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Suppose you have a friend on holiday in some remote part of the globe and you want to know the right time to call him up: fine! Let BigBen show you at a glance the current date and time of twelve cities of your choice all over the world.
The total number of cities you can choose is two hundred and eightyfive; and through the relevant Window Menu, you can modify their name (for instance, replacing Tokyo with Nagasaki, etc.).
BigBen offers a variety of options (see Preferences), the most relevant being:
• set the number of cities to be shown (from 1 to 12)
• show also the name of the countries, as in screenshot 2
• modify Date and Time settings
• show also the day of the week
• change the color of time/hour labels.
A Date and Time Simulator function (Window Menu) can turn out rather useful both for didactical and practical purposes (screenshot 4 offers an extended explanation).
Through the View Menu you can change the look of the application (Metal or Aqua, as in screenshot 3), and have BigBen behave as a floating window.
The application supports auto Light-Saving Time: the red bullets in the screenshot meaning that such cities are applying LST.
In this regard, it happens that sometimes a country changes the timings, or in a particular year does not apply LST. In such case, if you think BigBen does nto reflect the real time, you can update the internal LST file (Window Menu): such process is made simple by the fact that BigBen can connect to websites that will show you the right parameters to enter.
And if you are travelling to a distan country, changing the Time-Zone in the Date and Time pane of System Preferences will be at once reflected in BigBen.