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Horas

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Perhaps your coworkers and clients are spread across the globe, or you've got family members abroad. Trying to arrange meeting times or phone calls can be a real challenge--how do you know when to ring Auntie Sita in Chennai or set up that videoconference with the London office? Horas can help. This easy-to-use little program displays current times in six zones, and lets you select from a long list of other time zones to display.

By default, Horas displays six time zones in digital format, providing the date and the name of a prominent city in the zone. The city names are rendered in their native script, however. I had to search in Options to discover that the Arabic script indicated Baghdad, the Hebrew characters spelled out Jerusalem, and the block placeholders were Japanese script for Osaka. I deleted all three time zones and then added them back without activating the "Import native names online" option to force the names to appear in standard English. You can customize most aspects of the interface, choosing the background color, fonts, and style of clock--including digital, analog, and novelty types like Braille.

In addition to the clock interface, Horas lets you quickly look up the current time in a long list of zones. It also offers a quick-reference calendar for date lookup and a way to convert times between different zones.

Horas is a slick little program that would be useful for business travelers as well as people with family members across the country or abroad.

--Kim Saccio-Kent

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Horas

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