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    Ok, I was walking the dog today and had the Treo on my belt. Wanted to know what time it was and didn't have my watch. And while I sometimes talk to my dog, he probably wouldn't know the time so I had to unhook the Treo from my belt, open the leather flap of the case, power-on the handset, unlock the keyguard to get to see what time it was. Then reverse the process to put it away all while keeping my dog away from rush-hour traffic and small children at the bus-stop.

    I don't mean to overcomplicate the process of checking what time it is but wouldn't it be heaven-sent if there were an app that let me click one of the volume buttons while the Treo was off (or on) and it announced the current time at a volume of my pre-selected level? Perhaps it would announce the time on the external speaker or within a headset if one were plugged in.

    And while Iím going down my little fantasy-lane here, it would be interesting to also announce the time to the next item in the Palm datebook app. So a press of the top volume key would recite the time and a press of the bottom key would recite the time until the next event/meeting.

    Does anyone know of an app that can announce the time in this way or at least expedite the process of checking the time with the phone off even? (No, I don't believe in the tooth fairy or Santa Claus). Thanks.
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    ClockPop5 - brilliant and free. I assign it to press&hold of a hard button.

    pressing the button wakes the treo - holding brings up clockpop.
    No issues with keyguard.
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    Thank you. Will check it out. Sounds great. I've tried something like this in the past and it crashed my Treo everytime. Maybe they've updated. Will search on Palmgear and give it a go.

    Another app I found while I was researching this looks interesting. The demo version of the app is a bit frustrating and the spoken time is difficult to understand (in foreign accent) but the fundamental idea is great. Check out PAjDA Clock http://games.pdatopsoft.com/PalmOS/PAjDA-Clock

    Sent an email to Palmary clock also whereas I like their app and thought they would find this feature interesting. They responded and are considering for enhancement.
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    clockpop does not say anything... it just shows you the time, however... it does it very well and it can show your next appointment or something similar... a very handy program, but probably wont prevent you from the 10 steps to get the phone off the belt...
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    Keyguard time shows the time without having to unlock the treo, just press any button when the screen is off and it shows the time. Check out this thread: http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=47246
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    There's an app called Chime (http://www.freewarepalm.com/clock/chime.shtml). That actually announces the time by voice. However, it's not done at a keypress, instead, it announces on a schedule. It's not exactly what you're looking for, but if you know the frequency, it would make it easier to keep track of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norcalredfire
    Keyguard time shows the time without having to unlock the treo, just press any button when the screen is off and it shows the time. Check out this thread: http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...ad.php?t=47246
    Thanks for this thread norcalredfire. Seems like a cool app and I'm now testing against clockpop5 and Chime. Thanks for helping me get smart on all my Treo issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by controller
    There's an app called Chime (http://www.freewarepalm.com/clock/chime.shtml). That actually announces the time by voice. However, it's not done at a keypress, instead, it announces on a schedule. It's not exactly what you're looking for, but if you know the frequency, it would make it easier to keep track of the time.
    c
    Very cool nonetheless. I love the chick's voice "eight-thirty" said in such a breathy tone. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by controller
    There's an app called Chime (http://www.freewarepalm.com/clock/chime.shtml). That actually announces the time by voice. However, it's not done at a keypress, instead, it announces on a schedule. It's not exactly what you're looking for, but if you know the frequency, it would make it easier to keep track of the time.
    c
    Almost a meg so I synched to my SD card but this app doesn't seem to work from the SD card. Don't think this one will work due to its size and need to be in RAM and it won't tell me the current time on demand. I'm thinking that Keyguard Time app is looking like the winner versus all of them....and free is good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by controller
    There's an app called Chime (http://www.freewarepalm.com/clock/chime.shtml). That actually announces the time by voice. However, it's not done at a keypress, instead, it announces on a schedule. It's not exactly what you're looking for, but if you know the frequency, it would make it easier to keep track of the time.

    c

    Wow! Cool app! Thanks for sharing!
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