Getting up in the morning is easier said than done. Some people can get up as soon as the alarm goes off, while others need to hit the snooze button a few times. Despite which group you fall into, both require that you use an alarm app.
Sure, you could use the one that comes with your Android device, but third-party apps usually offer more options. For example, third-party apps prevent you from falling back to sleep by making your take a picture or resolving math problems before the alarms go off. A great method for heavy sleepers.
1. Morning Alarm Clock – Alarmy
One of the most popular alarm apps out there is Alarmy. With over 10 million downloads, it’s an alarm app that will ensure you get up on time. The app is free with in-app purchases. The features you can enjoy for free are having to shake/scan a barcode/resolve a math problem/take a picture to turn off the alarm.
For $4.99 a month, you can enjoy premium features such as no ads and the wake-up check feature where the app makes you prove that you are fully awake. It also includes other ways to turn off the alarm, such as making you walk or type out a phrase. The app will also read out the time and play the alarm sound until you dismiss the alarm. If you don’t turn off the alarm, it will play a loud and annoying sound that will definitely wake you up.
Other useful features include:
- News updates
- Customize alarm sound
- Prevent turn off
- Prevent uninstall
2. Sleep Cycle: Sleep Analysis and Smart Alarm Clock
If you’re not a heavy sleep and hate how other traditional apps wake you up, you might like Sleep Cycle. The app monitors how you sleep and wakes you up when your sleep cycle is the lightest. That way, you avoid that weird feeling you get when you’re woken up when you’re in the middle of a great dream.
In the free version of the app, you can only use four-alarm sounds. Still, if you upgrade to premium, you can choose from various more options, including uploading your music. The app also lets you set a wake-up time frame where it’ll wake you up when your sleep is the lightest.
With the free version, you can do things such as:
- Touching the phone or shaking it to snooze
- Sleep statistics/daily sleep graphs
- Personalized wake-up window
- Sleep analysis
- Export to Excel option
- Online backup
- Sleep aid
- Wake up mood
- Option to compare your sleep data to world-wide statistic
3. Alarm Clock for Me Free
Another popular alarm app for Android users is Alarm Clock for Me Free. With a design like the alarm clocks you used to have on your nightstand, this app offers quite a few basic but useful features. For example, you have the option of changing the alarm music, using the sleep timer, seeing the current temperature, unlimited alarm setting. You can also see what time it is at night, even if your device is charging.
To turn off the alarm, you can solve a math problem or shake your device. There are various clock designs to choose from, and the app can also be set to wake you up gently.
AlarmMon is a feature-rich alarm app with various options for how you turn off the alarm. You can choose from different alarm types such as:
- Noisy alarm
- Quiet alarm
- Game alarm
- Video alarm
- Voice alarm
- Idol band alarm
To add your personal touch to the app, you can also choose from different characters. The app will also keep a history of the alarms you create; it’s also possible to create a quick alarm. The quick alarm can be set for one, five, 10, 30, or 60 minutes. If you want to customize the quick alarm, even more, you can use the slider for the exact time.
If you’re not happy with your character, you can always choose another by going to the Store tab. You will need to log in to do that thought.
Oversleeping can cause you huge problems. Using an alarm app will help you go about your day, but it needs to be an app that doesn’t make hitting the snooze button easy since the point is to get you out of bed. Which alarm app do you think you’re going to try first?
Daniel Katzenstein says
Looking for an alarm app that plays a different file each day from a prepared daily playlist. Also would like it to allow for a push option where I can send a month’s worth of daily files.
Dave McBryde. says
No, because I would like to know…
How to find a free ‘Alarm Clock App’ for an Android phone that is ad-free?
F. Scholl says
Alarmy’s power comes from it’s “missions” math problems, bar codes and especially the challenge to photo something like your coffee maker (and while you are there . . .) It’s serious weakness is that it is not completely dependable. For instance, whenever your phone is turned off, battery died, etc., all alarm settings need to be reset or they will not sound. It’s a known problem they can’t seem to solve, and were slow to admit to. If they do solve it there will be no one in their rear view mirror.