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Free Alarm Clock

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Alarm clocks are a standard feature on most cell phones, but computer clocks typically don't do much but display the time. Free Alarm Clock adds alarm functionality to your computer, letting you create multiple alerts that can wake you up or remind you when it's time to do something.

The program's interface is plain and attractive, and we had no trouble figuring out how to use it. Attractive buttons across the top of the interface let users add, edit, and delete alarms. Each alarm can be set to go off only on certain days of the week, and users can select whether they want the alarm to loop, snooze, turn on the monitor, or wake up the computer from sleep mode. We especially liked the options for customizing the alarm sounds; there are 11 built-in options, including bells, birds, a flute, and a cuckoo clock. Users can also use their own audio files to create custom alarms, which is always a nice touch. The program has an online Help file that describes its features, but it's really not necessary; everything about Free Alarm Clock is commonsense. Overall, we think this is a great program; it's simple but well-designed, and it has just enough options to be flexible. Whether you need a program to wake you up, remind you to take a stretch break, or let you know when it's time to go to your weekly staff meeting, Free Alarm Clock is a nice choice.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.4 stars

    out of 93 votes

    • 5 star: 58
    • 4 star: 22
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 2
  • Current version:

    4.9 stars

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 17
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Effective Solution"

    October 17, 2013  |   By DrHow0

    Version: Free Alarm Clock 2.7.1

    Pros

    Reliable.
    Intuitive operation.
    One-shot alarms admit reuse.
    Adheres to Windows GUI standards.

    Cons

    I'd prefer if I could just type in alarm-time rather than having to select from a drop-down menu; but this is not a big deal.
    It is not completely obvious what the "Clone" button is supposed to do, and its function is not mentioned in the documentation. Until I discovered it, I was looking for a way to set up defaults for all the settings.

    Summary

    I tried another of the apps in this category, Alarm Clock, and I gave it a scathing review. That program was a mess. This one has none of its deficiencies. I am very happy with it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fabulous - Simply Perfect!!"

    August 14, 2013  |   By allergylink

    Version: Free Alarm Clock 2.7.1

    Pros

    Essential reminder app for any occasion: be it appointments, dates or breakes (or time to wrap up work). Works in the background even when app is not running.
    Has become one of my most used desktop apps. Looks just like it belongs to MS...(should have been a feature in the first place). Can't imagine living without is any more.
    - Setting simple reminders throughout the day
    - Choosing different sounds
    - multiple reminder options
    Just Perfect!!!

    Cons

    None whatsoever.
    Perhaps the developers could add a snooze button?

    Summary

    Simply Fabulous!
    An essential little helper that even works when not turned on.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I cannot live without Free Alarm Clock"

    June 2, 2013  |   By Pennie777

    Version: Free Alarm Clock 2.7.1

    Pros

    Pros: There are many alarm sounds to chose from. Some very nice like a flute and some serious wake up sirens that get you up (and the neighbors too). You can set it to go off even if the pc is 'sleeping'. You can set the volume you want it to use. You can set it up a whole week in advance. It's just plain awesome. I just had to re-install windows 7 and am back to get Free Alarm back on my pc again. Thought I'd let the world know about this wonder.

    Cons

    There really aren't any cons. When you've had it for 6 months or more, you'll tire of hearing birds tweet and reset to a new sound. That's about as bad as it gets.

    Summary

    Get Free Alarm Clock and tell your family and friends. Especially the ones like me that can sleep through the alarm clock. The highest & worst alarm will raise people from the grave. Nobody can sleep through that. Even if the computer is in another room of course.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great little product!"

    April 18, 2013  |   By jrieck

    Version: Free Alarm Clock 2.7.1

    Pros

    Quick to download and install. Very easy to use.

    Cons

    Absolutely none.

    Summary

    The perfect little program for what I needed. I would recommend this to all my friends.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple, Easy"

    April 4, 2013  |   By tw0rk

    Version: Free Alarm Clock 2.7.1

    Pros

    Simple, easy, stripped down alarm. Gives me a pop-up at a specified time.

    Cons

    None, for what it is.

    Summary

    It's not terribly robust, but everything it does it does well and it suited my needs.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "No more burned food when busy on PC :)"

    March 11, 2013  |   By The_Anti-Dogmatic_Guy

    Version: Free Alarm Clock 2.7.1

    Pros

    Simple UI
    Slick Design
    Multiple Alarm Times Set At Once
    Unburned Food

    Cons

    None Really.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product"

    March 9, 2013  |   By TexTrek

    Version: Free Alarm Clock 2.7.1

    Pros

    Works as expected.

    Cons

    None so far.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Ideal for our purposes."

    February 4, 2013  |   By wammac1

    Version: Free Alarm Clock 2.7.1

    Pros

    Loud; you can actually hear it
    Repeating; don't have to set every day
    Unlimited; multiple settings allowed
    Simple; install, click a few buttons, and you're alarmed, for free

    Cons

    Loop should be off on default.

    Summary

    Invaluable for our medication schedule (eight times per day and night). For anyone needing multiple alarms that can actually be heard, this is a great product.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple, Perfectly Functional, Excellent"

    January 7, 2013  |   By yuccamountain

    Version: Free Alarm Clock 2.7.1

    Pros

    A Basic Alarm Clock that does all the simple tasks you could ask of it without any confusion. It also has advanced functions that are simple to understand and program.

    Cons

    I cannot find any issues with this program.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works as advertised"

    January 4, 2013  |   By jrhmobile

    Version: Free Alarm Clock 2.7.1

    Pros

    Small, easy to use and as I said in the summary, works as advertised.

    Cons

    Default - FULL VOLUME is a bit much, but it's adjustable, so it's no big deal.

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