TimeStat
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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.

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KlausKinski reviewed on 28 Oct 2008
***** 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)!
[Version 1.3]

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Macazur replied on 17 Aug 2011
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 :-)
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Doug Engelbart replied on 13 Nov 2012
@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.)
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kedos tipped on 27 Mar 2006
this app works great, i love having the date in the menubar. assuming the developer is reading this, here are a few things i'd love to see:
1 - the ability to move the clock to the right side of the menubar, where the standard clock normally is.
2 - an option to get rid of the blinking : that separated the hour from the minutes
3 - an imbedded alarm clock in the drop-down box
4 - least importantly, but this would be kinda cool - incorporating ical, so i can view my activities for the next week by just clicking the date.
anyway, this is a good start and i hope to see improvements along the way.
[Version 1.3]


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Zoidberg reviewed on 15 Feb 2006
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?).
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Dec 2004
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.
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Oct 2004
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.
[Version 1.3]


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Downloads:5,339
Version Downloads:2,860
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:11 Sep 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 written and feel comfortable with using this, too, then by all means go ahead. I don't plan to expand the functionality as this was something I wrote for myself and am releasing "just in case" someone else wants it, too.


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