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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

• Refined user interface with Retina display support.
• New application icon.
• Redesigned full screen mode.
• Full screen button added to the main window.
• Graphite appearance tint support added.
• Improved iTunes 12 support.
• Support for alternate iTunes library locations.
• New "Float on Top" option.

• A backup alarm sound can now be set in the event there is a problem playing iTunes music.
• Alarm snooze countdown can now be restarted at anytime.
• New preview button allows you to preview your music selection and volume settings.

• Timers continue to countdown when you switch to other areas in the app.
• A countdown ticking sound added as a preference (with a selection of 4 different sounds).
• Timers now work in full screen mode, along with keyboard shortcuts for play/pause and switching timers.
• Support added for Notification Center.

• New restart button added to allow you to restart the countdown at anytime.
• New preview button allows you to preview your music selection and volume settings.
• Volume and brightness fade out duration can now be set.


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Customer Reviews


Doesn’t work — asks for the location of AwakenHelper

Plus, it’s nice to finally get Retina support, but the application itself is a little bit dated with glossy iOS1 styled buttons. I hope it’s comming. :)

A Decent Alarm App… That Needs Some Refining

I like this app a lot. It was actually my first purchase after switching from Windows to Mac (The Windows Store is woefully underpopulated with good alarm apps). After upgrading from Mountain Lion to Mavericks I noticed that the animations started to lag badly for whatever reason, and sometimes it just wouldn’t work… at all. That coupled with a lack of meaningful updates led to me using it a lot less, which is why I’m glad to see this update.

v0.6 Is a decent update, but isn’t worthy of its shiny new icon. I expected to see some kind of redesign, and was crossing my fingers that there would be a Notification Center companion for alarms (dropped the ball on that one, guys), but unfortunately it’s just the same program with a few fixes and a (very, very slightly) re-defined interface. It’s look is not exactly in-line with the design of the rest of system, but what really mucks it all up for me is that the animations are still laggy! Why? That seems like a problem that could and should have been addressed with this new release! No other app is having this issue!

I will say that the new fullscreen mode is nice, very nice indeed, but that’s about it.

It’s still a useful program, but this new update just isn’t doing it for me. I’ll continue to use it out of necessity, but I hope to see some thoughtful updates in the future.

Need to Stand Corrected - This Application is Awesome!

I downloaded this application yesterday and almost immediately became frustrated as the application couldn’t find the AwakenHelper. Woke up this morning and did some searching to find the AwakenHelper download on the application website but was soon once again totally frustrated as now the application was requesting the location of the iTunes Library.xml file.

I sent an email to the developer who was able to work with me to figure out what was not happening. The new iTunes needs the “Share iTunes Library XML with other applications” box (via Advanced tab) checked in order to generate the required XML file. It then becomes a simple matter of quitting iTunes and linking Awaken with the newly created XML file (found in Users/Music/iTunes).

It works!

Nice application and a most awesomely responsive developer.!

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  • $9.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.0
  • Size: 18.2 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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