Saying the weekday on each would be great too (ex: Friday, March 21). When you're working with Australia it can be hard to remember that they're almost a full day ahead.
I use it almost daily.
I prefer using UTC, myself. I think it's the way of the future. Timezones have long since been obsolete with the advent of a globalized world, not to mention that they are an unholy mess. UTC is universal.
So while we aren't going to switch to UTC for a while, I would very much thank you if you'd use UTC on websites and other internet related services. It simplifies things for everyone and will drive adoption forward.
I'm sure there was an article on the front page where they talked about the build and stuff like local storage on iPad. (it started life as an iPad web app).
I'm aware that "dupes" are bound to occur, but this was big news last time around and I'm surprised no one remembers it.
It's lightweight, suggesting minimum use of drop-shadows and css3 effects but that's pretty much about it. From usability perspective, I still find standard 2 arm analog clock designs more useful.
It shows completely random cities I don't care about. As a bonus it doesn't mention what timezone they are in. Also, I'm pretty sure my locale doesn't use 12h format.
Anyway, I don't mind the "Freckle" ad at the end, but please don't hijack my clicks. If I want to open it in a new tab, don't use a js on_click, and put a simple link to the website.
This tool (everytimezone) does not allow go beyond tomorrow.
The main consumer problem it solves for me is the "I'm in Barcelona on Tuesday and need a conference call between Atlanta and Ukraine. What is a time that's workable for everyone"
It's indispensable for that problem for me. Filtering TZ and adding TZ would be a nice additional feature though.
Really digging it so far
It's a pain but, it's better than doing all the math
EDIT: ooh actually, could do with an option to remove/add the sliding time selection. I'm finding it hard to revert to my current local time once I've moved the selection.
Content marketing at its finest. Great job.
I have a cron script that runs every hour that pulls in sat images of cloud cover, the earth, and then the daylight lines and composites them together with imagemagick. I got the script from a lifehacker article where they used it for wallpaper.
Neat. Any chance of you putting it up somewhere?
For the moment I prefer www.time.is which takes a different approach but what I want.
My problem with Google (and this site) is sometimes I don't know a city and am only given a timezone (e.g. on the phone someone says "Call me back before 7:30 Pacific").
Could you also put the timezone (both GMT and other name) besides the city name? (as subscript & subscript, one over the orther)
[ex: San Francisco (PDT/GMT-x)]
$ TZ=Australia/Sydney date
Thu Mar 22 19:16:41 EST 2012
I designed it this way because none of the time zone tools out there reflect the actual nature of time (zones): simultaneous, overlapping lines thru time. ETZ doesn't just give you the answer, it helps you create a useful model of understanding to take with you & use even when you're not looking at ETZ.
We've been slowly improving it, so expect more options for customizing the tz's you see & static links to times in the future, etc.
EDIT: if you like the design of ETZ, you will probably love Freckle, which is our time tracking / productivity tool -- all about making your data painless to get, then super useful & actionable: http://letsfreckle.com/startups/
eg. I'm currently in Sydney where the time is referred to as AEDST (Australian Easter Daylight Savings Time)
My biggest peeve with timezones is seeing something like "Live at 6PM PST!" and I have absolutely no idea what PST is, when it is, etc.
Note: as far as im concerned anything like that should always have a countdown timer to go along with it.. it instantly solves the problem for everyone as they can figure out what time that will be very easily.
I do have some nits to pick. When opening the page the only time displayed is my local time, which is the only time I don't need since I already know it. Clicking somewhere shows me times, but try as I might I can't seem to get it to show me the current time in other time zones. This is the most common (and default) thing I would want to see, and I can't seem to get it at all.
I love that one-page design for Freckle, but you might want to add a trial sign-up button at the top too for us impatient types! (I know it's not the 'real' landing page which is letsfreckle.com, curious as to why you would point us to this smallish version? A/B testing experiment?)
Everytimezone looks awesome! My remarks on the design, but I understand it's still a work in progress of course:
- don't just show cities, but also zones like 'Central European Time' or 'GMT' or 'Central time'.
- in the cities, include their timezone (GMT-1, GMT+3, etc)
- why just limit it to 'know'? When scheduling a meeting for within a couple of days I think it would be cool if I could scroll to the right to see how things are in that day. Or perhaps provide an input field to set the 'central' day viewed in the tool or something.
Its a nice looking finished product, I'd like to go back and see how the framework looks now...
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