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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.

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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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