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By Embraceware Software Inc

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Awaken turns your Mac into the ultimate music alarm clock and sleep timer.

• Wake up to your music or built-in sounds
• Supports multiple alarms with sorting and labeling
• Customizable snooze control
• Create one-time alarms, weekly alarms, or target a specific date
• Gradually fade in the music volume and screen brightness
• Launch applications or files at alarm time
• Controllable via Apple Remote and keyboard shortcuts
• Auto-stop alarms after a customizable duration

• Fall asleep to your iTunes music
• Fall asleep to ambient sounds
(Beach, Forest, Ocean, Rainfall and White Noise)
• Gradually fade out the music volume and screen brightness

• Supports multiple timers with sorting and labeling
• Select from over a dozen built-in sounds
• Launch applications or files

• View alarms, sleep mode timer and current time at a distance

• Use "Play Music via iTunes" to play music from iCloud
• Click on the date to toggle the next alarm time
• Sleep your display by pressing control + shift + eject

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What's New in Version 6.0.1

- Alarm preview preference bug fix.
- Detection of AwakenHelper bug fix.


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Customer Reviews

Getting Better, But Not Quite There Yet

Firstly, big thanks to the Embraceware developer(s) for fixing the AwakenHelper bug, that was probably the most annoying thing about the 6.0 release. Secondly, this update was a long time coming but is well-appreciated by this customer beacuse it really is a solid program. It used to be unreliable, naggy and annyoing but it is slowly evolving into what I need from a Mac alarm app; there are no other “Alarm Clocck” apps on the app store that are of this quality. That being said, Awaken needs a serious boost from Metal. The new technology is available to be utilized by app developers and it could cut the laggy animations out of the equation for good.

Some other things which I think could boost this application’s popularity:

1. Implement a new look. Awaken looks great, it really does, but it could look way better. It’s pretty overused at this point but adding in some transparency effects and throwing out the iOS 6 style for something that fits with the new system a bit better will increase the appeal a lot.

2. Add a Notification Center widget. I have mentioned this before in previous reviews, but putting in the effort to add a widget will make this the most attractive alarm app in the App Store. The biggest problem with this app is that there’s nothing driving people to buy it; add in a feature like this, and the clock-hungry college students will flock.

I really wish the UI would be kept up to date with the OS X UI.

This app isn’t updated often. It still receives developer support but it is slow. It’s a solid app and would love to give it 5 stars but it’s just not where it needs to be to justify $9.99 and that rating. $9.99 is a premium price for an alarm clock app but it just isn’t receiving the attention you’d expect. Mainly there’s a few features this should have that it just doesn’t. For example, it’d be great if it could be managed from the task bar at the top or a widget in the notification section.

Crashes every time

I really want to love this app, but it has yet to work beyone d 5 minute test. I’m trying to wake to an itunes playlise of a radio sttion and not only does the sttion not play, the backup alarm doesn’t sound and the app crashes. 2 stars for concept only. Can’t recommend something that doesn’t work, though. Looks like I’ll be (grudgingly) going back to Koingo.

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.0.1
  • Size: 18.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later

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