App Watch: Clock Tile DIY

App Watch: Clock Tile DIY

Feeling a little inspired? Have some creative juices flowing? What would you say to a little do-it-yourself project of creating a Windows 8 Live Tile with a custom artistic clock? This nifty little app allows you to do just that.

Heftily titled, Clock Tile DIY is a free version of a paid clock app that allows you to combine various elements to create your very own clock, which can then be placed on your Start Screen as a Live Tile. Plenty of customization options are offered — some of them very powerful ones.

Before we get to the details, here is the official description:

“Totally free to make your own clock live tile on the Windows 8’s Start Screen. Put digital/analog clock, countdown and many other items at any position you like on the tile. You can choose lots of clock-tiles with hundreds of Art Font styles, set background color & pictures.”

The main displayed time is local time of your Windows 8 device, though there are options to set custom time using time zones (UTC). The time on the clocks is updated every minute, and you also get the possibility of setting a day countdown to an event.

Multiple Live Tile sizes can be created, a few of them exclusive to Windows 8.1. All versions of Microsoft’s modern operating systems are supported, including ARM based ones.

Click here to check out Clock Tile DIY on the Windows Store.