9.21 (December 24, 2020)
Updated time zone database to version IANA 2020e;
Fixed a small bug in the chime settings dialog (sound files could not be loaded);
Some minor optimizations
Rebuilt the city database, using city names in ASCII format instead of UTF format.
That makes it easier to search for cities in some Asian countries like Turkey or Vietnam on a western keyboard;
The map section in the city dialog is now hidden when "Time Zone" locations are selected. Some minor optimizations.
Fixed a small bug in the offline activation; Updated a few DLLs; cleaned Reuters news from the feed list
In the Meeting Planner the cursor keys (left/right) can be used to move the needle, after locking it; Updated some DLLs
Fixed the AutoStart function
Updated time zone database to version IANA 2020d
Updated time zone database to version IANA 2020b; Some minor optimizations
Fixed an issue with offline activation
Fixed the City List and Time Zone List in the Converter dialog
Updated the installer, using InnoSetup 6 now
Fixed the installer, program name is now 8 again to avoid double entries in the control panel
Fixed the world map control that was broken after the update to .Net 4.72
9.0 (July 3, 2020)
Fixed the weather report and the online activation and update functions, which were apparently broken by a Windows update;
Changed the required .Net Framework version from 4.52 to 4.72 and updated some DLLs
Bugfix: daily alarms for another city (not local time) now work correctly; Added a button "Delete Alarm" to the "Edit Alarm" dialog
Updated time zone database to version IANA 2020a
Updated numerous program DLLs
Bugfix update: for analog clocks the flags could not be deactivated as a result of the changes in version 8.77
Optimized presentation of clocks with virtual locations (UTC) and activated country flag.
Inside the main window as well as in undocked state such clocks will now be displayed correctly.
After docking an undocked clock with a different design and applying the same design for all clocks, a design bug appeared: fixed.
Optimized loading and saving procedure: on loading of certain configurations the window was resized; on saving data can no longer be corrupted
Updated time zone database to version IANA 2019c
Changed the weather API provider from Apixu to Weatherstack. Update to use the weather functions after October 15th!
Improved compatibility while resizing the clocks on slow computers;
Bug fixes: On time zone clocks (no actual city) the Weather menu item is now correctly removed;
Changes in the weather units (temperature, pressure, distance) are now saved when the dialog is closed.
Fixed a bug in the Export section: zipping function could faile, when settings files did not exist
Updated time zone database to version IANA 2019b
Added Solar Noon ("True Noon") to the city dialog; fixed the Sky Strip to actually show daytime, when the sunrise is later than the sunset.
Added more options to the Sky Strip: top/bottom position and display of office hours (alternatively to the sky or combined);
Only one program instance can be started now; Desktop icon can be used to hide / show the program;
Added the "Center Clocks" item to the tray icon context menu (click again within 20 seconds to reverse centering);
Major changes in the saving and loading of resources to improve reliability and save system resources
Added the Sky Strip (the day/night indicator bar as known from version 7) again, with new design (round edges) and adjustable height;
Updated time zone database to version to IANA 2019a
Added two new features:
1.) It is now possible to have a date/time label with line breaks (separator: "|"), so you can show the date and the time in two separate lines.
2.) The city label can optionally be placed below the clock (new option "Position Top/Bottom")
8.47 Updated time zone database to version to IANA 2018i from December 30, 2018;
The current time zone database file can from now on always be downloaded under this link to update an existing installation (copy in program folder)
8.46 Updated time zone database to version to IANA 2018g;
Fixed an issue with activation on virtual machines
8.45 Added a link "Center Clocks" to the Info dialog, which unhides and moves all clock windows and the calendar widget to the main screen center, which can be helpful in some rare cases.
Improvement in the Feed Reader module: added a "Remove Feed" link in case a link seems to be invalid, right below the displayed error message
8.44 Fixed a bug in the Alarm Center: the selected voice did not update, when using the speaking function and voice output worked only on Windows 10
8.43 Fixed a bug in the Feed Reader module: the search function did not work, when invalid feeds were in the list.
Also added a function to show a label "Invalid Feed" in such cases. The user can then remove them manually or update the address; Updated several program libraries (DLLs) to their latest version
8.42 Removed some invalid feeds from the included feed reader list, which seem to have terminated their free service:
Associated Press, CNBC, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post. More feeds can be found with a search engine or in this list
8.41 Updated time zone database to version IANA 2018e;
Fixed an issue with the "keep on screen" function, which caused the clock to be moved away from the screen border during startup on some machines; Added a "10 Years" item to the timespan filter in the alarm list
8.4 Fixed the "keep windows on screen area" function, which did not work properly on some multi-monitor environments;
Fixed the "stick to border" (magnet) function, which now works on additional monitors; Annual appointments now show up in the calendar widget each year;
Optimizations on the info popup positioning.
8.39 Updated time zone database to version to IANA 2018d
8.38 Fixed a graphics glitch in the world map (earth shadow did not fill the whole map between 12:00 and 13:00 UTC)
8.37 Saving of settings during startup phase and on involuntary shutdown is now prevented
8.36 Enhanced program stability during startup.
Better preparations are taken for rare cases in which the clock settings could not be loaded:
the program cannot start with just one default clock anymore - instead it will try loading again after a delay, then check again and if still not successful offer a restart or shutdown;
Fixed a small bug: resize handles could stay visible, when the "Anchor (immobilize)" option was set.
8.35 Added a number spinner to all slider controls, so you can decide which one to use;
The "Select Font" dialog now responds to changes of the theme (Dark/Light)
8.34 Fixed a bug in the updater: there was an error when saving the setup file to the "Downloads" folder after downloading it (please use a different folder for saving the setup file or change the file name, before you have this version)
8.33 Left clicking a date at the calendar widget now brings up a context menu, where you can edit an existing alarm, add a new one or just bring up the alarms list (alarm center in default mode);
Small bug fix: alarm tooltips for the calendar can no longer be off-screen, if they are too wide; Updated the time zone database to IANA 2018c and also several libaries.
8.32 Added mmHg and inHg as air pressure options to the weather report; Added filters for daily and annual alarms to the alarms list
8.31 Minor bug fixed
8.3 Important bugfix: settings files cannot be overwritten with empty ones anymore;
Minor fix: calender settings dialog can no longer be partially off-screen after opening;
Clicking the Calendar menu item now hides the calendar, if it is visible;
Design fix (line separator) in the weather dialog; Update optimization: after downloading the new setup file, program exits and installation starts automatically
8.2 New feature in the weather report dialog: current day 3-hours-interval forecast with temperature and weather symbol
8.13 Calendar widget switches to new date now, when system time day changes
8.12 Minor bug fixed: graphics glitch in the date window
8.11 New time zone database (IANA 2017c); optimizations for the weather report at the info popup
8.1 First stable and free of known bugs version - update is strongly recommended.
Major bug fixed: sound files could not be found after recovering from standby, affecting alarms and chimes;
Minor fixes: Folded/hidden cities in the meeting planner are now hidden throughout the program session;
Info popup will not be off-screen but in the top-left corner, when main window fills the entire screen.
8.096 Fixed several bugs: wind direction icons were not visible when using the "Light" theme; the Feed Reader did not open when using the notification icon menu.
Design change: the "Anchor" option does not affect the "Menu Button" and "Info Popup" items anymore since these can be deactivated in the global settings.
8.095 Fixed earth shadow on world map, color of umbrella icon in the tab, redesigned welcome dialog
8.093, 8.094 Bug fixes for the info tooltip positioning was off-screen in some situations
8.092 Bug fixes (license activation stability, symbols on Windows 7 systems, "Auto Sort" not checked in context menu)
8.09 Added option to hide rows in the meeting planner; bug fix: switch "Sounds are OFF" did not affect "speak time"
8.08 Bug fixes
8.07 Fixed bugs in the alarm center (sound settings), the time shift control (office hour shading) and the chime ("speak the time" failed when set "every hour")
8.06 New feature: time zone converter now shows distance between selected cities in km and miles
8.01..05 - Important bug fixes (clocks showing UTC instead of local time, user account issues, stability improvements)
8.00 (October 14, 2017) New release with totally new codebase, all WPF
1 year+ of development time; lots of new features and improvements Check out what's new in version 8