It's Just a Clock!
QuartzClock is a small, elegant, iPhone/iPod touch utility that emulates LCD and LED quartz clocks. It is an ideal bedside clock — the user can lock the orientation to allow landscape mode in a dock to use the largest digits possible. Easy nightime reading for those who normally wear glasses.
The clock displays are also multi-lingual, with localised days of the week and date formats.
QuartzClock also has a simple alarm facility.
The graphics are always rendered at the highest possible resolution and take advantage of the retina displays when they are used. A simple interaction of finger swipes lets the user choose from millions of color schemes. Built for iOS 7.1 or newer, QuartzClock uses multi-tasking, allowing for instant relaunches, and letting background processes like music to run smoothly.
Best of all QuartzClock is entirely free! Enjoy!
We've squished a subtle, sneaky bug. New users were unable to set an alarm, because of some permission settings in iOS 8 and newer systems. But thanks to a bug report from a user, we discovered and fixed the problem.
We have also taken the chance to tidy up the typography and do a few other tweaks under the hood.
The first time an alarm is set now, on new systems, QuartzClock will ask for permission to give an alarm, and remember that permission after that. You can change permission in the usual list of notifications permissions in the system settings, after that.
Part of the fixes for IOS 8 and 9 mean the new version of QuartzClock no longer supports iOS 6 and earlier, but the previous version will still be available to older devices back to iOS 4.3.
Ratings and Reviews
I use this app when traveling with my kids. No matter where we are sleeping, this app allows me to sleep until 7:30am, which is the earliest my little guy is allowed to get out of bed.
The clock is easy to read from anywhere in the room. You can display the time with a colored background so that it can double as a nightlight, or if you don't need additional light you can have a black background. This is a great user-friendly and practical app. Thanks!
The Alarm is Terrible
Zero thought was put into the alarm. It lasts about 15 seconds and then shuts off on its own. You thought that would be a good idea for waking someone up, huh? Yeah, really smart design... An alarm that automatically snoozes and then shuts off for good... Moving on, there are only 4 alarm sound samples to choose from... They are bizarre choices of sounds... They are terrible lo-fi quality... Anyone could have spent spent an hour in audacity and done a better job than these people. They didn't even bother to attempt to loop them correctly. The people who created this are insane.
JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR
Great app. I just got rid of my alarm clock to clean up my night stand and eliminate some cords. I do however wish I could turn the brightness down. Even with my iPhone 8+ turned all the way down, the clock display is still pretty bright. We LOVE a pitch dark room at night. Thanks!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.