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Banshee Screamer Alarm

By Hanov Solutions Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

This program lets you set reminders and sync your clock with atomic timeservers, but its spotty performance is a huge deterrent. Banshee Screamer Alarm places a skinnable digital clock on your desktop and lets you schedule as many alarms as you want on a one-time or daily basis.

Creating alarms is simple, and you can accompany reminders with the default beep or a WAV or MP3 file of your choice. In addition, you'll find options to shut down Windows or run a user-specified program, document, or URL when the alarm expires. We like that users can assign separate sounds and actions to each alarm, as well as synchronize the system clock with atomic timeservers.

Unfortunately, Banshee Screamer Alarm took a while to connect and eventually failed to synchronize our clock. Timers and countdown timers also are included in the package, though we didn't find an option to stop user-specified actions when countdown expires. During testing, for example, we set Banshee Screamer Alarm to launch a file after countdown elapsed. But upon expiration, it kept launching the file until we're forced to use the Task Manager to stop it. This freeware is suitable for users of all skill levels, but with the plethora of better applications on the market, this one is not recommended.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.55

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added March 20, 2007
Version 2.55

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 11,366
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

Banshee Screamer Alarm is a free, snoozeable alarm clock designed to wake you up. Play MP3s, execute programs, or shut down your computer at the time you set. Automatically synchronize your time with the Internet. Fully skinnable; import over 500 skins from other clock programs. Multilingual.
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