Alarm Clock HDVendor: Alarm Clock Company Cost: Free in the Apple App Store
Yes, there are a million alarm clock apps out there, but I've found one that I really like. When I travel, I hate messing around with the clocks in hotels, and I've never been a fan of their wake up calls. I tend to be a "push the snooze button a few times" kind of sleeper, and hotels don't typically provide recurring wake up calls.So, I turned to my constant companion — my iPhone — for a solution and discovered Alarm Clock HD. Alarm Clock HD provides, well, a clock with alarms. The digits are bright and easily readable in the middle of the night, even with my horrendous vision (see Figure C). Figure C
A nice bright clock!For those early mornings, the app also provides a quick snapshot of the day's weather and some news headlines. If I choose to use it for its alarming goodness, I can create a single alarm in the free version; multiple alarms can be created in the full version (see Figure D). Figure D
An alarm for the nice bright clock.Read about Speed Test.
Since 1994, Scott Lowe has been providing technology solutions to a variety of organizations. After spending 10 years in multiple CIO roles, Scott is now an independent consultant, blogger, author, owner of The 1610 Group, and a Senior IT Executive with CampusWorks, Inc. Scott is available for consulting, writing, and speaking engagements and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.