Upon installation, Win 7 X64, this program froze my pc to a halt. When I tried to end the task of it's install, it decided to then continue and finish installing.
Aside from that, ran alright, decent interface, easy to add clocks and different zones, has an alarm as well, nice.
Upon uninstall, oh wait, it won't. It freezes up yet again. I then finally got it to uninstall, tried to reinstall, froze everything again. Why, I have no clue. Only this program has done this to me. I've tested over 900 from here, kept many, plus downloaded many from other sources and so far, this is a first.
I use a clean test system with both virtual and non and it has the same effect on both.
Aside from that, it's a great software.
Usually time is displayed in a very boring ho-hum manner. Symmtime provides a little artistry to the display of time from multiple time zones. It also has a great feature of letting you determine anywhere on the desktop you want the clocks to appear and remembering the location. Interface is simple and effective. My only complaint is it uses 9 MB of memory which is on the high side for a clock app, but if your system can afford it, it's a great program.
I've had problems keeping my Windows Domain
Controller sync`ed with a time server. This little
utility does it very reliably. It helps keep my
network time spot on.
I have used SymmTime for several years on several laptops. This is probably the best time synchronizer and multiple time zone monitor available. An excellent piece of software. I have family/business interests in a few different time zones worldwide and traveling between them I find SymmTime essential.
Wanting to keep in touch with friends and relatives in different parts of the world I had been reviewing PC clocks and the like to accomplish this. Choosing to install Symmtime v2.3 on my PC is certainly not a decision I regret. This is skillful, polished and professional software development. As someone who is only a 'User' it intrigues me how some of the effects are created and the time, effort, dedication and commitment there must be to accomplish them. This is a really comprehensive tool and yet so intuitive and friendly to use. With the synchronization facility that is available the PC clock is adjusted as well. If you wish to monitor time zones then look no further. I very much doubt there is any program to match Symmtimes capabilities and options. This review would not be complete if I failed to express my gratitude to Jerry and Stuart who have, patently, dedicated an enormous amount of time and effort to this worthy project over a number of years.
While it does offer a clock, several in fact, SymmTime is first and foremost an NTP client for time synchronization. I've used a few over the past 20 years, and this has been one of the most reliable and solid. It offers a lot of configuration options for appearance and function--maybe too many for some, but it will keep your PC "on time".
Good: Simple clocks should be cool and simple. This clock interface is great. I love the way it fades in and out. It's very configurable.
Not-so-good: All I want is the time in my system tray, and the full date when I wave my mouse pointer over it - maybe a calendar if I double-click it.
It didn't hold my city settings between reboots, a major glitch.
Keep improving the software. I'm sure it's a tool others can use and appreciate.
I used [...] as a time sync for many years and was quite happy with it. Unfortunately, after I had to replace a hard drive I couldn't get [...] to work anymore. It kept timing out on me. I went looking for a different time sync and found SymmTime. I love this thing! We have kids living in 2 other time zones and I can now see what time it is where they live so I can get THEM out of bed for a change. SymmTime also accesses the U.S. Naval Observatorys time server. InTime never could. And . . . it does it almost instantaneously. This is a great little program that has worked flawlessly for me. Many thanks to the developer. IMHO this is a definite MUST HAVE!
SymmTime is the time zone desktop reference I've been searching for... a long time. Up to 30 simultaneous clocks, elegant interface, wide display choices: this software is not smart, it's intelligent!
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