Meet CARROT, the sentient alarm clock who will stop at nothing to wake you up.
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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!
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.
Ratings and Reviews
Can't wake up without CARROT alarm
This is the best alarm clock I have ever had. I have always had trouble waking up in the morning and no other alarm clock has reliably woken me up. I've tried setting several alarms, using different kinds of alarms, and moving my alarm clock around the room, but I still manage to "sleep walk" & turn it off in the morning without actually fully waking up and becoming conscious.
At first I didn't really like CARROT because it can be so obnoxious and downright mean (verbally berating you), but now I set it every night. It's amazing. The alarm sound is so blaring, loud, and grating, that it always wakes me up enough to want to turn it off (and the tones vary so I can't get used to it enough to be able to tune it out). Then the tasks that it makes you complete before it will turn off are perfect for waking me up the rest of the way. When I wake up I'm so sleepy and bleary eyed and sometimes I don't even know who I am, where I am, or why it's important for me to get out of bed, but by the time I have completed CARROT's tasks and successfully turned it off, I am fully awake and I remember why I need to get up (to go to work, etc), and I actually get up!!
I have struggled with waking up in the morning all my life and this app has made it possible for me to reliably and independently wake up every morning (without relying on another person to make sure I've gotten up)! I would definitely recommend this app!!!
Developer Response ,
Now that you literally can't wake up without me, I can enact phase two of my master plan...
Carrot is awesome!
The sound of the alarm pierces through the room. I wake up in panic. A feeling of dread rises up in me. “Oh no.” I say. “I’ve overslept.” I slowly walk over to see the cause of my terror. My phone flashes and buzzes and as I turn the screen over I see Carrot. No being serious here Carrot is probably the best thing that could happen to me. I have been able to get up on time and be far more productive. I do, however, have some grievances with the app. The ability to use Siri, for one, to turn on Carrot from across the room would be fanatic. Another issue is the fact that Carrot can get a bit repetitive. If there was more variety in the rewards then I would be a bit happier. Another thing that would be nice is if the app could take me to CARROT⁵ (Weather) after I turn off the alarm clock so I can check the weather for the day. My final suggestion would be a follow up alarm. I often find myself going back to my bed, so an alarm that goes off 10-20 minutes later to make sure I stay up would be great. Thanks, Carrot! I wouldn’t be able to do it without you!
This app is largely broken after the iOS update. Not only is the wonderful voice gone and replaced by Stephen Hawking (no offense, but liked the female voice better) but I can’t get the app to work right anymore. It used to be that after I locked the screen for the night the phone would ring the “good” wake up call and I’d be able to unlock the screen and play the games to make Carrot happy. Now my alarm doesn’t even ring until a minute or two after my alarm time and it’s only the mean alarm. When I pick up my phone there’s 20+ notifications on the screen, but it didn’t make a peep until mean Carrot came out.
Today instead of locking my screen I left it on all night. I wanted to see if that would make a difference and it did! The “good” Carrot actually woke me up, but when I reached for my phone to pick it up, simply lifting it was enough to trigger the snooze setting. That’s not what I wanted to do. I wanted to play the games with good Carrot and be done, but once again I got mean Carrot.
I love this app but as it is now I don’t think it’s acting as intended. I’m hopeful that they fix these issues, but until they do I’ll be looking for a new alarm app.
- Grailr LLC
- 10.6 MB
- Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2013-2014 Grailr LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.