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AlfaClock Free Edition 1.99

by James 1 December 2008 2 Comments

AlfaClock is a small freeware program that replaces your Windows tray clock with a better clock, with a lot more features.


The main reason that pushed me to search for a Windows tray clock replacement is that most times I don’t know the date, I have some problems with the calendar I might say. So I wanted a freeware program that could show me date, time and maybe give me some more features without having a huge memory footprint.

So here’s AlfaClock.


AlfaClock screenshot

AlfaClock screenshot

It shows the date and time and it has a quite small memory footprint, around 5 MB. The good thing is that you can customize almost everything concerning the clock display, from the date format to fonts and colors. Another good feature is that the calendar pops up if you click the tray clock, and that is just what I wanted. It also offers an alarm clock feature if you need it.

Version Tested




Operating System

Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP

Download link


 Tiny, easy to use.

 The features are just what I needed, nothing more, nothing less.

 Does not have a Vista version.

 It can only be used for free until March 2009. Enough time to find something better.



AlfaClock Free Edition is good enough for my needs. It has a paid version too, but the freeware version offers enough features. It can only be used for free until March 2009 they say. Well, I guess I’ll find something better until then, or maybe they will change their mind.

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If you have any trouble with this software just leave a comment, I’ll help you out! If you know better free programs in the same category, please let me know!



  • John said:

    If it’s free until March 2009 then it’s not freeware. Do you even know the definition of freeware? This is from Wikipedia: “Freeware is different from shareware, where the user is obliged to pay (e.g. after some trial period or for additional functionality).”


  • Johnny Karp said:

    I know the definition, I just prefer not to get stuck in definitions. I tested this program and I published the results, including the March 2009 thing, because I think that the program is quite good and I hope it will turn 100 % freeware sooner or later.

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