The Timezone App That’ll Revolutionize Your Schedule

Little "S," big time save.

Little "S," big time save.

My idea of the perfect app? Something that combines my desire for efficiency, my masochistic need to nurture constant FOMO, and my love of overseas timezones.

Can you relate? If so, I bet you either work remotely for an international company, or you’re an expat. Don’t worry. synchronize is here to help.

What do working for an off-shore company and living overseas (or else traveling a lot) have in common? Aside from crushing loneliness, it’s the fact that both situations rely on a thorough knowledge of timezone differences. 

But this is 2017. No one knows—or rather, no one can be bothered to master—the art of timezone calculation. “Google it,” you say?! That takes ages. You have to type a bunch of city names into the search bar, then type them again into an online form along with the date and times you intend to compare. If you want to compare a new time, you have to go through the whole process again. It’s tragic!

I’m a busy career gal. I don’t even go the bathroom until I really, really have to go. I’m not wasting 20 seconds of my precious work day doing calculations like some twentieth-century chump.

Not when there’s synchronize (lowercase intended).

The name says it all, really. It’s a simple as hell app that synchs up the timezone in your city with the timezones in your cities of choice. And with the simple finger-swipe of a dial at the bottom of the screen, both cities' times adjust accordingly. 

Here’s an example: At the time of writing, it’s 10:33 a.m. in LA. At a glance, I can see the current time in a bunch of cities I've designated as preferences.

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If I want to see what the time in Sydney will be if it’s 7:00 p.m. in Los Angeles, I just swipe the dial on the bottom to the time I want to check out, and presto!

At 7:00 p.m. in LA, it’ll be midday in Sydney, which means my sister has no excuse for not picking up my call during her lunch break. 

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Not only is synchronize a super quick and easy tool for booking Skype meetings and planning travel, but it’s also a helpful stalking aid, with a bonus ability of infinitely stoking your sense of FOMO. Enjoy!

synchronize is available for free on the iTunes store.

Words: Jerico Mandybur