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ZoneView: A Review Of Apps That Lets You View The Time Zone In Different Cities

Zoneview: Select your cities.

Zoneview: Select your cities.

ZoneView is an app that allows you to see what the time is in other cities around the world. Pick out from the list of more than 730 capitals of countries in the world to find out the time difference in those places. It displays 24 separate cities simultaneously on its customizable display interface.

You can highlight the cells with a different color mix of up to six different colors. International dialing codes of cities is a new update to this app. This software is designed for your Windows PC.



Simple yet useful.

Simple and intuitive design.

WorldClock is an app that shows the time of different cities all around the world in its small window. It is an easy to use software. It can be configured easily and fast too. It has a small memory footprint, a drop down configurable cities, synchronization capability of NTP time server, a good graphical display and has ‘always on top’ configuration. However, this software is lacking in color customization, transparency mode and it’s not well suited for Windows 10 operating system.


Qlock gives a new phase to world clock with many features. It can display multiple clocks of different cities simultaneously. You can customize the cities’ clocks with colors of your choice. Its memory footprint is relatively small. The display skin can be in any of the medium, small or large formats. It offers synchronization options for you to synchronize your PC to NTP time server’s. Many other great features are available in the Pro version of this software. For the free version, you can be sure to have many of the wonderful features to play around with.

NTP Time Zone Clock

A look on NTP Time Zone Clock

A look on NTP Time Zone Clock

This time zone clock provides a display in a single and easy to use window. The font size of this app changes automatically to fit the window when resized. It presents an NTP server with settings capability. You’d find a detailed list of countries and cities to make your selection from when using the app. The time display is visible in the taskbar even after minimizing the window. ‘

Some few issues are found with this app. It only displays a 24 hour time format without the option for settings on this. The transparent mode is unattractive and of low quality.


Instant Timezone configuration settings.

Instant Timezone configuration settings.

InstantTimeZone shows date and time of different Time zones. It affords you to set different colors for time of the day and make settings for alarm. It allows one alarm/day and it is repeatable. The app provides a function to connect automatically to any available NTP time servers for the PC’s clock synchronization.
The negative side to the app is the 9 clock display limitation. It also shows inconsistency when on display when you minimize the app. It doesn’t provide an easy way to set the time zone through the selection of countries and cities.

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What You Can Achieve With Trial Versions Before Staking Your Money On The Full Version

The trial version of a software is an app built to run for a given limited duration before it expires or stops working. The reason behind having a trial version for users is to enable them have a feel of what the software can do. This is in a bid to motivate or give the user the reason to go for the full version if satisfied with the trial.

Limitations Of Trial Version

Some limitations can be watermarks on the results.

Some limitations can be watermarks on the outputs.

The only difference in a trial version and the full version of a software is the limitation that comes with using the trial version. This can be in two ways.
For instance, the RJ Software products have 30 days trial period after which the user can then decide on paying for the full version. You are limited by time.
In addition, you can have a feature limitation on some trial versions. Many software trial versions have this limitation except a few. Using a trial version of software can restrict you from using some key features, for instance, the inability to export the resulting work done through the software.

What You Can Achieve With A Trial Version

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Most trial versions are free so you can take advantage of knowing the app.

Most trial versions are free so you can take advantage of knowing the app.

A trial version of software gives the user the opportunity to see how the software works. You can learn everything about the software before the trial expires.
If you have access to all features and functions of the software, you can do just anything that you’ll normally do with the full version. Your limiting factor here will then be the amount of time available to use the app. You can go ahead and do some real projects with the software.

Opportunity To Evaluate The Software

The trial version of software affords the user the opportunity to evaluate the software. You are able to know the usability and functional capabilities of the software. Look out for those features you think you cannot do without for this type of software if you already know what you want. You’d want to consider the simplicity of the interface and ease of use of the software. From this, you can decide whether to go for the paid version or not. It helps you reach a decision.

Most free alternatives are called "open source"

Most free alternatives are called “open source”.

Find Free Alternatives That Can Do Similar Tasks 

With advancement in technology, you will be surprised to know that you can find free software to do exactly what you are about to pay for. When using a free version of any software, you should be proactive. Take note of the features and search for similar features in a free software that is available for use. Learning to use the free version should help you to research more about similar software to get even better software that you can use for free.

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AptiQuiz: Other Alternatives Test Apps

AptiQuiz is a unique software from RJ Software. The app allows you to create tests, take tests and also provides the final grading. Examiners and school administrators can securely generate tests for their students with this app.

As a simple software to use, you can control access to whoever you want to have access to the test through its authorization mechanism. AptiQuiz ensures test questions are presented at random, make question types unique to everybody taking the test through the app.
Test questions can go up to about 500 questions. The question format can be anyone requiring answers as False/True, Yes/No, Fill-in-the-blank space or multiple choice questions. The app provides answer options of up to six choices. You can decide to use this app to print out the test for your students or allow them to have it taken on your computer.
School administrators will surely find AptiQuiz a useful tool to make their assessment an easy one to do.


Easy Test Maker

Easy Test Maker: main question window

Easy Test Maker: main question window

Easy Test Maker is software that allows you to create tests for your students. The app presents a clear and easy to navigate interface, and a sidebar with the information you’d ever need. The test formats are multiple choice, short answers, True/False, Match the column and fill in the blanks style. You can have the tests and solutions printed out or you can choose to save it online for future use. Automatic grading features are available in the premium version. The Plus version costs $49.95/year while the premium costs $74.95/year. You can go with the free version to try it out.

Quiz Works

Quiz Works logo

Quiz Works logo

Quiz works is an online test maker that adds fun to taking assessment on a PC and on smartphones. You can create exams, assessments and educational games. The tests can be customized easily to meet requirements. The design of the site is to make learning and assessment fun and exciting for students. Quiz works can be integrated with social messaging services. The difficulty with learning to use the different options may be the downside to this software.

School House Technology

School House Technologies provide many learning categories.

School House Technologies provide many learning categories.

This test app is designed to create different versions of a test. Designed with teachers of varying level of abilities and learning levels in mind, School House Technologies provides the flexibility to rework tests using filters to meet different abilities of learning. The software provides worksheets activities and tests which is printable. It is only compatible with Windows operating system.

Pro Profs

Pro Profs is an online learning management system (LMS).

Pro Profs is an online learning management system (LMS).

Pro Profs Quiz maker is a good alternative app to AptiQuiz but not designed purely for educational use. It can be used by employers as a platform to conduct tests for their employees. It has various templates and live chat capabilities to assist users. It has a good site navigation that users can easily relate with. The feedback system is prompt and comes immediately after each question to aid learning while taking the test. It has many other great features such as surveys and poll taking depending on the version. The Social & edu plan costs $9, the Team plan costs $29 while the Business plan costs $69 and the enterprise is $129.

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Did RJ Software Offer A Better Deal In Terms Of Pricing Than Available Alternatives?

A lot determines what comes into fixing price for a product. The amount of time expended and the resources spent on producing the product are factors to fixing a product’s price.

Price is one of the top considerations of a consumer.

Price is one of the top considerations of a product consumer.

When it comes to software products, there is nothing different. In fact, it is going to be more expensive because developers and every member of a software development team are high profile individuals in the profession who get paid high sums for their services.
RJ software products are high-quality products that have lots of work put into them. Some of the notable products like Clockwise, AptiQuiz, QuadRate, and ZoneView are great designs with a global acceptance. Did RJ Software offer a better deal in pricing?

Comparing Prices

RJ Software’s products are fairly priced in the market when you look at the quality of work put into the products. In 2003, QuadRate price, for example, was put at $14.95 for the paid version. Though many alternatives at the time fall around the $10 mark, the price was still a good deal considering the amount of solution it provides and the lower technology available to work with at the time. Back then, desktop PCs, for instance, were much expensive than what it is today because of the enhancement in technology and availability of cheaper hardware products. So, it was really a fair deal at that amount.

Quadrate And Alternatives

VG PC TuneUp 2016 automatically runs important maintenance tasks

AVG PC TuneUp 2016 automatically runs important maintenance tasks.

Comparing the rate to alternative software like AVG PC Tune Up which today stands at $49.99 for the software. You’ll agree that the rate as at the time for QuadRate with fewer resources and technology to work with, was a good deal for users who bought into the software.

Aptiquiz And Similar Software

Educational resources are always expensive. So are software materials. If you take a look at the price of Easy Test Maker app of $49.95 for a yearly payment for the plus version and $74.95 for the premium version and compared to a once-off payment that holds with most of RJ software products, one can conclude that it was a better deal in terms of pricing for users.

Clockwise And Competing Software

RJ Software's most popular product - Clockwise.

RJ Software’s most popular product – Clockwise.

Clockwise is arguably the most popular of the RJ Software products. In 2007, this app costs $34.99 for the paid version. Though many alternatives were much less in price, the quality of the product here is what matters, including the performance and many diverse functions it is developed to do. It is a scheduling tool that is packed with lots of features and functions that were not matched by many apps at the period.

FNA Was Considerably Priced

FNA app is RJ Software’s design for unit conversion and a calculating device.

ESBUnitConv is similar software and a good alternative today. The paid version of this software goes for $19. RJ Software’s counterpart, FNA, does not cost this much.

As a matter of fact, RJ software products are fairly priced as at the time they were built. With the increasing availability of hardware resources and improved technology of today, one can conclude that users had a good deal for their money in purchasing the paid versions of RJ Software products.
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