CNET Editors' review
Alarm Clock Pro makes organizing your life via your desktop a breeze, assuming you can untangle the innovative options. By offering users a wide swath of date-keeping and time-monitoring options you can make your life simpler, however, learning the program itself may take up the bulk of this newfound time.
Alarm Clock Pro will appeal to anyone who is used to the multiple alarm features that Outlook offers. Unlike Outlook, this simple to install 15-day free trial is independent of a calendar or e-mail system. The many unique aspects are the alarm's capability to function on a specific day and time, in a predetermined amount of minutes and reoccur at any frequency. Alarm Clock Pro is set up to automatically make a simple alarm noise. However, the appeal lies in the program's capability to open your iTunes playlist as an alarm, open a specific Web site, or even play a quote upon your chosen date and time.
All these options sound like a lot of fun, but the setup is not intuitive. There are no options to easily determine how to draw from a user's music playlist or or add the quote. In our eyes, users must have an advanced technical knowledge to have the alarm clock do more than simply chime. In addition, the opening menu offers help repairing missing or corrupt files, which seems like a nice option, but raises the question as to how often these problems must arise to require such a choice.
Although we liked the numerous ways to configure an alarm, the unintuitive approach means Alarm Clock Pro is best left in the hands of more experienced users.
From Koingo Software:
Waking up to headache-inducing buzzers and static-plagued radio stations can now be confined to your past. Alarm Clock Pro enables you to design your daily routine and perform various tasks automatically, such as starting your favorite iTunes playlist. With the sheer amount of functionality Alarm Clock Pro offers, it can easily integrate into nearly every aspect of your life. Speak or display favorite inspirational quotes randomly throughout the day, or even send them as text messages to your cell phone. Have important reminders, or even birthday cards, e-mailed to contacts. Record laps with the Stopwatch. Track time differences for your investment portfolio. Even use it to help cook dinner by using the timer. In addition to Alarm Clock Pro's extensive list of programmable tasks, it also offers flexibility when it comes to timing alarms. Many solutions offer the ability to set alarms based on a specific date. However, Alarm Clock Pro can also initiate alarms based on a recurring monthly, weekly, daily, hourly, or even minutely schedule! Even start a countdown timer based on a specific time interval.
What's new in this version: Version 9.5.4 has fixed crash on start up for some users.
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"Alarm Clock Pro requires QuickTime"
Version: Alarm Clock Pro 9.4
Alarm Clock Pro sounds like just the thing I was searching for. I downloaded it to give it a trial on my computer. After installation was complete and upon clicking the icon to run Alarm Clock Pro for the first time I am given a warning that Alarm Clock Pro requires QuickTime and will not run without it.
I refuse to install junk like QuickTime on my pc anymore. QuickTime ravages pc resources and gets its tentacles into everything. I've grown to hate QuickTime very much over the years.
The requirements for Alarm Clock Pro do not list QuickTime, in fact it lists no requirements at all. Had I known that QuickTime was needed I would have never downloaded Alarm Clock Pro in the first place. Perhaps in the future the programmer will dump QuickTime. Until then, my search for a small alarm clock continues.
"An alarm clock should be simple, this one is too hard."
Version: Alarm Clock Pro 9.2.7
Nice looking user-interface, visually appealing. A lot of functionallity, if you have the time to invest in learning how to use it.
I have no idea what have of the function do. I was uncertain as to what a Chornoindex was. As such, I looked-up the word in the dictionary, and there is no such word as a Chronoindex. Is it Russian?
The publisher should consider a lite version of the software. A lite version, that just has a couple of the most popular features.
"horrible customer service"
Version: Alarm Clock Pro 9.2.5
flexibility of features, if you can get it to work
NO response from customer service. No actual email address listed- must use web form and thus there's no record of your email being sent. No reply to voice messages left on phone number either. Program won't install properly.
Customer service apparently does not exist. You can't find the program after you run it for the first time, unless you re-open the program and re-install it each and every time you use it. My platform is Windows XP and it is supposed to work-
IT DOES NOT. Complete waste of money and time.