Please note: TimeMan will not run on the Siena due to its smaller screen
This shell now has 3 views; "World clocks", "No clocks" and "Large digital clock". The first (and default view) is "World clocks", where 6 user configured world clocks are displayed in digital/analog for any world city and also with a line of user defined text at the bottom. These clocks are very flexible! To set them, you can have TimeMan search for a city in the World database and use the results. This is fine for large cities like London or New York, etc. but if you wanted to set up a clock based on, say, a small town in the South of France, it wouldn't be much use. So, TimeMan also lets you set up a clock using data you provide yourself!
No clocks is pretty obvious! While this view is a bit boring, it does save on the memory TimeMan uses, and also makes TimeMan run slightly faster. It is ideal for those who don't want to use the world clocks but do want the other features.
And finally in terms of views, Large Digital Clock is a very useful new addition. Only available to registered users, this view mimics some of the alarm clocks you can buy and displays a full screen digital clock! Very useful indeed - especially in the middle of the night, when you want to see that time but don't want to turn on a light to look at your watch!
Here is a screenshot with the view set to world clocks - configurable via preferences and also the diamond key. This shot was taken from the 3c to show that TimeMan has the ability to detect if you're running a 3a or 3c/3mx and show the correct style analog clocks accordingly...
...and this shot shows the very useful "Large digital clock" mode in action:
Since TimeMan is now very comprehensive there is a full Psion style help system included that explains clearly and concisely every feature of TimeMan. As you can see, this help has links to related topics. What the shot doesn't show you is that the help is now context sensitive and available from all of the menus and main dialogs:
This shot shows the "Settings" menu card. As you'll see, TimeMan has many, many user configurable options to make it behave exactly as you'd like:
Finally, to give you an idea of just a few of my favourite and some of the most useful utilities included in TimeMan, here is a shot of one of the other menu cards. As you'll see, the background is set to "No Clocks" mode, which saves on System Memory usage by about 10-15K:
There's no way that I can cover all of TimeMan's features in great depth on this page, so here is a list of the highlights:
TimeMan is Shareware. This means that after a trial period of 25 days in which you test TimeMan to see if you like it and want to use it, you MUST register with me (the author). Full details of how to do this are in the program, but the most important thing you need to know is that the fee is a mere 10 UK Pounds or 18 US Dollars (or the equivalent in a different currency plus 10% extra). This is not really a lot for such a feature packed program!
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Note: Series 3mx users, please contact me if you want to get a version of TimeMan which allows the 'new style' analog clocks to be shown (see top screen shot). TimeMan v4.00F works out that the clocks can be displayed OK if you are running on a 3c, but not if you're using a 3mx. The current v4.10 beta fixes this.