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Clock5

Page Created: 4th August, 1998

Last Update: 13th May, 2003


Why Clock5?:


I use my Psion at work on a daily basis. Some of the information in it is relatively sensitive. Quite often I have to wander away from my desk and on a number of occasions I've come back to my desk to find someone playing with my Psion out of 'techno-curiosity'. I'd started to use the built-in password screen on the machine but it's a pain to use every time and I didn't always remember to set it. On my PC I make use of one of the standard 'sleeping' screensavers that has password protection built into it to 'guard' its contents temporarily and I thought it'd be useful to have something similar on my Psion that looked after the 'security' automatically.

Initially I thought that something similar to Daniel Landes 'Polygon' program with password protection and a time-out feature added would be fine. After thinking about it some more though, I thought that I'd rather have the 'screen candy' doing something more useful than just bouncing lines around the screen...

When I had a Psion Series 3a, I was a great fan of Dan Comiskey's 'Clock' program for the 3a/c that displayed a very nice digital clock over the whole space of the screen. The digits were displayed with grey 'shadows' behind them and the whole thing looked very appealing - especially from a distance. After a while he developed Clock to have a bring-to-front-on-timeout feature - although from memory I don't think there was ever password protection built into it (I may be wrong though). So that was the plan then - to generate an improved EPOC version that could be used as a password-protected screensaver...

Since it was going to be freeware, I could quite happily release Beta's, and then version improvements as I went along. As with many of the Psion-related things I do, this would be a learning curve for me as much as anything else. If others liked what I was doing too then great!

Clock5 - "The time to save your Psion..."

Clock5 Awards:

Clock5 awarded a 5 Cow rating by PsionKing
Clock5 awarded a 5 Cow rating by PsionKing
Awarded 5/5 stars from Fox Pop - Click here to read Alan Barlow's review.Awarded 5/5 stars from Fox Pop - Click here to read Alan Barlow's review.Awarded 5/5 stars from Fox Pop - Click here to read Alan Barlow's review.Awarded 5/5 stars from Fox Pop - Click here to read Alan Barlow's review.Awarded 5/5 stars from Fox Pop - Click here to read Alan Barlow's review.
   Awarded 5 usefulness stars from Fox Pop
(New review -  9th January, 2000)
Awarded 5 Fox-Gods for compatability with the Geofox - Click here to read Bob Norris's review.Awarded 5 Fox-Gods for compatability with the Geofox - Click here to read Bob Norris's review.Awarded 5 Fox-Gods for compatability with the Geofox - Click here to read Bob Norris's review.Awarded 5 Fox-Gods for compatability with the Geofox - Click here to read Bob Norris's review.Awarded 5 Fox-Gods for compatability with the Geofox - Click here to read Bob Norris's review.
Awarded 5 Fox-Gods for compatibility with the Geofox
(Original review - 18th November, 1998)
Clock5 was voted 'Best EPOC Freeware Application 1998'
Voted 'Best EPOC Freeware App. 1998' by Start@EPOC
Click here to see Psion Place's 'Best Awards'
Voted a 'Best Award' by PsionPlace
5 cows
Awarded a 5 Cow rating by the new Tucows PDA News site

Clock5 - "The time to save your Psion..."

Compatible with: Psion Series 5 Psion 5mx Series 7 Ericsson MC218 Geofox netBook RevoOregan Scientific Osaris

Please let me know what you think of Clock5 by voting for it at EpocZone.  Just select your score (10 is best, 1 is worst) and click on 'Vote'.  Thank you.

Clock5 running on a Series 5/mx

Clock5 running on the Series 5/mx.  To see Clock5 on a Revo, click here.


Clock5 Downloads:

Clock5CZ.zip (318Kb)
Download v1.86 - Czech
Clock5NL.zip (281Kb)
Download v1.86 - Dutch
Clock5DA.zip (181Kb)
Download v1.86 - Danish
Clock5.zip (274Kb)
Download v1.87 - English
Clock5FIN.zip (352Kb)
Download v1.86 - Finnish
Clock5F.zip  (289Kb)
Download v1.87 - French 
Clock5D.zip (291Kb)
Download v1.87 - German
Clock5Hu.zip (274Kb)
Download v1.86 - Hungarian
Clock5I.zip (303Kb)
Download v1.86 - Italian
Clock5N.zip  (284Kb)
Download v1.86 - Norwegian
Clock5Po.zip  (197Kb)
Download v1.86 - Portuguese
Clock5RU.zip  (191Kb)  NB: Your Psion will need to support Russian language text for it to work.
Download v1.85 - Russian
Clock5Sp.zip  (182Kb)
Download v1.86 - Spanish
VoiceFemEN.zip  (121Kb)
VoiceFemEN.zip  - A female voice to replace the default male voice in Clock5 (English)
Clock5S.zip  (334Kb)
Download v1.86 - Swedish

Click on the appropriate country flag above to download. If your own language isn't here (and you're prepared to translate some texts), then please let me know - don't worry, there isn't any programming required!

Clock5 Users Worlwide:


(Map updated 13th May, 2003)
(Latest town(s) added: Szczecin, Poland; Mugla, Turkey; Florence, Italy; Aarhus, Denmark)

I've received hundreds of emails over the years since Clock5 was first published - with questions, suggestions, requests, 'thank you's, or even - just occasionally - bug reports! ;-) Some of these come from very far afield (relative to where I am in the UK anyway) and it always makes me feel good to know that people all over the world can get some use out of my software. I've always had half a mind to track how far it gets and so I've eventually managed to overcome inertia and start doing just that.

The red dots on the map below mark the location of some of the people who have sent me emails about Clock5. I'd like to see just how many more red dots I can add in the future so if your location isn't marked then please send me an email and let me know where you are using Clock5! And if you have already sent an email in the past but I haven't marked your position then please accept my apologies - my email filing isn't as good as it should be! Send me another to remind me and I'll add your town to the map.

Clock5 around the world

Where in the world do you use Clock5 ?  Email me atAnti-SPAM email image: just type it in as you read it.  :) or use the On-line feedback form




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