MacMost Now 124: Mac Desktop Wallpaper Clocks

Gary Rosenzweig takes a look at Wallpaper Clocks, arrtistic desktop wallpapers that also include a live clock and changing graphics.

Video Transcript
Hi this is Gary Rosenzweig with MacMost Now. On today's episode lets take a look at something called Wallpaper Clocks.
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Now a little while ago, I set up an old iMac to be my alarm clock. I put some alarm clock software on there and I customized safari so I can access things like weather and news. I also installed something called Wallpaper Clocks. Wallpaper clocks is something to turn your desktop background into a very artistic clock, which shows things like time and the date. Lets take a look.
So here is a wall paper clock. Here is my desktop , you can see files here and the doc at the bottom. I've got the time displayed here. The time and the date. You'll see in about five seconds, it will actually update with the new time, so it's a live clock. There it goes.
The place you go and get wall clocks is vladstudio. This is where you go ahead and get the application which is call just WallPaper clock Mac OS 10, and you can also download a whole bunch of different free, and some you have to pay for, wall clocks. Make sure you click on the wall clocks tab at the to just to see the wall clocks. You can go ahead browse the different wallpaper clock artwork. You can also get information here about how to make your own wall clock. You can install a new clock by simply downloading it and double clicking on it, or you can select the wallpaper clock's icon from your tool bar at the top. This will bring up a change wallpaper clock dialog and you can switch between them. You can see a lot of the designs are very whimsical.
As I said before you can go ahead and create your own wall clocks as well. If you're an artist it's just matter of creating a ton of bitmap images and then naming them correctly. Now the great thing about these desktop wall clocks is that they make your desktop a lot more interesting. It's changing all the time. The clock is changing , sometimes things like moon phases are shown, sometimes that background changes a little bit according to the time of the day. It's a great way to make your mac a little bit different than everybody else's. Until next time this is Gary Rosenzweig with MacMost Now.