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FoxClocks

Friday, March 23rd, 2007 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet
 
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Q:
Can you tell us what FoxClocks is? I’ve heard its name a few times, but I’m still not sure what exactly it is. Please inform us!

A:
Not a problem! I’ve actually been hearing about FoxClocks lately too. There’s been a mention of it on WorldStart’s message board and some other people here in the office have told me about it as well. So, what is FoxClocks? Well, I’m sure you can guess that it has something to do with Firefox, right? Either way, it is a brand new Firefox extension and by the time you get done reading this tip, I have a feeling you’re going to want to get your hands on it ASAP!

FoxClocks is actually designed for Firefox, Thunderbird and Sunbird. (Read here for more information on Sunbird, in case you’ve never heard of it before). This extension enables you to display different world times right in your taskbar (or any toolbar, for that matter) via a clock system. So, if you like to be able to view the times from around the world, FoxClocks is perfect for you.

Now, you might be wondering, “How is it possible to see more than one time zone at the same time”? Well, FoxClocks allows you to have as many clocks shown in your taskbar as you want. You can also customize your different clocks to meet your needs. If you’re planning on having a lot of clocks, you can make each of them a different color.

You can also have your clocks change colors when a certain time hits. For example, if you want a clock to keep an eye out for the noon hour in Japan, you can have that clock turn a different color when that time hits. That way, you’ll know exactly how the time there is different from where you are. Or, if you happen to know someone in Japan and you want to call them at a certain time, you can have FoxClocks notify you of that, just so you don’t miss out on it.

FoxClocks is also good for anyone who just likes to know how the times vary between different countries. It’s pretty interesting to know that around the world, some people are going through morning while others are going through night, etc. You can keep track of all of that just by downloading this new extension. How cool is that?! So, how do you download FoxClocks and get started? Allow me to tell you!

Visit this link and click the Install Now button. The current version of FoxClocks is 2.0.20, so make sure that’s the one you’re getting. This extension is available in various languages as well, including English, Belarusian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean, Mongolian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish and Ukrainian.

Once FoxClocks is installed on your computer, you can just go through the interface and select the clocks you want to add. To add a clock, just go to the Tools menu and double click on any clock. Once you have all your clocks selected, you can then go through all the customization steps and get your clocks looking the way you want them. This version of FoxClocks has a new and improved interface, so you should have no trouble finding what you’re looking for.

Now, there’s another program that goes along perfectly with FoxClocks and I just have to tell you about it before I stop. It’s called Zone Picker and it allows you to browse through all of the world’s time zones by their geographic regions. Zone Picker makes it very easy to keep all of your clocks’ times zones in line and organized. If you want to learn more about any one time zone, just double click on it in FoxClocks and Zone Picker will go to work.

There’s a lot more that FoxClocks can do, but I don’t have enough time to tell you about them all in just this one tip. You can go here for more information and it even has a link to the download, in case you missed it before. So, if you’re not completely sold on FoxClocks yet, you can visit that Web site and have all of your remaining questions answered before you start the download, which is always a good idea. All in all, FoxClocks is a pretty cool program and either way you look at it, it will be a nice addition to your Firefox, Thunderbird or Sunbird applications. Go ahead and check it out. I bet you’ll be hooked!

~ Erin

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