Since for as long as we can remember, having a clock around us has been extremely helpful. There was a time when wristwatches used to be in trend. But since the emergence of smartphones on the scene, very little wristwatches are used. This makes smartphones one of the most useful resources at our hand. Naturally, clock apps were available on smartphones since they were launched. Even feature phones have a clock by default.
So does it make sense to get a clock app for your smartphone when there’s already one available by default? Well, yes. Since default clock apps are basic in nature, they don’t give you the ability to customize or adjust its appearance according to your liking. Fortunately, there are a bunch of clock apps available in the market today that let you use them alongside your nightstand, letting you convert your phone into a full blown digital clock.
We’re going to talk about five of the best digital clock apps available for Android to help you find the best app out there. So let’s have a look.
5 Best Digital Clock Apps for Android
This is a highly customizable live wallpaper app for Android, letting you customize the time format, style as well as the color as per your liking. Since it’s a live wallpaper, keeping it turned on for prolonged intervals will definitely take a toll on your battery life. Keeping this in mind, it makes sense to place this next to your nightstand with the charger plugged in. In addition to the time, you can also set the date and day display, giving you more data. In addition to other customization options available here, the app also lets you customize the size of the clock, with the ability to make the fonts look as big as they can on your display.
There are thousands of colors to choose from as well, so don’t expect to run out of colors within the first minute. The app has decent ratings on the Google Play Store, and is compatible with smartphones and tablets running Android 4.4 or above. The app is free to download and has ads on board. There are no in-app purchases, however.
This is one of my favorite digital clock apps on the Play Store, as it gives you the same look and feel of a standard digital clock on your bedside. You can customize the display settings to some extent, and even change the orientation as per your liking. One clever feature here is that the clock on the display can move around the display to avoid burn-in on one particular part of your smartphone display. We highly recommend users to enable this feature so as to keep your phone safe from dark spots and dead zones on your display.
Since it uses the entire width of your device’s display, it gives it the look of a conventional digital bedside clock. In addition to showing the time, it will also mention your alarms, if any. There’s no time display here, however. With excellent ratings on the Play Store, this app is definitely worth a look. The best part is that Big Digital Clock is a free download and has no ads or in-app purchases. The app works with devices as old as Android 3.0.
While this can be an excellent bedside clock, the key feature here is the versatility of the built-in alarm clock. You can set the device to wake you up with your favorite music, even set backgrounds and widgets of your choice and more. It is also an excellent bedside digital clock as it can display the date, time, as well as the weather in your current location, covering all the bases of a modern digital clock.
The alarm feature deserves a special mention as it can make you solve complex questions when you wake up to snooze the alarm, so that you don’t go back to sleep immediately after snoozing the alarm. You can keep as many alarms on the app as you like, which is the case with most alarm apps really. This app has been built with the users in mind, which is why it’s one of my favorite alarm clocks out there. If you’ve been using the stock alarm clock until now, switching to this will surely change your life for good.
The app is a free download on the Google Play Store, but comes with ads and in-app purchases. You can use this app on any smartphone/tablet running Android 4.1 or higher.
This is yet another digital clock app that can look very sleek on your bedside. As the app name suggests, this can provide the current time along with seconds, which is something that not all digital clock apps can provide. This also means it’s a bigger drain on your battery, so be sure to keep your device attached to a charger if you’re using this overnight. It comes in multiple radiant colors, although there aren’t too many choices as far as other aspects are concerned. But the developers are going for a standard retro digital clock style here, so we’re not going to complain. The app is free to download and is devoid of ads or in-app purchases.
This is merely a clock widget for your Android smartphone, and not particularly a clock app. It is modeled on the clock app from Sony Xperia smartphones, which has a decent following out there. It is compatible with every smartphone and it’s not just limited to Xperia devices. The widget can be customized, allowing you to add other metrics like weather, as well as date and day. Since users can interact with widgets, tapping on the widget will open an app assigned by the user. It’s a pretty decent widget, and we really like the customization options available here. Digital Clock Widget is free to download, but there are ads and in-app purchases.