I know there are many Mac users that would like to display or show a clock on their Mac desktop. In the meantime, nor Windows neither Mac operating system provides this kind of feature to display either analog or digital clock on the desktop. Luckily, there are some third-party apps available on Mac App Store. So, in this guide, you are going to learn how to add or show a clock on the Mac desktop or background.
Depending on your needs, you can choose to put a Mac Desktop clock or a digital clock or a floating clock or a large or small Desktop clock on Mac 10 desktops if you like to do so. Normally, you can check the time at the top right-hand corner of the Mac Desktop. However, if you are someone who would like to make your Mac elegant and fresh then you can add a clock desktop to your Mac.
How to Display a Clock to the Background on Mac
So, for the purpose of this guide, we will download Desktop Clock Live from the Mac App Store. Meanwhile, let’s have some information about this app.
Desktop Clock Live
The “Desktop Clock” app puts a beautiful and practical clock on your Mac’s desktop and Dock. The app offers 23 beautiful designs to choose from depending on your taste and preference.
- Analog Clocks
- Flip-Clock design
- Animated Quartz movement for analog clocks
- Adjustable position and clock size
- Adjustable clock transparency
- “Always on top” Option
- “Hot Corners” to bring the clock above all windows
- Clocks are shown on ALL desktops
- App uses very few system resources
Download & Install
Step 1. Launch the App Store, search for Desktop Clock Live, and then download it.
Step 2. Once downloaded, click Open.
Step 3. Here’s how the clock looks like on your Mac Desktop.
Customize Desktop Clock Live
Step 1. Open the Desktop Clock from the Dock.
Step 2. on the Clock tab, you can adjust and customize certain things like “Clock style“, “Always on Top“, “Hide second hand“, “Opacity” and “Size.”
Step 3. You can also select the clock format. Choose either a 12h Clock or a 24h Clock. In the meantime, check the box next to Start at login.
That’s it. This feature was all about how to add or display a clock on a Mac background. However, with the free version of this app, you have some limitations like all the watch faces are not free, you have to buy it. After upgrading to the full version, there will be no ads, and can access all clock designs.