iOS: Wake is already an excellent, motion-controlled, minimal alarm clock, but today’s update makes it even better. Wake 2.0 added more motion controls to snooze or turn off your alarm, voice commands to set your alarm, and the option to wake to your iTunes library.
When we last mentioned Wake, we praised its minimal interface and its motion controls. The developer behind the app has managed to keep the design simple and useful while fixing some of the earlier version’s bugs and adding new features. For example, Wake now has a shake-to-disable feature that makes sure you get up and out of bed to shake the alarm to turn it off. Similarly, you can flip the phone over or slap the screen to turn the alarm off — perfect if you need a little catharsis in the morning.
The app also now comes with voice commands, so you can tell Wake to “set an alarm for 830 am”, and Wake will do the rest. You can even set it to wake you up to your iTunes library if you’d rather be roused with a little music. If you have an iPad instead of an iPhone, there’s a version of the app for you too (although it’s not universal, sadly.) Hit the link below to grab it. It will set you back $2.99 on the iPhone and $4.49 on the iPad.
Wake Alarm Clock for iPhone ($2.99) [iTunes App Store]
Wake Alarm Clock for iPad ($4.49) [iTunes App Store]