TOKYO (MacHouse) – Pretty much exactly one month ago from now, we started to develop Mac desktop applications again. That’s mostly because we ran out of ideas for iPad applications to develop. Bad news is that we’ve already run out of ideas for Mac applications as well. Well, that’s when we go over a list of applications we’ve developed for a different platform and see if we can port one to the current development platform. And that’s how we’ve ended up with a new software release, which we submitted to Mac App Store about an hour ago.
As the name suggests, WorldTimez Desktop is a desktop version of WorldTimez, which we have for iPad users. WorldTimez Desktop allows the user to keep track of the time around grobe, covering 22 major cities. The list of the cities includes Tokyo (Japan), Beijing (China), Mumbai (India), Jakarta (Indonesia), Sydney (Australia), Perth (Australia), Wellington (New Zealand), Dubai (U.A.E.), Jerusalem (Israel), Nairobi (Kenya), Lagos (Nigeria), Cape Town (South Africa), London (U.K.), Praque (Czech Republic), Moscow (Russia), New York (U.S.), Chicago (U.S.), San Francisco (U.S.), Mexico City (Mexico), Caracas (Venezuela), Sao Paulo (Brazil), Santiago (Chille). Extending a feature of WorldTimez, WorldTimez Desktop users can choose one of eight languages, as opposed to six for the iPad version, for location names.
- Keep track of the time (digital clock) at 22 locations around the globe.
- Choose one of eight languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Japanese, Russian, Italian) for location names.
- Select ‘Time’ to show the current time or ‘Date’ to show the current date.
- Display the time in the 12-hour or 24-hour format.
- Show the time difference between each location and Greenwich Mean Time or home.
- Switch date formats (month/day or day/month).
- Print out or save as a text file (.txt) a list of current time at all locations.
- Language: English only.
- The application supports the Retina display.
- Application file size: 1.9 MB
- The application comes with a complete user’s guide written in English. (Choose Help > User’s Guide.)
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or higher (compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks)
- 64-bit system
- A computer with a display monitor capable of showing at least 1,000 x 635 pixels
- The application can only stamp the current time in the 12-hour format when the user chooses Export Time or Print Time under File.
2.0.0 (February 4, 2014)
- 19 additional cities are added. Click on a navigation button at either side to switch map screens. These 19 new cities are Denver (U.S.), Toronto (Canada), Havana (Cuba), Bogotá (Columbia), Lima (Peru), Buenos Aires (Argentine), Dublin (Ireland), Oslo (Norway), Madrid (Spain), Istanbul (Turkey), Cairo (Egypt), Antananarivo (Madagascar), Islamabad (Pakistan), Novosibirsk (Russia), Seoul (S. Korea), Taipei (Taiwan), Singapore, Adelaide (Australia), Honolulu (U.S.).
- Fix: When a language other than English was selected, ‘Export Time’ could fail.
- Chinese is available as a new language.
- The Japanese localization is available.
- Numerous other minor changes and improvements are done.