Quick. What time is it in Tokyo? How about Arizona? It’s tough to figure out timezones sometimes because not every state observes Daylight Savings Time, and getting the time in cities more than a few time zones away require us to look it up.
Here’s the easier way to look up the time in almost any city in the world. It’s a Mac app called City Time, and it’s reason for being– other than to make a little money– is to show you the time of most locations in the world. How does it do that?
Time Is Money
Time zones throughout the world are a little screwy and it pays to know the approximate time over there so that when you call from over here you don’t wake someone up over there. City Time can display the time of a location by entering a local city name, or a specific address, and in more languages than English.
City Time resides as an app in the Mac’s Menubar which makes it easy to click to get the time somewhere else (I’d really like the option to make City Time a Dock app because my Mac’s Menubar is already crazy crowded).
City Time’s claim to fame, other than the convenience of one click to show the time somewhere else– and you get to choose the cities– is this: it’s multi-lingual. Type a city name in Japan and get the local time. Ditto for China, German, Spanish, etc.
That’s a handy feature.
Preferences are simple and straightforward. Select a Time Format (AM or PM), a Date Format, and a Pasteboard Format (for the Mac’s clipboard when you copy a time).
In the end what you get is a faster, easier, simpler way to check the current time from *most locations throughout the world (I just haven’t tried them all), and in many major languages.