Gentle Alarm (TRIAL)

Gentle Alarm (TRIAL)


*** FREE VERSION DOES NOT RING ON WEDNESDAYS ***
*** AD SUPPORTED, OTHERWISE SAME AS FULL VERSION ***

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
- flashlight
- dock support
- tries to you wake you up during light sleep (optional, see below)
- music, playlists, folder, 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
- 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 (TRIAL)
*** FREE VERSION DOES NOT RING ON WEDNESDAYS ***
*** AD SUPPORTED, OTHERWISE SAME AS FULL VERSION ***

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
- flashlight
- dock support
- tries to you wake you up during light sleep (optional, see below)
- music, playlists, folder, 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
- 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 (TRIAL)
Uninstalled it, caused problems with other apps
Jan 6, 2011
Nice idea with the pre-alarm, but my first test with this kinda failed. I could not turn off the alarm when it played or even do anything else with the phone. I had to remove the battery if I wanted it to immediately turn it off. Otherwise I could wait for Android to ask me to Force Close it. Maybe this is because the phone were locked? My phone is HTC Desire Z with Android 2.2.
Dec 28, 2010
The comments were so positive and the price so low that I decided to buy it straight away from the official site. After just one morning I can say I'm happy that I did. I really like the pre-alarm feature and the soft alarm tones that came with it. Haven't yet tried it but the "catcha" to dismiss the alarm seems like a useful feature and I'm going to try it for tomorrow if I get the full version by then (tomorrow is Wednesday and the Trial version wouldn't work).
Sep 14, 2010
A good, feature-packed alarm app. Allows you to use any sound (or just vibrate) as an alarm - also has the option to start quietly and gradually get louder. You can force yourself to wake up by limiting the number of 'snoozes' and having a puzzle to solve in order to switch the alarm off, although the latter got very annoying very quickly for me... However, the UI is not great and the app still seems a little buggy at times. Trial version is fully functional except on Wednesdays.
Jun 22, 2010
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 24, 2015
Great Trashed my previous alarm clock.
A Google User
Apr 7, 2015
Not for everyone Good Idea but not very useful if you have MIUI or similar cluttered launcher installed.
A Google User
Mar 25, 2015
Lots of features But just terribly ugly UI. If I use it as a nightstand clock it is even worse because the display is so ugly and lacks basic UI polish. The numbers are so small. Why not make them big or sizeable. It's not like there aren't other great desk clock apps with great graphic designs that you could take cues from and then add your differentiating features. The feature scope is great but the UI is so amateur that there is no way someone could be confident enough to pay anything for it until that was fixed.
A Google User
Mar 11, 2015
Ugliest Alarm Clock I've Ever Seen!
A Google User
Mar 8, 2015
Phenomenal The features this app has are great. It's miles ahead of everything else I've used. It's never failed to wake me up. It has options to make it work for everyone.
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