Version: 6.0 || Release Date: 2014-11-15 || License: Shareware ($6.99) Developer: Embraceware | App Owner: jerrybrace

Awaken is a digital alarm clock that wakes you up by playing the iTunes playlist of your choice or choose from a selection of built in alarm sounds. Alarms can be created to alert you on a weekly basis at a set time, or at any specific date and time. You can also fall asleep to your favorite music using the newly introduced sleep timer.

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FYI: Growl support is coming to Awaken 5. Screenshot:

Hi Paperdigits - regarding the RAM usage, it should remain around 22-25MB with Awaken 4. Could you tell me if you quit Awaken and relaunch it - does it start at 75MB?

Regarding remote button mapping - this is coming in Awaken 5 :)

Awaken is great, and obviously the developer listens to his users. I had a go through with all the alarm clock apps for mac when i got my new imac, and out of all of them awaken was the easiest to use. But why does it take up ~75 megs of ram when the program (the actual program + the menubar daemon) is open? I've got four gigs, so it's not that big of a deal, but it seems like a little much. Oh well.

I would like to be able to remap the function keys to the apple remote... so say that "menu" would stop the alarm, and play would use the snooze timer... i'm always disoriented when i wake up and always end up hitting the play button more than once, which shuts off the alarm, which means sometimes i don't get up...

@camifran - we're working on getting Awaken 5 ready in September. It will allow you to power off your Mac and have Awaken power it back on. This is just one of many features coming in Awaken 5 (free update to Awaken 4 users).

Can it turn on your mac while it's powered-off? Aurora could do such thing, I thought Awaken could too =S Switching back to Aurora for the time being...

Awaken 4.1 was in the development and due to all of the new features coming its going to be released as Awaken 5. As with all updates to Awaken it'll be a free update. You can watch the development progress on our Awaken 5 Flickr photoset: and Twitter:

@oldsystem - thanks for your comments/feedback. We're busy working on Awaken 4.1 which is a huge update with many features and fixes. Like all updates to Awaken it'll be free once it is available. If you have any comments/questions/problems - please email us at [email protected] Our team is always glad to help.

I've used Alarm Clock 2 for a year (it was reliable), Aurora for almost a year (it was easier to use), and now Awaken for 10 minutes, and I'm convinced this one is the best! Awaken combines the features I wanted, but were divided among the other 2 alarm programs, into one easy to use and attractive interface.

I've read other comments and I agree that there is room for refining, but at least the dev is here listening, commenting and demonstrating that this is a community driven application.

The bottom line:
Time is money, so your first investment should be in a good alarm clock. And I'm confident that I've made an informed decision that this is the one worth buying.

@medienhexer - thanks for the iCal idea. I've added it to our feature request list which gets reviewed each time we decide on features for the next release. Contact us at [email protected] at anytime with your features/questions. Our team will respond to you quickly.

hey, Jerry.
I just had an idea which might cause you some pain, but:
what about integrating iCal in a way that you can create a holiday-calendar in iCal and a holiday wakeup-timer so you don´t have to set your wake time manually in order not to be kicked out of bed early on that one day off a year?
Let´s say you normally get up at 6am and on holidays you want not to be disturbed before 9. And of course, Awaken would have to realize that it has to select the holiday timer instead of the regular timer the day before.

You CAN set it manually, I know, but why not give some real lazy buds some more lazy quality of life?

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