By John Garrison
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In today's digital world it's nice to slow down and remind ourselves of a different time. If you are like a lot of people, you've replaced your watch with the clock on your cell phone. Well, now that cell phone can be just as beautiful as the watch. In fact, in can be much more grand. With G-Clock, your iPhone or iPod Touch becomes a beautiful and fully functional wall clock, complete with grandfather clock chimes. But these aren't your Grandfather's westminster chimes, oh no. G-Clock's chimes can take on seven different sounds. Just start the app and pop the phone into your pocket; every 15 minutes the chimes will ring out just like that old grandfather clock at your parent's house. Or, if you prefer, adjust the chimes to ring on the half hour or hour. And at the top of every hour, just like pop's clock, the chimes will count out the hour for you.
But that's not all. At night, pop the iPhone into a speaker dock and be lulled to sleep by the tick-tock of the clock. G-Clock accurately recreates the sound of a swinging pendulum in a large grandfather clock. The sound of the ticking, and the chimes for that matter, is fully adjustable. Turn it off during the day, turn it up at night, or any combination of the two. And unlike at least one other grandfather clock app in the app store, G-Clock keeps on "ticking" even when your phone's screen dims.
- Chimes (traditional)
- Hand Bells
- String Section
- Brass Section
What's New in Version 1.4
Fixed an error that sometimes caused the volume to be turned all the way down on the app.
Great Clock App!
This is the BEST chiming app available for your iphone. I have purchased many others but this is my favorite.
Great sounding Westminster chimes which sound like an expensive grandfather clock. You can easily set them for every 1/4 hr, 1/2 hr or only on the hour.
An unexpected benefit is that the ticking sound it makes is so slow and soothing that it makes a wonderful sleep app! This one is well worth the money. I give it ***** stars.
My sense of time is way off so I like to hear chimes every hour. I thought this would be an easy thing for an app writer to make but it's apparently not. This app has problems, namely it doesn't work anymore after I use any other app and it'll just stop after a few hours. It's not as customizable as it should be, there is no way to stop it from chiming the number of the hour instead just a single chime either. Haven't compared it to other apps but it needs some serious work.
Can't turn it off!
My biggest problem with this app is you can't silence it. It still goes off even when your ringtone is silenced, and we all know that there are plenty of times when your cell phone just shouldn't make any sounds! I started turning the chime volume all the way down, which does silence it, but it seems to have gotten confused and now it won't chime at all.
It's a nice concept and a nice app, but flawed.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Jan 19, 2011
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 7.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: John Garrison
- © 2009 John Garrison
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.