Atomic Clock (Gorgy Timing)

Atomic Clock (Gorgy Timing)

By CompuLab, Markus Gömmel

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2008-11-07
  • Current Version: 5.02
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 10.65 MB
  • Developer: CompuLab, Markus Gömmel
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 1,483 Ratings


This tool shows you the ultimate precise time of day. To achieve this, it uses a special internet time protocol to fetch the time from an atomic time server. We are proud to offer version 5 of the Gorgy Timing Atomic Clock. The program is one of the classic applications since the early days of the Apple App Store and has been continually improved based on user feedback. The Gorgy Timing Atomic Clock shows the precise time of day. To achieve this, it uses a special internet time protocol to fetch the ultimate precise time from cesium atomic clocks available on the internet, or any other time server you like. The graphical display mimics the clock display of the legendary Gorgy Timing clocks, which are used in professional radio and television studios, and we spent much effort to bring the original feeling of these wickedly expensive clocks to your iPhone. This app is used by BBC studios, astronomers, concert promoters, etc. Version 5 contains the following functions: * Universal support for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 8 or higher (including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X) * Optimized for iOS 11, full 64 bit support * Alarm function with snooze (touch anywhere on the screen), based on weekdays * Alarm time based on seconds (not minutes) * Alarm notification window instead of normal alarm sound, if app is not running or in the background * Use playlists or a manual picker selection from your own music library as alarm sounds * The alarm sound is also playing when the device is muted, or the display is switched off, and also works in AirPlay environments * Customizable time server sources * Colors: green, red, blue, yellow, white, hidden, with a separate color option for digits, seconds and segments * Alternative visual display of fractional seconds (1/60th sec. resolution) * 12/24 hours display * Optional second tick sound * Full landscape support (including settings dialog) * Touching the display lets the buttons and status bar fade out * Touching the display again will add the current date (in all orientations) * Disabled screen auto-lock * Options "sync at startup", "hourly", "daily", or a sync button for manual syncing * The last known time delta is used when started without sync * "Night mode", which dims the display using a slider, shows the seconds with only one dot (to prevent a hard brightness switch between second 59 and second 0), switches off the tick sound, and reduces screen updates to save battery Answers to common questions: * An application can not set your device's system time, so a time sync between the atomic time and the device time is not possible. * If you want to wakeup with music, please do not exit the app before going to sleep (which would result in a local notification dialog without music in the morning), but let it run with the display switched off. This application's music alarm, and this is not common, will still work when you switched off the display, even in battery mode. But be aware that running an application all the time, even without display, consumes battery, so please make sure that your iPhone is fully charged before you go to bed, or even better, connect it to your charger.



  • Lacking options

    By Big JQ
    App doesn’t allow you to download the clock to the locked screen. That’s the reason I bought the app. #Disappointing!!
  • Great night stand clock, could be better

    By Wilbready
    I love this clock because it syncs ever time it opens. What I dislike is not being able to dim the display in the middle of the night by swiping the face.
  • Love this clock

    By xtnjohnson
    Accuracy is amazing. Really useful for synching my computer, given that my employer disables automatic time/location synching for security reasons. Highly recommended!
  • Good app overall

    By Chicago review
    Does the job well. Syncs fast and accurate compared to other atomic clock time devices. Would give it a five star of it had more options to customize the clock appearance. Otherwise good app and no ads. I like it.
  • I’ve had this app for years, you’ll love it!

    By Lee56232
    This app is great if you’re an exact time fan. It’s very easy to use, can be set to multiple configurations of display colors, sounds and displayed information, and is just fun to watch.
  • Doesn’t Work

    By techiray
    The whole point of buying this app is to sync to the atomic clock but it WON’T sync - says due to the firewall. The developer’s web site is no help.
  • This app is redundant

    By Whatudo
    I bought this so I could have a highly visible clock on my iPhone...don't buy it for that reason! Actually my phone already performs all the functions this clock promises too....a waste of money
  • Great app for WSPR timing

    By rcbrush99
    I use this app with it’s audible tick-tock to help set the timer on my WSPR beacon for Amateur Radio. I had a reason to contact the developers and they were super responsive. In iOS 11 the application uses the ringer volume to set the volume of the ticks. I had to go into Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringers and Alerts and enable the ‘Change with Buttons’ slider. Now I can hear it again on my iPhone 7 Plus after the update from iOS 10 to iOS 11.
  • Cool app all across IPad iPhone and Apple Watch

    By have an apple watch
    Wish could used this app as a watch face.
  • Over Rated

    By Fisher30327
    I would not recommend anyone getting this app.