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FoxClocks

June 29th, 2007 at 4:00am — Rating: Firefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointLink

When people travel across the globe, you kind of lose track of time in other time zones. FoxClocks is definitely for the individual who travels, and I mean a lot.

FoxClocks allows you to setup a list of locations across the world to display in your status bar. You can have any number of locations and either countries or cities can be selected.

After installation, I started to play with FoxClocks. As I've said before many times, I only have so much space for additional components on my status bar. By default, FoxClocks displays four cities with the time displayed by each city. That takes WAY too much space. I immediately dove into the preferences by right-clicking on any time displayed on the status bar and selected Options to get the preferences.

Pay particular attention to the Position and Style tab. At the bottom, there is an option called Display as. Here you can select multiple docks or a FoxClocks icon. I selected the FoxClocks icon and it was exactly what I was looking for. Hover over the world icon and immediately see your list of times.

For any new Firefox add-on builder out there, listen up! Space is the name of the game. The less space you take up on the status bar, the more welcome the add-on will be on someone's status bar.

Personally, I don't have a need for the extension, but I'm very impressed with the way the add-on options are laid out in a very clean and easily understandable interface.

A great add-on for the world traveler and it also works with Sunbird (Calendar equivalent) and Thunderbird (email client) as well.