Best Windows 8 Apps
16 May 2013
The interface is simple and beautiful. The array of chimes and themes is diverse. The alarm options are many.
The night mode does not work as advertised. If the alarm can't wake my tablet from sleep mode then it is of no use.
31 December 2012
need to be able to have the screen black at night as even if brightness is turned down still faint luminous glow that acts as a nightlife that
I don't want. I sleep in a totally dark room so I can 't use it. Otherwise is a great app.
10 March 2013
I set the app to be able to run in the background and I followed the in app instructions, but the alarm doesn't go off until I unlock the device in the morning
22 February 2013
Updated to 5 stars. It has a beautiful interface, uses the new Windows 8 settings and gestures, and has some good features, including a music player to fall asleep by.
A couple of things made this a 5 star app for me. 1. It needs to tell the local weather (at least temperature) - and this was added -- It needs to have the clock adjustable in size, --still like to see this! One of the best apps out now.
14 January 2013
First, know that this is an active dev that provided prompt support to an incompatibility problem.
The app is an always on alarm which mimics your lockscreen, can use toast notifications and has a massively customizable list of features. Day/Night backgrounds, ringtones, RSS news viewer with built in feeds, auto fading, snooze and wake up tests (3 levels).
Now has weather, thanks Dev!
8 December 2013
The app consumes 20-30% battery life overnight when an alarm is set and device is in sleep mode. On the contrary, windows 8.1 alarm app only consumes 1-2% power.
This behavior is tested on a Baytrail and a Haswell tablet. Please fix.
26 December 2012
you have to keep the app open and not let your tablet go to sleep or else your alarm won't go off What the surface needs is something like what the iphone has, where even if the screen is locked it still wakes you up. Thank God I tried before I bought.
6 April 2013
And you end up without an alarm. Too bad I liked the interface
5 January 2013
I was so excited about this app till I used it to get to work on time. If your tablet is not turned on and or not plugged in and goes to sleep, the alarms don't ring! Please fix this problem and I'm sure everyone would LOVE it. I'm waiting for the fix before I purchase.
27 December 2012
The app is simply amazing. Very functional and practical. It is one of the best applications of Store. The developers knew perfectly using the design principles of Windows 8 and built this fantastic app. It has many useful features, like the ability to choose a custom music for the alarm, change the overall theme of the app and even a flashlight! Congratulations to the developers!
2 December 2013
It does not work in stand by mode.
2 January 2014
Even with nightmode on the alarm will not go off on the surface RT after a certain period of time. Thanks for lying to me and making me over sleep a few times.
15 February 2013
I used to use a program called WakeUpNews on my oldoldold desktop running XP, it woke my computer from sleep and loaded the webpages I wanted ... so my computer could sleep at night and I'd wake up to Pandora and various news sites in the morning. I was excited to have something even moderately like that again, but I have the choice with this of leaving my laptop awake and glowing all night but able to wake me with the limited alarms or dark but silent. Ie. this is very pretty but worthless
11 March 2013
Have installed this app on both an HP Envy X2 and a Surface RT. At the time the alarm is set, it bluescreens the Envy and the Surface crashes with a green striped screen; both requiring a hard reset to recover. The live tile displays the time occasionally. Please fix. I bought this app, I'd like it to work.
3 March 2013
For those that have alarms not go off in sleep sometimes:
I found that if I set a custom music file with a Fade-in, the alarm will not sound while the tablet is asleep. Without the Fade-in set, it works normally. I have submitted the big, so hopefully it gets fixed.
I hate that I have to pay money for a functional alarm clock, but this one works pretty well. The news feeds could stand to be easier to browse, but otherwise happy with it.
1 March 2013
I'd love to buy this app with the confidence that it works in sleep mode. However, it does not. The instructions are simple. The interface and features are excellent, with the lone exception of the one which matters most.
10 January 2013
For those complaining about setup, this app is about as simple/stupid as you can get without it being in the iTunes store... it should be obvious that if your device is off it will not wake you.
That being said, this app is beautiful, and easily customizable. My only complaint (if you want to let me use that strong of a word) is that I agree with others who wish there were some louder, more obnoxious sounds to wake deeper sleepers like myself - but even this is customizable, add your sounds...
8 January 2013
about time some one makes a good clock app. able to use my own music and back grounds. thank you HD Alarm for getting it right
2 January 2013
I especially like how I can set it to make me do a math problem before it will turn off. I've never had THAT in an alarm clock before :)
it wont wake you unless your surface is on.
I think this is overall a great app. Three areas for improvement/consideration
1. Took me a long time to figure out how to edit the alarms... should be more obvious.
2. Would like some more abrupt, less subtle ring tones... although I can definitely add them.
3. The backgrounds are gorgeous. There should be a way to customize though.
29 December 2012
Love this app, you will not be disappointed, the only alarm app to get, love the slow wake up! And I never have given + review only - ones
30 December 2012
I can finally render the iPad to my toddler 100%!!!! I needed it for an alarm clock, until now. Not only did this meet the task head on with required options, it exceeded the expectation with additional options and customization that I would have expected further down the road. Thank you and bravo Zulu to the dev. Very well done!!!
28 December 2012
Like that you can use your own songs and background images. Also, took me a while to figure out but also can save multiple alarms, this will work quite nicely for business trips
16 June 2013
I have an iPad, Android and Windows tablets so I have tested and used many Alarm Clock Apps across those platforms. This App has the best features and beauty out of any other app I've used (across all platforms!). Very easy to program with way more features than a $2.50 app should have. Kinda makes me wish I had a 'spare' windows tablet just to hang on the wall with this app running 24/7.
16 March 2013
Does not play Xbox Music
28 January 2013
This app was really good. I can't wake up in the morning without an alarm, and this is the best app I've had so far. It has effects, and you get to choose a background, and music to play. It would be much better if it was free, but I LOVE this app. I totally recommend it. Im going to buy it soon.
18 January 2013
tried redownloading it and a error comes up. please fix or let me know why!
17 January 2013
LOVE THIS APP
9 January 2013
Great app!!! Would be great to have weather.