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Feb 8, 2011

Free Chess Clock 0.1

If you have shopped around for chess clocks, you may have noticed those things are not cheap - starting from $30 and going up to $150. This inspired me to write a simple program that acts as a chess clock.

Software Chess Clock

My objective was to make the program available on as many platforms as possible - PC, tablet, phone, etc. - running various operating systems. I chose to implement it as a single, static, HTML page with JavaScript. As long as you have a web browser with JavaScript enabled, you can enjoy my free software chess clock. And yes, it is completely free (within the limits of the BSD license).

How to Use It

Enter the names of the players as well as the number of minutes per player. Click the Start/Reset button. The clock will start ticking the first time you press the Shift key on your keyboard.

For best experience, launch the page under Internet Explorer since that is the only browser out of the ones I tested with that distinguishes between the left Shift key and the right Shift key. When the page is launched under any other web browser, pressing either Shift key switches the side.

Where to Find It

  1. Since this is a standalone HTML page, you can download it once and then use it locally from your computer/device.
  2. Alternatively, you can browse it directly from my website.

Enjoy my free chess clock, and enjoy playing chess!

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