Now Alarm Clock: Gorgeous Simplicity to Keep You in Rhythm


Price: $0.99
Now Alarm Clock
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Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Over the years, we’ve had more than our fair chance to look at alarm clock applications for the iPhone and iPad. In fact, we may have done more research than most: It’s a big deal to us how we wake up and manage our daily tasks, so naturally we’ve invested a lot of time in the genre.

All of that simply to say that you can take our word for it—today’s title, Now Alarm Clock, from Red Hot Apps, is one of the best looking alarm applications we’ve seen in a long time. It’s functional, elegant, and easy to use. And if you’re looking for our full review, you’ll find it all below! Starting with:

Concept and Functionality

If the name doesn’t speak for itself, here’s what you’re getting with Now Alarm Clock: An alarm clock. On that side of things, though, you’re getting a ton of very distinct sounds, as well as a minutes based way to set an alarm. You can also change the style of the alarm from vintage to modern to digital.

It’s good stuff, and it’s made even better by the inclusion of a calendar functionality. The app will, on its dashboard, fill you in on what’s happening in your life. And entirely based on your existing calendar, too. Add in weather, stocks, and of course the actual date and time, and you’ve got yourself one seriously competent alarm clock / bedside table app. In other words, this is the alarm clock you’ve been waiting for.

Design and Interface

Now Alarm for Clock for iPhone

Now Alarm for Clock for iPhone

This is where Now Alarm Clock wins really solid points, because the app happens to look incredible on the iPhone. It’s got a very soft, nearly-flat interface design that we love. It also couldn’t be simpler to use. Just give the app the permissions it asks for upon booting up, tap the elements you want to use, and get going!

There are a few more interesting style ideas, as well. For instance, the typical wheel for setting times (as seen in the Clocks app) is replaced by a much more intuitive stream of numbers. Likewise, you can slide left or right to change the sound that’s played.

At its core, Now Alarm Clock is well-designed because of its attention to detail. From top to bottom, it’s a very well taken care of title, and that shows.

Overall Value

Best of all, Now Alarm Clock is right in that one dollar sweet spot that we’re always talking about. You can spend one fourth the price of a Starbucks latte, and in doing so, save yourself a lot of sleep-related headaches. And with some easy on the eyes design, too.

To add it all together, Now Alarm Clock is an easy recommendation from us here at the iPhone App Review.

Now Alarm ClockNow Alarm Clock requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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