Multilingual Speaking Clock
Multilingual Speaking Clock is a lightweight software application able to place a digital clock on your screen and read aloud the time. It can be deployed on all Windows versions out there.
The tool reveals an-easy-to-decode layout. You can check out the time in hours, minutes and seconds, as well as view the date and name of the day.
You can change the looks of the GUI by switching between a small or big display and make the program speak the time. Although the configuration parameters look intuitive, the tool offers support for a help manual which can be consulted in case you want to find out extra details about its capabilities.
Set up alarms
Multilingual Speaking Clock gives you the possibility to configure alarms at a specific time (you may specify the hour and minutes, and enable the AM or PM mode), play preset sound notifications or upload custom audio files (WAV file format) from your computer, as well as announce the time before playing the sound.
Plus, you can make the application automatically speak the time after a custom number of minutes, and enable or disable the alarm. In addition, you can choose between different languages for reading the time.
General configuration settings
You are allowed to activate the 24-hour format, show transparent buttons in the main window, make the clock remain on top of other programs, adjust the transparency of the primary panel, as well as hide the title bar from the GUI.
What’s more, Multilingual Speaking Clock lets you run the clock at Windows startup and open it minimized, enable global hotkeys for activating the reading mode, as well as adjust the volume.
Tests have shown that the utility carries out a task quickly. It is not a resource hog so you can keep it running in the background without worrying that it eats up CPU and memory resources.
All things considered, Multilingual Speaking Clock provides a straightforward solution for helping you listen to the current time and set up alarms. On the downside, it hasn’t been updated for a long time so you may bump into compatibility issues on newer operating systems like Windows 8.