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While most desktop clocks are very simple applications that come with only a few, basic options, Talking Desktop Clock is the complete opposite. It’s one of the most comprehensive and feature-rich clock applications that one can find, offering much more than just a display of the time on your desktop.
This program offers a lot of customization possibilities, letting you choose the exact appearance you prefer for your clock. Every little aspect of its look can be tweaked and controlled as you please, may they be colors, sizes, shapes or the format (analog or digital).
Anyway, the most important feature of this clock application is the fact that it can use the voices provided by the Microsoft Speech or Microsoft Agent tools in order to loudly announce the time, hence its name, the “Talking Desktop Clock”. It can announce the time hourly, every half an hour or at any interval you prefer. All kinds of chimes are also available, and you can even create your own ones from WAV audio files. Thanks to the fact that it supports voices and chimes, it can also be used as a reminder, as it will loudly announce you the time according to your previously-made choices.
A lot of other features and functions are also included, such as transparency control or enabling fading effects. In conclusion, Talking Desktop Clock is the best example that not all clocks are simple, featureless, almost useless applications, but they can also be powerful, comprehensive and really handy.
- Allows thorough customization of its look
- Lets you select the voice (the "Agent") that will announce the time
- It's free