December 4, 2015 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Reston, Virginia - Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC, (SCSC) has released ClearTime for the Mac OS X Operating System. ClearTime is a fully configurable alarm and clock system designed specifically for Macintosh users. The clock can be configured to be a standard window, a borderless window, or a completely clear clock that allows a user to click through the desktop clock to gain access to any desktop items without needing to move the clock out the way. The alarm system can use one of the built in alarms that come with ClearTime, use no sound at all, or the user may select their own music or even a voice recording to go off when the alarm fires. The alarms are available in small, medium, and large sizes.
"Nowadays you get so many notifications on the Mac that it's becoming too difficult to tell what's important and what isn't," said Bill Wagner, the company president. "ClearTime was designed to stand out. To grab attention. To say to a user 'Hey! There's something important you need to deal with!' The clock can be used all the time, and we recommend using ClearTime alarms for important things. The alarms messages can be huge, if so configured, and the built in alarm sounds, particularly the actual bell-type alarm built into ClearTime will make the alarm difficult to ignore. You'll know there's something important to deal with when a ClearTime alarm fires."
The product features a fully configurable clock which can be as small as a favicon or as big as the entire screen. The colors are user selectable for the clock hour and minute hands, the second hand, the clock background, and the window background. The window colors may have their transparency adjusted so the user can see through them, even though colored. The actual window may be configured to use or not use a title bar. The product supports a special mode, known as ClearTIme Mode, that allows the user to click through the clock gaining access to the desktop underneath.
The alarms are fully configurable and can be launched using a small, medium, or large size. The alarms display a user defined message and may be put to sleep indefinitely for two minute sleep cycles. The alarm system comes with two built in sounds know as "Alarm," which sounds like an old bell-style alarm clock, or "Red Alert," which sounds like an electronic warning signal. A user may also select a piece of music or even a voice recording to go off when the alarm fires. The user may also select an alarm that produces no sound at all. With the alarm configuration panel it's easy to create repeating alarms as well as edit, delete, and control the alarms.
ClearTime is available for Intel systems only, but it still supports the older operating system versions like Snow Leopard, right up through the latest version of Mac OS X, El Capitan. The application has only been tested on U.S. systems to date.
Pricing and Availability:
SCSC has indicated that the price for the standalone version of ClearTime is $14.95 (USD).
Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC (SCSC) was formed in 2005. It is legally licensed to do business as a limited liability company in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia. Originally, SCSC focussed on producing its own line of cross platform software tools using Java. The applications consisted of performance enhancing application tools, engineering and scientific tools, and tools for the medical sciences. In 2008, SCSC changed its focus and became dedicated primarily to developing products for use on the Mac OS X and IOS operating systems. SCSC's product line up for Mac OS X currently consists of Scannerz with FSE, Scannerz with FSE-Lite, FSE, and SpotOff with Spot-O-Meter. Scannerz is a hard drive scanning tool, FSE is a file system events monitor, and FSE-Lite is a less capable version of FSE and is included in all base versions of Scannerz. SpotOff and Spot-O-Meter allow a user to control and monitor Spotlight activity. Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X platforms are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.