Using Time

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

Styling options #

Clicking the time item in iStat Menus shows options to control the font, font size, colour and other settings.

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.

Adding UTC to the world clock #

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

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.

It’s even possible to show the clock as two lines, and each line can feature different elements, or even different cities.

You can use emoji to add country flags and other icons to your menubar.

System time offset #

The system time offset token can be used to show the difference between the system time and the displayed city’s time — if the city is 2 hours ahead of the system time, a +2 will be shown.

First day of the week #

When set to “Automatic”, iStat Menus uses the same first day of the week as macOS has been set to. If you’d like a different first day of the week in the calendar, please set it on the Time tab.

World Clock format #

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