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Clearly, we need a better solution. It needs to be easy to use, faster than looking up the time zone on Google, and reliable. Luckily, we have just the tool: MyTimeZone.

How MyTimeZone Works

MyTimeZone is a Chrome extension that can convert any time you see into your local time zone. And I mean any time. It could be in an email, an article, a Chrome web app, or elsewhere.

Head to the download page in the Chrome Web Store to grab a copy.

Once it’s installed, all you need to do is highlight the time in question and right-click on it. In the context menu, you will see the time converted into your local time zone.

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That’s all there is to it. You don’t even need to worry about configuring the app if you travel to a different location, it will automatically detect your local time using the web connection.

The app supports all cities, all time zones, and both UTC and GMT formats.

Is this the time zone tool you’ve been waiting for? Will it put an end to your clock-based concerns? Let us know if you found MyTimeZone useful in the comments section below.

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