Christmas Clockinator


Christmas Clockinator is now available in the iOS App Store!

A 2 digit from each clock face

  • Candy Cane – in four different flavors
  • Holiday Cookies
  • Gingerbread Folks
  • Carol of the Gnomes
  • Happy Christmas
  • Holly Branches
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Crushed Velvet
  • Christmas Trees
  • Wrapping Paper

Our independent artists have, again, been hard at work, along with some specific artificial intelligence. We hope telling the time is as joyous for you as making it was for us.

Gnomes in front of their workshop

With Christmas, we’re introducing the Countdown Widget. It’s available in a numbers of sizes and styles, all ready to let you know how many shopping days you have left before the big day right on your Home Screen!

Count Down to Christmas Widget comes in many styles

The first 20 people to respond from this webpage will receive a code to download Christmas Clockinator for free. Just complete this form (your email will not be shared with anyone and will not be used for anything other than delivering the promo code).

Halloween Clockinator

The goblins here at Plaid have been hard at work, getting ready for Halloween, and the results are almost here!

The CreatureNightmare ClockJack Halloween Clock Face

We plan to launch the Halloween Clockinator on October 1. It includes 8 brand new spooky faces and 1 old favorite from the original Clockinator:

The Digits 2 from Halloween Clockinator

  • Jack
  • Día de los Muertos
  • Hands
  • Bones
  • Bats
  • The Creature
  • Thicker than Water
  • Nightmare
  • Tombstones

They have all been created using our clutch of independent artists, along with some specific artificial intelligence. We hope you have as much fun telling the time as we did making it.

Running Skeletons

Don’t let an angry mob with torches and pitchforks catch you unprepared! Run, don’t walk, and put Halloween Clockinator on your iPad stood in the corner, decorate the house, and throw a party. It’s Halloween, y’all.

Angry Mob with Pitchforks and Torches

Clockinator v1.8 Is Here!

Wow, did February come and go that fast or what? It’s like it was only 28 days long or something.

Here at Plaid we never slowed down even for an instant. Did you know there’s a museum dedicated to Bigfoot in our hometown of Boring? But this is about v1.8. I’ve said too much.

Clockinator v1.8 now has 24 different clock faces, with hundreds of combinations, developed by independent artists from all over the place. The newest faces include dancing clowns in Clown Gymnastics, black and white story telling that is anything but plain in Starlight Fairytale, a trip to the outer limits in our new Space clock face, and we’ve ripped the wallper right off the walls over at gramma’s house in Over the River.

4 Clockinator Faces Released in version 1.8

Clown Gymnastics Clock Face Starlight Fairytale Clock Face Space Clock Face Over the River Clock Face

v1.8 ships worldwide on March 8, 2022. So sit back, enjoy watching the time pass. I can’t wait to show you what we have in store for v1.9 and beyond…

Clockinator’s Clown Gymnastics Face

4 Clown Gymnastics Clock Faces

Clown Gymnastics proves that all clowns are not scary. Some bounce around and contort into numerical shapes so that we can enjoy a brightly colored time piece.

4 Clown Gymnastics Clock Faces

And you can’t have happy clowns without clown cars! Keep an eye on the clown car with the yellow bits, it’s the actual seconds indicator, leaping ahead every five seconds, taking a full minute to go back and forth across the screen. The other clown cars just do what clown cars do. Back and forth, with little or no direction.

Clown Car Pace Car

Designed by @hollowheadart in Portland, Oregon, a town nearby to Plaid’s hometown of Boring. More of @hollowheadart’s work can be seen in other Clockinator faces, and on his website at

Clockinator v1.8 with Clown Gymnastics ships worldwide on March 8, 2022.

Clockinator’s Over the River Face

4 Over the River Clock Faces

Over the River and through the woods, as the song goes. We used the wallpaper from Grandmother’s House to make this face.

4 Over the River Clock Faces

Revel in the old-timey naturific patterns and the faded colors. This clock makes a great calming addition to all of the bright colors introduced in some of the others! Choose your favorite from Beige, Brown, Purple, Gray, and White by tapping once on the screen to open the settings. From there your favorite muted color is just a tap away.

The patterns (and many more) can be found in BeLight Software’s Art Text 4 app. Over the River was designed and coded by @Pumasalad for Plaid, Inc.

Clockinator v1.8 with Over the River ships worldwide on March 8, 2022.

Clockinator’s Space Face

4 Space Clock Faces

Space answers the long riddled question, “if there are UFOs, what would they look like as part of a clock?” Watch for satellites, astronauts, and little green (or purple) people floating around their respective planets. And conveniently, each planet comes with a number to help us tell the time.

4 Space Clock Faces

Be sure and turn on the second hand for this one. Every fifth second has a tiny ring around it, to help you keep up with passing time.

Designed by @hollowheadart in Portland, Oregon, a town nearby to Plaid’s hometown of Boring. More of @hollowheadart’s work can be seen in other Clockinator faces, and on his website at

Clockinator v1.8 with Space ships worldwide on March 8, 2022.

Clockinator’s Starlight Fairytale Face

4 Starlight Fairytale Clock Faces

Full of whimsy and fun, Starlight Fairytale takes you to a land of magic. The playful numbers evoke the sweet wonder of childhood dreams, where tall towers and mystic stars are all contained within! A new story written in each combination of numbers, Starlight Fairytale has endless tales to share.

4 Starlight Fairytale Clock Faces

This is Clockinator’s first monochromatic clock face. All black and white, all the time. Or if your iDevice is in light mode, I suppose it is all white and black.

Original pen and ink artwork is by @marbirds. See more of her work on her instagram account.

Clockinator v1.8 with Starlight Fairytale ships worldwide on March 8, 2022.

App of the Month Club

Clockinator was named the “App of the Month” by @appledevs_lab!

@appledevs_lab App of the Month for February '22

We’d like to thank our director, the independent artists who’ve created over 20 faces for the app, and our little dog for keeping us sane throughout the whole process of creating and maintaining this fancy clock. But most of all, we’d like to thank you, our fans, for downloading it and believing in us. Oh, and a big thanks to Apple Dev’s Lab for choosing us this month!

There’s still a lot more to come. We already have two new clock faces mostly developed and a third one well on it’s way. We will be updating again probably during the first couple of weeks of March. Spring, after all, is just around the corner.

Preview of Clown Gymnastics Clock Face
Preview of upcoming Clown Face

Anyway, today Clockinator is more famous than yesterday! If you haven’t checked it out yet, go get your copy!