The iPad does not come with an alarm clock (or any clock for that matter), so we thought we would show off the the many ways you can make perfect use of the top alarm clock apps. You may be surprised at how much you can do with these. Read on for the details…
One of the complaints that people had with the iPad is that it did not come equipped with a clock app. Well, while that remains true there are some really amazing iPad alarm clock apps that you might want to learn a little bit more about. Having a good alarm clock on your iPad keeps you productive, on schedule, and provides some really nice additional features like a world-clock, waking to music, or the ability to wake up to ambient light.
For the traveler, student, or business professional these apps make perfect sense and are ones that you don’t want to miss if you are seeking out utilities that make the iPad a useful tool.
NOTE: One thing to note about these apps is that the alarms will only work when the app is open. Until we get iOS 4.
Night Stand HD ($2.99)
Dubbed the “Smart Clock” this iPad alarm clock app is pretty nice and full of features. It has iPad-optimized controls, a World Clock mode and some really nice graphics. As the developers say, “Night Stand HD simply blows away your current crusty relic of a clock”.
There are not a lot of complaints about this one. I found it to be really easy to use and it was amazing how it looked and felt like a real alarm clock. The developer has been updating it to fix bugs and add user requests. This is definitely worth checking out.
Clock Pro HD ($3.99)
Now here is an iPad clock app that is serious about time. Clock Pro combines clock and timer functions together in one app. The graphics on this one are really nice but yet different than that of Night Stand. It is one of those clock apps that is heavy on the graphics and gives you plenty to explore. This clock app adds some twists.
This has to be the best clock app I’ve ever used. The multiple alarm ability is great! You will not be disappointed!
Wow! You can really pack in a ton of features for $1.99. This one does not disappoint. This alarm clock for the iPad is a huge hit with users due to it’s amazing features and graphics. I was very pleasantly surprised with this one. It is like a “Pro” clock. The LCD graphics are done so well, you will think it’s a real LCD clock. There are no grapics with this one, just pure LCD!
A beautiful LCD themed clock designed specifically for iPad and iPhone, packed with features to ensure you never need another clock app.
Well you knew it was coming – an alarm clock and a weather app, all in one! This one gets 5 stars consistently and you can see why because it is truly graphical eye candy. I love the way that the clock looks real with wood trim and a radio tuner playing your songs. The weather is also a great addition.
Built around what looks like an actual everyday alarm clock, the app includes a calendar, analog clock, and integration with iPod music.
Progressive Alarm Clock ($1.99)
For something truly different you might want to check this one out. This alarm clock app will wake you up gradually (the best way to wake up) using the sounds of the Tibetan single bowl. It has the usual clock/alarm functions on a very basic level as it’s strength is not in features or graphics but funtionality.
So there they are! 5 of the top iPad alarm clock apps you will definitely want to check out. Our favorite here is the Lifelike Alarm clock with the weather. Not because it is any better or worse, but the graphics are so great and the fact that it looks like a real radio make it very unique.
What is your favorite one? What features do you use the MOST?
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