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Old June 8th, 2010, 03:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. I'm looking for an alarm clock app that has lots of features. I have a HTC incredible if that helps.

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I used to have Alarms, which is a great app, but now that I have installed Android 2.1 on my phone, the standard alarms are all that I need.

So if you can't have Android 2.1, give Alarms a try. It has many, many feature, among them, the ability to create new alarms from templates, which saves a lot of time.
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nicracine THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

I've been looking for weeks for a simple alarm app and this is PERFECT. I even tested it in the sleep mode and, damned woke up the phone and sounded the alarm. Just perfect. Thanks again.
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My pleasure. I remember I looked a long time before finding a good alarm app. I came from WinMobile, where I used gAlarm, the best there is. I had a hard time finding the equivalent in Android. Now I have.
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Alarmed Lite Alarm Clock

The best free app I could find with the most positive reviews.
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Gentle Alarm is pretty slick. It slowly ramps up volume. It's designed to wake you up at your most awake time, so you are less groggy. The trial is full versioned, but does not work on Wed.

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+1 for Gentle Alarm. I have been very happy with this application.
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I tried all of the above mentioned apps and none was significantly better than the stock app in 2.1
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I've been using Kaloer. It also has the fade in option.
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I use the 2.1 app and thatīs all i need!
Better if you can have the alarm again in ??" but itīs ok.
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I have g-alarm on my TP and love it! I'm also very happy with the 2.1 alarm BUT you only have 3 alarms. I had about 6 set up on the TP. Soooo, I still use my TP for my wake up and "get your a$$ to work" alarms at home and use my Evo for other things.

I only wish I had more than 3 alarms to use. I may try out Alarms and see if I like it.

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I have g-alarm on my TP and love it! I'm also very happy with the 2.1 alarm BUT you only have 3 alarms. I had about 6 set up on the TP. Soooo, I still use my TP for my wake up and "get your a$$ to work" alarms at home and use my Evo for other things.

I only wish I had more than 3 alarms to use. I may try out Alarms and see if I like it.

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What do you mean 3 alarms? In Android 2.1 stock application?

I actually have 4 alarms set up, and I am sure I could add more.
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My wife used the stock alarm this morning on her EVO and woke me up from the other side of the bed! That has never happened with any other device! Finally an alarm that works. Even though I had to let her know to shut off the damn thing since she was already in the shower when it went off
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I haven't used too many, but my favourite was defiantly gentle alarm.
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I have used my phone as my alarm clock for years, so when I got my Droid, I was looking for a good alarm. I found an app called One Nightstand. I like that it has the ability to dim the screen, and has huge display of the time , along with charge state, weather, alarm status, etc....very nice format. Along with the LEDS hack that turns off the navigation button LED's I'm pretty happy.
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i use an app called math alarm clock which simply force you to answer math question in order to turn off the alarm. pretty useful for someone who is a heavy sleeper and like to snooze all the time=)
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I just bought a copy of Awaken, cause I really liked all the features (like gradual alarm, and it can CALL someone if you don't respond to the alarm).

Noticed one feature is missing: being able to set an alarm more than 24 hours into the future.

Do any alarm apps do that?

Today is Thursday, and I'd like to set a specific wake-up for Saturday (once).

Btw, Wakerupper - The Web's Easiest Telephone Reminder gives free web based wake-up calls, but I'd like to have it running on my phone.

HELP!

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> Today is Thursday, and I'd like to set a specific wake-up for Saturday (once).

On my Droid I use "Alarm Clock Plus v2", it has this ability.

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To do it, I set a new alarm that is set to repeat on Saturday. Once that alarm has gone off I can disable or delete the alarm.
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ok. good work-a-round. I guess I can't set the alarm for my plane trip 10 days from now.

I'm really surprised no apps do this. It seems like an obvious feature to me.

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ok. good work-a-round. I guess I can't set the alarm for my plane trip 10 days from now.

I'm really surprised no apps do this. It seems like an obvious feature to me.

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Unusual.

Most people would use a calendar alert to remind them of something.

Usually alarms are used in near future to wake someone up.

If you know when you need to wake up 10 days in advance...wow...more power to you!
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I disagree. Say I'm going on vacation in 3 weeks. I know I want to set an alarm for 5am (much earlier than normal).

If I schedule it in my calendar, it will beep once and be silent.

My alarm clock behavior is much more appropriate: it will increase in volume and not shut up till snoozed.

Is there a way to make a particular calendar reminder do that?

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Why dont you set an all day notification for the day before you leave to remind you to set your alarm. Its not ideal but yeah.
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Well, first, I don't think you would forget you're going on vacation And, second, you don't know what would happen between now and 10 days from now with your phone/your plans, etc. So the night before your trip, you SHOULD be checking to make sure your alarm is set anyway...and if the vacation is that important, make sure you set a REGULAR alarm clock, not just your phone. Suppose Murphy's Law goes into affect that night and your phone/tower craps out and doesn't auto-update the time and you don't wake up...If the vacation is that important, you need set a real alarm.

That said, were I entirely dependent on my phone for waking me up to my can't miss vacation, I would set an appt 2 days before to remind me to set my alarm for two days hence. (Since Alarm Clock v2 can set by day, you can set it up to 6 days in advance)...Then I would set another calendar event to 24 hours before to remind me to CHECK the Alarm that I set...

I wouldn't trust an alarm set 10 days from now. Too many things can happen to the phone...maybe FCs between now and then would screw up the alarm, etc. I'd be compelled to check the night before that the alarm was indeed set...So that's when I would set it in the first place.
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Alarm Klock is very good.

Alarm Klock - Android app on AppBrain

Very customisable, use your own mp3s, build up volume over any length of time desired, variable snooze length.

One of the best things is that you get a button to snooze, but you have to slide across to turn it off altogether, no more accidentally killing the alarm.
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I use alarm master now after using alarms for a while and I couldn't live without it. After my previous phone broke, I was crazy after a week of no alarms and I didn't even have anywhere to go that week.

It allows any customization I've thought of. Alarms didn't quite let me do that, though now I've forgotten what it doesn't do.
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AppAlarm Pro - Android app on AppBrain

Both versions, I use the pro version. I am surprised no one mentioned AppAlarm. It is by far the best alarm app that I have ever had on a phone, but I like to wake up to music. I have been using this app for over a year and it has never let me down.
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Trying Alarm Clock Xtreme here. I'm a super-heavy sleeper, and the stock alarm seems turn to itself off if you don't hit snooze or something in 10 minutes. I also like to snooze a lot, and found I kept hitting Dismiss instead. This one has math to shut it off, plus you can add an extra math problem for every time you hit snooze. Once you hit the button to turn it off, the alarm just starts repeating non-stop and disappears from the screen. So you actually have to go into notifications, open it up, then do the math problem (which also has four buttons other than the "submit" button).

Basically, if you wake up groggy enough that you'd fall back asleep, this alarm does not let you. My morning goes like this:

Snooze
Snooze
Accidentally hit Turn Off, thus setting the alarm repeating
Fumble around for a moment, too sleepy to figure out where the alarm disappeared to
Remember it's on notifications; try 3-4 times to gain enough motor control to open it
Realize that if it doesn't stop, it's going to wake up the husband, and drag myself into another room
Solve math problem
Accidentally hit Pass (see the above motor control thing)
Solve math problem again
Hit submit
Get the answer wrong because my brain's still asleep
Solve math problem one more time
Hit submit

Now I'm awake, completely out of the bedroom, and at least reasonably alert. I may even be able to drop a few of the 7 alarms that I use to wake up. :P
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try smarter alarm, it can tell you time and weather, and even news and other things, also try alarm clock plus v2, they are both free and both very good.
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I like Alarms from PalmarySoft. It's a carry over from my PalmOS days, and I was very glad to see this app on Android. I have a HTC Evo, so this may just be a Sense UI thing with the "stock" alarm clock, but it can't play music, it's also a little limited on scheduling repeated dates/times, snooze settings, etc.

I admit that I mostly (and quickly) chose Alarms because of my years of loyalty to PalmarySoft, so there may be equivalent/cheaper/better apps out there that do the same thing.
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I do use the Super Clock Alarm application and it works great. You can activate the math function, whenever it will ring you'll need to do the math or else it will bean for long.
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Trying Alarm Clock Xtreme here. I'm a super-heavy sleeper, and the stock alarm seems turn to itself off if you don't hit snooze or something in 10 minutes. I also like to snooze a lot, and found I kept hitting Dismiss instead. This one has math to shut it off, plus you can add an extra math problem for every time you hit snooze. Once you hit the button to turn it off, the alarm just starts repeating non-stop and disappears from the screen. So you actually have to go into notifications, open it up, then do the math problem (which also has four buttons other than the "submit" button).

Basically, if you wake up groggy enough that you'd fall back asleep, this alarm does not let you. My morning goes like this:

Snooze
Snooze
Accidentally hit Turn Off, thus setting the alarm repeating
Fumble around for a moment, too sleepy to figure out where the alarm disappeared to
Remember it's on notifications; try 3-4 times to gain enough motor control to open it
Realize that if it doesn't stop, it's going to wake up the husband, and drag myself into another room
Solve math problem
Accidentally hit Pass (see the above motor control thing)
Solve math problem again
Hit submit
Get the answer wrong because my brain's still asleep
Solve math problem one more time
Hit submit

Now I'm awake, completely out of the bedroom, and at least reasonably alert. I may even be able to drop a few of the 7 alarms that I use to wake up. :P
Haha, cheers! This is exactly how I am. I am using Alarm Clock Plus which has similar features. If I dont set the alarm to math I wont wake up!
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I actually just realized this morning that Xtreme Alarm Clock also lets you set a limit to how many times you can hit snooze before it becomes "nope, can't snooze, math time!" Which is good, because I snoozed for over an hour this morning without even noticing. Oops.
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I would have to say Pandora is the best alarm clock :-)

I love the smell of Pandora in the morning
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I would have to say Pandora is the best alarm clock :-)

I love the smell of Pandora in the morning

I love Pandora in the morning too. I just use AppAlarm pro instead of tasker. I had AppAlarm before I started using tasker
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I am using stock alarm app its works fine with me, but I am looking for any other app with more customized features.
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Alarm Clock Plus for me. I set a very annoying tone as the alarm tone, then set it to be disabled by a difficult math problem. I'll be awake after a few minutes of my sleepy brain trying to fumble around with a stupid math dismiss lock.
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Alarm Clock Xtreme for me, hasn't failed me yet
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Hi, I'm using samsung galaxy ace, I need alarm that works even when the unit is off. The standard alarm doesn't do that, or maybe I miss the setting to enable it..? anybody would have any suggestion how to set the alarm accordingly, or can suggest such alarm to be downloaded for free from android market? Have tried several free alarms from the market w/o success.
I'm also looking for free music player that is able to play m3.u file..any suggestion? Thanks in advance.
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Hi, I'm using samsung galaxy ace, I need alarm that works even when the unit is off. The standard alarm doesn't do that, or maybe I miss the setting to enable it..? anybody would have any suggestion how to set the alarm accordingly, or can suggest such alarm to be downloaded for free from android market? Have tried several free alarms from the market w/o success.
I'm also looking for free music player that is able to play m3.u file..any suggestion? Thanks in advance.
There is no way to do that. This is a smartphone and when it is off, it is off. You do not expect your personal computer to receive emails when it is off, do you? Do not expect the alarm to work when the phone is off then. Only dumphones are capable of doing that, and not all of them.
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There is no way to do that. This is a smartphone and when it is off, it is off. You do not expect your personal computer to receive emails when it is off, do you? Do not expect the alarm to work when the phone is off then. Only dumphones are capable of doing that, and not all of them.
No, I don't expect my pc to receive emails when it is off, as no internet connection could be established. It doesn't require internet connection or connection with anything for alarm in phones (smart & dumb ones) to work. Thanks for the insight though.
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Old September 1st, 2011, 06:16 AM   #41 (permalink)
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No, I don't expect my pc to receive emails when it is off, as no internet connection could be established. It doesn't require internet connection or connection with anything for alarm in phones (smart & dumb ones) to work. Thanks for the insight though.
Ok, do you expect to receive calls or sms when your phone is off? No you dont. Maybe that's a better analogy for you.

In all seriousness, there is no power in the phone, thus it cant alarm. Other phones that can do that do not actually fully power down.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 10:50 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I'm using Sleep as Android at the moment, as well as Smarter Alarm. SaA is nice because you can tell it to make you scan a pre-set QR code before you can turn off the alarm, so I put one in the bathroom, get up, scan it and get in the shower. Smarter Alarm is gentle and persistent, but you don't always feel like you want to turn it off because it's actually informative.

I used to use Alarm Clock extreme for the maths captchas etc, but once Sleep as Android introduced those and the QR codes, I couldn't resist (particularly since it is also sensitive to my sleep cycles and picks better wake-up times for me).
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I've been having the same problem trying to find a calendar app or alarm app that I can set an alarm on more than 24 hours in advance. Regardless of "already knowing I have to get up" or whatever, I still want the ability to set alarm (not just a calendar reminder, which is useless) for over 24 hours...
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Old February 26th, 2012, 02:54 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Alarm Clock Xtreme for me, hasn't failed me yet
+1. You can get the full version for free on getjar.
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Alarm Clock Xtreme also has "shake to snooze"!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alarmclock.xtreme.free
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Default Looking for a really simply daily alarm

Can anyone please suggest to me a really simple alarm clock? The default Android one is fine for waking me up, but I also like to have a daily chime at certain hours. I've yet to find one that will just play such a chime without all of the wake-up features. Basically, I just want it to play a notification sound of my choice (so, a ringtone) at the same specific time, every day, and
a) play it once and once only
b) not give me any snooze option popups
c) not use the vibration function

I mean, vibration and snooze and repeat are neat if you're waking up, but if this is just a daily chime, the last thing you want is the phone bouncing around wearing down your battery (or grinding itself into your keys) because you're not sitting right next to it one day. Hopefully in your searches for the perfect multi-function alarm clock, one of you may recall having spotted something simple like this.

Thank you!
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Old April 30th, 2012, 07:05 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Can anyone please suggest to me a really simple alarm clock? The default Android one is fine for waking me up, but I also like to have a daily chime at certain hours. I've yet to find one that will just play such a chime without all of the wake-up features. Basically, I just want it to play a notification sound of my choice (so, a ringtone) at the same specific time, every day, and
a) play it once and once only
b) not give me any snooze option popups
c) not use the vibration function

I mean, vibration and snooze and repeat are neat if you're waking up, but if this is just a daily chime, the last thing you want is the phone bouncing around wearing down your battery (or grinding itself into your keys) because you're not sitting right next to it one day. Hopefully in your searches for the perfect multi-function alarm clock, one of you may recall having spotted something simple like this.

Thank you!
Your profile doesn't say what phone you have, but I would imagine that the stock alarm clock on any Android phone could do what you want. The stock alarm clock is pretty much frills free.
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Your profile doesn't say what phone you have, but I would imagine that the stock alarm clock on any Android phone could do what you want. The stock alarm clock is pretty much frills free.
Ah, sorry. HTC Incredible S.

The stock alarm clock doesn't allow snooze to be disabled at all, and duration along with most other settings is a global option not alarm by alarm which kinda sucks (you don't want a regular weekend alarm that just keeps going and going and going...).

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