. - I once had a mantle clock which chimed the same Westminster. It was beautiful to listen to. After many years, it was taken in a household robbery and I never did get it replaced for various reasons of relocations, etc. When I got this app I had no experctation thay the sound is as rich as a tall floor clock, as warm as the mantle clock I had. It sounds odd to say it, but having the sound play (also from my laptop!!!) it enriches our home… and sometimes the classroom where I teach, and everyone who hears it LOVES it. I cannot understand the low ratings.
Grandfather Clock - I have been using this application for over a year now. I really cannot afford an actual Grandfather clock and I also do not have the space for it. With this application, I can still here the chimes and they are authentic. When I have guests over they will sometimes search the room with their eyes looking for the grandfather clock. They have no idea this is just an application on my iMac . You will need a decent speaker system to make this work seamlessly. I have a SONY . Thank you again for the good work making this application available. This is the Grandfather Clock for the rest of us. Scott…..
Quarter hour if you set it that way, not much customization - I like that you have your choice of tones…I chose “St. Michael’s” for my classroom because Westminster reminds me of my doorbell. However, what I really want and can’t seem to find is a timer that I can set exactly which times to use each day. I have students who stay a half-class session and I’d like to be able to turn off the feature for the 15 minute intervals that are *not needed*, and also be able to not have the hour strike. For instance, some of my students leave at 15 minutes after the hour, but the next group will have some that leave on the hour, while the next group has some students who leave at 12:45 etc. What I would like is an app where I can set the times and delete the intervals in between that I don’t need.