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A few words on few Mac watches



  Watches Watches are everywhere. Macs, PCs, iPhones and iPads, cable TV box, on the wall, in the car, on our wrists. People put a price tag on time. Time is money. Watches tell the time.

My absolutely positive favorite watch is Clock on iPhone. There is no equivalent on Mac, but I will pay money for a watch that does the same as Clock on iPhone and iPad. What I want is what I can't find.

Simple vs Easy

Here's a look at some Mac watches that span the spectrum of abilities; from simple and elegant to more complex and intricate. Watches are everywhere, but Apple does the best. Compare.

LucidTime ̵

1; this is a beginner, and if you prefer discreet elegance, you will like what you get – three watches, all visible but just out of sight. Yeah. That is correct. In the beginning, the clock looks a little faceless, but each is full of rich adaptability, many complications (a horology expression, many of them on Apple Watch as well), but always in the background ready to tell you the time.

  • Graphically rich, incredibly minimal yet elegant facial watches.
  • Can be customized. Change the size, color, transparency, style, window level and features of each clock.
  • Place each clock anywhere on your desktop.
  • Just open one clock or all together.
  • When restarted, the previous clocks opened in the same place.
  • Built-in Apple HelpBook and email support.

Not bad for a few dollars, right? A picture is worth a thousand words.

 LucidTime

Not bad, right?

DClock – has been around for a while, but at 99 cents you get what you expect. A minimalist dock clock, but with some built-in alarm features.

Minimalist puppet watch with pure macOS style. Analog and digital mode, alarms, stopwatch and timer. Alarms can be displayed as alerts, screen alerts, or a dock icon label.

This goes beyond the basics of adding a stopwatch and timer that makes it something like Clock on iPhone and iPad, and far better than the menu bar on macOS.

 DClock

Both LucidTime and DClock are completely different, even in price and functionality. Both tell the time. DClock is more utilitarian and has more options, but LucidTime is an overlay watch so it can be more visible depending on what you do on your Mac screen at the time.

What I want is what I want. Someone just needs to duplicate what Apple did with Clock for iOS – and get it to sync between Macs – and I want to be a happier camper.


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