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Alarm fails to sound

Don't bother with this faulty desktop alarm program.

There are more than a few problems with this desktop utility, which had two identities and several features that just didn't work. Desktop Alarm, or Desktop Angel, as the interface states, primarily offers one-stop access to existing Windows tools, but this version fails to deliver.

A slim window is added that floats on your desktop. Most of the text was cut off, and we found ourselves annoyed by the animation on the interface. In one click, though, you can empty the Recycle Bin, access the Control Panel, and erase browsing history. The emphasis is on "can," because the latter failed to get rid of browser traces. The alarm feature that gives this program its name was another failure. It's supposed to let you set an alarm to shut down your PC, lock your screen, or play a sound, but regardless of our selection, nothing happened.

We couldn't locate a Help file, but we doubt it could have solved this program's many issues. Desktop Alarm offers a measly 15-day trial period. If you're looking for a desktop alarm or a way to manage your PC's functions, keep looking. Desktop Alarm is hardly worth the install.

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