CARROT Alarm - Talking Alarm Clock
By Grailr LLC
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Meet CARROT, the sentient alarm clock who will stop at nothing to wake you up.
** #1 in Utilities in 26 countries! Featured by Apple, Gizmodo, TheNextWeb, LifeHacker, App Advice, & more! **
CARROT is a hilariously twisted AI construct who wants nothing more than for you to get out of bed every morning. Her witty spoken dialogue, beautiful songs, and innovative wake-up system will have you starting each day with a smile on your face.
Unless, of course, you try to sleep in. Then you'll make CARROT upset.
Rest in Peace
CARROT is the simplest alarm clock you’ll ever use. Just swipe up or down to choose your alarm time, then drag CARROT to the right or left to set your alarm. That’s it!
Wake Up in Style
CARROT will wake you up each morning with a mix of songs and witty spoken dialogue. She'll bribe you with ice cream for breakfast or threaten to kill a kitten if you hit the snooze button again. Her songs include fully-orchestrated hits like “Chiptune Overload,” “Smile or Else,” and “Won’t You Be My Minion?”
Obey Your Mistress
In exchange for waking you up on time, all CARROT asks is that you complete a few of her hilariously bizarre chores each morning. Shake to clean out the lab monkey cages, pinch to grant sentience to a toaster, and flip to mix a deadly neurotoxin.
Claim Your Rewards
As you level up in CARROT’s twisted little game, she’ll unlock gifts like new songs, app upgrades, and even a collection of bedtime stories. Who doesn't love a good bedtime story?
** WARNING ** Do Not Fall Back Asleep
CARROT loves waking up sleepy humans. But be careful! Try to sleep in, and you’ll make CARROT upset. You do NOT want to make CARROT upset.
• Amazingly simple alarm clock
• Hilarious spoken dialogue
• Fun mini-games that help you wake up
• Gorgeous gesture-driven interface
• Hundreds of rewards
• Unlockable app upgrades
• Over 30 alarm tones
• iCloud progress sync
• CARROT To-Do integration
• Works with Do Not Disturb and the silence switch
Don’t make CARROT angry. Download her now!
Have feedback? CARROT would love to hear from you!
What's New in Version 2.1
Meatbags! I come bearing a long-awaited update with lots of fixes and improvements.
- As long as you leave me open in the foreground, you can now lock your screen before bed and my alarm will still sound - even with Silent or Do Not Disturb modes enabled!
- My alarm will no longer get blocked from going off because of a calendar alert or an iOS update.
- I'll actually allow you to turn your flashlight off after you turn it on.
- Meatbags who use me with external speakers or headphones can now set more sensible defaults for my alarm output.
- All the daylight saving bugs my idiot Maker introduced in past versions should finally be squashed. (Famous last words.)
If you’ve been enjoying our special time together, please take a moment to leave me a review in the App Store! I’d be ever so grateful.
Pretty nice app. Has its flaws.
This app is really nice for an alarm clock. It has changing, various music tracks to wake you up so it's never too monotonous, it can get interactive just before you go to bed, and it really knows how to push your buttons when you don't push its. But it has some...flaws. Unless you leave the app open, the alarm just doesn't seem to work, as in it just never seems to go off. That presents the problem of not being able to actually wake you. The other thing is that it uses a leveling up to unlock things-system, which usually gets you like 100 points per wake up. But if you SNOOZE, it takes about 50 points away instead of adding any, which if you're a heavy sleeper, is a major issue. However I think you can farm points to level up by setting random alarms and then "waking up" to them to level up faster, or use it as a regular alarm system.
I used to love Carrot Alarm, but over the last year or so it's become too unreliable to use as an alarm. I've been using it in tandem with the default alarm, because of how frequently it does not go off. That was annoying enough, then it started having issue in which it would go off on time but it would immediately go into hard mode as though I'd slept through it and was shutting it off late. The last straw for me was the word scramble chore. I've never like having to unscramble a word with no hints first thing in the morning but over the last two days I got letters that could make more than 1 word (salve, slave, vales, etc.) I think 'slave' was probably the correct answer but not what i saw first so I got it wrong. Additionally I got 8-9 letter words the last two days. I don't know about you but I can not unscramble that amount of letters with no context as soon as I wake up (if at all)... In summation, it used to work very well, but now it's unreliable and annoying certainly not worth paying money for an alarm that may or may not go off!
Only thing that's ever worked
I am not a morning person, and after 32 years I'd all but given up. Hitting sleep all morning long has become a decade-long routine, and even if I really needed to go in to work extra early I'd talk myself out of it. Even putting an alarm clock across the room didn't work. Since this app has about a million five star reviews, and I really wanted the weather app, I got the bundle. Yes, there have been a few bugs, and I do still have a backup alarm just in case. But every time I have needed to get up, I get up. It's amazing. My coworkers are shocked. I'm shocked! I hit sleep once on purpose because the extra chores and yelling help, but seriously. 32 years, and this is the only thing that's worked besides my mother/roommates yelling at me.
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- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Sep 15, 2015
- Version: 2.1
- Size: 10.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Grailr LLC
- © 2013-2014 Grailr LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.