Doing math with times isn't as simple as doing math with regular numbers because times use a different base. Time Calculator simplifies this problem. It provides:
If you have any comments or questions, feel free to e-mail me.
The format for displaying times is hours:minutes:seconds (e.g., 2 hours, 30 minutes, and 15.4 seconds is displayed as 2:30:15.4). When entering times, the selection box (outlined in red) determines whether you are entering hours, minutes, or seconds.
Clickto advance the selection box. Alternatively, you can click directly on the calculator screen to set the selection box.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Time Calculator supports hours, minutes, and seconds. It doesn't yet know anything about days. Thus, hours outside the range 0-23 are acceptable. If you need to handle days, you can do a manual conversion. For example, 14:00:00 - 15:00:00 = -1:00:00. If you add 24 hours (-1:00:00 + 24:00:00), you'll get the time on the previous day (23:00:00). Remember that this is just a workaround, as Time Calculator has no idea about days. Support for days is on my list of features to add, but I don't have a whole lot of spare time these days.
Most buttons work as expected. Here are some special buttons:
Unless you want to multiply or divide a time by another time (you probably don't), be sure to enter the non-time factor in the seconds field. If you don't, you will get unexpected results. As a reminder, the selection box is moved to the seconds field whenever you clickor .
Here's why: Before calculating, all values are converted to seconds. That means that 0:30:00 × 0:00:2 gets converted (in part) to 0:30:00 × 2 and will output 1:00:00 as expected. However, 0:30:00 × 0:2:00 gets converted (in part) to 0:30:00 × 60 and will output 60:00:00. 0:30:00 × 2:00:00 gets converted (in part) to 0:30:00 × 7200 and will output 3600:00:00.
To enter a number, type it. For other keys, refer to the table below (note that many buttons can be activated by several keys):
|+ P||- M|
|* T||/ D|
|= Enter E||. , V|
|B < Backspace||: Tab Right Arrow Space S|
|C Delete Clear||A Esc|
Users of the numeric keypad might prefer that the key . activated instead of . Here's an option you can set:
The calculator works with absolute times, so it is unaware of the time of day. You can't enter PM, just as you can't enter AM. Just enter the raw hours, minutes, and seconds.
If you're trying to find out how long you worked if you started at 8:22 AM and quit at 5:35 PM, you can convert to 24-hour time by adding 12 hours to every PM time. So, you can enter
5:35:00to get the total time you worked, 9 hours and 13 minutes. 12:00:00 8:22:00
An Android app is planned, but not ready yet. An iPhone version is unlikely since I refuse to buy Apple products and thus have no way of testing such an app.
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Time Calculator Download Edition 3.3.1
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