Welcoming Winter

Here in Boring, Oregon, it’s winter. And what better way to celebrate winter than to curl up in a blanket with a cup of cocoa and stare at a clock that features winter scenes?

Here comes Clockinator v. 1.7 with all the winter you can stand. Whether it’s Snow People in the shape of clock digits, or just finger writing in the snow, Clockinator has you covered. Throw in some dramatic winter scenery and you’ve just about got everything you need.

Four new clock faces are included in this update, more details about each one are available by tapping on the clocks below.

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These clock faces will help you smile through the sometimes-tough winter season. But not to worry, Spring is right around the corner…

Clockinator’s Snow Write Face

4 Snow Writing Clock Faces

Snow Write is the clock that you might find if you were tracing the time continuously in a snow bank with your finger. Except with Clockinator you won’t get frostbite!

4 Snow Writing Clock Faces

By far, the thinnest numbers in the entire app, Snow Write is still easy to read across the room in the middle of the night when you can’t find your glasses.

Snow Write was 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 http://hollowheadstudio.com.

Clockinator’s Snow People Face

4 Snow People Clock Faces

Snow People brings faces back to the clock face. Sure, they’re made with carrot noses and coal eyes, but how else are you supposed to make a snow person?

4 Snow People Clock Faces

Each snow person comes bundled up in their own winter gear, with 4 color variations for each one. Pick your favorite color, or let Clockinator choose – just don’t start a snowball fight.

Icons for selecting different accents colors on the Snow People

Snow People was 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 http://hollowheadstudio.com.

Clockinator’s Holiday Twist Face

4 Holiday Twist Clock Faces

Holiday Twist is a trip down memory lane. It almost got named Victorian Twist, because it somehow seems like something from the 1800s. Except for the batteries, and sub-pixels, and WiFi anyway.

4 Holiday Twist Clock Faces

Anyway, keep an eye out at future Christmases. The Twist might be coming in other colors some day.

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 http://hollowheadstudio.com.

Clockinator’s Holiday Cookie Face

4 Holiday Cookie Clock Faces

Why would we even have holidays if we didn’t have Holiday Cookies? Created by our master chef, these clocks would tempt even Santa. So don’t leave your iPad laying around on Xmas Eve!

4 Holiday Cookie Clock Faces

Each cookie comes with a random assortment of different colored icing and white piping. They’re sure to be crowd pleasers.

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 http://hollowheadstudio.com.

Christmas has arrived on time

Get it? It’s a clock app. “On time.”

Clockinator v. 1.5 is happy to roll out the Christmas faces we’ve designed for the 2021 season! Lots of edible candy, cookies, even gingerbread, are scattered about with a few sprinkles of Victorian era decorations and some oddly shaped Christmas Trees thrown in for good measure.

They say Variety is the Spice of Life, and I’m happy to say it’s certainly spicing up this season.

Spearmint ClockChristmas Tree ClockCandy Cane Clock Face

These clock faces make great additions to your holiday parties. We’ve seen iPads perched on refrigerators, walls, file cabinets and coffee tables making party-goers smile.

Clockinator’s Gingerbread Face

4 Gingerbread Clock Faces

Gingerbread people are invading Clockinator! Cooked to a perfect golden brown, the faces can be shown as Gingerbread Men, Gingerbread Women, or Gingerbread Folk.

4 Gingerbread Clock Faces

Plain Gingerbread people are also available, with less icing and numbers that are slightly larger.

Gingerbread Choices

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 http://hollowheadstudio.com.

Clockinator’s Halloween Hands Clock Face

4 Halloween Hands Clock Faces

Halloween Hands. You didn’t think we’d forget about Halloween did you? Halloween Hands includes more monster fingers than you can count. Well, actually, you have to count them to tell the time. But it comes complete with spinning eyeballs and a trove of candy and Halloween icons across the bottom for counting seconds.

4 Halloween Hands Clock Faces

Tell the time by counting each creepy finger. The small hands always have 5 fingers up, so you really only have to count to 4, as long as you can do simple math. If scary monster hands and spinning eyeballs are not your thing, it might be best to skip this one ane wait for the Christmas clocks.

Red Eyeball Green Eyeball Fuschia Eyeball Teal Eyeball Purple Eyeball Brown Eyeball

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 http://hollowheadstudio.com.

Clockinator’s Circus Clock Face

4 Circus Clock Faces

Circus is reminiscent of that place where barkers might be calling you in to see oddities or to have your fortunes told. In the olden days they had exotic animals like elephants and lions from far-away places. With this clock face, you can almost smell the popcorn in the air and the straw on the ground!

4 Circus Clock Faces

This festive face even has it’s own train pulling into the station once per minute (when you have the seconds turned on).

Circus Train

12 different color palettes are available, choose your favorite from the settings. If you haven’t found the settings yet, you can get there by tapping once anywhere on the clock – make the settings go away by tapping anywhere again (except on an actual setting, of course!).

12 palettes to choose from

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 http://hollowheadstudio.com.

Clockinator 1.3

Clockinator 1.3 includes 3 new faces, as well as some under-the-hood improvements.


Circus Clockface sample with Seconds Train Circus Clockface sample with Train
Circus has numbers designed and hand drawn by @hollowheadart. Reminiscent of what you might see at a circus, this festive face even has it’s own train!

12 different color palettes are available, choose your favorite from the settings at the bottom of the screen.


Dairysam Clockface
Dairysam is pure watercolor joy that hails from our neighbors to the north. Based in Toronto, @dairysam has provided Clockinator with some playful, and colorful, artwork. Color variations are chosen at random each time a digit changes.

A parade of characters, marches across the bottom of the screen when seconds are turned on. If you randomize them, you get a slight variation in colors, and an occasional procession of chickens!

More of their work can be seen at their website http://dairysam.wix.com/portfolio.


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Halloween Hands. You didn’t think we’d forget about Halloween did you? This update includes more monster fingers than you can count. Well, actually, you have to count them to tell the time. But it comes complete with spinning eyeballs and a trove of candy and Halloween icons across the bottom for counting seconds.

Designed by @hollowheadart in Portland, Oregon, a town nearby to Plaid’s hometown of Boring. More of @hollowheadart’s work can be seen at http://hollowheadstudio.com.

Other improvements include the consolidation of the rest of the faces. In previous versions you swiped through from one face to the next to see colors change. All of that is gone now and each Family of Faces can be swiped to exactly once with options in the settings at the bottom of the screen to choose color variations. A few other twists and turns have been added here and there as well. See what you can find!