Alarm Clock

Alarm Clock 2.4

Free
A menu bar tool for creating audio alarms, timers and stopwatches.
4.9  (8 votes)
2.4.5 (See all)

Alarm Clock offers users a simple time management solution. With this application, you will be able to create alarms, setup timers and stopwatches, complete with recurrent intervals. It allows you to wake up to the sound of your iTunes music, with custom volume control made available.

For those familiar with desktop alarm software, Alarm Clock does not bring anything new. Stopwatches and timers integrate very well with the desktop as you can easily resize their windows and they are both transparent. Despite that, you cannot change the transparency level, trigger custom sound events or manage all alarms, timers and stopwatches in a separate window.

One important Alarm Clock feature is the ability to create either one-time or repeating alarms. The application allows you to setup recurrent alarms for any day of the week. Most desktop clocks, however, offer recurrency for larger time intervals (weeks, months).

Alarm Clock automatically detects all your music playlists from iTunes and enables you to use them as alarm sounds. This way you can wake up to your favorite music tracks. Easy Wake is a feature that makes the difference; you can have the morning alarm start with an initial low volume and build up to a higher one. The initial, final volumes are customizable as well as the scaling duration (initial to final volume).

There are certainly better desktop alarms available but if all you want is a great way to wake up in the morning, Alarm Clock will do the job quite nicely.

Rory Shaffer
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Review summary

Pros

  • Uses iTunes tracks
  • Recurrent alarms
  • Control for initial and final volume values
  • Can wake computer from sleep

Cons

  • No separate management panel for alarms, stopwatches or timers
  • No custom opacity
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