O'Clock Screensaver (for Mac OS X)

About The O'Clock...

A friend of mine, called Tiggr (see his web pages), originally wrote this rather nice clock for his NeXT machine. So he deserves all the creative credit. This clock is an arc ranging from the hour-hand to the minute-hand. It is therefore always possible to "see the time" on this clock. If the shape is, say a capital C, the time would be something like 17:05.

Here is a real-time javascript/canvas implementation of The O'Clock:

Stand alone version is here: The O'Clock

I didn't look into Tiggr's source, but considering the differences (or lack thereof) between OpenStep and Mac OS X it is probably much like mine.

My home page, and Tiggr's home page (both can be accessed from this Screen Saver's configuration screen) have links to other implementations of this clock, including a version for javascript, NeXT, Windows, Classic Mac OS (Stand Alone, and for After Dark) and even a hardware implementation.

To use this module double-click it to install. If you want to install it manually simply put it in your user directory, in "~/Library/Screen Savers" or system-wide in "/Library/Screen Savers".

Anyway, have fun! This is freeware.


You can download the latest version here.


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©2009 Ernst Mulder