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CarpeTempus is a complete, powerful Android alarm/timer application.

CarpeTempus will accept any number of alarms (particular time of day, and day of week, month, year, etc.) or timers (durations in seconds. minutes. hours, etc.).

When it's time for CarpeTempus to alert you, it will speak the message you choose, or play an alarm ringtone, or play a piece of music you choose.

The CarpeTempus alarm scheduler is very sophisticated — you can choose a time of day, one or more days of the week, one or more days of the month, or a particular day of the year — or any combination of these.

CarpeTempus timers are much like alarms, except they're meant for time durations, not times of day. You can set time durations from one second to 100 hours. When the time arrives, all the features of the alarm scheduler are available — spoken messages, ringtones or user-selected music.

Once you have programmed some alarms and timers, you can put your Android device in standby mode. Then, when it's time for an alarm, the CarpeTempus service daemon will wake up, turn on the display, and alert you.

It's not necessary to type reminder messages. To program a CarpeTempus message, you can speak the message instead of typing it.

CarpeTempus is free and open-source, and is licensed under the GPL.

One more thing — CarpeTempus has no ads, no tricks and no strings attached. CarpeTempus is exactly what it appears to be — a nice, free application.

The CarpeTempus Home Page is located at

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Recently changed in this version

04.23.2014 Version 4.3. Added hint text to sometimes-empty entries, prevented a problem caused by an empty string.

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Comments and ratings for CarpeTempus
  • (43 stars)

    by Dirmansyah Lubis on 06/03/2014

    (1) The items in setup-dialogue should be arranged in better and tidy order. Currently, the dialogue looks crowded and complicated. (2) I can not find an option to set CT to play alarm-sound for, say 10 second, then if I do nothing it will automatically be snoozed.

  • (43 stars)

    by sushantkumar sahoo on 06/01/2014


  • (43 stars)

    by Jeffrey Murphy on 29/11/2013

    Very customizable, easy to use, & the voice alarm is effective in waking me in the morning. Thanks for the great app. Much appreciated.

  • (43 stars)

    by Jeff Seager on 22/03/2013

    This is a simple, straightforward app with a clear purpose. The interface is a bit squeezed on my phone (a Kyocera Rise), but it's perfect on a 7-inch tablet. Used as a timer or alarm for any process or need you can imagine, it can alert you using text-to-speech conversion of your own typed words. (I set up a 4-minute tea timer that announces, "Your tea is ready, sir." Makes me smile every time.)