One of the most interesting aspects of working in a school with hundreds of teachers, each with their own Mac or PC, and even more students with their own computers, is how much everyone wants to personalize it.
Mac users don’t have much to personalize. Move the Dock around, select a screensaver, change the Desktop background wallpaper. Here’s a look at a handy Mac app that blends utility with customization. It’s called Photo Clock. Guess what it does.
The Name Says It All
Some application names don’t mean much, others are totally self descriptive. That’s the case with Photo Clock. It’s a floating photo which also displays the time. Both the photo and the time are displayed in a floating window with an innocuous gray frame.
Getting a photo into Photo Clock is easy. Click the Choose Photo… button from the Menubar menu, or select a photo in the Finder and drag it to Photo Clock. The photo is displayed neatly in the floating frame with the correct aspect ratio.
Drag the edges to scale the floating photo larger or smaller.
Photo Clock has a few other useful features, too.
First, there’s the clock. Whatever your Mac’s system time and zone are will be displayed on the floating Photo Clock window, including date, month, and year. That’s handy, but it takes up a little too much space on Macs with smaller screens.
The clock can be set as 24-hour or standard 12-hour, and there’s an option to show seconds, too. The Window On Top setting lets the Photo Clock photo stay on top of other windows.
And, yes, you can have multiple, resizable photos on the screen at the same time.
Sweet, handy, customizable, and you get change back from a dollar.