Progressive Alarm Clock
By Spotlight Six Software LLC
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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 5.1.3
- Changes for iOS 9 compatibility
- Bug fixes
One of the best apps I've ever bought
A lot of apps have problems from time to time. I've never had any problem with this app. I use it almost every day. I love that I can have three default time set, and that it goes off audibly even if the phone is on silent; not the same as turning the volume all the way down. It also has choices of a lot of tones.
Ultimately, I love waking up slowly and gently. I used to have a Zen alarm clock, which finally died after about 10 years. I replaced it with this app and love it. I'm a very deep sleeper, and if I have to be up by a very specific time, I just set the alarm ten minutes early. In the last few years, it's never taken more than 15 minutes to wake me up. I travel a lot for my job and have never missed a flight when I needed to be up early. It gently wakes me up no matter how tired I am.
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).
Best Alarm Clock...
...in the App Store. The alarm wakes me gently with a progessive pattern of bells that starts off softly and gradually increases in volume until I wake up and turn it off. The sounds of the bells are meditative and relaxing and waking up has become calm and peaceful. The UI is beautiful and user-friendly with a nice variety of options. The developer of this app deserves another 5-stars. I had a minor problem with the app when it first downloaded and my email was answered promptly with a fix that worked. Highly recommend!!
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Sep 21, 2015
- Version: 5.1.3
- Size: 29.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Spotlight Six Software LLC
- © Spotlight Six Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.