Is it a tablet, or a laptop? A computer, or an expensive gadget? Well, the Microsoft Surface is a little of everything, really, but can it replace your normal setup? In certain situations, it definitely can. For me, I travel with nothing else these days. The Microsoft Surface is a great, light travel companion, allowing me to breeze through airport security and it’s amazing how much lighter my load is now. But, when I’m in the office, I am most comfortable with my favorite setup, which is a Dell mini-tower attached to four monitors. The Surface can’t do that, unfortunately. So, when I’m in the office I use the Microsoft Surface for something else: an expensive desk clock. Well, that, and a charging station for my smartphone.
The Microsoft Surface is a versatile piece of equipment. So, while I’m working on my regular setup, I have the Microsoft Surface, with kickstand engaged, running a full-screen clock app so I can glance quickly to see the time and date.
You can do this too. Here’s a three of my favorite apps that you can test out and decide which one you like the best.
Sunrise Clock & Alarm is $1.49 from the Windows Store, but well worth the price. It not only includes a clock with different backgrounds you can choose, but it also has an alarm clock, which is great for traveling. It has many additional features that make it worth the purchase.
||Sunrise Clock & Alarm app for Windows in the Windows Store http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/a6c49a1e-10a7-40f0-8d8c-40b3461d99a1|
My Second Favorite
Clock is completely free, but has ads. You can purchase an ad-free version, but the ads are not annoying in any way. The background image changes once a month, includes a stopwatch and timer, and also has an alarm clock.
||Clock app for Windows in the Windows Store http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/ce1b0c07-940f-4ba4-a0c1-67ce8c51093e|
Simple and Adequate
Digital Table Clock is a simple, ad-free clock. It displays the date and time and that’s about it. But, for a lot of folks, particularly those enjoying the Windows 8 minimalist interface, this is a great solution.
||Digital Table Clock app for Windows in the Windows Store http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/3e118bbd-0c45-4888-accf-9395f5e9d3d5|