A few days back, a new mockup for Gnome Shell was shown at GUADEC. Now, a mockup for date and time came out which looks really neat.
- Expanding the time applet gives additional information on world time and appointments.
- Selecting a day on the calender shows agenda for it on right side.
- Flip animation for numbers.
- More here
As of now I don't find Gnome Shell quite user friendly and it involves lots of clicks just to reach a simple application. But the mockup shown at GUADEC was really impressive (though looked inspired from Unity) and the new date and time mockup looks great and I quite like the idea of flipping numbers.