Awaken

Version: 5.0.12 || Release Date: 2013-09-09 || 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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Since version 5 I've been experiencing occasional failed awakenings (crashes) that have been leaving my boss and colleagues none too happy (I work in a pre-school. I just can't be late. Ever.) So I've had to install Alarm Clock 2 as a backup alarm 5 minutes after Awaken.

I've also been experiencing other bugs, like multiple instances running at once. In a fullscreen alarm, using the spacebar doesn't work to stop the alarm on a second press; I have to use the mouse. Previous versions were much more stable and reliable. The app needs some updates, Jerry.

iTunes Alarm does the same thing and it's free

is the version 5 coming in the next 5 years or 2 maybe?
:S
I thought Cha-ching was slow but this...the master of mega slow..one year ago there was a comment : we are finishing it up...n stuff...

mistergsf - we replied yesterday to let you know that the issue you were having has been corrected in Awaken 5 which we are working on finishing up. Along with that message we sent a free license for your patience. We're looking forward to getting Awaken 5 out there for everyone.

Jerry:

It has been 5 business days since my email to Embraceware for support on November 11. Other than the automated reply thanking me for my message, I have not received any response. Your website states that you respond to email support within 48 hrs.

On November 14, I sent a follow-up email regarding my case (#608) asking when I can expect a response. This time, I did not even get an automated reply.

This is a BIG disappointment. Especially since I chose to purchase Awaken over Aurora because I was impressed by your quick response to my questions during my decision making process.

I don't know what else to say except that it almost feels like an insult to have my email for support totally ignored. Kinda makes me lose enthusiasm for your product.

Hi Jerry,
any chance to have a beta version of the upcoming 5.0 version ?
We cannot wait anymore :)
When the new version will be avaible ?

@fa_ce - to answer your questions. #1: Yes, there will be many languages coming with Awaken 5 including Italian. #6: We're planning to have a feature complete beta of Awaken 5 available by the end of this month. Regarding your support questions please email our support staff at [email protected] They're very responsive. I have no way of emailing you as your iusethisprofile contains no contact information. Cheers.

I really like your application and like to know:
1) there'll be a localizated version, in Italian ? When ?

2) i just want to setup an alarm to wake up my mac, no sound, no task, nothing ... only wake up, seems a missing function, isn't it ?
after wake up i'd like to leave mac turn on for example 30 minutes and then let awaken puts my mac to sleep again, how to do ?

3) i just want Awaken to wake up my mac and not show Awaken (it should be run only in background), is it possible ?

4) when add a musical alarm (itunes song) i'd like Awaken simply sing it without execute itunes on the screen, or at least i need a functionality to exit from itunes when alarm is finished, is it possible ?

5) one more, i want to play a alarm (itunes song) for 1 minute and then after 30 minutes make my mac to sleep, seems impossible to setup.

I've setup in preferences of my mac to sleep after 30 minutes but seems that Awaken interfere with it, how to solve that? Any chance, as said for Awaken to overwrite system preferences and sleep mac after xxx time after alarm ?

6) when the new version will be avaible ? i've read in september, when ?

thanks and sorry for this email questions attack :)

@paperdigits - we just launched version 4.0.19. It addresses any memory issues you were having. Thanks for the feedback which lead to the fix for everyone. We're back to coding Awaken 5 now.

jerry - it is indeed at 24 megs of ram upon opening it. if it gets back to 75, i will try and document what is going on and email.

button mapping -- awesome. i can't wait. :P

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