Beagle Software does not write applications for
Apple Macintosh. However, ClockWatch Server will work as a Network Time Server to
Mac clients. Beginning with Mac O/S version 8.5 the Max O/S included an NTP client compatible with
ClockWatch Server. To use this native client, you would load ClockWatch Server
on a Windows computer and then point the Mac NTP clients to the ClockWatch
Setting the Time and Date In Mac OSX
With Mac OSX you can have your time and
date automatically set by a network time protocol (NTP) server - this is
particularly useful when you are connected to a network.
- Click on the Apple Menu.
- Select System Preferences ... to open the
System Preferences window.
- Click on the Date & Time icon (in the
System section of the System Preferences window), to open
the Date & Time window.
- Start by setting the time zone - click on the
Time Zone tab, and make sure that the proper time zone is
- Next, set the time/date either manually or via an
- To set the time automatically using a network
- Click on the Network Time tab.
- Make sure there is a checkmark next to:
Use a network time server
- Select an NTP Server from the drop
down menu, such as:
Apple Americas/U.S. (time.apple.com)
- If using ClockWatch Server
enter the network name of the ClockWatch Server.
- Click on the Set Time Now button.
- Close the Date & Time window.
|Adding ClockWatch Server
to the Mac Date & Time control panel (OS 8.5)
- Open the Date & Time control panel.
- Check "Use a Network Time Server".
- Click the "Server Options" button.
- Select Edit List from the Network Time Server menu.
- Click the Add button in the Edit Server List window.
The Add window appears.
- Enter the location of ClockWatch Server (i.e. computer room) into the
Descriptive Name field.
- Enter either the name or IP address of ClockWatch Server into the Server
- Click the "Add" button to complete the entry.
- Select the ClockWatch Server just created from from the list.
- Click the "Done" button in the Edit Server List window.
More information on using
Macs with ClockWatch .
Information for Mac Users
Links to Mac time sync software:
We hope this helps. Please feel free to contact
us with any suggested Mac info to add to this page.
is the central source for NTP software and documentation.
www.nist.gov US National Institute of Standards and Technology. Time
technology site. Includes Mac software list.
is an independent shareware developer with several packages. ClockSync
II will synchronize a network to the same time, as well as to a network time
server over the Internet.
(Russian for "time")
uses the Internet
to update the internal clock via NTP (Network Time Protocol).
There does not seem to be much supporting information, and the last version
we could find (v.2.0) was designed for OS 7.1 on up through 9.0.