iSmartClock with Full Screen and Mouse Detection is a very special clock for your Mac. It is smart because of its minimalistic and elegant design and because it knows when you need it and when you do not. It never gets in the way.

There are many clock applications out there that are often great to look at but cannot be used on a regular basis because of their CPU/graphic card misuse or because they lack important and practical features. iSmartClock wants to make up for all of that.

You can keep it showing all the time anywhere on your screen on top of everything. It will not disturb you because you can customize its look and it gently fades away every time you mouse over it. You can also have it appear only when you are working in Full Screen mode in another application (menu bar and system clock are hidden in Full Screen, so you cannot normally know what time it is).

Every time you need it you can use a keyboard shortcut to display the clock for a number of seconds, if it is not showing. A shortcut is also available to activate and deactivate it in a snap.

- Menu bar application: no icon in your Dock
- Possibility to disable icon in order to save space in your menu bar
- Very low computer resource usage
- Option to automatically start at login
- Full Screen recognition to show the clock if you enter Full Screen mode in another application: at last you can now know the time without moving your mouse to get the menu bar to show up!
- Mouse detection: clock hides itself when you mouse over it or if you drag something on it (can also be temporarily disabled)
- Digital (12h, AM/PM, 24h) or analog display
- Additional digital clock in application menu
- Animated seconds 'filling' the circular track: they let you focus on hours and minutes
- Customization of color, opacity, and size of all elements: your imagination is the limit
- Ability to save one combination of values (color, opacity, and size) as a Favorite
- Date displayed in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish: even if the application is (at the moment) only in English, you can have your clock showing in another language (more languages to come)
- Possibility to copy clock image to clipboard to later paste it into documents: create a colorful timestamp, surprise your friends!
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts to activate/deactivate clock and to display it momentarily.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

randommac ,

It just works (and looks cool).

I’m a 25 year Mac user (not a 25 year old). I’ve seen a lot of apps that have essential functions but are clunky. They go quickly in the trash bin. Then there are those that are pretty, but not worth the CPU cycles — to the trash! iSmartClock works quietly, smoothly, and is cleverly thought out.

I really appreciate that it fades from view when mousing over it. That keeps it from ever being in the way. The app has allowed me to remove the date and time from my menubar, giving me room for at least 5 more app menulets. I haven’t spent much time exploring the customization options because I like the default, but I’m sure I’ll get there.

It’s inexpensive, quiet, smooth, and looks great. The only thing clunky about it is its name. :)

wiz661 ,

Simple and works well

As a developer, I spend all day on my Mac. Many, many apps try to do too many things to justify their “value", many of which get in the way of doing their intended purpose well; and the app ends up in the trash. iSmartClock is simple, yet elegant in how it is implemented. It’s there when you need it, and goes away automatically when you mouse over it. Perfect for my full-screen editing sessions! Are there things that could be impreved? Sure; but for $3 this is a great example of paying for an app because it provides more value than a free one. Well done Alberto!

Zylerzee ,

Good stuff

This clock is very handy. I have to use a VM with Windows and RDC to a Windows server as well, and this clock is right there to let me know the right time (server is in a different time zone). LIke I said, very handy. Works well. Doesn't seem to use much memory. All around pretty darn good. I like that it gets itself out of the way easily when you need it to.


Alberto Rinaldi
2.9 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor



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