Chiming Digital Clock

Chiming Digital Clock (clockED) was inspired by the original Heathkit clock available back in the 1970s. With the defaults in effect, this version reproduces its classic display as well as its classic Westminster chimes. The chimes sound on each quarter hour and on the hour the clock tolls out the hour.

clockED is available for Windows PCs and Android devices. Either version is available here for FREE - no license fee required.

Click on clock to play sample default chimes.
Chiming Digital Clock

clockED can be changed from its default settings. There are settings for the sounds it plays - both 1/4 hours and seconds sounds, settings for color - both background and clock digits, and settings for the font the clock digits are displayed in.

There are sounds and fonts provided in the install packages. The user (you) can supply additional sounds and fonts. Colors are selected from those provided by the host operating systems.

You can make changes to the settings by clicking onto the face of the clock (Windows) or touch the screen (Android) to activate the small control panel. Click on or touch the various options to make changes to the clock.

ClockED Settings

For Windows PC installs, you can add sounds (both 1/4 hour and seconds) and fonts. For Windows 64-bit PCs, clockED installs in the folder 'C:/Program Files (x86)/EDit/clockED'. For 32-bit PCs, clockED installs in the folder 'C:/Program Files/EDit/clockED'.

To add sounds, in the folder '.../clockED, create the folder named 'Sounds' and within that folder create two more folders - one named 'Hours' and one named 'Seconds'. Then the folder tree would look like:

.../clockED
      Sounds
         Hours
         Seconds

In the Seconds folder, you create one folder for each type of seconds sounds (ie. Gongs, Bells, Chimes, Voices, ...). The name you give each folder is displayed by the settings panel as a new available seconds sound choice. Within that new folder, you create up to 2 mp3 files. In the Hours folder, you create one folder for each type of hour sounds (ie. Gongs, Bells, Chimes, Voices, ...). The name you give each folder is displayed by the settings panel as a new available hour sound choice. Within that new folder, you create up to 5 mp3 files.

Folder Files
.../EDit/clockED/
     Sounds/Seconds/NewSeconds
s1.mp3 - the 'tick' sound
s2.mp3 - the 'tock' sound
.../EDit/clockED/
     Sounds/Hours/NewHour
q0.mp3 - the hour counting sound
q1.mp3 - the 1st quarter hour sound (:15)
q2.mp3 - the 2nd quarter hour sound (:30)
q3.mp3 - the 3rd quarter hour sound (:45)
q4.mp3 - the 4th quarter hour sound (:00)

A sound will play to its completion, so ... make sure your seconds sounds are short enough so they don't prevent the next second from playing.

To add fonts for ClockED to use, you must have a TrueType (.ttf) file(s). Windows provides an install process for new fonts. Just click on the .ttf file to begin its install sequence. ClockED uses installed Windows system and user supplied fonts.

For Android installs, you can add sounds (both 1/4 hour and seconds) and fonts. clockED installs in a protected folder - as do all Android apps. Android devices provide a 'Documents' folder. clockED will look in that folder for folders named 'Sounds' and 'Fonts'. When they exist, clockED will add their contents to the settings panel.

To add sounds, in the folder '.../Documents, create the folder named 'Sounds' and within that folder create two more folders - one named 'Hours' and one named 'Seconds'. Then the folder tree would look like:

.../Documents
      Sounds
         Hours
         Seconds

The contents of these two folders - Hours and Seconds - are the same as described above for Windows installs.

To add fonts, in the folder '.../Documents, create the folder named 'Fonts' and within that folder store the TrueType font files (.ttf) you want clockED to include in the settings panel as choices.