Getting out of bed in the morning is a task that has always been easier said than done. A lot of the time, an alarm clock feels insufficient in getting the job done right.
Whether it’s an alarm that’s not providing enough oomph to get you up or you have an obsession with the snooze button, the right alarm clock app might be your solution. With a ton of different alarm apps on the market, we’ve handpicked best apps for you to start using so you can finally start taking control of your morning routine.
Best Alarm Clock Apps for Android & iOS
Just like we told you, we picked out 4 of the best alarm clock apps to review and a few others that are worth mentioning. We made sure to include options for both Android and iOS devices to ensure you are able to try these out. Keep in mind that our list is in no particular order. Before we keep you waiting any longer, let’s get started on our list!
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1. Wakie Community Review
Wakie Community is a very different way to wake up. It’s a social platform where you can talk with strangers around the world. But that’s not what we’re interested in. The way Wakie Community acts as your alarm is very different than from what you’re probably expecting.
If you’re familiar with what a wake-up call is, then this is exactly what you get with Wakie Community. The way it works is that you request a wake-up call through the app, then someone who also uses the app gives you a wake-up call. If there is no other person available to make the call, a bot is used so you can get up on time.
This app would be a great fit for you if you’re someone who enjoys talking with strangers or if you’re social in general. It’s available on both Android and iOS devices.[column size=one_half position=first ]Android[/column] [column size=one_half position=middle ]iOS[/column]
2. Alarmy Review
Alarmy is extremely popular on both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store for a reason. Essentially, it is an alarm that comes with the ability to also show you other important things such as the weather and top news stories. You get the ability to customize and theme your Alarmy as well, giving you a personalized experience.
Alarmy can work for you in a few different ways. It has three alarm modes: Photo Mode, Shake Mode, and Math Problem Mode. Photo Mode works by forcing you to take a picture of a registered place or object in order to deactivate the alarm (ahem…your bathroom sink or coffee maker!). Shake Mode means you have to shake your phone a whopping 50 times to turn off the alarm. Math Problem mode is just how it sounds, you need to solve a math problem.
With three different modes, Alarmy offers you a variety of ways to get yourself up in the morning – each one waking you up in a unique way. Snatch this app on your Android or iOS device to start having some early morning fun.[column size=one_half position=first ]Android[/column] [column size=one_half position=middle ]iOS[/column]
3. Sleep Better Review
Sleep Better has a different approach to help to get up in the morning more efficient by taking into account your personal sleep patterns and cycles. With Sleep Better, you can track your sleep, caffeine intake, alcohol consumption, exercise, as well as keep a sleep tracking diary so you can get a better control on your life.
By simply being placed next to your pillow, the Sleep Better sleep tracker app can monitor your sleeping cycles by tracking the duration of deep and light sleep cycles. The app makes the most of this by making the alarm go off during your light cycle, in return giving you a more energetic start to your day. This is because you tend to feel lazy when you wake up during a deep sleep cycle.
What’s so great is that you get a deeper insight on your sleeping habits as well as your lifestyle habits if you decide to use all the app’s features. Download it on your Android or iOS and see if the science works in your favor.[column size=one_half position=first ]Android[/column] [column size=one_half position=middle ]iOS[/column]
4. Walk Me Up! Review
If you think this alarm clock app has something to do with making you walk in the morning, then you’re completely correct! The app has a pedometer built into it so you are forced to get up and walk around in order to deactivate the alarm.
Walk Me Up is a cute play on words since it literally Walks you up from sleeping. You essentially have to walk around a determined amount of steps in order to get the alarm to stop ringing. Decide for yourself how many steps or take advantage of an “evil mode” if you so dare. This evil mode will not allow you to snooze until you walk a certain amount, and after that…what’s the point of snoozing?
Getting out of bed is hard, which is why Walk Me Up! works so well! You have to get up in order to stop the alarm.[column size=one_half position=first ]Android[/column] [column size=one_half position=middle ]iOS[/column]
Other Apps Worth Mentioning
While we reviewed what we believe are the best alarm clock apps, we feel that the following are definitely worth mentioning. Try all of these apps out for free and see what works best for you!
5. I Can’t Wake Up
6. MoneyAlarm 2
7. WakeMe Social Alarm Clock