Apple names a new and noteworthy app each week as its App of the Week. This week, it’s Simplebot’s Rise Alarm Clock, a universal alarm clock that’s getting quite a bit of buzz in the tech sector.
Let’s face it, alarm clocks are a
dime nickel a dozen, so it’s ironic to see one hit the top spot on the App Store. The app evokes another big buzz app, Clear: it’s well-designed, looks great, and works with simple swipes and taps; what’s not to love?
Rise is easy to set; all you need to do is drag to pick a wake up time, then tap above or below the time you set to fine tune it and pick a more specific time. You’ll turn the alarm on or off with a pull swipe left or gesture. If you use it on your iPhone, you can snooze or turn the alarm off from the lock screen with a shake. Need to adjust the preferences? Simply slide up from the little gear icon at the bottom of the page to set your alarm tone, how long the snooze will last, and run the User Guide again if you forget which way to swipe.
When your device is plugged in, there’s a large clock mode with various styles, including Night mode, Skyscape, or Transparent, which uses your camera to show what’s directly behind your device. You can wake up to a song from your own iTunes library, or use one of the custom alarm “melodies,” like Grandma’s Clock, Gentle Chimes, Babbling Brook, Rise and Shine, and Traveling Winds, among many others.
You can even make a playlist right in the app to help you fall asleep, complete with a timer to make sure you’re not playing music all night long. Rise will even work with Do Not Disturb, the mute switch enabled, and with your iPhone locked.
Really, though, you have to see it to truly appreciate it.
Rise is available now in the App Store as a universal app for the delightful price of free.
Source: App Store