Karen's Alarm Clock

Karen's Alarm Clock

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 51 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    200,427
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 07, 2004
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    956.87KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This freeware program is a basic alarm clock with too few bells and whistles. Karen's Alarm Clock allows you to set five alarm times, but day selection is not available. You have two alarm choices: select a track from the CD inserted in your drive or pick the simple ding sound provided. This application is devoid of features offered by its competitors, including snooze and the ability to play MP3 or WAV files, and is missing a help file. Also, unlike similar applications, the program cannot be minimized to the System Tray. The interface resembles a large-face digital clock, with its black background and green font. The function is not intuitive as you have to click on the times and descriptions to make any adjustments. While the application runs fine, we can only recommend Karen's Alarm Clock for those who are deliberately seeking a no-frills way of staying on time.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star 34
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star 34
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
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5 stars

"Suits my needs"

November 11, 2010  |  By lorie168

 |  Version: Karen's Alarm Clock 3.0.3

Pros

Some of us like simple and light and thats what you get. I've downloaded it several times because of reformatting and never got surprises like hidden toolbars or or virus. Have tried others but keep coming back to this one.

Cons

Doesn't run in the background..But, if it would use more resources to have that feature i would rather it stay on top as it does now...not that big of deal.

Summary

Free, reliable and simple. If that's what you're looking for it fills the bill.

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5 stars

"Simple To Use"

February 07, 2010  |  By jeffemay

 |  Version: Karen's Alarm Clock 3.0.3

Pros

Easy to use.. No instructions needed, just common sense... Great job keep it comming...

Cons

NONE !!!!!

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5 stars

"Works Great!!!"

April 07, 2009  |  By debole

 |  Version: Karen's Alarm Clock 3.0.3

Pros

Allows you to pick your wake up music file.

Cons

No snooze button

Summary

I love it. Use it all the time that I need to take a nap

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5 stars

"Simple. Cool. Thanks."

February 12, 2009  |  By pacificwalter

 |  Version: Karen's Alarm Clock 3.0.3

Pros

Exactly what I wanted, at a price that even americans can afford (i.e., free).

Cons

No problems so far. How many things can go wrong with an alarm clock?

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4 stars

"easy to use"

November 27, 2008  |  By stersource

 |  Version: Karen's Alarm Clock 3.0.3

Pros

Great for use when you are on 30 min or 1 hour fixed time that becomes grossly costly when you excced these limits.

Cons

Laearning curve of course. I only use it rarely but I was so happy to find it!!!

Summary

Exceptional product that fills a real need. Becoming dated with cel alarm though.

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5 stars

"Easy and sufficient"

July 23, 2008  |  By marvinwillis

 |  Version: Karen's Alarm Clock 3.0.3

Pros

Dowloaded a different one with higher editor reviews, but didn't like the interface, or the learning curve. This one was self explanitory and easy to use just like an alarm clock. I think editors missed the point. Not everything has to be complicated. I love this one. A+++++++ 5 stars

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4 stars

"Simple and Simply Works!"

April 28, 2008  |  By islah88

 |  Version: Karen's Alarm Clock 3.0.3

Pros

It works.

Cons

You can't choose alarm sound from your local hard drives..

Since I only have forest sounds CD which probably won't work to wake up anyone (might instead lull you further), I can only choose the default sound 'Ding' which won't really work on me either! Lol!

So I give it 4 stars because it works like it says. It probably not made for people like me who very rarely use CD at all.

Oh well, different softwares are for different people.

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2 stars

"There ARE a few minor bugs that haven't been updated in 4 yrs."

February 15, 2008  |  By melchorcano6

 |  Version: Karen's Alarm Clock 3.0.3

Cons

If using wmp as a player in xp, it will often not show icon to stop alarm.

........and wmp is not shown in order to stop alarm! One must click on TEST a few times in order to bring it up. A nuisance bug.

Also, utility graphics are always displayed and no icon on desktop is available.

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4 stars

"Perfect for what it does - no bells/whistles needed!"

September 19, 2007  |  By xoxojo

 |  Version: Karen's Alarm Clock 3.0.3

Pros

No learning curve, no problems. Install and go.

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5 stars

"What I was looking for! :D"

August 14, 2007  |  By vixeyj

 |  Version: Karen's Alarm Clock 3.0.3

Pros

It's simple, it works.

5 alarm times, set the time you want and what it was supposed to remind you.

Minimise it and it will pop up when it goes off. Pleasant Ding

Can just plan a snooze ahead by setting multiple consecutive alarms, or can set reminders through out the day, once you've reached the 4th reminder you can just set more in the old slots.

Cons

It's so green... not even a customise color option.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher KarenWare
Publisher web site http://www.karenware.com/
Release Date January 07, 2004
Date Added January 07, 2004
Version 3.0.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 956.87KB
File Name ptalarm-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 200,427
Downloads Last Week 10
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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