With FuzzyTime you get a simple, human readable clock in your menubar, that can be used instead of your computer's built in clock. Instead of 16:40, you would see "twenty to five".

Why would you want this? Apart from being a new fun way to display time (especially with language options like "Bork Bork" or "Jive") it can also be a great way to reduce stress. FuzzyTime only updates every five minutes, which makes you less likely to worry about minutes ticking away and not getting your work done, but still gives you a sense of time so you don't have to fear missing any meetings or similar.

FuzzyTime is the spiritual successor to the classic application FuzzyClock, and supports all the 74 languages that FuzzyClock did, and more! You can also spice up your clock by using a custom font.

Another neat thing you can do is setting up special times where you would like to show a certain message or play a sound. Very useful for remembering lunch!

Don't forget to check out our website for more hints when using FuzzyTime!

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

- Added AppleScript support
- Some fixes for the French and Catalan translations

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings
Ignatius_J_Reilly ,

great FuzzyClock replacement

Mojave review:

This is still a great app (especially for free) but the preferences panel is kind of broken under Mojave. None of the buttons in the toolbar for the different sections are visible. You can still click on them, but you have to sort of guess where they are. Have to knock off a star till that gets fixed.

old review

Been using FuzzyClock for I don’t know how many years now, carefully hoarding the installer lest it should disappear from the internet. It’s always been part of my “must install” list for any new Mac I’m setting up. Although FuzzyClock seems to still run under High Sierra, I noticed it was 32-bit and figured its days were numbered…

Then, lo and behold, I discovered this app and it’s a totally perfect replacement. It’s beautifully designed and even (heresy, I know) improves on the original with a lovely little calendar and niceties like the ability to very precisely customize the appearance. It’s a top-notch little utility and, not to ruin the party, I’d have happily paid for it.

TIP: you can reorder your menu items if you hold down ⌘ and drag them left or right.

Rictus Erectus ,

Useful application

This is a very useful application for keeping track of time entertaining or less stressful. Because it only updates every 5 minutes it makes you focus less on how every minute is passing.
My only complaint is it has some bugs with High Sierra, like dissappearing when switching profiles. It launches instantaneously when openend though so it’s just a minor inconvienience. And it’s free!

cugwithx ,

Great successor to FuzzyClock

I’m the original developer of FuzzyClock and could not be happier with this application. When Marcus approached me about using the original localizations, I was more than happy to let him use them as I could not continue to work on FuzzyClock due to my current work. FuzzyTime works great for me on all recent OS X versions and I am very happy to use it!

Thanks a lot Marcus!


Marcus Olovsson
8.4 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Ladin, Malagasy, Norwegian, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Welsh

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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