Developer: Dr. Rolf Jansen

Current Version: 1.1.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 1.7 MB - Download


This is simply a ticker clock. It shows the current time and moves its hands in a seconds cycle.

It updates its dock icon with the current time.

It ticks very gently when the clock window is visible. In order to silence the Clock, either hide the clock window using the Clock menu or move the sound level sliders in the Clock Preferences Panel to 0 %.


Release Notes:

The Clock is now resizable. Use the mouse by dragging its edges, or use touch gestures on the trackpad, e.g. pinching with two fingers for zooming-in/out, and two-fingers double-tapping for smart-zooming.

Position and size of the Clock are retained upon application restart.

Added a menu command for resetting position and size of the Clock to the factory defaults.

Added a Preferences panel for:
- making the Clock floating above everything
- activating the Clock in the Dock
- switching on/off the seconds hand
- changing the color of the seconds hand
- changing the tick volume (0 % = no ticking)

Added German and Portuguese localizations.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1.0
Review by tforme

Great Clock App - 5 Stars - Perfect for having a visible clock, and resizable, so you can easily see the time across the room, or on your MBPr (with high screen density so your menu bar and Apple's system clock are hard to read because they are fairly small, so you need to see the time at a glance...), or in dim light, or a dim screen, or just want an elegant clock face on your Mac -- this clock is perfect. If you don't want it actually on your screen, you can hide it (command + H) and its icon on your Dock will still show the current time and continue to show current time. I love how you can hide the clock, resize it -- both laterally and vertically like a Salvador Dali clock, change the second-hand color or omit the second-hand, etc. Elegant app.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.1.0
Review by NewEnglandDoug

Nice App. But Would Like “On Top” Option for Fullscreen and Auto-Star Option - A disadvantage of using fullscreen apps in OS X is being unable to see the clock and the date in the menu bar. I downloaded this wonderful clock app in hope that it could be positioned in a corner and stay on top, or appear on top, of my current fullscreen app. (An example of an app that stays on top even in fullscreen is the activation circle in “Head for Facebook.”) However, for fullscreen lovers, the good news is that that the clock appears in real-time, ticking away the seconds, in the CMD+TAB app switcher. So when I want to know the time, I just go to CMD+TAB and the time appears. Voila! One other preference option I’d like: “Start this app at login.” That way, it’d be in my app switcher from the get-go. Visually, I enjoy the dynamic second hand that changes colors as it rocks around the clock tonight — er, “today,” as I I write this at 1 p.m.

Found helpful by 4 out of 5 people
Version 1.1.0
Review by Aargh!

Great little clock app. Reminds me of Mac OS X 10.0. - Way back in the early days of Mac OS X, Apple included a clock application. It could sit in the Dock to show you the time, or it could be a floating window, hovering over the rest of your applications. This clock is very much like that. A nice feature of the old OS X clock allowed you to set the transparency of the clock, so even though it was floating over other windows, you could see through it. Although this Clock application doesn't support that feature, perhaps the author will add it in a future update. All that said, I enjoy using this application. I've set the seconds hand to Red, from the default Blue color. I find red easier to see.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 1.1.0
Review by 2windy

International time? - Dr. Jansen, Your clock with its excellent current features would be perfect if it were "user settable" to other than the local time zone. I'll watch for a possible update so I can easily see when to contact my family in Europe. Thanks for a great little app.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.1.0
Review by kcooper35

Easy to set it up just the way you want it. - I like the simplicity of the clock and I like that it's easy to change the clock's size from tiny dot to screen filling. I've found that lower left on the screen is the best place to locate it if your preference is to keep it from blocking shortcut icons and page controlling features. To those having trouble figuring out how to use the clock's features, just click on the clock, go to "clock" on the menu bar, then click "preferences".

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.1.0
Review by BillyBuckBodeen

Great Clock - This is so cool..You are able to make it any size your desktop needs..Move it where you want it..Nice Job..Thanks

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people