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Polar Clock

This innovative clock screensaver from PixelBreaker displays both the time (hours, minutes and seconds) and the date (weekday, day of the month, and month) of the current year in a circular fashion, with each circle representing one division of time. The circles approach their maximum size when the element reaches its maximum, e.g. when the seconds circle arrives at 60, or the weekday is a Sunday, and all circles will be completed at the New Year mark. Many languages are available, and you can optionally customize the clock's appearance, includings its colors, the thickness of the circles, and the font size.

This screensaver requires the Adobe Flash Player that is no longer supported. It probably won't work.
Price Free    Disk 2.08 MB    Windows for Windows    Downloads 17,308
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Installation instructions

Microsoft Windows

  1. Simply double-click the polarclock3.exe file you downloaded to automatically install the screensaver and to open the Screen Saver Settings panel.

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  1.   polarclock3.exe (Windows)
File report #1
File namepolarclock3.exe
Target system Microsoft Windows
File size2.08 MB (2,178,069 bytes)
File typePortable Executable (EXE)
Detection ratio0/15 (0%)   View report
Total downloads17,308
Last downloaded19 hours ago
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User reviews (15)

Nostalgic, I used to have one on old PC.

by ruta on January 16, 2024

This screensaver has a very nice minimalistic design and it gets the job done just right. Everything is configurable, from the thickness of the lines to whether or not the text flips when it goes upside down.

This screensaver requires Flash to run, which may prevent you from getting it working at first. However, using Clean Flash Player (a variant of the still-supported Chinese version of Flash Player with spyware and adware removed), the screensaver works just like it used to.

by CocoTheMii on September 3, 2021

not work

by duong thai hoa on May 21, 2021

it needs flash which is sad as flash is dead now so it wont work on most new devices

by John pearce on February 2, 2021


by Bad File on January 31, 2021

Adobe killed Flash, no longer works. Sad times :(

by Ant on January 14, 2021

same issue as Deebz, Flash is discontinued so now this ss is broken

by bear on January 13, 2021

I just went up the shop an left the PC on. When I returned, the Polar Clock had been replaced by a weird Facebook logo???

So I'm back here to download Polar Clock again. I hope this doesn't become a thing...

So I return, having tried to install the Polar Clock, which failed. The screensaver message telling me that Polar Clock has only partially been uninstalled ... AFTER having installed it twice as administrator.

So what's happened?

by Deebz on January 13, 2021

The audio glitches. At least it does in preview mode

by PennyJim on September 25, 2020

It crashes after 1 minute (literally) and messes up you PC. In my case it removes the taskbar and puts my CPU and GPU (i7 -8750H and GTX 1060) under max load within 10 seconds which doesn't make any sense considering were talking about a screensaver, not GeekBench.

by Anonymous on April 20, 2020

Tempus Fugit !
Excellent Screensaver. Almost hypnotic when it kicks in. I could sit and watch it for seconds, minutes, hours, days, months if only I had enough time.... Great to see it all turn briefly blue on the new year.

I've not experienced what Nathan experienced regarding the hanging of 'Explorer' ... But then, I never set my PC to 'hibernate', don't see the point, as my PC is either on and being used, or showing this great clock, when I'm pottering around making tea, other than that, it's powered down.

by Deebz on March 31, 2018

It's pretty cool, however, whenever the screen saver starts up and then the computer goes to sleep after my specified amount of time, explorer.exe closes. I wrote a batch file to fix this but it is an annoying bug.

@echo off
TASKKILL /IM explorer.exe /f
start explorer.exe

by Nathan on November 6, 2017

wow so nice to have a simple yet stunning clock screensaver

by benhall on September 6, 2016

this thing is cool, you should do more!

by hippobottomus on December 17, 2015

Amazing job!

by askoppe on December 14, 2015

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