ClocX

ClocX

Free
Places an analog clock on the PC's desktop
4.0  (105 votes)
5.2
1.6.0 (See all)
Adds an analog screen with a customizable position and transparency level on your computer's screen. Also, features a calendar and an alarm.

ClockX is a handy software tool that simply installs an analog clock on your desktop. This clock, however, offers several interesting features and configurable functions, such as alarm support and a basic calendar. You can easily drag the clock to any position on your desktop ─ or apply a specific level of transparency to it ─ so that it doesn't interfere with your job.

The program installs both the clock itself and a tray icon. You can right-click on any of them to get access to the clock's control panel. Once there, you can tweak many options, like the transparency and mouse-over transparency levels, and the process priority. Besides, you can configure the program to stay always on top, or pin it to the desktop, turn it unmovable, and hide it from the Alt+Tab list, among others. Moreover, you can also change the clock's look by selecting any of the nearly 400 funny skins included. A very helpful feature of this clock is called the "click-through" mode. When you activate it, you can still click or right-click on whatever is on your desktop underneath the clock, just as if it wasn’t there.

Finally, as I stated before, ClockX is capable of managing alarms. You can configure multiple simultaneous alarms of various types – single-time alarms or recurring alarms on a minutely, daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis. Optionally, you can configure every alarm to show a message window, play the specified sound or video file, execute an application or even shut down your PC.

In conclusion, ClockX is a practical application that allows you to install an elegant and functional analog clock on your desktop. You can use it to always know what time it is without annoying interferences and to create alarms that will remind you of all your important events.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary

Pros

  • You can drag the clock to any position on your desktop.
  • You can set the transparency level of the clock.
  • Includes nearly 400 funny clock skins.
  • Its "Click-through" mode allows you to access whatever is underneath the clock.
  • Allows you to create and edit multiple fully-functional alarms

Cons

  • Includes some complicated parameters.
  • Includes plugin support, though it's still experimental and useless
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