Gentle Alarm (TRIAL)

Gentle Alarm (TRIAL)


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- 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.


* 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.

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Recently changed in this version

- 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.

Comments and ratings for Gentle Alarm (TRIAL)
  • (48 stars)

    by Idalia Qxi on 09/05/2015

    I was sure It will never do this (no notification is better than this notification). I'm sad. Still, love of my life.

  • (48 stars)

    by abrar khalfay on 07/04/2015

    Good Idea but not very useful if you have MIUI or similar cluttered launcher installed.

  • (48 stars)

    by Alex Yakovlev on 06/04/2015

    Trashed my previous alarm clock.

  • (48 stars)

    by Bruce Ostrout Jr on 25/03/2015

    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

  • (48 stars)

    by Marshall Baer on 11/03/2015

    Ugliest Alarm Clock I've Ever Seen!

  • (48 stars)

    by Taylor Jensen on 08/03/2015

    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.

  • (48 stars)

    by Vijay Kumar on 02/03/2015


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