Awaken

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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45 Opinions

I got it with MacHeist, the application looks nice, but the GUI is confusing and lacks some basic features (schedule computer switch on, switch off, etc...).

I had been using Aurora (http://osx.iusethis.com/app/aurora) since some time now, it's freeware, is straightforward to use and has better features. I think I'll stick to it for now, even if Awaken seems to be going in a good direction.

Fantastic app!! Pick up the MacHeist bundle (released to coincide with Macworld), and you'll get a brand new exclusive version of Awaken...guys, it freakin' rocks!!!! And I've never seen developer support like this. It's just the best! You won't regret it :)

I love this app. I'd been looking for a really nice alarm clock app for a long time. I swear by Awaken. I use it every day.

It's a nice little application with unobstructive use and nice GUI.

However since there are free applications that do the exact same, like Aurora. I haven't purchades this particular application. Also I own a Macbook Pro so I rarely keep it on over-night so it's pretty useless as an alarm clock compared to my good old K750i.

@adc89
Thanks for the tip. I tried that but there was not noticeable difference. I emailed the developer (seems like a good chap!) and apparently the delay depends on the size of your iTunes library.

@sleggat
It opens in one bounce on my iMac. Try trashing the support, cache and prefs.

Ok, I just have one niggle with Awaken and that's the time it takes to load up.
It generally takes 10 - 13 seconds to open Awaken on my MBPro.
It's still usable, but perhaps I'd use it more often if it didn't take that long just to open so I can add a quick alarm. Maybe the menu bar needs some quick-Alarm / repeat-last-Alarm dropdowns, or maybe it just needs a diet.
It would be a real shame if the extra eye-candy is the cause though.

awaken rocks! i tried all the other alarm apps, but none of them had everything. then i found awaken. it looks awesome, and works great. i admit, the betas are a bit buggy, but if you dont want the bugs, you will have to wait for the actual releases, people..

anyway, it only costs $9, and the features are far beyond any of the free apps, especially including aurora. aurora is comedically buggy, and looks terrible. alarm clock came close, but no sleep timer, and barely any interface.

if people dont feel like dishing out $9 for an app that they rely on to wake them up every day, then fine.

i cant wait for the 3.1 beta tonight!

re: shad0ws & diggn_it

Why pay for anything when you can build it yourself for free?

Why do people have so much trouble coughing up a few bucks for something that is useful to them? Is there something morally wrong with supporting software developers? If $8.95 is too much for your wallet, perhaps you should be looking for a better paying job, maybe something where people actually pay you for the work that you do. Novel idea, I know.

Sold! Apple Remote goodness... yum.

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