What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing WorldTimez Desktop 3 for Mac OS X

Mac OS X software WorldTimez Desktop 3






TOKYO (MacHouse) – A new software title that I submitted to Mac App Store several hours ago is called WorldTimez Desktop 3. It’s an upgrade to an existing desktop application.





Mac software WorldTimez Desktop 3   Mac software WorldTimez Desktop 3






WorldTimez Desktop 3 is the 3rd installment of an application that first started as an iOS project a few years ago. WorldTimez Desktop 3 lets you keep track of the current time in multiple locations around the world at a glance. This upgrade covers 86 cities over 4 pages (v. 3.1.0). Each time field is accompanied by another field, which shows the time difference between the city and Greenwich or home (area under your time zone), whichever you prefer.

Page 1 covers the following cities: Tokyo, Beijing, Mumbai, Jakarta, Sydney, Perth, Moscow, Dubai, Prague, Jerusalem, Nairobi, Cape Town, Lagos, London, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Mexico City, Caracas, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Wellington.

Page 2 covers the following cities: Madrid, Dublin, Oslo, Istanbul, Novosibirsk, Singapore, Taipei, Islamabad, Seoul, Cairo, Toronto, Denver, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Adelaide, Havana, Lima, Antananarivo, Honolulu, Amsterdam.

Page 3 covers the following cities: Lisbon, Geneva, Kiev, Saint Petersburg, Hong Kong, Manila, Shanghai, Bangkok, Rangoon, Colombo, Kabul, Vladivostok, Riyadh, Dakar, Kinshasa, Vancouver, Dallas, Boston, Ottawa, Rio de Janeiro, Melbourne, Quito, La Paz.

Page 4 covers the following page: Stockholm, Rome, Warsaw, Tehran, Dhaka, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Hobart, Guangzhou, Pyongyang, Denpasar, Tripoli, Addis Ababa, Maputo, Calgary, Philadelphia, Houston, Tijuana, Guatemala City, Montevideo, Manaus.  






What’s new

  1. The application covers additional 3 dozen cities, extending the number of pages to 4 (v. 3.1.0).
  2. The user can save the current window screen as a picture to their disk.
  3. The user can choose 1 of 10 background patterns.
  4. The user can choose 1 of 10 city markers.
  5. The user can show/hide navigation buttons and others.



Features

  1. Keep track of the current time at 86 cities around the world. (v. 3.1.0)
  2. Save the current window screen as a picture to your disk.
  3. Save a list of the current time in all locations as a text file to your disk.
  4. Send a list of the current time in all locations to the printer.
  5. Choose one of ten background patterns.
  6. Choose one of ten city markers.
  7. Choose one of nine languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Afrikaans, Polish) to show city names (v. 3.0.6).
  8. Choose one of two date formats (MM/DD or DD/MM).
  9. See the time difference between each city and Greenwich or home (area under your time zone).
  10. Click in any of the time fields and press RETURN to copy the current time to the system clipboard.
  11. Show or hide the Options group box, page number, navigation buttons.
  12. Switch between 12-hour system and 24-hour system in showing the current time.
  13. The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
  14. Languages: English and Japanese only.
  15. Application file size: 54.8 MB.
  16. The application comes with a 11-page introduction window, giving the user a quick tour over how it works.






System requirements

  1. 10.8 (tested with 10.8.5), 10.9 (tested with 10.9.5), 10.10 (tested with 10.10.2)
  2. 64-bit system
  3. Preferably, a display size of at least 1,000 points x 624 points






Limitations

  1. Regardless of original resolutions, a window screenshot will be saved to a disk with resolutions of 72 dpi x 72 dpi for non-retina screen models (144 dpi x 144 dpi for retina screen models with JPEG, PNG, TIFF).
  2. The application window is not resizable. And the application does not support the fullscreen mode.






Version history

3.1.0 (Released on May 22, 2015)

  1. This software update adds Page 4 with the following new cities: Stockholm, Rome, Warsaw, Tehran, Dhaka, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Hobart,Guangzhou, Pyongyang, Denpasar, Tripoli, Addis Ababa, Maputo, Calgary, Philadelphia, Houston, Tijuana, Guatemala City, Montevideo, Manaus.
  2. A minor fix is made for saving background pattern.


3.0.6 (Released on April 29, 2015)

  1. Two new languages (Afrikaans & Polish) are added for labeling city names.
  2. Fix: The text alignment of the time difference field for Oslo was incorrectly set.
  3. Change: The compression rate slider is removed from the save-file dialog box. Instead, it appears when the user selects an export format.
  4. A minor fix concerning screen image is made.


3.0.2 (Released on April 18, 2015)

  1. Two cities are added to Page 3: Quito, Ecuador and La Paz, Bolivia.
  2. Fix: The application could save a screen image twice smaller for a Retina display.






Trial/Demo version

Click here to download a trial version. This trial version will remain fully functional for 7 days, starting from the very moment you first launch it.






Video tutorial

There is no video tutorial at this time.






WorldTimez Desktop 3 is a product of MacHouse.
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2 Responses to What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing WorldTimez Desktop 3 for Mac OS X

  1. emilio aranda says:

    hi,

    i just bought the app and Im wondering how can I customize the cities I want to see the time. none of the three pages accomplish the cities I need.

  2. Thank you for your choosing WorldTimez Desktop 3. There are actually four pages. Those cities and their locations are fixed. You cannot add new ones on your own.

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