Best free desktop clocks and countdown timers, digital or analog
ClockWin 10 modern clock is inspired by Windows 10. It includes several skins, dark and light, and a World Time connection. You can configure it to display any time zone you’d like, and, as always, you can change its opacity to let your marvellous wallpaper shine through it! ClockWin 10 is absolutely free and clean. Note that in Windows 10 Desktop Gadgets can be enabled easily and safely with the free Gadgetarian.
Animated Earth Clock gadget features a turning around globe, otherwise being a regular analog clock gadget.
HTC Hero Clock gadget is one of my favorites. Analog and so well designed!
Brown Analog Clock gadget is a nice analog clock, if you like brown colors.
Elegant Clock gadget black and white smooth colors. If you are a fan of clock gadgets, you should definitely try also this one.
Timex Expedition clock gadget honors Timex classic expedition design. If you like clock gadgets you may be interested in this one.
Gear Clock desktop gadget explains why I’m never tired of trying and changing clocks on my desktop, analog and digital. This one is an exceptional clock if you are after mechanics.
Camouflage Clock gadget is a nice analog clock! Safe and free.
Countdown timer gadget is nicely designed and lets you define several dates for completion.
Take a Break desktop gadget lets you count hours you work! You define how many hours you need to work and the gadget lets you know if you completed your schedule.
Digital StopWatch is a free and safe desktop gadget that will let you keep time for an event with great precision. The gadget offers a start, stop and reset function.
Blue Glass Stopwatch and Countdown Timer is an elegant desktop gadget. Click anywhere on the gadget to start/stop. Double-click to reset to zero. Shift-click increments count down start. Shift-Ctrl click decrements count down start.
Work and Break Timer is a free Windows gadget that will let you cycle between work time and break time easily and with precision. If you are working on projects that demand some devotion, or if you decided to keep those health-protecting breaks, this is a gadget you will enjoy. Work and Break Cycle Timer includes instructions, and it will let you select alarm sounds and colors for work and breaks.
New Year Countdown is a desktop gadget that will let you watch on your desktop day by day the time that leads to the first day of the new year. The gadget is joyful with a green background and blue, red and white letters and numbers.
Transparent digital clock desktop gadget is simple and efficient. It will let you enjoy on the desktop what Windows shows on the taskbar. Just don’t neglect to open its settings and adjust the width of the gadget so that all information appears intact.
Alarm Clock desktop gadget is a free glass gadget that displays time in digits and lets you define an alarm as easily as you can imagine, offering both a selection of common timings and the option of a precise definition in whatever time. The gadget is meant to provide a way of a quick alarm for the day, like when you need, for example, to remind yourself to watch this favorite show on the TV, etc.; you cannot use it to schedule alarms ahead of several days. Note that the gadget won’t provide an option to change sound for the alarm, it uses the default Windows tada sound and a constant visual notification displayed in the gadget itself, which is both efficient, elegant and original!
Analog Aero Clock Windows Gadget is made by Microsoft, featuring the Windows flag on a red round gradient. More colors are available, and since February 2016 great new skins added! If you like to have an Analog Clock on your Desktop, you need to check this.
World Time Desktop Gadget lets you monitor several time zones across the world, including also a connection with On Line real time automatically adjusted times that give a global image of the world time differences. If you don’t need to watch several times, you can always use it as a simple digital clock. If you don’t want to use a gadget, you can always consult this free On Line World Time Page.
Recurring Events Desktop Gadget will let you have on your desktop an analog or digital clock and two options, to open a calendar to define events and an alarm button to define alarm modes. You can have an alarm for an event to be repeated e.g. daily. The gadget lets you customize its background theme.
Transparent Clock Gadget offers some clock styles to choose from and place on your desktop, minimal and transparent. A simple and working gadget you will enjoy, if you like analog clocks, and you also need your wallpaper to appear as clear as possible.
Analog World Clock Desktop Gadget will place an elegant round analog clock on your desktop to let you watch the time in your own time zone or in the zone of any city in the world.
DigiClock Gadget is simple, transparent and free. The gadget will let you see the time, and optionally, in smaller letters, the date (with or without year). You can change letter color and typeface, you can adjust the time zone bypassing your PC’s time, you can even add a shadow effect if you like.
12 Hour Clock Gadget will place a nice round analog clock that is synchronized with the World Time Server.
Be Punctual is an Alarm Clock, Reminder and Human voice (male and female) time teller. You can set alarms for different days of the week, reminders for the entire year, listen to the current time in natural human voice. You can also set as alarm tone any of your favorite mp3 or wav files. Alarm Clock can set different or same alarm for the seven days of the week.
Cute Puppy Clock will put a puppy on your desktop and display the current time. You may choose a puppy from a number of cuties, you can place it anywhere on your desktop by drag&drop, and adjust it’s transparency as you wish.
World Clock shows you the time in different places over the world. It includes also the Swatch Internet Time, Julian Date and StarDate. You can use it to synchronize the time with an atomic clock, and you can define and watch custom time zones as you wish.
Marxio Timer is able to run actions at almost any time and they can be repeated every day at the same hour; after selected amount of time elapses; after idle time elapses; when selected program ends (execute after a program ends); when network traffic (upload, download, total) is below or above selected value. Marxio Timer can display countdown window or not. Started actions can be secured with password – no termination is possible if a user doesn’t know the right password. Created actions can be saved for further use and a shortcut can be put on Windows desktop or to the auto start group to speed up access to created actions.
Stopwatch is a simple, flexible and fast digital stopwatch, that will let you measure time intervals in hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds. Press the Start button of the Free Stopwatch to begin counting and the Stop button to finish. You can also press a Lap button to monitor times between laps. Free Stopwatch can record an infinite number of laps. You can run multiple instances of the free stopwatch on the same computer. Each instance will operate fully and independently. When a race or any event is over, Free Stopwatch will let you export the results to a file that can be opened in Notepad or Microsoft Excel. Free Stopwatch is a portable application -no need to install it, you can put it on a flash drive and run it directly from there.
WatchMe Timer can time a number of different tasks or events together or independently of each other. You can easily name each timer and track information about the tasks that you are timing – a great solution for those who need to track their time for billing, time sheets and more.
Digital Chronometer will help you to measure time between different events, using up to 9 individual capture time keys. Each event is assigned to a key (1 to 9). For example, in a car race a key can be associated to a car number (1 to 9). At the beginning of the race you click on Start and then for each lap you press on the corresponding key. In this case, the Key will represent the number of a lap and the Interval will represent the time of that lap At the end of the race you click on Stop, and you get statistics on each car’s best, mean and worst lap time.
VisiTimer gives a visual representation of how much time is left as it counts down in the form of an image or shape being “filled-in” or “painted” progressively in a radial sweep pattern. This makes it great for teachers or parents of young children who can’t yet comprehend the concept of numbers, as well as for those who just want a quick visual indication of the time passage. The program features an extensive library of fun, built-in images to use as well as the ability to use your own image or even just a simple circle to be “painted” as time counts down. You can run several instances of the timer and label each of them separately. Need to use the same set more than once? Set the timer for any amount of time and save it as a preset for quick and easy re-use in the future.
Countdown Timer will let you set as many countdown timers as you want. Countdown timer tracks the amount of time until the specified event. The timer reminds you about an event by playing your favorite music and showing a notification message. The timer wakes up your system from a Sleep/Hibernation mode. It will automatically turn up the volume if you have it on mute by accident, and set a predefined volume level. You can put Free Countdown Timer on a flash drive and run it directly from there.
Cool Timer works in three modes: countdown, alarm clock, or stopwatch. You can optionally show a scrolling text message when alarm goes off. Use any Wav, MP3, or Midi file, or one of the built-in sounds as an alarm. The program allows you to save and reload frequently used lengths of time or wake times as presets so that you can easily set time on the timer or the alarm clock without having to do it manually in countdown and wake mode.