Gentle Alarm

Gentle Alarm


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- most feature rich alarm clock on the market
- 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.


* 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

- bug fix: alarm could ring late (only KitKat)
- bug fix: shuffle considered only the first 20 entries of a playlist
- bug fix: flip-to-snooze bypassed challenge
- bug fix: some small bugs concerning all Android versions

Comments and ratings for Gentle Alarm
  • (54 stars)

    by Jim McEachern on 11/06/2014

    Love the alarm, had a problem with another app conflicting, Got great support!! Get it!

  • (54 stars)

    by david jackson on 09/06/2014

    Had a few issues but since being updated it works perfectly and is completley reliable

  • (54 stars)

    by Richard South on 05/06/2014

    I purchased this app years ago. They continue to update it and gets better every time. It completely works as advertised. I'm a light sleeper and enjoy a gentle wake up every morning.

  • (54 stars)

    by Shanti Urreta on 29/05/2014

    Great for meditation.

  • (54 stars)

    by Jeffrey Hoyt on 29/05/2014

    Likely the best purchase I've made for my phone. Every time I want to do something alarm related, this has it and it's the easiest tool to use for the job. Want a limit on the number of snoozes? Done. Want a test to make sure you already awake? Done. Want a reminder so you remember WHY you set your alarm for an odd time? Done. Want a quick alarm set? Done. Want to modify only tomorrow's a

  • (54 stars)

    by Michael Corbit on 28/05/2014

    I don't think Gentle Alarm is the prettiest, but when it comes to alarms there is none better.

  • (54 stars)

    by Toby Morey on 27/05/2014

    There are lots of settings to tinker with if you want. Mine's set up to give a very gentle start to the alarm - perfect for a light sleeper who doesn't want to wake anyone else. Note: as with all apps on my HTC One, the 'back' and 'home' buttons remain lit when the screen is awake at night, so the night clock function isn't really feasible as the buttons are much brighter than the screen. Howev

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