Easily Calculate Timezone Differences With World Time Engine

by Anil Polat · 12 comments

When traveling between time zones it can be difficult to coordinate something as simple as a Skype call due to unfamiliar time differences. While there are a host of various time difference calculators online, perhaps the easiest one to use is World Time Engine. The simple web tool lets you enter in two cities (with auto-fill assist) to get the local times in each.

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The lack of clutter on the homepage as well as on the results makes World Time Engine easier on the eyes and less cumbersome to navigate than many other alternatives (that pop up high on Google searches).

Time zones are the sort of thing most travelers don’t bother about – until they’ve got to coordinate with someone else in an unfamiliar one. For those times when it becomes necessary to fiddle around coordinating times, you’ll probably shave quite a few minutes off your frequent traveling years by keeping World Time Engine in mind. To further boost your temporal tactfulness, Firefox users can download FoxClocks to keep an eye on shifting world times.

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1 Stephania April 22, 2011 at 00:35

I wish I could have known about this sooner. I could have avoided many miscommunications.!

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2 Anil P. April 22, 2011 at 03:49

Glad this helped! Time zones differences are one of those annoyances that come up often when traveling and searching around to figure out the differences makes it even worse! 🙂

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3 Leigh April 26, 2011 at 22:37

I’m going to add this to my resources page and link to you on my Fabulous Friday series. Good info Anil.

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4 Anil P. April 27, 2011 at 05:44

Thanks very much!

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5 Nomadic Samuel November 13, 2011 at 17:17

This is really useful. I often get my zones all mixed up 😛

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6 Anil P. November 14, 2011 at 09:02

Same here, it happens to me *all* the time!

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