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| December 28, 2013
Wake Up To The New iOS 7-Optimized Version Of Rise, Now With Multiple Alarms
Rise and shine, sleepyhead! Rise Alarm Clock has just been updated and redesigned for iOS 7. Released a year ago, Rise was one of those apps that seemed to have predicted the visual style of iOS 7 months ahead of the operating system's launch, flat UI elements and all. But here comes Rise's iOS 7-optimizing update, which brings with it a much-requested feature in the form of multiple alarm support. Before anything else, though, know that Rise's multiple alarm support is available via a $0.99 in-app purchase. Once unlocked, the feature lets you set custom alarms, complete with their own labels and recurrence schemes. "Set weekday and weekend alarms, or create a repeating wake-up time only for certain days," notes Rise's introductory screen for its multiple alarm feature. "It's up to you. You're in control." Speaking of control, the new version of Rise, which, by the way, is version 4, includes a new alarm control center that lets you manage all of your alarms. Note that Rise always shows the next alarm at launch. If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. The new and improved Rise also features a large clock display whether in portrait or landscape mode. This display lets you switch between Night, Skyscape, and Transparent (live camera) background options by swiping left or right. It also lets you adjust the screen brightness by sliding up or down. The newly updated app also includes a new global settings menu and, lest we forget, introduces a new and flat app icon. Check out the new version of Rise in action in the video above, which is also shown the first time the updated app is opened. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later, Rise Alarm Clock 4 is available now in the App Store as a free update or as a new $1.99 download. Last August, Rise Alarm Clock was chosen by Apple as one of its free App of the Week offers. In its App Store citation, the company noted that Rise Alarm Clock, which also boasts a neat Sleep Tunes feature, is "a great addition to your early-morning and late-night routine." [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]