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Old December 28th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tongue Looking for alarm clock with a slider dismiss option

The stock alarm clock that came with my Atrix 4G was great--it filled the entire screen, touching anywhere on the screen would snooze it, and in order to dismiss it you had to swipe a slider all the way across the screen. It was virtually impossible to accidentally dismiss it. I LOVED that.

The stock alarm that's on my Atrix 2, which is running ICS (4.0.4), looks exactly like the one on the 4G--until the alarm goes off. The alarm shows up as a small rectangle in the middle of the screen; its 'dismiss' option is RIGHT THERE and can easily be activated by an errant touch. There is no setting to change dismiss to something else, like a swipe. Touch it and you're done.

I've been looking for suitable replacements but haven't found any yet with a slider/swipe dismiss option. Does anyone know of one? There are like a zillion alarm clocks in the market! They don't all include screenshots, or detailed info, about their dismiss options, so without actually TRYING them all...I'll never know!

Right now I'm trying the free version of Alarm Clock Xtreme which is pretty good, and has a plethora of choices for its dismiss option...EXCEPT swipe. I'd happily spring for the paid version if not for this one omission.

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I use Alarm Klock and it has a slider dismiss.
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Thanks. I just installed it and it looks good.

If anyone else has suggestions, I'd love to hear them, too.
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Well, if you're open to other forms of "authentication" to prevent accidental clearing, I use Alarm Clock Plus. You have the option of solving a math problem before it'll clear, though I don't use it for that but because it has a setting that enables it to override the global setting that silences your phone
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Well, if you're open to other forms of "authentication" to prevent accidental clearing, I use Alarm Clock Plus. You have the option of solving a math problem before it'll clear, though I don't use it for that but because it has a setting that enables it to override the global setting that silences your phone
Thanks, Ryan. Unfortunately, that doesn't work for me. I didn't bother to mention it, but Alarm Clock Xtreme--the alarm I had been giving a try--has 'solve a math problem' as one of its dismiss options. It also has 'enter a captcha'--neither of which works for me PRIOR to putting my glasses on. A slider/swipe dismiss really works best for me.
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More suggestions, please!

Alarm Klock seemed to have it all--most importantly the swipe function to dismiss it. Then I found out that its "Alarm time out" didn't do AT ALL what I thought based on other alarms I've tried. Its description says: "A firing alarm will be automatically dismissed after this many minutes." No problem, I thought, I'll just set it to 'never.' Nope, there is no 'never' option, just 1-60 minutes. So I chose 60. And I figured that would mean 60 minutes from the last human interaction, such as snoozing it--because that's how other alarms I've tried, that had similar options, worked. Noooooo...it meant FROM THE INITIAL ALARM TIME.

In other words, say you've set the alarm for 8:45am, and your snooze minutes are set at 15. So it goes off at 8:45, and you hit snooze; at 9:00 it goes off again, and you hit snooze, and then the same at 9:15 and 9:30. Guess what? THAT'S IT. The alarm shuts off because at 9:45 it's been 60 minutes since it initially went off.

I realize I could work around this problem by setting a SECOND alarm for an hour later than the first, but I really don't want to.

So if anyone knows of other alarm clocks with a 'swipe to dismiss' option, please let me know.
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