If you’ve been looking for an app that gives you total control over how you wake up in the morning, pay attention to our iPhone app review of the ALmu: Alarm with Music GOLD iPhone app.
Folks with tricky schedules and trouble remembering holidays or obsessed with having the perfect wake up tone will love this app. Customization is the app’s main feature.
The repeat function allows you to customize the days of the week your alarm sounds. There’s even an option to select Saturdays by their placement in the month. Holiday reminders, hourly alerts and more? Yeah it’s all there.
But where the ALmu: Alarm with Music GOLD iPhone app really shines is in the sound category. Sure, the app has a list of preloaded alarm tones. Some of them are quite nice. But that’s child’s play.
If you would rather wake up to your favorite music, the app interfaces perfectly with iTunes. Use your playlist feature to create the ultimate wake up process. Or use the integration to play music on a timer while you fall asleep.
My personal favorite feature is the record option. You can literally create a custom alarm clock tone. The sky’s the limit. Well, actually 60 seconds is the limit, but that still gives you a wide range of creative control. Want to wake up to your loved one’s voice? Just record it, select it and you’re good to go.
There’s nothing flashy about the ALmu: Alarm with Music GOLD iPhone app. The app uses iPhone’s standard time wheel to select the precise moment of awakening.
Other menus are laid on just like any other iOS device, making it easy to navigate for optimal results. It’s a little plain, and some of the color choices are a bit confusing. Consider sprucing up your UI just a bit, folks. It would make this app sing.
There are a few tricks to making the most out of the ALmu: Alarm with Music GOLD iPhone app. Developers were nice enough to include a handy information section in their snazzy alarm app. Here’s the basic gist.
Using the app’s multitasking function all day can drain your battery. The folks who created ALmu: Alarm with Music GOLD suggest putting this feature on at night, but leaving it off during the day, to avoid any adverse effects.
It’s kind of refreshing for the developers to address battery power upfront. Bonus points for honesty! The app also functions even if the app is closed and the phone is hibernating, as long as you do not remove the app from your iOS multitasking list.
Otherwise the app functions perfectly. Recording is easy and customization works like a charm.
Download the ALmu: Alarm with Music GOLD app in iTunes for $.99. That’s an extremely fair price for an app this good, and much less then you’d spend on a traditional alarm clock. More for less? It’s hard to say no. So don’t. Just get it.
ALmu: Alarm with Music GOLD iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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