Emily Gonyer’s work has finally arrived in Quantal repositories and it will probably be available on GNOMEbuntu by default (although not completely sure about that).
So, lets take a look at Gnome Clocks and see how useful they can be for a variety of situations.
The first thing that you can do with this application is to insert real world locations and see what time it is at the same screen.
You not only see the current time, but also can see the sunset and sunrise times of the current location.
One more nice little thing is the ability to create new alarms and set them to repeat on any of the seven days of the week. The management of the alarms is simple and straight forward. The alarm itself though isn’t going to wake you up as it sounds like a 1995 Casio and it stops in a few seconds. It is helpful to inform you that you should get going though…
Then there is the Stopwatch that counts time with decimal seconds accuracy. The only problem is that there is no lap button here…
And finally you can use the Timer to count a pre-defined amount of time backwards.
My opinion? Well…having a little application like Gnome Clocks is something that is both important and useful for many people in many situations. Having it stand as a separated application instead of putting it in the Gnome Calendar that was the initial planning is wrong though. I hope we’ll see Gnome Clocks in Calendar on Gnome 3.8.