Gentle Alarm v3.6.2
Requirements: for all Android versions
Overview: * most popular Android alarm * * works even when standard alarm is unreliable!!
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- very feature rich
- dock support
- tries to you wake you up during light sleep (optional, see below)
- music, playlists, can create own playlists by choosing an artist or genre...
- uses own media player for super-gentle fade-in of music
- silent alarm with slowly increasing vibration
- night display
- large button mode for users with glasses
- flip to snooze
- test if you are awake
- supports SleepBot
An alarm clock shouldn't shell-shock you out of your dreams. That's why I created Gentle Alarm which tries to wake you up during light sleep using an optional pre-alarm.
Alarm clocks can't know if you are in light sleep or deep sleep (those movement based alarm clock don't work) but they can play a very quiet pre-alarm which you will only hear if you are in light sleep. If you are in deep sleep, you will simply sleep through the pre-alarm.
The pre-alarm plays 30min before you really want to get up (you can change that). If the pre-alarm wakes you up, you will be more refreshed than if you had slept until the main alarm because at that time you would have fallen back into deep sleep. Give it a try and I am sure you won't want to miss it anymore.
Of course, the app has all the usual features of a great alarm clock:
It can switch to a night display automatically when docking the phone. It can automatically shorten the snooze time with each time you press snooze. It can automatically create playlists of your favorite artist or genre. And it allows you to change colors, fonts, and backgrounds.
What's in this version:
new: much improved time selection
new: added easier math problem (63 + 4 + 8)
bug fix: reboot would sometimes cancel existing alarm
bug fix: playing an alarm set the system volume to 0
bug fix: menu on main display would not open on some ICS phones
bug fix: TTS settings display was unreadable
bug fix: scroll wheels didn\'t update time if am/pm changed