Super, how does BetaClock (now Freeware) relate to AlfaClock Free in features? The latest BetaClock install file is ~42% the size of that of AlfaClock 1.99 (on download.com; shows 1.90 on alfaclock.com), but that does not necessarily mean anything... BetaClock may just be "leaner & meaner".
This is a strange story, let me explain:
BetaClock used to be called AlphaClock and was always free. Then someone apparently ripped it off and made AlfaClock which was shareware. As you can see it was really confusing to try to find the original and what was actually going on. You couldn't tell if the shareware was the true version or the free one was the true version, or even if maybe they were all by the same author. Anyway, so the original guy renamed his Betaclock and it is still free (and the best). Alfaclock is still around, but I would consider it a ripoff.
The unfortunate thing is that the Betaclock author has the most minimalist webpage, I think it just has a link to the program and that's it.
I looked around pretty intensely for clock software and I think Betaclock is the best, hands down.