Reviewed in Form+Function
In one of its latest updates, AlarmPad cleaned up its UI and made it prettier. AlarmPad is a useful alarm app that gives you information on the day's weather, your upcoming schedule, and also comes with extensions and several other features. I don't personally need that much from my alarm clock, since I'm barely awake most of the time, but AlarmPad is quite the alarm clock for power users.
TomRalphio - It's nudged out Timely as my alarm app recently, because I love waking up to a list of info about the weather, my calendar appointments etc like so. It can also play pre-recorded messages and has a DashClock extension. To sweeten the deal if you've previously bought a premium key from the dev's other apps, it'll work with this. That's pretty cool on part of the dev, IMO.
Reviewed in Things to Do, Places to Go…
This is the alarm clock app that smartphones were made for! ...more or less. After all those times fantasizing about my mobile waking me up a spoken greeting, weather report and list of appointments; I was sorely disappointed at the lack of such an app for Android. Then I found this. Needless to say, I still don't wake up on time on most days. It's nice to wake up to this when I do, though.
★★★ "AlarmPad is a new utility that makes your alarms useful." - LifeHacker ★★★
★★★ "All phones have a default alarm clock, but that's a basic affair. AlarmPad is much more sophisticated, and you may end up wondering how you managed without it." - Gizmodo ★★★
★★★ "Make sure you take AlarmPad for a spin and get to know all the new features." - MakeUseOf ★★★
AlarmPad is an all new alarm clock that brings context to your alarms. When your alarm rings, it will display the weather forecast, your calendar appointments, and much more. AlarmPad is very customizable, and you can install third-party extensions to teach it new tricks.
• Get information in context: Set the alarm and get weather forecast updates, your appointments, and much more by installing extensions. Developers, it's easy to create one. Get started with this open source sample code: https://github.com/riclage/quotes_extension
• Dismiss the alarm to a beautiful notification view: Get started for the day with all the information you need in one place, immediately after dismissing your alarm. AlarmPad can also speak to you in 12 different languages.
• Customize your alarm any way you want: AlarmPad supports ringtones, your music files and playlists, gentle volume increase, voice commands, custom snooze options, math puzzle, NFC tags, and much more to let you set your alarms the way you want.
• Synchronize your alarms across devices: Register with us to backup and synchronize your alarms across all your devices. You can now choose where your alarm will ring.
• Advanced mode: Synchronize your alarms with your calendar events (great for shift workers!), restrict them to a specific location and skip them before they ring.
• Use it with other apps: AlarmPad comes with a Tasker plugin and a DashClock extension. You can also set alarms straight from Google Now.
• Use your MindMe Pro Key: If you already bought the MindMe Pro Key, you get AlarmPad Pro for free!
About the free version
Some features in the free version must be unlocked before you can use them. These include the server backup and synchronization, the use of playlists and NFC tags, and the extra ringtones. You can unlock them for free by inviting your friends using the coupon code you will receive after registering with us. You can also unlock only the features you want with an in-app purchase.
The free version is also ad-supported. Ads only have access to your Internet connection to display them and estimate your country/city location.
To remove these limits and ads, please consider buying the pro version.
Interested in getting the pro version for free without ads plus trying out new features before everybody else? Please join our test community on Google+: https://plus.google.com/communities/113108980221311144145
About the permissions
To see the explanation for each permission we use, please visit: http://www.mindmeapp.com/about-alarmpad-permissions.html