VelaClock Deluxe
VelaClock Deluxe
2.3.0

3.7

VelaClock Deluxe free download for Mac

VelaClock Deluxe

2.3.0
11 August 2017

Dashboard world clock widget.

Overview

VelaClock Deluxe 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.

VelaClock Deluxe has all the features of the standard version, plus:

  • Add user-defined places: defining and adding places allows cities that are not already built into VelaClock to be included. Any latitude and longitude will work; a GPS can be used to enter your current location. This feature provides accurate times for sunrise, sunset, twilight, moonrise and moonset for any location one enters.
  • Change the current date: changing the current date provides the ability to view information for any day in the past or future (from 1932 to 2020). Daylight Saving Time rules are up-to-date and historically accurate. This feature allows one to determine sunrise, sunset and twilight times for days in the past or future. Additionally, one can determine moonrise and moonset times as well as phase for any day. This is great for photography and outdoor activities.

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.
  • A Change Date pane that provides the ability to view information (sunrise time, etc.) for any day in the past or future (from 1932 to 2020).

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.

User Comments: http://veladg.com/vcComments.html

What's new in VelaClock Deluxe

Version 2.3.0:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated

11 VelaClock Deluxe Reviews

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Lord-Thunderfart
11 April 2009

Most helpful

While VCD is very nicely put together and works quite well, I don't think that it's worth $16. It's still just a widget and NO widget is worth that much, IMHO. OK, I'll admit it, I just don't think much of the whole widget concept...in fact I detest widgets. True, I can use Amnesty Singles to turn a widget into a small app, as God intended, but I'm just not gonna pay $16 for VCD. So I just won't purchase it. I feel the same way about the standard Velaclock which sells for $10.
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Version 2.1.12
sabobrian
18 February 2016
This WAS a great app that I used regularly, but the new version is unable to access my previous user-defined locations, and I can't add new ones.
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Version 2.2.8
Marcossi
11 January 2016
Great app used for long.
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Version 2.2.8
Marcossi
10 January 2016
Velaclock is dead. And last update was February 2011. I found no similar widgets either.
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Version 2.2.8
2 answer(s)
TigerJohn
TigerJohn
11 January 2016
Vela Clock DELUXE was just updated January 10 (2016) to fix a date change situation that caused it to fail.
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Marcossi
Marcossi
11 January 2016
Yes I forgot to wright. I sent an email to support and they where very fast to send me a new version.
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Darukaru
06 August 2012
Now works with Mountain Lion. Thanks to the developers for a quick update.
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Version 2.2.7
2 answer(s)
Marcossi
Marcossi
22 August 2012
What are you talking about? It DON'T work with Mountain Lion and has not been updated since 25 nov 2010. Or did I miss something?!?
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Jcherian
Jcherian
15 May 2013
MacUpdate Admin: Please update this page to show v2.2.9 is the latest version (the MU email today led me to believe v2.2.8 was the latest version). v2.2.9 now works for me on Mountain Lion 10.8.3. Thank you Vela Design Group for continuing to support us.
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Darukaru
27 July 2012
Completely broken under Mountain Lion. Hoping there'll be an update soon.
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Version 2.2.7
1 answer(s)
Jcherian
Jcherian
15 May 2013
Still broken on v2.2.8 released today (running 10.8.3). No regions available in drop down menu. I do have Velacustom showing a city but can't select it. Trashing pref file for widget did not help.
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Jamohr001
27 November 2009
I have used the trial version for 15 days although without fully using all of its features. I'm now debating whether I want to pay the $16 to keep it on my Mac. I also think it's steeply priced, though cool. It's one of very few widgets I keep around, and seems more accurate than the weather widget, that yesterday told me it was raining as the sun poured in my window. (Which to believe, widget or window... widget or window...) One thing I question is why it can only go back to 1932, and worse, goes no further than 2020. Aren't there available tables Veleclock could use that go much farther in both directions? Yes, I know, the world ends in 2012 according to another popular calendar app, but I choose to live in denial, and I want my software to support me therein, more than 8 measly years past Doom.
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Version 2.2.1
petert89
25 July 2009
Like others here I have little use of (most) widgets. Velaclock is one of those that I have regular use for. It is a simple elegant widget that does what I need, it gives me the time in all the time zones my clients are in, and then just gets out of the way (as do all widgets. IMO it is worth the money. Have a Great day!    pete.
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Version 2.1.14
Thus-spake-z
13 April 2009
I don't care for widgets either but I do like Velaclock Deluxe. What I'd like to see is VCD made into an app with the addition of a menu bar toggle to activate and quit it. I'd pay $16 for it then, but $16 for a widget? Never.
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Version 2.1.12
Lord-Thunderfart
11 April 2009
While VCD is very nicely put together and works quite well, I don't think that it's worth $16. It's still just a widget and NO widget is worth that much, IMHO. OK, I'll admit it, I just don't think much of the whole widget concept...in fact I detest widgets. True, I can use Amnesty Singles to turn a widget into a small app, as God intended, but I'm just not gonna pay $16 for VCD. So I just won't purchase it. I feel the same way about the standard Velaclock which sells for $10.
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Version 2.1.12
Cn-steve
02 August 2008
Not worth the money, IMO. I regret purchasing this.
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Version 2.1.8
3 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
02 August 2008
please backup your claims with reasons
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Version 2.1.8
Cn-steve
Cn-steve
02 August 2008
What kind of 'backup' does one need for an opinion? This widget is no worth the money. That's how I feel after purchasing it. Why? Well because it's just not that nice of a widget, I've found others that are comparable / better that are free. Do you want me to list those here? Would that be appropriate?
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Version 2.1.8
Veladg
Veladg
21 December 2008
I am the developer of VelaClock Deluxe. After purchasing VelaClock Deluxe if one is unsatisfied, please contact us directly (via the Send Feedback button on the back of the widget or from our web site). We have a liberal return policy and we do not always monitor comments made on macupdate.com. Also, before purchasing VelaClock Deluxe please try out the fully functional demo for up to 15 days. Thank you, Chuck
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Version 2.1.10
$15.95

3.7

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