Nightstand Central - A Music Alarm Clock with Sleep Timer, Weather, and Photos
By Thomas Huntington
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With music alarms, a built-in sleep timer, weather info, customizable photo backgrounds, and even an included shake-on / shake-off flashlight, Nightstand Central turns your device into the ultimate bedside hub.
Wake up to your favorite tunes and drift into sleep a little easier with the included sleep timer. You can play everything from music playlists to relaxing sounds. If you need to get up in the middle of the night, just shake to toggle the included flashlight, and shake again to turn it off. And when you wake up, see the current weather conditions before you even get out of bed.
Nightstand Central is equally at home away from the bedside, as well. Stand your device on a desk or coffee table and use it as a beautiful photo frame with heads-up time and weather information.
Almost everything about Nightstand Central can be tweaked to fit your personality, for example:
-Pick wallpapers from your Photo Album and Nightstand Central will automatically cycle the background image among these how ever often you'd like. You can mix and match your own photos and any of the gorgeous included wallpapers, as well.
-Set up different music alarm playlists for different days. You can even make your alarm gently fade in - it's all up to you.
-Configure the clock / weather HUD to make it bigger, smaller, centered, or move it off to one side or the other
So throw away your boring, standalone alarm clock, and replace it with something that truly stands out - Nightstand Central.
Clock and Weather
-Works in Portrait and Landscape Orientations
-12 or 24 hour time format
-Show / Hide seconds
-Current and accurate weather conditions for almost anywhere in the world.
-Use your own songs / playlists or one of 27 built in alarm sounds
-Repeating alarms on certain days of the week
-Adjustable alarm volume
-Adjustable snooze time
-Set your iPhone to vibrate during an alarm, either with sound or only vibration
-Fade in option, so you can wake up gently
-Alarm works even if device is sleeping or screen is locked
-Shake to snooze option
Unique Sleep Timer
-Fall asleep to your favorite music, relaxing sounds, or even audio from apps like Spotify or Pandora. Nightstand Central will automatically pause the playback after the time interval that you've set.
-Shake your device to toggle an included flashlight that's actually quite bright.
Wallpaper and display
-Multiple wallpaper support: If you’d like, select more than one photo to use as wallpaper, and let Nightstand Central automatically cycle through them however often you choose.
-Choose from over 30 gorgeous included wallpapers, or add your own photos.
-Easily customize the position of the clock / weather display
What's New in Version 4.1.4
Removed annoying location alert bug
For so many of the reasons others have pointed out, I love this app, so I'll focus on some minor problems I've seen. I have an iPhone 6. Some people have reported the app not staying on all night... I've found that I have to plug my phone into electric power before firing off the app, then it's fine... if not, it will go to sleep. About once a week, I notice that the screen is dark when the alarm goes off, and I have to unlock my phone in order to see the Snooze/Off buttons. I think it has to do with Calendar appts or some other notification popping up on the screen. On a similar note, if the alarm goes off when a notification is on the screen, the Snooze/Off buttons overlay the notification, but the Snooze/Off buttons are not responsive until you 'clear' the notification... so you have to try to look 'through' the Snooze/Off buttons and try to acknowledge it before you can use the Snooze/Off buttons. Some of these things can be challenging when you're half asleep !! I love the increasing volume of the alarm, but have also noticed the phone's volume display coming up... more annoying than anything. There are so many nice things about this app, and I use it daily. Thanks for a great app !!
Has a frustrating issue
This clock is pretty nice and I would almost recommend it except for one issue. I have my phone in a stand after I have set the alarm clock and I put the phone down in landscape view (on its side). Sometimes though I have to go out of the app to check an email while the phone is in the stand. When I leave the Nightstand app and then go back into it, the picture of the time does not automatically shift into landscape view. It stays in portrait so I am looking at the time sideways. I have to pick up the phone, shift it up right, then shift it back onto its side. Only after manipulating the phone in this manner will the picture of the time shift into landscape view. This is not a problem with other clock apps I have used. When you enter other apps while your phone is in landscape orientation, they will immediately shift the picture to match the phones orientation without me having to do anything physically to the phone. I would like to make this my primary clock app but this flaw prevents me from doing so.
Great Combo Alarm
I love this alarm clock - but it's so much more than an alarm clock. It wakes me to the sound of church bells (many other options too). It gives me the weather report. It displays beautiful, restful photos from my own library (or theirs). I can't sleep without white noise and that's included too (my preference is the "brown noise" option). I paid for the sound/photo option and got rid of the ads. Much better this way. And when I recently upgraded my phone and lost those options during the upgrade, I sent a message through the built in support feature and within hours I had an answer and a fix - with no need to pay again. How often do you get an alarm clock with built in customer support 24/7!?!?! I use it in the horizontal mode with my new iPhone 6plus and it's a beautiful and comforting alarm. Go for it!!
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Oct 25, 2014
- Version: 4.1.4
- Size: 66.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Thomas Huntington
- © 2015 Thomas Huntington
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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