Qlock: show the time from different parts of the world right on your desktop

Some of us may have relatives in other parts of the other world while others have business contacts. Yet others have friends while others just online acquaintances. The fact is with globalization occurring at a stunning pace and the internet spreading even faster, nowadays we are in contact with people from all around the world on a regular basis. I don’t know about you but one problem I always seem to be facing when it comes to interacting with people from other places in the world is the time difference. For the life of me I can never accurately figure out what time it is in other parts of the world in an efficient manner. This is why Qlock is so useful.

Qlock is a very simple world clock software which allows you to display the current time of over 500 cities from all around the world right on your desktop. The best part of Qlock is that you are not limited to just one city time at a time – you can show times from as many cities as you need at a time:


In addition to being able to show the time from as many cities as you want, you can resize, move around, and change the color of the time block for each individual city:


This image was borrowed from Qlock.com

Each time block easily snaps together to the next so it is very easy to align them all together. If you prefer a 24 hour clock over a 12 hour clock (or vice versa) you have the option to select either.

Qlock is very easy to use and light on resources to boot. A simple right click on the system try icon or a time block opens up access to Qlock options…


…and with one time block (one city time) Qlock uses less than 4 MB of RAM and adds about 200 KB for every extra time block (city time) added.

Of course Qlock Free is limited in functionality as compared to the Pro ($14) or Gold ($85) versions so you won’t get features such as alarm, notes, etc. but still Qlock is still very handy if you need to know the current time from cities around the world on a regular basis.

You can download Qlock from the following download link:

Qlock homepage [direct download Qlock Free]

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  • Mediv

    In Windows 7 you can also use the built in gadgets to get lots of customized clocks. You can give this clocks your own names.

  • Suresh

    I downloaded thi software, but had to uninstall it as I could not set default time as Indian Standard time. Always the time was Pecific time, which I could not change

  • jeck

    If all you need is basic time look up then Qlock’s web site provides basic time information in three world views; I use it quite often. It sometimes lacks accuracy when times change, but I’ve found it useful; http://www.qlock.com/time

    When I’m looking for accuracy I visit; http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com

  • o(o.o)o

    Thanks. I’ll give this one a quick spin later. Softpedia offers a portable version as well if anyone’s interested:


  • Ashraf

    @o(o.o)o: Hmmm good question. If I were to make an educated guess, I would say “no” but I am not too sure. Didn’t think about that.

  • o(o.o)o

    Does this require an active internet connection to display the times from different locales?

  • Ashraf

    @muhammad: No idea. Sorry.

  • muhammad

    i tried to install it but failed
    any reason why

  • muhammad

    thanks dear

  • Emrys

    As a shortwave listener it’s always handy to have a clock that shows UTC. Thanks.