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We’ve discussed the hassles of dealing with multiple timezones and distributed web-working teams before. New site World Time Engine (in open beta) tries to bring order to this chaos. At root, it’s a huge database: type in a location (like “Scotland” or “Indianapolis” and it will […]

ScreenshotWe’ve discussed the hassles of dealing with multiple timezones and distributed web-working teams before. New site World Time Engine (in open beta) tries to bring order to this chaos. At root, it’s a huge database: type in a location (like “Scotland” or “Indianapolis” and it will show you the current time – with choices if your chosen location is ambiguous. But there’s a lot more here as well.

The best feature for web workers is probably the meeting planner – type in a whole set of locations and a proposed time, and it shows you what that time, and other times, works out to across all those locations. They also have a phone interface and a developer API available. You can also purchase their timezone maps for use in your own web site.

  1. Don’t forget about http://www.timeanddate.com – they’ve had all these features for ages. Including the meeting planner!

    World time engine doesn’t look bad, though.

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  2. Timeanddate.com was always difficult to search.

    I just typed in my friend’s address in the UK and a clients address in the US and it worked like a charm.

    Anything that saves me a few clicks next time I call…bookmarked.

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  3. Interesting feature. I’ve never had trouble searching for cities on timeanddate.com.

    You can also save/bookmark world clocks with urls like this:

    http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/personal.html?cities=22,187,136,263,256

    I will admit that it’s interface could use a slight polishing up. http://worldtimeengine.com/ has a great look and feel.

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  4. This site is stupid! http://www.timeanddate.com is way so much better.

    I’ve been looking at WTE for 5 minutes now and still can’t figure out how to determine the time between 2 places (ala meeting planner).

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  5. This is cool!

    The meeting planner is on the home page if you click the tabs next to current time. It really is straight forward.

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