Because we have customers and suppliers in many parts of the world, I frequently need to know what time it is in other cities.
Until recently my favourite resources were:
- just typing ‘what time is it new york’ into Google (and this invariably gives me the answer from TimeAndDate.com
- TimeZoneCheck.com (which has a nice map style layout, which really helps to understand the time difference)
What I like about Time Map is the way I can see the time in 7 different cities at once. I’ve always had to think hard about US time zones, and somehow West, Central and Eastern times all together makes it very easy to understand. I can also see the time in the UK and India, which means I can ‘visualise’ the time all around the world.
The interface lets you hover over one of the 7 cities and a line sweeps out to point to the correct dot on the map. It also shows you the day/night situation, so it is easy to visualise when people are likely to be available.
This is a beautifully implemented widget that is head and shoulders above the other tools I have used to tackle the timezone map issue.
Hope you have a Mac and can enjoy it too.