One of the complaints I’ve always had about a Mac is where Apple puts the time and date. It’s in the Menubar, in the upper right corner, in exactly that spot where I can’t see it without stopping what I’m doing at the moment, tilting my head to avoid the blind spot in my glasses; just to see the time.
Through the years I’ve tried a number of apps and utilities which display the time, and a few are nice, though the floating clock windows can be a nuisance and disrupt workflow a bit. The app I settled on and use the most is a recent find. It’s called Nice Clock.
Not Much Time
There’s not much going on with Nice Clock other than telling time in a cleverly designed app, but the big plus for me is where the time is displayed. In the Mac’s Dock.
That means I can move the Nice Clock clock anywhere in the Dock to make it easier to view the time than squinting and moving my head to the right to view time in the Menubar.
Here’s what Nice Clock looks like.
There’s a bit more to Nice Clock than just telling time in the Dock. There are five design styles to choose from, though all have a distinctly OS X Yosemite flat look. There’s also two modes in the Today View extension in Notification Center on your Mac.
Don’t ask me why that’s included. It takes a couple of clicks to find Nice Clock in the Notification Center, when simply looking at the Dock gives you the same information. Different strokes for different folks, right? I can see where Windows users who have switched to the Mac would appreciate Nice Clock because Windows keeps the time in the bottom right corner, and this is a good way to replicate a habit.
Nice Clock’s price tag is nominal at a few dollars but before you check it out, look at the developer’s other clock timer and utility apps. As expected, the theme is ‘nice’ which means simple, elegant, and very Mac-like in design.