Aion
Aion 1.7.2
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Aion lets you keep track of current time in chosen time zones. The application consists of a NSStatusItem -- it's visible in the menu bar next to "menu extras" you may have installed in your system. Aion is not a menu extra though.
  • User can reorder installed time zones in the preferences window
  • Each time zone can be renamed to fit your needs
  • Aion can show precise date or short date
  • 12 h support
  • User can now modify the time zone's difference from GMT => AION now supports custom time zones. To have a custom time zone create a defaults one (doesn't matter which
What's New
Version 1.7.2:
  • Fixed a possible crash on 10.4.11 with recent security update installed (also it did not work under 10.5 at all). Unfortunalelly MenuExtra version (aka "extended") may not work, even on 10.4.11.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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Aion User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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macbrainiac tipped on 27 Jan 2009
Hi, great little program.

I love how you can add your own custom names.
The ability to change the format is great too. I just have two little requests:
Allow the ability to show the time without the leading zero. That is, eg 8:24am, not 08:24am.

Also, have the option to show shortened forms of the day. Tue instead of Tuesday, like the Apple clock does.

Other than that, keep up the good work. I'm using the beta and it works smoothly without any spinning beach balls.

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[Version 1.7.2]


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Sharksoft (developer) commented on 26 Sep 2008
The link for the beta2 of AION:

http://krzysp.net/download/Aion-1.8b2.zip

Sorry I could not finish the thing on time. I still plan to do it :)
[Version 1.7.2]


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Sharksoft (developer) commented on 05 Apr 2008
There is a beta version of AION for 10.5 systems. If you are willing to test it, you cant get it from:

http://krzysp.net/beta/Aion-1.8b2.zip
[Version 1.7.2]

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lardissone replied on 10 Sep 2008
Hey, can you reupload the beta? I really need your app!

Thanks!
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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 10 Sep 2008
It is available here:

http://krzysp.net/download/Aion-1.8b2.zip
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lardissone replied on 10 Sep 2008
Thank you!

I'll review later!
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Sharksoft (developer) replied on 26 Sep 2008
I'm sorry, I had a problem with the server. I will post a new link.
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Sharksoft (developer) commented on 22 Dec 2007
AION version 1.7 does not work with MacOS 10.5 aka Leopard at the moment. The new code I have been working on for the last (heh well, a year :D) is almost ready. There are some glitches which hold the release off. I expect AION version 1.8b1 (beta1) to be out early in the 2008 (the first week of 2008). There will be 3 betas (I hope), each getting closer to the functionality AION had in version 1.7. Sorry for the trouble.
[Version 1.7.1]


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Sharksoft (developer) commented on 19 Feb 2006
The dmg file has been altered to include the dashboard widget, which should be there (but for some reason it wasn't :)

You can also get the only the widget yourself from:
http://krzyspkiroo.spymac.com/download/AIONwidget.zip
[Version 1.7]


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vitaly commented on 18 Feb 2006
the widget seems to have diappeared from v1.7. otherwise, great stuff..
[Version 1.7]

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Sharksoft (developer) replied on 19 Feb 2006
Yes that is an error :) The widget should be there :) I'll update the file soon. Sorry for the trouble :(
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Sharksoft (developer) commented on 11 Feb 2006
There is a new version of AION coming. If you'd like to learn more about that release please go to http://krzysp.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36
[Version 1.6.1]


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Sharksoft (developer) commented on 05 Oct 2005
I think it's on Apple's part.

Aion uses (in most cases) time zones from the system's libraries. And that library tells that Jerusalem is GMT+2h, while in fact now it should be GMT+3h (because of daylight saving time modification).

I've checked that with Apple's World Clock Dashboard widget. I live in Warsaw, it's GMT+2 so if I have 15:45 then Jerusalem should be 16:45 (checked with http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=110). But Apple's widget shows 15:45!

It seems MacOS thinks Jerusalem lies in GMT+2 zone.

I will be trying to enter all the known time zones into AION will all the different daylight savings information but that may take a while.

Until then you are on your own :)
[Version 1.6.1]


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vitaly commented on 01 Oct 2005
yes! one can customize the diplay of the time. i did not know at first and apologize for requesting this feature when it was already there..in fact there is a lot of versatlity in this version. still one thing: i am in new york and use aion to show time in jerusalem, israel. i know that the time difference is 7 hours (as of oct 1, when both counries are on light saving time), but aion shows it as only 6 hours diff (GMT+2 instead of GMT+3); so, i had to manually adjust the difference
[Version 1.6.1]


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Sharksoft (developer) commented on 28 Sep 2005
If you're talking about the format that is being used to display the time zone & time you know that you can change that, don't you? It's in the preferences and you can make it behave just like 1.5.
[Version 1.6.1]


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Aargl had trouble on 27 Mar 2012
... and the links to both the download and the dev's site are dead at the present time.
[Version 1.7.2]


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dorkypants had trouble on 07 Apr 2009
The description says it's Intel/PPC but the app and menubar plugin are PPC-only.
[Version 1.7.2]


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Aion lets you keep track of current time in chosen time zones. The application consists of a NSStatusItem -- it's visible in the menu bar next to "menu extras" you may have installed in your system. Aion is not a menu extra though.
  • User can reorder installed time zones in the preferences window
  • Each time zone can be renamed to fit your needs
  • Aion can show precise date or short date
  • 12 h support
  • User can now modify the time zone's difference from GMT => AION now supports custom time zones. To have a custom time zone create a defaults one (doesn't matter which one) and click Customize button. You can change the time difference using the application's UI


Aion comes in two versions: the basic and the extended one.
  • The basic version is a simple application (available via the "Download Now" link on this page) that upon startup doesn't show itself in the dock. Instead it remains in the menu bar.
  • The extended version is a NSMenuExtra variation. NSMenuExtras are those icons in the right part of the menu bar that You can move around with Your mouse. When You move a NSMenuExtra out of the menu bar it "poofs" (or unload if You wish). The extended version needs a system hack to run. Read more about this in the Installing part of this file.


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