Did you love the hourly chime in the Classic Mac OS? Well, youire not alone. The good folks at Pariahware missed this feature from OS X enough to write an app to replace it. ChimeX can be set to play a sound file of your choice on the hour, and at fifteen minute increments. New to version 1.4 is a menubar icon to replace the Dock icon and an alarm function. From Pariahware:
Pariahware has released v1.4 of ChimeX, a MacOS X utility that brings back the hourly chimes missing in the new OS.
Choose between speaking the time, playing an alert sound, playing a sound file (System 7 through MP3), or having ChimeX randomly choose a file from a folder. Alerts may be set for the hour, quarter past, half past and quarter of. In addition v1.4 removes the dock icon and places it in the menu bar. This new version also introduces an alarm setting with the same options as above, however the user can choose the time of their choice for the alarm sound to go off. ChimeX is shareware and only costs $5.00 to register. A 30-day trial period is included. ChimeX is made with REALbasic.
ChimeX 1.4 is available now as US$5 shareware with a 30-day trial.