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TimeStat is a small menubar app (yes, another one) that is meant to supplant the default time display from Apple. Why Apple chose not to allow date display up there is beyond me, but that was the main reason I wrote this. It's also got a menubar option to start iCal.

Features? Well, you can create your own display using standard strftime variables, and I present a little area where you can see what the appropriate settings are and what they mean. There's also a couple of default formats you can choose if you don't want to make a custom version.

This doesn't compete with the fancier ones, but if you like other things I've more...

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Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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KlausKinski Member IconReview+35
KlausKinski
+3

***** Great and simple. I hope the developer makes it multilingual (German) soon. But: Why is it not Apple who offers the date menu item??? Shame on Apple (again and again)!

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Version 1.3
Macazur
+0

this app has disappeared from the net (all the links lead to the site of the developer which is disabled)
Would anyone know where it can be downloaded from, or upload it to a download site :-)

Doug Engelbart
+0

@Macazur ... Hi, I found it via http://web.archive.org/web/20060105095004/http://www.pyehouse.com/lynn/timestat.php ... enjoy! (Unfortunately it's non-intel, so please come back, dear dev.)

Zoidberg Member IconReview+2
Zoidberg
+2

Superb! Have been looking for a way to put the date in full view on my menubar, and this does the trick. I can even put the date in weird formats that I use for timesheets (like 2006.02.15 or 060215 for February 15, 2006). Excellent! If I had any suggestion at all, it'd be the ability to move it. I can't seem to use the "command" key move to reposition it, but I have that trouble with all non-Apple menubar applets (menulets?).

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Version 1.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+2

1) this is just an appication that will linger on your menubar (as with all applications, you can quit it and delete it; it is not a system preferences, etc) so you will not actually install anything.

2) Can the colon in between the hour:minutes not blink? it's so distracting

3) I like my date and time on the far right side of the display, since this is an application it can only be to the left side of the system preferences items: battery, airport, monitors.

4) It's a memory hog and CPU hog (well not really a CPU hog). On my Powerbook G4 667, the real memory consumption is ~28MB (IPMenu and ByteController are around 3MB); and since time is always being updated, the cpu % usage varies between .5%-2% constantly. This is something that can't go on on my aging system.

If these cons do not bother you, install it by all means. It offers great customization, I just wanted it to list the Day of the Week; this app did that and then more... like GMC, it's not more than you need, it's more than you expect.

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Version 1.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+2

This little utility is so perfect it hurts! Jst does what it does well. Used on my machine at work which is never switched off and always works. Always.

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Version 1.3
doneagle Member IconReview+0
doneagle
+2

Been running this app for several weeks now. Great little app, it does what it says it does, and what the heck, it is FREE!

Not that much to download to look at & try out, so why be paranoid? Nothing ventured, nothing gained!!!

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Version 1.3
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+0

The developer is not supposed to review his own work, duh...

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+0

That's not the developer.

Schmelding Member IconComment+0
Schmelding
+2

Note to all developerz for all time everywhere: INCLUDE SCREENSHOTS! -- Either here on MU or on your sites.

Call me paranoid (Hey, Paranoid!), but often I don't feel comfortable installing new/untried software on my machine unless I know what I'm in for.

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Version 1.2
Sillium
+1

Yes, full ACK. That's exactly what I think as well. If I can't see a screenshot somewhere (it does not necessarily have to be here on macupdate.com), I won't download anything except for application updates I already know.

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Date 11 Sep 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
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