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15 iPhone Alarms That Wake You Up Right Away

15 iPhone Alarms That Wake You Up Right Away

Do you struggle every morning to wake up on time?
Are you bored of the same old alarm clock?
Do you want to get up in the morning without being jarred awake by a noisy alarm?
Luckily, we don’t have to put up with the same old alarms.  Here are 15 different iPhone Alarm clocks, which can not only wake you up right away but can do so in creative ways.

Top 5 Creative iPhone Alarms

  • SpeakToSnooze Pro

SpeakToSnooze Pro

    Nominated Reason: Voice Control

    The ad for this app on iTunes boasts, “Control your alarm clock without EVER having to touch your phone or open your eyes!” I’m a lazy person, especially during winter mornings.  If I can stop that annoying alarm by speaking “Snooze alarm,” then I’m all for it.  With this app, you’ll be able to communicate with your phone, to either put the alarm on snooze or ask what time is simply by speaking to your phone.
    Download: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/speaktosnooze-pro-alarm-clock/id598902849?at=1000lwqv

    • Wake N Shake

    Wake N Shake

      Nominated Reason: You have to shake it to turn it OFF
      The only way to shut it off is by shaking the iPhone like crazy. No snooze button. You can’t lower the volume. It’s an alarm with no mercy.  Its a harsh but effective way to wake a person up. I can vouch that this app works after I installed it and showed up to work a half hour early the next day.
      Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wake-n-shake-alarm-clock/id461785823?at=1000lwqv

      • Mission Alarm Clock

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      Mission Alarm Clock

        Nominated Reason: Complete Mission to OFF
        Think about it, your alarm clock is screaming and you reluctantly stretch your hand out of your warm blanket just to stop it and go back to sleep. It’s too easy and that’s probably why a lot of people are late or rushing out the door in the morning to get to work.  However, with this app, the only way to stop this screaming monster is to open your eyes and focus to complete missions like math and shake.
        Download: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/mission-alarm-clock-guaranteed/id470806748?at=1000lwqv

        • Sol: Sun Clock

        Sol: Sun Clock

          Nominated Reason: Best Travel Tool
          I am going to Thailand next week and this app can show the golden time to take photos outside and the location.  Not only is it a handy travel tool, but It also can be a portable alarm clock if you want to wake up when the sun rises to go for an early morning jog.
          Download: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/sol-sun-clock-sunrise-sunset/id491537291?at=1000lwqv

          • Rise Alarm Clock

          Rise Alarm Clock

            Nominated Reason: One Shake to ON/OFF
            There are multiple merits for this app, appreciated by Mashable, Fast Company Design, Lifehacker, TUAW, Business Insider, The Loop, App Advice and many more. However, it can be snoozed or turned off by only one shake of the iPhone from lock screen. It also has 3 beautiful large clock styles: Night mode / Skyscape / Transparent (Live camera) with other personalized functions. With 4.5 star with 2353 reviews, it’s well worth the purchase.
            Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rise-alarm-clock/id577221529?at=1000lwqv

            Top 5 Free iPhone Alarms

            • Yocto Alarm Clock

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            Yocto Alarm Clock

              Nominated Reason: 70 Built-in Melodies
              As the old saying goes, the best way to ruin a song is to set it as alarm melody. I don’t want to ruin my iTunes music and you probably don’t either.  This app saves you from having to do that with 70 built-in melodies to wake you up properly.
              Download: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/yocto-alarm-clock/id508107926?at=1000lwqv

              • iDigital Big

              iDigital Big

                Nominated Reason: Geek’s Favor
                Both the icon and the description in iTunes are apparently advertising that this app would be the geeks’ favor. Even you’re not a so-called geek, the clear LED screen alone would make it worth downloading this app, especially if you have a hard time reading in the dark.
                Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idigital-big-alarm-clock-hd/id514579282?at=1000lwqv

                • Sleep Genius

                Sleep Genius

                  Nominated Reason: Train Your Brain
                  Toted as “The Sleep Genius app, developed by experts in neuroscience, sleep, sound, and music following our research helping NASA get astronauts to sleep.” If all of us use this app, will we get up at 7:00? Or will the standard working time move from 9 o’clock to 7 o’clock? This app can train your brain with a healthy alarm based on different sleep phases.
                  Download: https://itunes.apple.com/app/sleep-genius-natural-health/id655540193?at=1000lwqv

                  • Best Flash Light

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                  Best Flash Light

                    Nominated Reason: Front Camera Flash Light
                    Most of flash app supports the back flashlight, therefore if this alarm clock can show something special, it’s worthy to be nominated here. This morning alarm has front flash light which is transformed by your front camera.
                    Download: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/best-flash-light?at=1000lwqv!-torch-flashlight/id429177928

                    • Sleep Time

                    Sleep Time

                      Nominated Reason: Detect Movements
                      This app has a sensitive ‘accelerato-meter’ which can detect your whole night movements that reflect your phases of sleep. It will then set off a alarm at the suitable moment, automatically. Much like a considerable baby-sitter, it’s impossible for you to wake up from a deep sleep feeling groggy again if you use this app.
                      Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sleep-time-alarm-clock-sleep/id555564825?at=1000lwqv

                      Top 5 Paid iPhone Alarms

                      • Alarm Clock HD

                      Alarm Clock HD-Free

                        Nominated Reason: Social Share
                        This app brings music to your bedroom and its armed with flashlight.  This alarm clock also integrates RSS and Social Media like Facebook & Twitter, which keeps you informed from the morning on!
                        Download: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/alarm-clock-hd-free/id476555713?at=1000lwqv

                        • ChronoGrafik

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                        ChronoGrafik

                          Nominated Reason: Diversified
                          There are 10 beautifully rendered faces, each with their own unique features and colors.  Additionally, for each timepiece; it has special style from retro, designer, calculator, industrial, luxury horror to geek and so on. Users who are indicted to change different themes may love it deeply.
                          Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chronografik-alarm-clock-+/id524128523?at=1000lwqv

                          • Living Earth

                          Living Earth

                            Nominated Reason: 3D
                            This app can be the best “environmental friendly” alarm clock because of real-time 3D weather maps and typhoon and hurricane tracking. There is no special function for this app, but the 3D images showed and real time tracking is pretty awesome.
                            Download: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/living-earth-clock-weather/id379869627?at=1000lwqv

                            • Radio Mexico

                             Radio Mexico

                              Nominated Reason: Localization
                              Ok, this is a selfish recommendation, because my uncle is living in Mexico, he highly recommends this app because it can broadcast almost 30 channels via Radio function. If you live in Mexico and also want to share the latest radio news, this is the app for you.
                              Download: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mexico-radio-+-alarm-clock/id431560942?at=1000lwqv

                              • Red Clock

                              Red Clock

                                Nominated Reason: Customizable
                                This is a very simple alarm clock, which can be customized up to 30 different whether icons with 15 beautiful backgrounds. If you’re looking for simple but colorful alarm clock, this Red Clock can meet your needs.
                                Download: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/red-clock-weather-alarm/id473001837?at=1000lwqv

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                                Last Updated on February 15, 2019

                                7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                                Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                                Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                                So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                                Joe’s Goals

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                                  Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                                  Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                                  Daytum

                                    Daytum

                                    is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                                    Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                                    Excel or Numbers

                                      If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                                      What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                                      Evernote

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                                        I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                                        Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                                        Access or Bento

                                          If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                          Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                          You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                          Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                          All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                          Conclusion

                                          I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                          What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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