Best Alarm Clock App?


  1. dgwood12

    dgwood12 Well-Known Member

    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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  2. nicracine

    nicracine Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Bluesman2008

    Bluesman2008 Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. nicracine

    nicracine Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. RawApps

    RawApps Member

  6. dibs ODDJOB

    dibs ODDJOB Well-Known Member

    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.

    Gentle Alarm - Android app on AppBrain
  7. ejchis

    ejchis Well-Known Member

    +1 for Gentle Alarm. I have been very happy with this application.
  8. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    I tried all of the above mentioned apps and none was significantly better than the stock app in 2.1
  9. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Well-Known Member

    I've been using Kaloer. It also has the fade in option.
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  10. Hardcore

    Hardcore Well-Known Member

    I use the 2.1 app and that
  11. nj2tou

    nj2tou Member

    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.

    thanks!
  12. nicracine

    nicracine Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. Deputy

    Deputy New Member

    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 :)
  14. Asheboy

    Asheboy Member

    I haven't used too many, but my favourite was defiantly gentle alarm. :)
  15. tmproff

    tmproff Member

    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.
  16. sckc23

    sckc23 Active Member

    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=)
  17. pcguys

    pcguys Member

    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!

    Thanks,
    Mike
  18. malklavious

    malklavious Well-Known Member

    > 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.

    Alarm Clock PlusV2(NoAds) - Android app on AppBrain

    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.
  19. pcguys

    pcguys Member

    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.

    Mike
  20. BookLover

    BookLover Well-Known Member

    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!
  21. pcguys

    pcguys Member

    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?

    Mike
  22. Karnecius

    Karnecius New Member

    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.
  23. BookLover

    BookLover Well-Known Member

    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.
  24. slugpace

    slugpace Well-Known Member

    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.
  25. 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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