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TheTimeZoneConverter.com is a site meant to quickly convert times from one timezone to another.

Here's how to use it: initially the lefthand side should display your current local time (if this is not the case please refresh the page). Try typing in the name of a major city into the lower-right field and then hit return. That's it! The time for that location should appear in the field above it on the righthand side. There's nothing more to click on or button to push to convert the time. Hitting return completes the conversion. You can now try changing the values in any of the fields and times will update automatically.

The site relies on the worldwide collaborative tz database for its timezone information. The records are comprehensive and are sometimes referred to as the Olson database. The database is updated approximately twenty times per year and this site regularly incorporates the most recent version of the database.

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The Short Story

In January of 2010, I had to schedule several international calls. While scheduling, I'd often want to pick a time that was convenient to the other party. I did a quick Google search for "time zone converter" and found the existing sites had several flaws.

The problems I saw that could be improved:

This site is my attempt to fix some of these problems. I've started by focusing on the time entry problem. Instead of pop-up menus I have a free form text field that instantly converts the time after each key press.

I hope the tool is useful and even fun to use. Please let me know if you have any suggestions via the feedback link on the home page.

Jonathan Berger

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