Checking out the Windows 10 Alarms & Clock App

Checking out the Windows 10 Alarms & Clock App

Time is a precious commodity and it is the one single thing we see refreshed for us everyday.

24 hours; 1,440 minutes; 86,400 seconds; 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

Keeping track of all of that is a big part of our daily existence and using it to the best of our abilities is important whether you spend your day working or relaxing.

We also live in a world that seems much smaller thanks to the Internet and social media services like Twitter. That makes tools which help us track time very instrumental to our day and Windows 10 has a first party app available to us at no cost for that purpose.

Currently Windows users can add two additional clocks based on different time zones to their system for easy reference with the Date and Time applet but what if you need to reference more time zones around the world?

Well, the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform (UWP) App Alarms & Clocks gives you that flexibility and it brings along a couple of other handy features.

Alarms and Clocks - Alarms

The Alarms tab shows your active and inactive alarms which can be easily turned on and off with one click/tap.

Alarms and Clocks - Set an Alarm

There are multiple options for each alarm including how often it will be triggered, unique sounds and how long the snooze period will be.

Alarms & Clocks - World Clock

This is where the Alarms & Clock app well exceeds the limit of only two additional clocks in the Windows Date and Time applet. I can add much more than just two clocks now and I stopped after adding 10 of them to test the Alarms & Clock app - so max flexibility for keeping up with the time around the world.

Alarms & Clocks - Time Zone Hypotheticals

There is even an option to move the timeline back and forth to see what time it is in different time zones you are tracking to find an ideal meeting/phone call time.

In addition to all of these features the app also has a timer and stopwatch that can be used for a multitude of purposes throughout your day.

My only complaint about this app is the lack of sync across devices or at least the ability to select what tabs are synced between my Windows 10 installs. It would be very handy to setup time zones in one app and have them available on others.

This app also remembers the last tab that was opened when you close it so the next time you open it up that same tab will display and this is very handy for World Clock display for quick reference. Pinning it to the taskbar puts it just one click away.

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