It is really cool that Mac users have so many applications available to us in the App Store. I know Apple is coming under fire for how they run the App Store, but I am very glad it is there. Recently, I saw a review online about having a clock on your Desktop. Yes, the Mac shows the time in the upper-right corner of the menubar, but for some of us older folks it really is a little difficult to read. To fix that problem I installed an App called Desktop Clock + by Voros Inspiration. Here is how it looks and works.
Desktop Clock +
You can get the free or paid version Desktop Clock from the App Store. I paid a whopping $1.99 for the full-featured version. When you install and boot it up you get this setup window.
The Clock tab has most of the features for how you want your clock to look and work.
- This is the type of clock. If you click on this clock icon, you get a display of all the clocks available.
I prefer the digital model, but there are many to choose from.
- You can have the clock be “Always on Top” of whatever you are doing.
- If you click the “Click & Drag” button and save it, you can drag your clock anywhere on your screen.
- You can adjust the opacity of your clock. I really like this feature. The clock does not have to dominate the Desktop, it can blend in so to speak.
- You can size your clock up to about half your Desktop. I don’t know why anyone would do that, but you can.
The General tab contains some things for how the App interacts with your system.
I have it to “Start at login” and I also “Hide the Dock” icon. Here is what my clock looks like on my Desktop.
You can see the relative size and how it looks. It is set at about 30% Opacity so it does not get in the way.
I really like the Desktop Clock App. I don’t have to squint to see the Mac’s clock, I can just glance over in the upper-left corner of the Desktop and catch the time.