There are dozens of programs available that will turn your Palm computer
into a clock.
of the most versatile I've seen is MegaClock, from Megasoft2000.
MegaClock has just about every function you can imagine in a clock program.
First, you tell the program your home city. If your city is not already on
the list, you can add it.
The main window shows an analog clock with a calendar for the current month,
and tells you the date, day of week and week number. Drop-downs allow you to
select a different month or year. However, if that's a little too mundane for
you, there are other views to choose from:
- Digital Clock: Shows the time in huge numbers that can easily be read
even by my aging eyes. Also gives the date, day of week and week number,
along with the day, date and time of another city that you choose.
- Analog Clock: A large analog clock displays the current time; the day,
date and week number are also shown.
- Citizen like, Casio like and Ana-Digi like: Display clocks that resemble
Besides the clocks, several other views are available. It can also display:
- Alarms: You can set up to 20 alarms, choosing the days of the week that
the alarm will be active, the alarm sound, snooze behavior and a message
to be displayed when the alarm goes off.
- Timer: There are four countdown timers. You can choose the alarm sound,
and write in any message that you would like to have displayed when the timer
- Stopwatch: The stopwatch measures time in hundredths of a second. You
can split the stopwatch as it is running, capturing the time for that moment
while timer keeps running.
- Events: How many days is it until your spouse's birthday? How many hours
until Christmas? Enter events into this view, and MegaClock will tell you
how long (in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes or seconds) until
the event takes place.
- World Time: Displays the date and time in two cities, along with a graphic
that shows what parts of the world are in day or night.
- Moon Phases: Displays a graphic showing how much of the moon is visible
at the moment, along with text information such as the phase of the moon,
what percentage of it is visible, how far it is from Earth, and when it will
reach apogee and perigee.
- City Time: Shows the day, date and time in 20 cities of your choosing.
MegaClock is overkill if you just want to know what time it is, but it has
a lot of time-related functionality when you need it.
Shareware, $14.95 registration
© 2003 by Charles M. Olsen