I'm still working without a clock

Last year I wrote a post about how I was going to work without a clock. This was completely inspired by Cocoa developer Zach Waugh who wrote about the same topic. As part of this post, he also talked about his small Mac app called Clock.app which is an open source project. Since you sometimes need to know the time, the app provides a quick way to get the time using Alfred or Quicksilver to launch this simple app. For example, you can type cmd+space cl [enter] and I the time.

I actually stopped doing this for awhile. I’m not sure why. I love working this way and recently went back to the clock-free environment. It works so well for me that when I’m working on an app on my phone and see the time, I get a little upset.

One small problem I had was I often used the clock to identify the date. Since it was open source, I forked it and updated Clock.app to have the date.

If you’d like to try it out, you can download the built version from Github or checkout the source.

Clock.app customized