With over a 100 clock apps in the AppStore it may be hard to decide which one you should to go for. Although many of them tell you about time, in a million different ways, from old clock to digital, none provide features that you would actually need from the clock app. For one being ability toÂ automaticallyÂ switch on and off, consume very little power, provide alarm and go to standby mode when needed (Apple is to blame). This brings us to the point of why we need clock apps in the Appstore at all? Sure, it may be nice from time to time to turn the clock app on and look at the clock at your desk, but why would you need to do that…after all, it’s only consuming power. There have been also attempts to rationalise this purpose by suggesting that you should plug your iPhone into power outlet and let it charge whilst it’s displaying time. This all seems way cumbersome and totally defeating the point of a clock, simple and useful.
This brings us to the point of what makes a good iPhone clock app. Taking into account what I mentioned above, none of these apps fulfil the purpose we expect from them so the way we should look at this is by analysing which app gives us most aesthetic pleasure, ie which one looks best regardless of whether it’s actually useful. Think of it as a companion, something that gives purpose to visualising time on the iPhone.
1PX CLOCK is one of those clock apps. Simple, minimal,Â gorgeous andÂ graphical. It is more aboutÂ representationÂ of time rather than functionality. It’s an absolute pleasure watching your screen fill with minutes in a black and white pixel like containers. Think about the time as a day, one full container that slowly gets filled showing you how much empty space is left. A contemporary sand clock?
Here is a description of the app:
1PX CLOCK is “1pixcel = 1 second” clock tick.
24 each square represents one hour.
And 360 one pixel is painted black and every second.
1px movement is small enough not to see that move as hard as one.
However, a second a lap seconds, 1 minute to create a column, you can clearly see a little bit over time.
1px clock in a black and white can be visualized.
Between work and a small, 1PX CLOCK try to feel the flow of time goes by?
Did I mention it was also FREE?
Developer:Â e-bird Inc.