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Wake Up on Time With These Great Alarm Clock Apps

The first thing you accomplish in the morning is often the hardest - actually getting out of bed. But your iPhone or iPad can help. There are a huge number of different alarm clock apps that can make it a bit easier to wake up and greet the day.

Rise and Shine

We love apps that come with a bunch of crazy, smart features and options, but sometimes all you need are the simple essentials. Here are some alarm clock apps that will wake you up at a specified time ... and that's it. These ones neither know nor care how you slept before they came in, and they won't even tell you because they can't. They have one job, and they'll do it.

Alarm Clock - Alarm & Weather

Simplistic alarm with weather

Alarm Clock - Alarm & Weather

Alarm Clock - Alarm & Weather

For those who want a basic alarm clock with the added benefit of weather at a glance.

Alarm clock free is a simple clock featuring your detailed local weather information along with the time display. You have the option of multiple alarms and sounds, dim-able display, customizable snoozing, and a wake gently function. Alarms will sound even if the app is running in the background for extra security.

Why we love it

It's simple with just what you need. Having the current local weather displayed is a welcomed addition.

The Clocks: Alarm, World Clock

The Clocks: Alarm, World Clock

Meanterm Inc.

The Clocks: Alarm, World Clock

For anyone looking for a simple world clock.

The Clocks offers very simple interfaces with three fundamental types of clocks. The world clock feature shows times of 6 places and supports more than 500 cities and countries.

Why we love it

If you simply want to know the time in any given place around the world.

Sleep and Track

You already know based on how (un)rested you feel throughout the day how well you sleep, but why not bring some science into it? These apps will not only wake you up in the morning but also work through the night to track and analyze the quality of your rest. Maybe looking at a graph doesn't sound like the most fun thing to do first thing in the morning, but you'd be surprised.

Weather and More

For checking your current weather conditions when you wake, these handy alarm clock apps will let you know what’s outside before you even open the door.

Alarm Clock - My Music Alarms

Set all of the alarms you need

Alarm Clock - My Music Alarms

For sleepers who want a lot of options in how and when they wake up

Alarm Clock 4 Free contains a powerful array of options that will let you set the terms on how you wake up. Whether you want a tone or your music to start your day, you're in complete control. You can even make your wake-up noise of choice fade in to ease you into the land of the living.

Why we love it

We've always had trouble getting up and going in the morning because we love our beds and the endless comfort we provide. But our friends, family, and employers would prefer us to get our lazy selves up and out of the house. We like the wealth of options Alarm Clock 4 Free has to make sure that we can play around and find just the right combination of settings that will get us out of our lovely, non-judgmental bed.

Alarm Clock HD - Pro

Get informed when you wake up

Alarm Clock HD - Pro

For people who like having a full status report first thing in the morning

Alarm Clock HD is a fully featured app that will help you relax, wake up, and prepare for your day, all inside of a clean, gorgeous interface. It'll let you both nod off and awaken to any music in your phone, give you a weather report, and even contains an emergency flashlight that's quicker to turn on than going into your phone's Control Center.

Why we love it

We like all of the extra stuff Alarm Clock HD does. It's less a simple alarm clock and more a tiny command center you keep by your bed. And since we don't like falling asleep to music, we appreciate the built-in white noise generator. Our crazy dreams definitely don't need soundtracks.

Living Earth - Clock & Weather

Living Earth - Clock & Weather

Radiantlabs, LLC

For those who want an alarm clock with live weather that offers a music playlist to wake up to.

Living Earth - Clock & Weather gives you an alarm clock with music playlist, live weather with maps, and tropical cyclone notifications. You can use the app on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, so no matter which device you use to wake up, you’re set.

Why we love it

For a great way to wake up and check the weather at the same time, take a look at Living Earth - Clock & Weather.

Fun motivation to start your day

For starting your day with a smile and motivation, a funny or a unique wake alarm clock app might just be the ticket to give you an early morning laugh and drive.

Wake N Shake Alarm Clock

Wake N Shake Alarm Clock

Andres Canella

Wake N Shake Alarm Clock will get you up and moving. It requires you to shake your phone until all colors have disappeared from your screen. Your blood will be pumping in no time, and it’s hard to fall back asleep after such exercise. Wake N Shake has 24 different alarm sounds, a strobe light to be certain you will be disturbed from sleep if the sounds do not affect you, a single-tap function for those that need a quick nap, music to help you sleep, and more.