The world is a fascinating place. When flying around the world, it sometimes feels like you are travelling back or forth in time, but really you are just changing timezones. Often it can be hard to conceptually think about what time it is in a different city in another country, so many applications have tried to make it easy for you.

I normally use Timeanddate.com, to convert times to set up Skype calls and it works pretty well. We’ve just heard about another simple yet effective site called Time.is. which also helps you find out what the time. It’s handy for when you just arrive in a new city, feel a little jetlagged and have no idea what time it is. Simply, use Time.is to find out. The displayed time is big and easy to read, so helps when you are especially drowsy.

The difference between Time.is and other similar sites, is that it will auto-detect the user’s time zone, so the user doesn’t have to look up their location manually. For example, a user in China will instantly see what time an event in Boston will occur in Beijing time.

Other features include time and date conversion, a calendar and a map. The good thing about Time.is, is that it is simple. It doesn’t try to do too much.

It works on a desktop iPhone, an iPad, or any other device.

Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.

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