What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing aClocks for iOS

iOS iPhone software aClocks

TOKYO (MacHouse) – It’s been about four months since Apple, Inc. released iOS 10. There’s a world clock app by Apple. It used to let you run analog or digital clocks. But you can no longer run analog clocks under iOS 10. So if you want to run multiple analog clocks, hmmm… Use aClocks?

iOS Swift iPhone aClocks

Tom Bluewater
  iOS Swift iPhone aClocks

Tom Bluewater

aClocks is an iPhone-only iOS application. It lets you run multiple analog clocks at a time, covering more than 200 cities around the globe. aClocks observes day light saving time and Japanese holidays. If you have a clock that is under the day light saving time, then a clock will have a rotating, graphic notation at the top-left corner.  

Available at App Store
App Store


  1. Run multiple analog clocks at a time. Scroll the middle view left to right or vice versa to locate a clock if you have two or more clocks.
  2. Tap the name of a city at the bottom view to quickly locate the corresponding clock.
  3. The app covers more than 200 cities around the globe. They are divided into 8 regions including Africa, Asia, Atlantic, Australia, Europe, North America, Pacific, South America.
  4. The user can choose one of 18 area languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Vietnamese, Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, Indonesia. The area language is responsible for showing the names of 8 areas and all 200+ city names in the selected language.
  5. If a clock is under the day light saving time, a rotating, graphic notation appears at the top-left corner.
  6. If the corresponding city of the clock is Japanese and the time is under a Japanese national holiday, a graphic notation will appear at the top-right corner of the clock.
  7. The app prevents the user from installing multiple clocks from the same city.
  8. There is no WiFi or WWAN required at any time to run the application.
  9. Languages: English and Japanese only.
  10. Application file size: Unknown.

System requirements

  1. iOS 9.0 or above
  2. iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPod Touch.


  1. aClocks allows the user to create as many as two clocks at a time if they choose to use it as freeware.
  2. aClocks may be deprived of promised features if the device is jailbroken.
  3. As you create more and more clocks, memory consumption will increase. For example, if you run 25 clocks at a time with iPhone 5, the app can require as much as 70 to 105 MB of memory with no known memory leak.

Version history

Version 1.0.5 (Released on March 6th, 2019)

  1. Privacy information is available when the user taps the menu at the top-right corner and selects ‘Privacy.’

Version 1.0.4 (Released on January 22, 2017)

  1. Fix: The default day-of-month color was incorrectly set in Settings.
  2. Fix: The graphic notation for a Japanese holiday did not appear when the selected city is Tokyo.
  3. This software update extends detection of Japanese holidays to 2022.
  4. This software update replaces the original clock skin with a better one.
  5. The loading image is refined.

Version 1.0.2 (Released on January 19, 2017)

  1. Change: The app draws the day of month as text inside the clock view instead of using UILabel.

Version 1.0.1 (Released on January 13, 2017)

  1. Fix: The app could return a wrong color for the day of the week.


January 10, 2017

  1. There appears to be something wrong with the in-app purchase function at Apple’s side. We noticed a problem when testing the in-app function 2 to 3 days ago. There are multiple reports at Apple’s Developer forums expressing the same issue. As of today, there has been no fix.

Trial/Demo version

There is no trial or demo version available.

Privacy policy

This app does not collect private data from its users. Nor does it transmit personal data to any third party.

aClocks is a product of Tom Bluewater.
Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Mac App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

2 thoughts on “What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing aClocks for iOS

  1. Where is the help information?
    How do I show just one clock without the big rectangle black surrounds?
    The black space takes up too much room

  2. >Where is the help information?

    Click on the menu at the top-right corner and select Help. I don’t understand the other question.

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