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Giveaway of the day — Clock-on-Desktop Pro

Clock-on-Desktop is a fully flexible and highly customizable clock for desktop with skin and sound support.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 480 (47%) 548 (53%) 82 comments

Clock-on-Desktop Pro was available as a giveaway on August 15, 2010!

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Clock-on-Desktop is a fully flexible and highly customizable clock for desktop with skin and sound support. It has more than 50 skins bundled: classic clocks, modern clocks, transparent clocks, etc. It can display unlimited differently looking clocks in different GMT timezones. Each clock can show any timezone you require.

Advanced and easy to use alarm system helps you not to miss anything important for you. Unlimited number of alarms and reminders can show multiple messages, play sounds and automate processes.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/7

Publisher:

Posibolt Software

Homepage:

http://www.posiboltsoftware.com/products/clock-on-desktop

File Size:

11.4 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#82

hey there and thank you for your info ? I have definitely picked up anything new from proper here. I did alternatively experience several technical points using this website, as I skilled to reload the web site a lot of instances prior to I may get it to load correctly

Reply   |   Comment by andi  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

I have attempted to activate this program 5 or 6 times. Each time I am getting a "Bad Edition" error. How do I get beyond this.Thanks

Dave

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Cox  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#80

Steps to activate "Giveaway" edition:

1. Select "Activate your copy". Click "Next".
2. Select "Activate via the Internet" and fill correct name, e-mail and serial number provided by GOTD. Click "Next".
3. Wait for activation is complete. Click "Next"
4. Click "Finish"

Reply   |   Comment by Posibolt Software  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#79

hi,,,=_) I just wanted to say what an awesum giveaway, So happy with
this clock & map & all the choice's the sounds you can specify & the reminders of such important dates or even appointments...now the skins that are offered with this program are amazing as well! so easy to download & get it up & running...just in a matter of minutes...I am truley grateful for your giveaway's GOTD! & comment # -4- your comment is the one that said go-4-it!(Rob)thankX again for such a beautiful clock! I have mine in glass mode.

Reply   |   Comment by Dreama  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#78

DasFox, mine says all of that but does not read, (NOT PRO).

The product seems fine but the type of clock is written on the clock so if you pick default clock skin, it reads 'Default Clock' on the clock's face....it does that with each skin. Not very smart.

I still give it a thumbs up. I haven't experimented with any alarms though and with all the giveaways here, I have no idea how long I will be able to use the product.

Reply   |   Comment by Harper  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

@ DasFox (76):

Clock-on-Desktop Giveaway edition is equivalent to Clock-on-Desktop Pro, but ...
1) No free technical support; 2) No free upgrades to future versions; 3) Strictly personal usage

Reply   |   Comment by Posibolt Software  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#76

Installed on Vista 32bit without issues
Activate without issues

But the About button shows below (NOT PRO)

Clock-on-Desktop
Build: 2760
Edition:Giveaway
http://www.posiboltsoftware.com

Takes me to website with this info
Only for Giveaway users. Only 15.08.2010 and 16.08.2010.
$5.95 - Pro Upgrade From Giveaway
$15.95 - Extended Upgrade From Giveaway

I have used my name on the name prompt and also giveawayoftheday
Tried Company: blank and n/a
My email on both
Used Serial from the pop up windows after setup completes and also from the TXT file

Anyone else getting this?

Reply   |   Comment by DasFox  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

Program would not activate properly. Activation Screen Very Small. When it did?? activate, it went to Website address and wanted to download again for Extra dollars. Tried it several times. Same scenerio each time. Passing up on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#74

@ donb (56) ACTIVATION PROBLEM

If you haven't done so already, check your firewall rules for activate.exe. Make sure outbound connection is enabled.

Reply   |   Comment by Jess  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

Back again I figured out the settings but don't see much of a choice for digital clock. Also don't like the idea of it in the middle of your screen should be a way of setting it on the taskbar, perhaps allowing you to replace the taskbar clock with it. Also agree that the price is rather steep for this type of program.

Reply   |   Comment by afawley  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#72

Installed xp SP3 but see no way to change the clock, no way to change skins all I can do is set alrms, timers and the type of alarms, any help here?

Reply   |   Comment by afawley  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#71

Excellent replacement for the tray clock - many ways to customize appearance of the clock..Give it a try!

Reply   |   Comment by charles tunis  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

At times, I love eye candy as much as the next guy. So, I downloaded and installed this. It is functional... and it IS nice to look at.

BUT on my system it takes up a whopping 126+mg memory(?!?). This is more memory than my email checker, my clipboard manager, a program launcher and my virtual desktop manager COMBINED. (It is similar to keeping 3 MS-Word documents open on your desktop so you can tell the time).

IMHO, this is pretty memory-expensive for its minor purpose. I will be uninstalling after I finish this review.

Reply   |   Comment by friendinme  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#69

Another option is: SymmTime 2010

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/Clocks-Time-Management/SymmTime.shtml

http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/SymmTime_2004/symmtime.html

Note: If you are a Win Vista / Win 7 user, you may have to download Windows Help Program if you do not have it installed already.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/WinHlp-for-Vista.shtml

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6EBCFAD9-D3F5-4365-8070-334CD175D4BB&displaylang=en

or for Win 7:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/WinHlp-for-Windows7.shtml

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=258aa5ec-e3d9-4228-8844-008e02b32a2c

to be able to read the programs help file.

"The WinHlp program is required to display 32-bit Help files that have the ".hlp" file name extension. To view .hlp files on Windows Vista, you need to install this application."

Win x32 and x64 downloads are available for the each OS.

Reply   |   Comment by Clever Mind  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#68

Anualy spelled wrong in reminders set up! Ram eater, click through feature option not working my Vista 32. Sorry.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#67

Good
- I like the digital skin most
- 24 hour or AM/PM mode
- Unlimited differently looking clcoks
- Different GMT timezones


New Options
- Alarm is able to turn-off programs
- Minimize use of RAM when Always-On-Top is not choosen


Bad
- Use 23-100 MB RAM, way too much
- Price is too high
- Custom skin is not an option

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#66

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit and it activated and works without issue. This may sound tacky, but at one point I wanted to be a collector of clocks. Well this program can digitally satisfy my needs. The clocks are actually rendered decently and keeps time accurately. Im seeing a lot of people complaining about the price of this program but they fail to see that its "FREE" today. Im greatful of stuff that GOTD brings every day and dont consider price vs quality.

Reply   |   Comment by Jason Carver  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

The skins are adorable and I found it quite easy to use and make changes to. Would be nice to have a way to get the local temperature and/or weather for the price.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawn  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#64

A seemingly pointless project that just clutters the desktop to display clocks. Different time zones? Should be simple to do that in your head. How much RAM does this use?
Not for me, had a quick look and removed, don't want the clutter.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#63

#56: "Fails to activate. Uninstalled and ran setup again, no luck again. Tried running as administrator with no luck. uninstalling again and will forget todays’s offering. Using Win 7, 32."

If it helps... Though registry adds are in HKEY_CURRENT_USER, which isn't usually restricted, try running both setup & the app as admin. If the clock app runs, did you try activating via email rather than Internet?... you're given both options.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#62

Clock-on-Desktop Pro seems to be a [at least partly] Linux based or developed app that uses Direct 3D, Direct Draw, & some of Windows Video handling -- it doesn't need Direct X video hardware, but it is a bit more resource intensive, & as always, the more of that sort of stuff you use, the more there is to go wrong. Whether you like today's GOTD or not IMHO probably boils down to how well you like the styles/skins it comes with, & how much you value/need apps to behave efficiently, as clock apps are hardly scarce [download.cnet.com/windows/alarms-and-clock-software/].

Running Clock-on-Desktop Pro puts a taskbar icon over by where Windows displays it's clock -- you access the complete menus by right clicking that icon, but can access some settings by mousing over the clock itself... I found the mouse-over effect disturbing, & thankfully you can turn it off by checking the "Click Through" box under Clock settings -> Window. You have several skins to choose from, can adjust the colors/palette used, add individual drop shadows to the clock & hands, have the second hand increment or move smoothly. You can set quite a few time-based actions, from reminders to executing a batch script, to shutting down the system, & it uses a SQLite database to keep track of recurring event's like birthdays.

The installed app weighs in at ~22.5MB in 117 files, 10 folders. Registry impact is fairly light, with a couple of [stray?] keys for Affinix & kde.org, registration info & app path in Posibolt Software, & a bunch of Trolltech entries because Qt was used to code the app [qt.nokia.com/]. Nothing is added to Windows' folders beyond Start Menu Shortcuts. RE: resource use, this GOTD seems barely there in regular Windows with full system/hardware resources available, but in the resource limited XPMode VM [in win7's Windows Virtual PC], it consumed 25 - 40% of the CPU [1 core of an AMD quad], so I'd not recommend it for lower powered laptops/netbooks... graphics hardware DX acceleration would reduce CPU demands, if your laptop/netbook etc has it.

IN a nutshell:
-- I didn't like the extra hassle of activation... I don't mind it usually, but was somewhat bothered by the extra step just for a clock... after all, I have to have something on my desk besides coffee cup rings. ;-)

-- wouldn't/won't recommend this for mobile users, nor for those into hard core pixel crunching stuff like gaming, rendering video etc... too wasteful for folks always looking for ways to gain extra fps.

-- Would recommend this to my wife as she likes a pretty desktop, BUT, she's a gamer, so I won't... she'd want any lost fps back, plus the clock, & would make me do it. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#61

Filling your computer with all kinds of software will cause a crash sooner or later. 12MB of rubbish is not worth my time setting and re-setting and let it run in a background is a useless task.
Interferes with some of my background programs and constantly crashes.
Just uninstalled it.

Reply   |   Comment by dave333  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#60

@56:

Maybe the problem with activation is not related to Windows 7?
It may be a problem in the settings of your firewall or network.
Have you tried to activate via email?

Reply   |   Comment by Posibolt Software  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#59

@ Rob
Look up sun clock by map maker. It is free and doesn't require an internet connection to work.

Reply   |   Comment by enovy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Have followed directions to the letter, Fails to activate. Uninstalled and ran setup again, no luck again. Tried running as administrator with no luck. uninstalling again and will forget todays's offering. Using Win 7, 32. Thanks for the offer anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by donb  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#57

Using Vista x64, installed great. I really like the clock,no problems activating it, has some pretty nice clock skins to use. The price however could be a little lower. I don't use the sidebar on Vista so this comes in handy. Thanks GAOTD keep up the good work :)

Reply   |   Comment by char  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#56

I managed to activate it by writing a code, when it asks a serial, and
then activate it (the first option). Thid comment is to Windspirit.

Reply   |   Comment by Petri Sahervo  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I have Qlock on my computer and quite happy with it. With all its bundled features I don't need a second time piece. Thanks GAOTD anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Works FINE on WIN7pro. Wonderful Clock, thankx!

Reply   |   Comment by freebird31  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

This is pure and simple total rubbish. I downloaded, activated it and still when I tried to run it keep getting a choice of 3 things to do none of which were what it was supposed to have been and that was to simply be able to configure to my specs. This has to be the worst piece of software to have ever been offered to us by GAOTD. Shame on you for taking us for granted. This is RUBBISH!!

Reply   |   Comment by Windspirit  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)
#52

Once you get your clock set up, go here http://www.time.gov/ to get the current time, probably the most accurate online clock. It's a US gov't website and will only show US time zones, but does tell you how many hours off Universal time you are, so this can be used anywhere. It also gives a little map that shows you where it's presently day and night.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#51

@22:

This package contains UNSUPPORTED software - it may be incomplete in some areas and is presented AS-IS for informational purposes only.

Known Issues

Location Data Updates have not been tested
The User Manual is incomplete
WorldTime 5.5 settings are not automatically transferred to WT6 format
The new location manager (a separate application for adding/editing locations) is incomplete

??

Reply   |   Comment by Best of the web  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#50

This a fine clock app but ClocX at http:\\clocx.net is free and has a great many skin and transparency options.

Reply   |   Comment by ken92111  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#49

#22, firefox user, that clock has been dead since 2004, and if you check the forums, you'll see that there are all sorts of problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#48

Thanks Loqman,
I have installed Qlock.
I think I only get the map, when online ?
However I like the display of the City times.
Single click of the Sys Tray Icon to show/hide them
(All developers please note)

Dave Lawence, I would prefer to not have to view in my browser. But thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#47

@ #12:
The download likely is corrupt - Sometimes you don't get the whole file (this is true for anything you download)
Not common but it happens.
Download it again, overwrite the broken one & try again.

Thanks GAOTD. Kewl proggie.
Nice suggestions from others too. Been kinda looking for a program showing various time zones & such. Lots of good suggestions here.
Hmmm decisions decisions.. :)

Reply   |   Comment by justpassingby  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#46

totally agree with Daiwai
Timeleft does this and much more
Useful especially when you are in a powerpoint show and want to know time remaining
Dr Nitin

Reply   |   Comment by Dr Nitin  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#45

Hi,
I installed it without any problem (XP pro).
Didn't need it but I found funny to try, and it does its job.
Anyway, I have no complain, just one question:
Can we put more than one clock? I thought yes. It seems that on the developer website, we can see "add a clock".
I tried but...

Reply   |   Comment by Franck  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#44

To Rob at no. 4
Try xearth, uses very little resources, does almost exactly what you require and is free

Reply   |   Comment by John Temple-Shurety  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#43

This is basically the Windows 7 clock with extra skins, definitely not worth paying £29-95 for

Reply   |   Comment by Derek  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#42

Works fine to me.. Windows 7 HP.. Some nice Clock interfaces
Im keeping it. 4/5

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Grenfell  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#41

Well, for the ram restrictions, and the bling there are a lot of free programs out there that are as good, if not better. ClocX is a good example. Free and like a hundred skins, low ram requirements too.

I like to recommend GAOTD on my facebook page, and rarely give a negative review, but I just don't see the point of this.

Reply   |   Comment by Lee LaFon  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#40

This is a decent multi-clock utility, similar to others, with common problems. The clock lighting doesn't match Vista standards. The clocks lag slightly (sub-second, but I hate that, as I keep my computer synchronized to sub-second accuracy for a reason, and I only use clocks which don't lag). On the plus side, it has decent features, and very low CPU utilization. When the clocks are pinned to the desktop, they display on the center of the desktop when created, so you have to move other windows out of the way. My second monitor is dead, not sure if it will recover, so I can't check multi-monitor support. As appears typical for European clocks, the leading zero is always displayed on the digital clocks (I hate that). I'm not real fond of the digital clock choices.

Clock-on-Desktop requires Internet access to register. Put the key in the Serial Number field. It asks for an email address, but you don't need a reply.

Of course, Vista and higher already support multiple clocks, although not always visible. If you just need a single clock, as for a second monitor, there's the free Respect Soft Vista Clock. I have the commercial PerfectClock, which is cheaper than Clock-on-Desktop, has many more skins, downloadable skins, wallpaper clocks, etc. Some of its options are high-CPU, it has some of the common problems, but the clocks don't lag.

#4, Rob, there are online clocks like you describe. There's Utech World Time Manager, also included with Individual Software AnyTime Organizer Deluxe 12 as AnyTime Earth Clock. Check out the overview and screenshots (zoomable) on the Utech website.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#39

Everybody already has a clock on the computer............$30 for a clock is crazy expensive and who turns on a computer just to look at a clock or even so many variety of different clock looks? does Not do anything else useful?? Maybe $5 but only if that person is easily entertained and obsessed with time?

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#38

RE #4: Rob, ZebraMap (web based) does most of what you require, the day/night shading shading is a bit weak, but it IS free. zebramap.com

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Lawence  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#37

installs, registers and runs fine on win7 x32. nice clock. the skins give a nice look! easy to install and register. no problems. memory hog!
thumbs up for me. keeper!

thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

Hmm I rather have a speaking clock (free) that i have It announces time and has alarm etc Its called Multilaguage speaking clock

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck Zomb  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#35

$29.95 - no thanks.

I use the free ClocX - which you can download with many more than 20 clocks. http://www.clocx.net/index.php
This works fine with XP SP3, and doesn't seem to slow the system at all - even when I'm gaming, video editing etc.

And for $29.95, you can download programs like the previous giveaway (Aston 2), where you can change the entire look of XP - and have a clock on the desktop with many of the skins http://www.astonshell.com/aston2/

Thanks for another Giveaway, but I think this one's overpriced for what it offers. Maybe $5 when compared to the alternatives out there.

So I'll give this one a miss today.

Reply   |   Comment by Paragon  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#34

i `ll give this giveaway a 3/5 definitely not that good

Reply   |   Comment by slimzaidy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)
#33

Sure there are other clock programs which are free and do what this does, but I still kind of like this. Would I pay what they want for the pro version? Nope. Thus far, I'm choosing this over ClockX (a freeware competitor to this that I've had forever)and I'm leaning toward keeping it; the latter not a common thing with GAOTD offerings these days

What I do NOT like are the bugs in this. (At least on my Win 7 pro) the click-through doesn't work (all it does is seemingly disable mouse clicks on the clock area; it doesn't send those clicks to the active program like it's supposed to -- and every other freeware does)

The registration was frustrating as well. When the reg screen was active it kept stealing focus, keeping me from inputting my password into keepass, for instance or from copying the reg number into the form. My anti-keylogger didn't alert but that's symptomatic of a password stealing program. I'm taking it on faith that this is just crappy programming and NOT a password stealer. Hope I'm not wrong on that.

Those bugs aside (and a few UI issues making it much harder to use than it should) this is not a bad little thing, IMHO.

Non-obvious gem (for me): The ticking sound on many of these types of programs drives me crazy. It's kind of soothing on this one.

All in all, it's a keeper so far

Reply   |   Comment by liste  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
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