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Vector Clock Designer 2.10

Design your own customised desktop alarm clock – for free! 

by Nick Peers

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 13 April 2011
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Vector Clock Designer
Drag and drop elements to quickly start building your own clock.

The clock that sits in the Windows Taskbar is functional, but not exactly inspiring. And the desktop gadgets that ship with Vista and Windows 7 aren’t much better, either. While desktop clocks are commonplace, finding the right one to match your desktop or suit your personal demands can be tricky.

Vector Clock Designer figures the best way for you to get the perfect desktop clock is to design your own. It’s an incredibly powerful tool that developers and designers could spend hours tweaking and fiddling with, but thankfully for the rest of us you can eschew all those precise controls in favour of quickly dragging and dropping the elements you want, then quickly colouring them before letting the program take your beautiful design and transform it into a fully working desktop app.

Start with a blank canvas, switch to the Library tab and pick backgrounds, hands, glass effect and finally controls from a large array of templates. Once done, explore the other tabs to change colour or make more extensive changes.

If you’re short on inspiration, you’ll find a number of pre-built clocks included which you can then fine-tune to your own needs, or visit the program's website to download dozens more.

You can preview your clock before generating the final code, and once complete, save your clock before letting the program transform it into a floating desktop clock, ready to tell you the time whenever you need it.
 

Verdict:

A clever design tool, as simple or as complex as you need it to be. If you can’t find a desktop clock to suit, create your own instead. 

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What does that mean? Essentially it applies a configurable mix of effects, enhancing edges, smoothing backgrounds and emphasizing colours. Take a look at the thumbnail for one example, and the official product page has more.

Spektral Art works much like any similar tool. Open an image, click one of the thumbnails to apply a particular preset, or click a few buttons and drag some sliders to fine-tune the results.

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Please note, the demo version doesn't allow images to be saved.

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