The average person is awoken by the sound of an alarm clock at 06:33 am. For at least 5 days every week, the alarm clock is the first thing most of us hear and the last thing we see. While most alarm clocks and alarm clock apps must have been designed by the devil himself, there’s a handful of alternatives that make waking up early in the morning bearable.
Do you find it difficult to resist pressing the snooze button over and over again until it’s too late to make it to work or school on time? Then install Alarmy—a simple, free Android app that will make you get out of bed whether you like it or not. Unlike regular alarm apps, Alarmy doesn’t care that you’ve decided to skip breakfast and enjoy 15 more minutes of blissful rest. There’s no alarm dismiss button, no snooze button. There are only three ways how to make this super annoying alarm shut up: you can take a picture of a place you had registered before you activated the alarm, shake your phone, or solve a math problem. Until you accomplish any of these, the alarm will go on and on and on…
Radio alarms are old news. This is the 21st century, and the proper way how to wake up is hearing your favorite YouTube or Dailymotion channel. Easy Alarm lets you manage several alarms, choose among many different alarm sounds, and be woken up by a different video every single day. If you want to be responsible, you can listen to BBC, CNN, and other news channels, or you can postpone your responsibilities by starting your day with your favorite let’s player or infotainer.
Timely Alarm Clock is the best-looking alarm clock app on this list, but its great design isn’t everything it has in store. It’s one of a few alarm apps that automatically syncs your alarms across all devices, ensuring that you’ll always wake up on time no matter which device you leave on the bedside table. Timely works both on smartphones and tablets, supports recurring alarms and customization, integrates with Google Now, and the app even comes with a widget and DashClock extension.
If you hate the typical alarm sound, then we would highly recommend that you give the Orignal Alarm Clock app a try. This polished app ditches the annoying alarm sound in favor for soft chiming, relaxing bird chirping, and energetic dance music. The app starts relatively quiet and gets progressively louder the longer it takes you to dismiss the alarm.
Google has done a good job with the stock Android clock app. The app has all the functionality you might ever need, and it sports a modern user interface that’s as nice to look at as it is easy to use. Most Android users will have this app already preinstalled on their devices, but those who don’t can download it from the Play Store for free.