Look, the title might not be very attracting and you must have gone through several of them before, but believe me this one is different. I just can’t believe that the app I’m going to talk about has more than 100,000 users and I didn’t came to know about it. Let’s talk first about a typical alarm app. It has several customization features such as alarm ringtone, time settings, icons for different alarms, etc. But what it doesn’t have is the capability to wake you up when you need to. Yes, you can set an alarm but you don’t know whether it’s the right time for you to wake up or you still need a little more nap. So, to figure out this issue, we have a new app and we’re going to head to it now.
The app we are talking about is the new iOS app, Alarm Clock that has been developed by Pavel Matviienko. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and requires iOS 4.3 or later version of the OS. The app has also been optimized for iPhone 5. The app works on the concept of sleep cycles. To the best of my knowledge, a sleep cycle consists of a particular duration and waking up after completing a cycle is better than waking up in the middle of one even if you get less time to sleep. You got it? If yes, then you can download the app right now. If no, then go on to read.
Now, let me first tell you that I’ve come across such an app with sleep cycles but it worked on a different concept. Well, leaving it behind, let’s concentrate on this one. Now, the app consists of two different modes: either you can set the sleeping time and choose the waking time from what the alarm suggests or you can set the alarm time and sleep at a particular time. Suppose, if you want to get up at 8:15 in the morning. Then you can either try to sleep at 11:15pm or 12:45am and so on. So, you need to complete the cycles.
There is nothing much to check out with the app. But that is not what this app has been made for. I mean, it is meant for a purpose and not a show off and I must say that it completes its work pretty decently. You might wonder that if there had been some more features like those regular alarm clocks then it would have been better, but then the huge popularity of the app speaks it all. An alarm clock is meant for waking us up in the morning at the “right time” and that’s what it does.
The app is available for $0.99 in the App Store. Believe me, if you’re still thinking it to be some kind of a joke with sleeping less and still feeling fresh, then it’s not. There are many other users including me that have felt the freshness of a good sleep. So, a must recommended for everyone.
Pros: very nice and working concept; very helpful; intuitive and simple UI.
Cons: not much features.
Apps400 Rating : * * * *Download the App Here