Mac: It makes us sad that Apple has basically abandoned the App Store on macOS. Just take a look at the experience you get on your smartphone or tablet compared to the one you get on your laptop – it’s night and day. That’s OK, though; we’re more than happy to provide recommendations for amazing macOS apps even if Apple doesn’t want to do it itself.
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Two clocks is better than one clock
This app is a simple one, but it’s incredibly useful if you’re a traveller or someone who is always juggling different time zones. Perhaps your office’s headquarters are in Sydney, but you’re in Perth and your colleagues keep referencing times that are two hours ahead of you.
macOS, by default, doesn’t allow you to stick multiple clocks in the Menu Bar – silly, we know. You can drop multiple clock widgets on your Dashboard, sure, but that’s hardly as effective as just glancing at the top of your screen.
For that, we turn to the free app Status Clock. Install it, and up pops a clock in the macOS Menu Bar that you can reconfigure to any hour. (And you can move it around your Menu Bar by holding down Command and dragging it around.)
Our only slight annoyance with Status Clock is that there’s no way to make it look identical to your macOS clock. There will always be a big “GMT” with a number designation before your actual time, which looks a little lame. (And you’ll have to remember if the time represents today, tomorrow or whatever, depending on what time zone you’re referencing.) Still, Status Clock is a free, easy way to dump a second clock into macOS, and its simplicity is superb.
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