Progressive Alarm Clock
By Bradley Fullmer
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Progressive Alarm Clock will wake you up gently and gradually using the beautiful sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl. At the specified alarm time, the bells will begin to ring in a pre-defined pattern - starting out softly and slowly and gradually getting louder and more frequent. You'll come out of your slumber slowly and peacefully. No more being jolted awake.
+ After setting the alarm, the app can be put in the background - allowing you to use other apps. At the specified alarm time, the alarm pattern will begin.
+ Choose from five pre-defined patterns with varying bell schedules and escalation lengths.
+ Choose from six different bells of varying size and metal compositions - from bright and clean to deep and complex with lovely overtones.
+ You may enter journal notes upon awakening - great for recording your dreams before the memory fades. You can then go back and review your journal entries and you may export the journal via email. For privacy, you may set a password to prevent unauthorized access.
+ To save battery, you may lock your device's screen and the alarm will still work. Either start the alarm and press the lock (sleep) button, or turn on the "Auto-Lock" setting.
+ This app uses the same amazing bell sounds used in our Insight Timer meditation timer. Here are some app store comments pertaining to the bells:
"Best sounding bells of any meditation app so far" - sibergrrl
"The bell samples in this app are gorgeous" - LairBob
"Several different bell sounds to choose from and they all feel 'live'" - VaderPi
"Great Sound Quality" - KarlAgathon
"The tones are stunning" - hellsleeve
"Beautiful bell sounds" - Wolf94114
"Wonderful digital bell sounds" - zenji
"The bell sounds are lovely" - pngwen
- Snooze from 1 minute to 30 minutes
- Sure Wake: Optional LOUD backup sound
- Seven colors available for time display
- Optionally keep phone from sleeping
- Huge landscape time display
- App works even when phone is sleeping (locked)
What's New in Version 5.1.2
+ Support for iOS 8 and all screen sizes
+ Bug fixes
Love it, but...
I use this regularly, and the bells are fantastic. Two suggestions: 1) update the look of the interface to be more in line with iOS 8. It's dated and clunky, and the most recent update with the bright white background when setting the alarm is terrible when you are trying to set it in the dark. Way too bright, and one aspect of the iOS 8 look you may gladly diverge from, please. 2) Allow for customizable progressive alarms. The options your provide are good, but I'd prefer to make my own - much as you can customize timers in your other app Insight Timer (which I wish you would merge with this one into a single app).
This app is worth 5 stars
Everything positive everyone says about this app is true. Without a doubt I prefer waking to it as opposed to any other thing aside from naturally waking just when I wanted to to birds singing and the smell of fresh brewed coffee - but you can't have everything so this beautiful app is the very best second there is.
I said it is worth five stars but I am giving it four untill a version comes out that isn't such a battery drain fortunately I charge my phone at night while it runs so that isn't an issue when I am at home. It would also be nice if you didn't have to remember to turn it on every day.
Best way to awaken
Better than music or buzzer or news. Soft, progressive bells. Interface got bigger & clunkier with last update but who cares? Set the alarm then close your eyes and go to sleep!
Would be nice if app would "sleep" - you have to manually put phone to sleep so alarm runs in background. Otherwise the screen stays on all night = phone light + drains battery. Easy enough to put phone to sleep, however so not a big enough deal to reduce from 5 stars.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Dec 11, 2014
- Version: 5.1.2
- Size: 29.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Bradley Fullmer
- © Spotlight Six Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.