Using Time

The Time menu extra shows the date and time in your menubar, plus world clocks and other information in the dropdown menu.

If you’d like the menubar font to match the normal macOS date menu, set the font size to 14pt.

If you’d like UTC in the Date & Time dropdown, search for “UTC” when adding a city to the World Clocks.

Editing the menubar clock and world clocks #

The menubar clock and world clocks in iStat Menus are highly customisable. All relatively normal clock formats are possible, as are some wildly different formats. To edit the menubar clock, click its corresponding Edit button to open the Edit Menubar Clock sheet.

Adding items to the clock format is easy—just drag a token into the token field. To delete a token, click on it in the token field and press delete on your keyboard.

Day of the month #

If you’d like to add the day of the month to your clock, please ensure you drag the token from the Day section. If you’d like to add the current month as a number to your clock, please ensure you drag token from the Month section.

Clock format examples #

The example below shows the tokens required for a standard 12-hour clock with the day of the week, hours, minutes and an AM or PM indicator.

It’s also possible to show a mini calendar with the current day of the month, and a 24-hour clock with hours, minutes and seconds. To add the “:” character, just type it into the token field. This works for spaces and other characters, too.

Below is an example with some static text added to the token field, the current day, month and day number, as well as a fuzzy clock.

First day of the week #

iStat Menus respects your system first day of the week. To change the first day of the week, open Language & Region in System Preferences and set your preferred first day of the week. You may need to restart your Mac to see the change in iStat Menus.

World Clock format #

It’s also possible to change the format of the world clocks shown in the Time dropdown.