VelaClock
VelaClock
2.2.8

4.1

VelaClock free download for Mac

VelaClock2.2.8

25 November 2012

Dashboard world clock widget.

Overview

VelaClock is a world clock widget with a highly configurable user interface. Users can quickly display the time of sunrise, sunset, or twilight, duration of daylight, moonrise, moonset, phase of moon, time zone information and more.

The interface of VelaClock can easily be configured to use a minimum amount of screen space or if the user wishes, more detailed information about the currently selected city can be displayed. The top pane of VelaClock displays a list of cities and corresponding local times. Multiple lower panes can be opened to display more information and take up more screen space (each pane has a full and a minimized version):

  • A light level bar that gives the user a picture of the 24 hours of natural light (bright daylight, three kinds of twilight and night) for the current day. A thin white bar indicates when the moon is visible. Daylight duration and the change in minutes of daylight from the previous day are also displayed.
  • Specific times for sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset. Begin/end times for civil twilight, nautical twilight, and astronomical twilight can also be displayed.
  • An image of the moon as seen in the sky above the currently selected city. This image accurately depicts the angle of the moon's crescent. Because this angle can change dramatically within the span of an hour, it is updated once a minute, as is the moon's phase. This view also contains the name of the current phase, as well as local times for the next and previous phase events (new, quarter, full).
  • An analog clock and detailed time zone information, including full time zone name and the number of hours the selected city is ahead or behind the user's current time zone (as set in System Preferences). The current season name (winter, etc.) is also displayed.

No Internet connection is required. VelaClock is a unique widget in that it is completely self-contained. Many widgets are lightweight front-ends to Web services; such widgets require an Internet connection. By contrast, VelaClock is designed to function without an Internet connection, and so is particularly useful for laptop users away from their home or office. Astronomical calculations are performed by an internal code module.

What's new in VelaClock

Version 2.2.8:
  • Deluxe version: fixed crash on OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion).
  • Fixed ability to click checkboxes on back of widget for Mountain Lion.
  • Corrected size of daylight bar and moon on new retina display.
  • All time zones (built into VelaClock) are current as of July 20, 2012. Locations show the correct time (current, past, future dates) when running OS X 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5 and 10.4 (Intel/PowerPC).
  • Updated Daylight Saving Time rules for Morocco.

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13 Reviews of VelaClock

Ian-Groves
20 December 2006
Version: 1.9.3

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Just a warning that Vela Clock includes a "Product Activation" scheme which will prevent you installing the product you purchased from them on any new Mac you purchase, as it will deem you a pirate if you try to do so. There is no "de-activate" function in the product to allow you to transfer it from an old to a new machine. So, go ahead and pay your money and then watch them accuse you of being a thief.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
05 January 2008
Version: 2.1.4
The developer just wrote to me and informed me of an effective work-around. After setting the DATE AND TIME control panel to Rio de Janeiro and re-activating SET TIME AUTOMATICALLY, VelaClock now displays the time correctly both in the widget and in the menu barfor those of us who live in Argentina. Thanks to the developer who was kind enough to write to me personally with the solution. Another one of those rare, but wanton, acts of kindness and professionalism.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
04 January 2008
Version: 2.1.4
Just one problem on the newest update (and please correct me if I've missed something here).: Apparently Apple's automated time servers have not been updated, so to get the correct time in the menu bar, you have to turn off the automatic time updates feature and input the correct time f you live in Argentina (as I do). This means that VelaClock, in correcting the unconventional time change for Argentia, as ensured that the time in Argentina as displayed on VelaClock, will be incorrectly ahead by one hour. It seems the developer should have held off on the repair until the Apple makes it's own adjustment. Definitely not a crisis, but pretty annoying since all time comparisons will be wrong in VelaClock if you want the correct time displayed in the menu bar, and plus you lose the auto-updating feature.
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Scottyo
18 July 2007
Version: 2.0.1
This is a comment about VelaClock in general: I am really pleased with this product. It does what it is designed to do, and meets my needs very well. We live in Tokyo (where my wife's relatives are); our children are in KY, U.S.A. and Canberra, Australia; and my own parents and relatives live in Winnipeg, Canada. I can keep track of "Now" for all these folks in a glance with VelaClock. This is a comment on the latest update: though it took a bit longer than I hoped, I have received free an update that works well with Safari beta 3.02, as promised. I heartily recommend VelaClock. BTW, a feature I would love to see (in the non-Deluxe version) is the ability to input a future time/date for any of the active time zones and see it reflected in all the others, as a way to simplify scheduling of iChats, phone calls, etc.
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Veladg
11 February 2007
Version: 1.9.3
Developer response to the previous comment: Purchasing a VelaClock license entitles you the right to install it on two computers (such as one desktop and one laptop machine). If you purchase a new computer, VelaClock can be installed on it by downloading it from our web site then registering it using your serial number. If you have a registration problem, please contact us for help. Most registration problems are resolved within 24 hours; often these issues are resolved within minutes. We disclose the fact that VelaClock uses Product Activation both on our web site (veladg.com) and at the time of purchase. If a person somehow misses this, we will refund their money and deactivate the product.
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Ian-Groves
20 December 2006
Version: 1.9.3
Just a warning that Vela Clock includes a "Product Activation" scheme which will prevent you installing the product you purchased from them on any new Mac you purchase, as it will deem you a pirate if you try to do so. There is no "de-activate" function in the product to allow you to transfer it from an old to a new machine. So, go ahead and pay your money and then watch them accuse you of being a thief.
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4.75
Garrison
26 September 2006
Version: 1.9.1
Lots of great features and really easy to setup and configure different views. The 'light bar' showing me 3 different sunset/sunrise times along with when the moon will be visible is simply fantastic.
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4.75
Anonymous
19 September 2005
Version: 1.2
Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. (Simple elegant interface that could remind me what time of day it was in various cities worldwide.) I've looked at many and tried a half dozen world clocks and this is by far the best interface design. (I'd rank this one close to Wikity Widget for creative interface design.) I was able to configure it just a minute as everything was entirely intuitive. I suppose free would be better (than cheap) but even that was a satisfying experience... (I have never seen such a slick little utility for taking a shareware fee and automatically registering your application.)
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2.25
Anonymous
19 September 2005
Version: 1.2
For the price requested, this widget falls very short. It should be free until it can be drastically improved.
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Anonymous
26 July 2005
Version: 1.1
Everybody have the right to sell their own product. If anybody wish to make complain, give your one self example before judge any complain on others. In another word, if anybody said that this widget not worth to pay, should be free, fine, provide your own similar free sample then judge. If there's no self created free sample, don't even mention, you're not qualify to judge.
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4.5
Anonymous
26 July 2005
Version: 1.1
Looks great... I was looking for something like this. Regarding those complaining about the shareware fee, developers have to survive too. They've obviously invested a fair amount of time in this and the shareware fee isn't too expensive. I'll be paying if I think it's worth it!
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Anonymous
30 April 2005
Version: 1.0
You know, guys, if you don't think it's worth it, don't buy it. Sounds like some people just have an axe to grind on various topics, like Konfabulator. Some people are willing to pay for a well-crafted product, and regardless of what some might think, a quality widget is not a trivial thing to produce. If you don't think so, then feel free to not buy it, but the posts so far are rather childish and don't really say anything about the product. To make this post meaningful in its own right: this seems like a product that's got a good feature set, and is attractively designed. I probably won't buy it as I don't have use for all of the features, but those who do I'm sure would find it worth taking a look at.
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Anonymous
30 April 2005
Version: 1.0
After looking at Apple's developer site, it is apparent that Dashboard Widgets are easily created. To make such types of things shareware is hard to swallow considering this.
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Anonymous
29 April 2005
Version: 1.0
I see the Shareware Widgets for Dashboard have already began. It is quite a shame but I do not think you will have too many takers as another program Konfabulator allows its own widgets and There are hundreds of widgets including clocks. I guess you have the right to sell your work but I will keep your site bookmarked as a site to NEVER try any software from. It sure is a shame but we will soon have 100's of free widgets.
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$9.95

4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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