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World Time Buddy

Extensive Time Zone Converter


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Published 05/14/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

World Time Buddy is a detailed time zone application. Users can work with multiple locations by arranging them on the application’s drag and drop interface. Users can sort by offset from home and mark specific locations as their home. The application offers over 20,000 locations to work with. The user can begin typing in a city, state or country name and World Time Buddy will suggest matches. Users can click and drag along the hour line to choose a time. The time can be shared using a web app or copied to the clipboard. Event pages can also be created as well as widgets. The application lets the user know when the clocks need pushed forward or back during daylight savings time for each zone being tracked.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

World Time Buddy was built to provide users with the most thorough and convenient way to track times across time zones. The service is a product of Helloka LLC. Many users have given World Time Buddy high ratings. The most common praise mentions how user friendly and straightforward the application is. While some see little reason to pay for a time zone converter, those who work across time zones can really appreciate the convenience offered by World Time Buddy.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are quite a few applications on the web that will convert times for users. World Time Buddy stands out because it does this and a lot more. Users can hand pick areas and compare multiple time zones at once. The service also lets users save specific time slots and share them using widgets and event pages. Additional notifications and features keep the user aware of weekend differences between countries and daylight savings time.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

World Time Buddy has turned time zone conversion into an art form. The website uses a simple blue color scheme with varying shades. The design is very user friendly. Anyone can quickly figure out how to add locations and convert times. The interface retains a modern appeal that, while it isn’t extravagant, it offers a visually stimulating environment without overloading the user. An advertisement or two is found on the site, but these are hardly noticeable as the user immerses themselves in the application’s features.

How does the registration process work?

New users can create an account by clicking on the “Sign In” link in the upper, right hand corner of the World Time Buddy homepage. A drop down list will appear and invite the user to sign in with an existing Facebook or Google account. The user must choose one of these options to sign in for free. Users who want to subscribe can click the “Pricing” tab and choose the gold “Subscribe” button that corresponds with the plan they want. Doing so takes the user to Paypal where they can sign in and pay.

What does it cost to use the application?

World Time Buddy comes in three sizes. The first is the Basic plan which costs $4.99 per year and includes one tab, up to 10 locations, one hour meeting selection granularity and all free features. The Silver plan costs $2.99 per month and includes up to two tabs, 20 locations (with 10 per tab), 30 minute meeting selection granularity, location renaming and no ads. The Gold plan costs $5.99 per month and includes unlimited tabs, 500 locations (10 per tab), five minute meeting selection granularity, fullscreen viewing and support for iCal and Microsoft Outlook.

Who would you recommend the application to?

World Time Buddy is ideal for anyone who frequently works across time zones. The service can help users determine local times for more than 20,000 geographic locations. Users can access some features for free or pay a low yearly or monthly fee for access to more tools and no ads. Not everyone has to deal with time zones no a regular basis, but those that do can really appreciate what World Time Buddy has to offer.

  • Track times across multiple time zones
  • Receive notifications of upcoming daylight savings times
  • Share specific times with widgets, event pages and more
  • Weekends can be highlighted for each time zone
  • Over 20,000 locations are covered


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World Time Buddy pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $0.42
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Most expensive plan (per month) : $5.99

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