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B-Alarm

CNET Editors' review

This free reminder application works well in programming several alarms simultaneously, but a minor glitch marred its otherwise impressive performance.

B-Alarm's easy-to-use interface makes setting alarms an easy task; simply specify the time and purpose for the alarm and you're good to go. You can schedule as many alarms as you like. We especially like that each alarm can be accompanied with a WAV or MP3 file of your choice. Moreover, we like that you can gradually increase the volume to alleviate a jarring noise at its onset.

Initially, one of the scheduled alarms failed to launch for us, but it was resolved in subsequent tests. Apart from that, the program was smooth sailing. Anyone who's in the market for a simple and effective desktop alarm will appreciate what B-Alarm brings to the table.

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    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Tried this on my Vista. I'm going to keep using it."

    October 26, 2008  |   By edge350

    Version: B-Alarm 1.0.6

    Pros

    Pro's far outway the cons. I like the functions. I agree with the editors review.

    Cons

    1) I had a glitch that was fixed by a uninstall / reinstall.
    2) I would like to see a one time occurance alarm option and perhaps an option to type in the whole time in one field (i.e. "10:35a" / "5:30p").

    Summary

    After the glitch I mentioned in the cons, I uninstalled this program and tried some others programs which were very disappointing. I decided to reinstall this because I had an alarm still show up after I uninstalled the program. I decided to reinstall this program, and it allowed me to delete the alarm that I wasn't able to delete before. Now it seems to be working fine and so I'm going to keep using it. If the glitch happens again I'll email the author and give him a chance to fix it.

    Updated on Oct 30, 2008

    Yah, I have to change my mind on this. This program has too many glitches to mention. Please don't download it. If you are silly enout to try it, please make a resore point to you computer, and have at least one tea timer program running that also has resore points to protect you ability to remove this without advanced support. If you have already made the mistake of using the program as I have, please note that one install will not be sufficient to remove this program. To remove it you need to think of this program as a virus, as it needs to be treated in the same way to remove. You may need to re upload and install the program and use its own uninstall--but before you do the uninstall, you MUST DELETE ALL ALARM OCCURANCES If you do not you will need to re download and reinstall over again to be able to delete the occurances--then and only then will you be able to remove the program to the point where you can delete the functions of this flake of a program. SORRY ONLY 1000 CHAR

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Good reminder, horrible alarm."

    February 10, 2008  |   By slick_9191

    Version: B-Alarm 1.0.6

    Pros

    -Notes with alarms

    Cons

    -No repeat (a must to annoying alarms for people who cant wake up normally!)

    -No playlist (a must for music alarms)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "great for free but is still to limited"

    December 30, 2007  |   By sservs

    Version: B-Alarm 1.0.6

    Cons

    to limited. download music alarm

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great multifaceted alarm clock program"

    June 1, 2007  |   By Zorknot

    Version: B-Alarm 1.0.6

    Pros

    You can use mp3s for the alarm, you can set up several alarms at once, and you can schedule the alarm to go off on specific days of the week. You can also set it up to give you reminder messages.

    Cons

    Setting up the alarms is a tiny bit confusing at first. Some of the graphics on the buttons seem a bit off. You can't randomize the song that gets played as an alarm. You have to choose it ahead of time. These are very minor problems however, and at the end of the day this is a FREE program that does everything it's supposed to do.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great simple program. Not attractive, but effective"

    March 5, 2007  |   By flyblackjb

    Version: B-Alarm 1.0.6

    Pros

    Different profiles with different time and song settings. There is an option for gradual volume increase, which saves the shock of a loud alarm.

    Cons

    Ugly

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Exceptional program to use when looking for a unique alarm clock"

    January 10, 2007  |   By zacoswartz

    Version: B-Alarm 1.0.6

    Pros

    Get to set your own time and whatever music you like. You can have separate profiles to specify your needs

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