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Free demo now available. Updated to support macOS 10.12 (Sierra) Read on to find the details


Do you find yourself being saturated with so many notifications and pop-up messages that you end up missing important events? Do you have alarms go off making little, short sounds that are easy to miss? Would you like a clock that can sit on your desktop and tell you the time without interfering with the desktop itself? SCSC has your solution with our product ClearTime for Mac OS X.

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What is ClearTIme?
ClearTime for Mac OS X, or ClearTime for short, is an integrated desktop clock and alarm system that stands out. Both the clock and the alarms are fully configurable to be as unobtrusive or as obnoxious as possible.

ClearTime's clock can be configured to be a desktop clock using a clear background that allows you to "click through" to icons underneath it as if the clock wasn't even on the desktop. In "standard" mode, it can be configured to behave as a standard windowed application with a title bar and regular controls. Finally, it can be configured to use no title bar whatsoever but with an attractive looking window with rounded corners. The clock can also be configured to use any size from a tiny little clock that sits on the desktop to something that can occupy nearly the entire screen. The choice is yours!

ClearTime's alarms are unique and separate, deliberately so, from any of the other notifications or alarm applications currently available on the Mac. The alarms can be configured to be silent, play one of ClearTime's two built in sounds, which we call "Alarm" and "Red Alert," or you can configure the alarm to play music, voice recordings, or just be  silent. The alarms can be configured to be small (about the size of a standard notification), medium, or large, with the message taking up nearly the full length of the screen. The alarm messages don't just disappear or leave some tiny notification in the corner of the screen, they won't go away until you dismiss them and they're in the center of the screen.

The ClearTime clock features the following:


The ClearTime alarm system allows you to do the following:

What isn't ClearTIme?
The entire purpose of ClearTime is to give Mac desktop and laptop computer users a clock and alarm system that's completely separate from some of the integrated applications for OS X and iOS. ClearTime is for computers only. With that said, ClearTime is not any of the following:

ClearTime is a new product and it's only been tested on systems using the English language and Gregorian calendars. The clock should work on all systems regardless of country since it bases it's time on GMT times. The alarm configuration calendars use Apple's built in Calendar system, however we can't guarantee language translations at this time since they're untested.



Get the ClearTime Demo Package

With the release of version 1.1, we are offering access to a demo version of the application at no cost. Full details including download and iinstallation instructions as well as the download itself may be obtained by clicking on the "Visit Demo Page" button below.

Visit ClearTime Demo Page

The ClearTime Clock

The ClearTime clock is completely configurable. The following screen shot illustrates the clock being configured to use a borderless window with a transparent window background:

          Configuration panel for clock

When using ClearTime Mode the clock is configured without a window title bar with a clear window and clock background. This allows the user to "click through" the clock to gain access to icons on the desktop. The following screenshot shows a desktop icon named "My Files" that was just double clicked on to open up the folder, which is shown on the left.

ClearTime is completely configurable. The following two screenshots are of desktops on a 1440 by 900 pixel display (reduced in size to fit on this web page). The first shot shows the ClearTime clock in ClearTime Mode set up as a huge clock, taking nearly the size of the screen itself. The second shot shows ClearTime with all of it's configurations panels opened up and the clock configured to use a title bar. The second screenshot should give you an idea how large the dialogs for ClearTime are.

ClearTime using a
          huge clock configuration
ClearTime with all

The ClearTime Alarm System
If you configure alarms using ClearTime, they will be listed by month. Clicking on one of the entries shows the content and settings for the alarm as shown below.

ClearTime alarm

When you want to create a new alarm or edit and existing one, you simply click on the appropriate button and the alarm configuration dialog as shown below will drop down to allow you to set up the alarm.

Alarm configuration

The alarms can be configured to be large, medium, or small. The following three screenshots (greatly reduced in size) show desktop screenshots of a 1440 by 900 pixel display to illustrate how the sizes of each alarm compare to one another. The size of the alarm is based on the size of the display, not fixed pixel sizes. The alarm will always appear on the screen showing the dock if you're using a multiple display system. These screenshots were taken by clicking on the "Test" button (shown above) that allows you to test the alarm to see if it meets your satisfaction before using it.

ClearTime large

ClearTime showing a
        medium alarm
ClearTime testing a
        small alarm

ClearTime can use one of its two built in sounds, or you can select a music item, a voice recording, or whatever you want (even a silent alarm). The screen shot below shows ClearTime being configured to use a selection from iTunes.

Configuring ClearTime
        alarm wth music.

System Requirements Mac Universal Binary
            Icon ClearTime can be run on normally configured systems using Mac OS X versions 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan) , 10.12 (Sierra) using supported Intel processors using both 32 and 64 bit architectures.

Purchasing ClearTime
To purchase the  ClearTime package, click on the Buy ClearTime Now button below. ClearTime costs $14.95.

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Thanks for your interest.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
Thank you for your interest. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to drop us an e-mail using any of the contact addresses found using the About section of our web site which can be found at the top of this page.

Mac Universal Binary Icon

ClearTime for Mac OS X universal binaries and support both 32 and 64 bit Intel based systems using Mac OS X versions  10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), and 10.11 (El Capitan).

Supported Intel based systems include all variants of the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac Mini.

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