iOS: There are plenty of alarm clocks and timers for the iPhone, but Wake combines a simple look with useful tools that make setting and customising alarms easy. Don’t be fooled by its design: behind that interface are features that make sure you get up on time in the morning.
The video above does a great job of showing off some of Wake’s most important features. I’ve been using the app for a few days now, and it couldn’t be more intuitive. Setting an alarm is as easy as running your finger around the circle that surrounds the time display. Tap the hour to quickly set the hour, then the minute to set the minute you want to wake up. You can tweak which days of the week the alarm is set to go off, and you can set multiple alarms for the app to keep track of. The app even has a night mode, so you can use it as a clock next to the bed.
When the alarm does go off in the morning, you can snooze by tapping the front of the screen or turn the alarm off by flipping your phone face-down on the nightstand. Alternatively, you can tell Wake to make you shake your phone before the alarm turns off, making sure you’re up and moving around. In the settings, you can control how hard you have to shake your phone, the snooze duration, alarm volume and other app features.
The only downer is that Wake has to be the front-running app when you set your phone down at night — since it won’t run in the background, it can’t sound the alarm if it’s not the last thing you see when you turn off the screen. Wake is normally $2.99, but it’s on sale for $1.99 right now to coincide with its launch. Hit the link below to grab it from the iTunes App Store.
Wake ($1.99) [iTunes App Store]