As our endeavors span the globe, being able to quickly tell what time it is in Rome or Hong Kong becomes a must. In this tip, I share how to add additional clocks in Windows and how to use a website to make global meeting scheduling a breeze.
Adding Additional Clocks in Windows
How to Add Additional Clocks
- Right-click the time at the bottom right corner of your screen.
- Select Adjust Date/Time.
(In Windows 10, click the Add clocks for different time zones link)
- Set options on the Additional Clocks tab.
- Click OK to save your settings.
Viewing Additional Clocks
NOTE: The view in Windows 10 is more vertical with a larger calendar.
Global Meeting Scheduling Tool
When planning your next call or meeting across multiple time zones, let the timeanddate.com website do the work for you. They have numerous tools that you will find helpful for today’s global focus. Their Meeting Planner is my favorite for scheduling. They even offer a meeting planner app for the iPhone and several other apps for the iPhone, as well as Android and Windows devices. If it has anything to do with a time zone or calendar, odds are you can find it on their site.
How to Schedule using the Meeting Planner
On the Meeting Planner page, enter the cities whose local times you need to view and then click Show Results. On the results screen, the sleeping, working and non-working times will be color coded in red, green, and yellow, respectively (as shown below). Simply click on a time in the grid to access a screen where you can create an .ics file to add the meeting to your calendar.