Gentle Alarm

Gentle Alarm


*** Free TRIAL version available. ***

** Buyers within the European Union: 19% VAT will be added to the sales price **

Languages: Български, Česky, Danske, Deutsch, English, Français, Magyar, Italiano, Nederlands, Norsk, Polski, Português (do Brasil), Русский, 中文(简体)

Full explanation of all permissions given below.

- most feature rich alarm clock on the market
- full Lollipop integration
- you can automatically activate Lollipop's new "priority" mode with the night display
- you can decide if alarms should also ring in Lollipop's new "no interruptions" mode (by default off)
- on newer devices, use can use Google Voice "set alarm at 7am" or "remind me to buy milk at 10am"
- speech input and output
- choose own colors, font size, backgrounds
- night display with customizable font color and size
- flashlight
- dock support
- tries to you wake you up during light sleep (optional, see below)
- mp3, ringtones, playlists, folders, internet radio, can create own playlists by choosing an artist or genre...
- uses own media player for super-gentle fade-in of music
- silent alarm with slowly increasing vibration
- large button mode for users with glasses
- flip to snooze, shake to dismiss
- puzzle or math tests if you are awake
- Tasker and SleepBot support

An alarm clock shouldn't shell-shock you out of your dreams. That's why I created Gentle Alarm which tries to wake you up during light sleep using an optional pre-alarm.

Alarm clocks can't know if you are in light sleep or deep sleep (those movement based alarm clock don't work) but they can play a very quiet pre-alarm which you will only hear if you are in light sleep. If you are in deep sleep, you will simply sleep through the pre-alarm.

The pre-alarm plays 30min before you really want to get up (you can change that). If the pre-alarm wakes you up, you will be more refreshed than if you had slept until the main alarm because at that time you would have fallen back into deep sleep. Give it a try and I am sure you won't want to miss it anymore.

Of course, the app has all the usual features of a great alarm clock:
It can switch to a night display automatically when docking the phone. It can automatically shorten the snooze time with each time you press snooze. It can automatically create playlists of your favorite artist or genre. And it allows you to change colors, fonts, and backgrounds.

PERMISSIONS:

* RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: So it can activate an alarm after you reboot the phone. After reboot, all alarms of all apps are cancelled by default.

* WAKE_LOCK: So the phone can stay on while playing an alarm or while displaying the night display.

* DISABLE_KEYGUARD: When the alarm rings, you don't have to unlock the phone to be able to turn the alarm off.

* VIBRATE: obvious

* WRITE_SETTINGS: It adjusts some system settings such as airplane mode, silent mode, etc.

* WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: It logs some data on your SD card.

* READ_PHONE_STATE: So it can turn off the alarm when the phone rings and prevent an alarm from ringing while you are talking on the phone.

* READ_LOGS: So you can send me debug data (if you choose to)

* INTERNET: So that I can display ads (trial version only). Also, if the app crashes, it offers to send me a debug report directly to my servers. The app will politely ask you if you want to send that data or not. If you do, it needs an internet connection. If not, it doesn't but I still need the permission in the app because you may want to send the debug data.

Recent changes:
- several bugs fixed

Lollipop users: For some devices, the new alarm notification system is not working properly and I will bring back the old notification system as an option. More with the next update in a few days.
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About Gentle Alarm
*** Free TRIAL version available. ***

** Buyers within the European Union: 19% VAT will be added to the sales price **

Languages: Български, Česky, Danske, Deutsch, English, Français, Magyar, Italiano, Nederlands, Norsk, Polski, Português (do Brasil), Русский, 中文(简体)

Full explanation of all permissions given below.

- most feature rich alarm clock on the market
- full Lollipop integration
- you can automatically activate Lollipop's new "priority" mode with the night display
- you can decide if alarms should also ring in Lollipop's new "no interruptions" mode (by default off)
- on newer devices, use can use Google Voice "set alarm at 7am" or "remind me to buy milk at 10am"
- speech input and output
- choose own colors, font size, backgrounds
- night display with customizable font color and size
- flashlight
- dock support
- tries to you wake you up during light sleep (optional, see below)
- mp3, ringtones, playlists, folders, internet radio, can create own playlists by choosing an artist or genre...
- uses own media player for super-gentle fade-in of music
- silent alarm with slowly increasing vibration
- large button mode for users with glasses
- flip to snooze, shake to dismiss
- puzzle or math tests if you are awake
- Tasker and SleepBot support

An alarm clock shouldn't shell-shock you out of your dreams. That's why I created Gentle Alarm which tries to wake you up during light sleep using an optional pre-alarm.

Alarm clocks can't know if you are in light sleep or deep sleep (those movement based alarm clock don't work) but they can play a very quiet pre-alarm which you will only hear if you are in light sleep. If you are in deep sleep, you will simply sleep through the pre-alarm.

The pre-alarm plays 30min before you really want to get up (you can change that). If the pre-alarm wakes you up, you will be more refreshed than if you had slept until the main alarm because at that time you would have fallen back into deep sleep. Give it a try and I am sure you won't want to miss it anymore.

Of course, the app has all the usual features of a great alarm clock:
It can switch to a night display automatically when docking the phone. It can automatically shorten the snooze time with each time you press snooze. It can automatically create playlists of your favorite artist or genre. And it allows you to change colors, fonts, and backgrounds.

PERMISSIONS:

* RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: So it can activate an alarm after you reboot the phone. After reboot, all alarms of all apps are cancelled by default.

* WAKE_LOCK: So the phone can stay on while playing an alarm or while displaying the night display.

* DISABLE_KEYGUARD: When the alarm rings, you don't have to unlock the phone to be able to turn the alarm off.

* VIBRATE: obvious

* WRITE_SETTINGS: It adjusts some system settings such as airplane mode, silent mode, etc.

* WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: It logs some data on your SD card.

* READ_PHONE_STATE: So it can turn off the alarm when the phone rings and prevent an alarm from ringing while you are talking on the phone.

* READ_LOGS: So you can send me debug data (if you choose to)

* INTERNET: So that I can display ads (trial version only). Also, if the app crashes, it offers to send me a debug report directly to my servers. The app will politely ask you if you want to send that data or not. If you do, it needs an internet connection. If not, it doesn't but I still need the permission in the app because you may want to send the debug data.

Recent changes:
- several bugs fixed

Lollipop users: For some devices, the new alarm notification system is not working properly and I will bring back the old notification system as an option. More with the next update in a few days.

User reviews of Gentle Alarm
I use this app with sleep bot to monitor my sleep. its fairly automated although I wonder sometimes if it will be running in the morning
May 21, 2012
De beste wekker app evâh.
May 5, 2012
BEST waking clock application!
Mar 19, 2012
A nice alarm to wake you at the best time. Has a pre-alarm which goes off 30mins before the main alarm, the idea being, if you hear the quieter pre-alarm, you should probably get up then instead of waiting for the main alarm, when you sleep will have cycled deeper making it harder to get up.
Dec 15, 2011
The best alarm with a lot of features!
Sep 18, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
May 20, 2015
Best Alarm Clock App EVER!!! The variety of options and potential depth of customization makes this the best alarm clock app I have ever seen, hands-down. I went through several top-ten lists and not only did almost all of the lists mention this app either directly or in the comments section, but I found that this single app combines almost all the features that competitors are offering. I've only had it for 2 days and I'm seriously considering letting this app completely replace my bedside alarm clock. There's a built-in user manual and the website's support forum is also helpful. NOTE: If you're trying to tweak the font size, etc..for the night display mode; go into night display mode first and then choose customization options. Night display mode has its own customization menu that is different than the one for the main interface.
A Google User
May 20, 2015
Great Features... Okay UI Gentle Alarm is a very full-featured alarm clock... love the Tasker integration. However, the UI could use a material design overhaul.
A Google User
May 18, 2015
Lollipop has messed this app up! This is a great app, unfortunately lollipop ' s silent "feature" has messed this app up. I put my phone on silent, because I'm sleeping...and it silences the alarm too. WTG Google, awesome move. I have every confidence in the Gentle Alarm team to find a work-around for Google ' s oversight.
A Google User
May 17, 2015
Purchased just to support the devs I got this app during a free app of the day on Amazon a few years ago. I have been so happy with the flexibility that I am now buying it here to get updates.
A Google User
May 17, 2015
Status bar... Suddenly missing the option to show alarms within the next 24 hours. It has become harder to simply be aware of when an alarm will sound.
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