Alarmed ~ Reminders + Timers

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Description of App: 

The awesome reminder + timer app that is alarmingly great! ✓ Pop-up reminder alerts with robust repeat scheduling, flexible snooze and full customization. ✓ Pop-up timers with custom messages, countdown / countup and pause. ✓ Use Siri to create reminders and import from the Reminders app into Alarmed. ✓ iCloud syncing among iOS devices. (Extras Package) ✓ Over 80 high-quality custom sounds included. ✓ Are you alarmed? KEY BENEFITS AND FEATURES Pop-Up Reminder Alerts • Create or edit Quick Reminders with just a couple of taps. • Super Reminders offer complete configurability, including robust repeat options, snooze, choice of custom sounds, pre-alarms, notes and more. • Drop-down panel for easy access to key features, including Nag-Me, snoozing options, notes and editing. • The Nag-Me feature allows for auto-repeating of reminders at intervals of either 1 minute or 1 hour. The reminder will continue to repeat until acknowledged. • DayMinders (Extras Package) features repeating reminders throughout the day, such as start at 9:00, repeat every 45 minutes for 8 hours. • Import from the built-in Reminders app. Allows you to use Siri to quickly create reminders while on the go. • Duplicate, mail and message your reminders. • Never forget something important again! Pop-Up Timers • Simple to create and use - tap, spin and go. • From 1 second to 99 hours. • Supports pause / resume. • CountDown timers for the usual timing events, such as cooking, laundry, etc. • CountUp timers for tracking progress on activities. Plus... • Includes over 80 custom sounds. From practical to fun to whacky. • iCloud syncing keeps your data updated on multiple iOS devices (Extras Package). • A complete set of options to configure Alarmed to best suit your needs. • A built-in Mini User's Guide to help you get the most from Alarmed. • Database backup / restore (automatic backups, email support). • Supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion. • Full support for devices with Retina displays, including 4" displays. • Full VoiceOver Accessibility support. • A Universal App with full native support for the iPad. ~~~ Are you Alarmed? ~~~

Version: 

3.0

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone 3GS

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is very accessible and a joy to use.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Comments

Now free

I see that version 2 of this app has just been released. It has now gone free, but there is mention of in-app purchases.

Here are the release notes from the iTunes Store:

This is a MAJOR update with many new features & enhancements. It is now a universal app with full iPad support! There are so many changes that a detailed list is not practical (see below for some highlights). Try it out, enjoy, and use the "In-App Mail" button to contact me if you have any comments or questions.

Some highlights:

  • Now a Universal App with full support for the iPad.
  • DayMinders (Extras Package) is a super-cool feature which allows you to repeat reminders at frequent intervals for a specified length of time. As in start at 9:00, repeat every 45 minutes and keep doing so for 8 hours. There are many exciting uses for DayMinders!
  • A drop-down panel for reminders allows easy access for snoozing, viewing notes, etc.
  • Added a "Repeat Until" option
  • Reminders that are past due now stay in the Active section until marked done.
  • Timers have many enhancements, including seconds, pause / resume and countup timers.
  • Wake-up alarms and sleep timers have been moved into separate sections.
  • You can now have multiple wake-up alarms active at once and they can be set to repeat on certain days.
  • Added a flashlight (Extras Package) to the full screen wake-up panel. Double-tap on and off.
  • Many, many small tweaks and bug fixes.

This app is accessible

This app is accessible. All the buttons for the alarms work well when using VoiceOver. You can set reminders, timers and wakeup alarms. You can use your iTunes music as an alarm as well.

Great app! 5 stars in my book!

This app is stellar as far as I'm concerned! the inApp purchases are great, and well worth it! I don't use it enought, but when I do, I remember what it is like to use an app that is so well designed!

When you first open the app,

When you first open the app, and start looking around, you will find that it is very easy to get through, and you don't have a fear of getting lost with in the app like a mouse gets lost in a maze.

The developer of this app is very quick to respond to concerns/questions that you may have for him, and responds with in less than 24 hours. He is very polite, nice, respectful, and knows what he is doing when it comes to developing applications! He has a reverse policy instead of making you pay for a full version app, or leaving out some features in the free app, and littering it with advertisements, he doesn't the other way around. You get the full version app for free, no ads, and if you like the app, or just wanted to pay to support his efforts, then you may do so by purchasing the premium app. In this app, there are some extra features that you get when you pay for the premium. However, this is optional, and since the free app is already the full version, you do not need these extras. However, if you want them, they are great to have. I give this app developer a thumbs up and a five star rating in the App Store! :-)

a few unlabelled buttons

There are a few unlabelled buttons in the reminders and super reminders sections, but it is easy enough to see what they are for. Fantastic app!

Is there an easy way to stop

Is there an easy way to stop the alarm when it goes off in the morning? I have to do a lot of swiping around to find the stop button. and sometimes when the app is in the background, it plays it's alarm sound but then the phone alarm also goes off. Is that a bug or is there any way to disable the built in alarm from going off?

There also seems to be a

There also seems to be a duplicate entry for this app in the Apple VIS database.

Is there?

I can't seem to find the duplicate entry, but if you pass on the link I'll fix it.

I think it's this.

I think it's this. http://www.applevis.com/alarmed

Yep that's the one.

Yep that's the one.

Duplicates

Neo, Thank you for pointing that out to us. From time to time some things may have slipped by without us noticing! So wonderful users such as yourself keep us on our toes! ;) We will take care of this problem!

Latest version (3.0 released January 11) removes wake-up alarms

The latest version of Alarmed, 3.0 released January 11, 2012, announces these changes:

- Alarmed now requires iOS 5.0 or higher.
- Removed Wake-Up section (use Yocto Alarm Clock as a replacement; full details on yoctoville.com).
- New ~ Use Siri to create reminders and import from the Reminders app into Alarmed.
- New ~ iCloud syncing among multiple iOS devices (Extras Pack)
- New ~ Support for 4" Retina displays (iPhone 5 & iPod touch 5th generation).
- New ~ Action menu for reminders. Allows you to complete, duplicate, mail and/or message a reminder.
- New ~ Complete All button on the Past section header for reminders.
- Plus a metric ton of smaller enhancements, tweaks and bug fixes.

The removal of Wake-Up alarms is a major change. If you use this feature you may want to proceed with caution with regard to this update. The explanation for this change listed on the developer's web site is pasted in below:

Why Were Wake-Up Alarms Removed?

Longtime users of Alarmed appreciated it for being a fantastic all-in-one solution. It supported full-featured reminders, timers, wake-up alarms and sleep timers. However, as the app grew and matured, it started becoming too bulky and was trying to do too many things. I found it increasingly hard to fine-tune existing features as well as to add new new functionality.

So, after much thought and consideration, Alarmed is now focused solely on reminders and timers. 

The replacement? Please check out my new app, Yocto Alarm Clock. It is completely free with no ads and is quite awesome :)

Arg, that makes me so mad!!!

They took out the wake up function? Why couldn't they have taken out something else. I got the app for the waking up, not for the timers, but I use the timers and reminders too, and got it because it took care of three things at once. Now i have to use two different apps? That really makes me mad, although the alarm clock he mentions is great, it doesn't do what Alarmed does. I do like the Siri and the iCloud, though, but I don't think it was worth the trade. ARG, one of the most useful apps I have just got ruined.