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Author Topic: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)  (Read 2148 times)

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Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:03 AM »
I'm looking for a site, or software, that will quickly show time (current or given) in all timezones, or in timezones of choice.

1) Maybe like the map below - but instead of +1, +2, etc, it would simply show either (a) the current time in each time zone, or (b) show a given time (i.e. one I add). Ideally I would be able to add the 'given' time in a timezone of my choice.

Screenshot - 2017-06-07 , 11_53_04.pngIntelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
[http://staging.timeanddate.com/time/map/]

Most sites I found so far request a location -- I simply want to know a timezone e.g.
  • what time is it now in Pacific Time, or
  • what time would it be here, when it is 9pm pacific time


2) Or something like this below would be good, if I could custom add timezones, instead of cities

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[http://www.zeitverschiebung.net/en/]
Tom

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 05:07 AM »
This one is half way there -- shows current time on a map:

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http://www.worldtimezone.com/
Tom

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 09:04 PM »
Edit:  you already mentioned the website I always use   :-[

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 10:47 PM »
I know you said you don't want to enter a location, so this isn't very helpful, but just FYI:

The default clock in Android allows you to add multiple locations, and shows the current time/date at those locations.

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 03:21 AM »
I know you said you don't want to enter a location, so this isn't very helpful, but just FYI:

The default clock in Android allows you to add multiple locations, and shows the current time/date at those locations.

the more the merrier :up:
but I use a windows phone :-( lol
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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 07:26 AM »
https://24timezones.com/#/map
A very nice implementation - mouseover a city to show it's current time:

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oddly, it's almost three minutes out by my clock here, which I'm just after syncing with time.nist.gov
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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2017, 07:43 AM »
Nirsoft just released TimeZonesView:  http://www.nirsoft.n...time_zones_view.html

Does that do what you want?

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 08:06 AM »
Nirsoft just released TimeZonesView:  http://www.nirsoft.n...time_zones_view.html

Does that do what you want?

that's another very good one -- it does do what I want:
when someone says/writes that xyz is at 9:30, say, Eastern Time, or Pacific Standard Time, I can sort by timezone and see what time they are now.
Thanks Skwire :up:

EDIT//
which I probably didnt well explain in OP:
  • most times are given as a being in a particular timezone
  • most 'time' websites offer the time in such-and-such a city (with no description of the actual timezone)
So TimeZonesView hits the spot :up:
Tom
« Last Edit: August 11, 2017, 08:14 AM by tomos »

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2017, 02:54 PM »
but I use a windows phone :-( lol

Holy shit! There are two of us!

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2017, 03:26 PM »
but I use a windows phone :-( lol

Holy shit! There are two of us!


With that kind of support, it's a wonder that they drew back on it. There's money to be made!

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2017, 03:46 PM »
but I use a windows phone :-( lol

Holy shit! There are two of us!


With that kind of support, it's a wonder that they drew back on it. There's money to be made!

You mock me ... But I want another..

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2017, 07:37 PM »
I know of two other people who use/like/prefer Windows phones. So take heart. You're not alone.

I wouldn't be surprised if there were tens of you out there! :P

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2017, 07:47 PM »
oddly, it's almost three minutes out by my clock here, which I'm just after syncing with time.nist.gov

What if you use pool.ntp.org ?

It'll pick the closest to your location, I've got a 8-10 second delay between system and what that site shows.

I thought at some point someone mentioned a util that did something with the system clock, (measured the delay?) ?
@Miles when he was having trouble syncing to the college LAN or something?

EDIT: Here it is: One Shot System Time Sync

I was close  :P

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« Last Edit: August 11, 2017, 07:58 PM by 4wd »

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2017, 01:22 AM »
This might be of use, so I shall mention it:
I recall that the FARR plugin TimeZone was very good    :Thmbsup:   but I uninstalled it as it stopped working for me (on Win XP), and I never went back to reinstall it after that. I think it worked OK with Win7 though. I might try it on Win10 now that I have recalled it.

See discussion: Re: FARR Plugin: TimeZone [Update version 1.4.2]

EDIT: 2017-08-12 2012hrs: Nope. Cannot get FARRTimeZone to work. It installs OK (from a .ZIP file), but the all-important Options settings page seems to be inoperable. The user has to stop the FARRTimeZone process before that page can even be accessed.
Maybe that might have been why I gave it up years ago; not sure.
Maybe it has been abandoned? The author (@Perry Mowbray) doesn't seem to have updated/fixed the proggie since v1.4.2 - 2010.12.08.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2017, 03:20 AM by IainB »

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2017, 01:31 AM »
but I use a windows phone :-( lol
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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2017, 10:19 AM »
but I use a windows phone :-( lol

Holy shit! There are two of us!


With that kind of support, it's a wonder that they drew back on it. There's money to be made!

You mock me ... But I want another..


Me mock?  Never!  And if it was- it was a friendly mocking :P

Truthfully, I was almost along with you for the ride.  But instead I put off getting a phone until after Windows Phone was pretty much dead.

There, but for the grace of God, go I...

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Re: Intelligent Time Zone display (online or local)
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2017, 04:34 PM »
oddly, it's almost three minutes out by my clock here, which I'm just after syncing with time.nist.gov

What if you use pool.ntp.org ?

It'll pick the closest to your location, I've got a 8-10 second delay between system and what that site shows.

I thought at some point someone mentioned a util that did something with the system clock, (measured the delay?) ?
@Miles when he was having trouble syncing to the college LAN or something?

EDIT: Here it is: One Shot System Time Sync

For those interested this command line worked for me:
htpdate www.timeanddate.com  set

I didnt download anything, but notice that that site, that Miles quotes, is twenty seconds behind the other site I linked to above (https://24timezones.com/#/map)
on my laptop I was ~ five minutes out:
after syncing with pool.ntp.org, I am now exactly synced with the www.timeanddate.com site :up:


EDIT//PS I like windows phone/s too :-* :P
Tom