Top 8 | Alarm Clock Apps for iPhone

If you’re the kind of iPhone user that, like me, relies on their smartphone to wake them up every morning, then it’s likely you’re quite familiar with the uses and of course the limitations of Apple’s own built in alarm clock function. The alarm clock on the iPhone is good enough for most people who simply want something to wake them up each morning, but what if you were to look at some of the third party alarm clock apps currently available on the iPhone? These can vary in quality, but generally bring more to the table than Apple’s default app. In many cases, they redefine the idea of the alarm clock app, as is the case with Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock which places as a lot more emphasis on waking up healthily in the morning rather than simply just waking up on time. This particular app monitors your movements throughout the night and then wakes you up when you’re ready, simply by looking at a small alarm window and picking the best moment to sound the alarm. Neat, huh? We take a look at some other third party alarm clock apps for the iPhone:

8. SpinMe Alarm Clock ($1.99)

Spinme

SpinMe Alarm Clock is exactly what you expect it to be; an innovative little alarm clock app that has been featured on a bunch of different tech websites such as BuzzFeed, Gizmodo, TechCrunch. It was even featured as part of Apple’s What’s Hot! page, which helped the app to gain a bunch of dedicated followers almost overnight. The idea behind the app is to get you out of bed, simply because it’s so complicated to actually turn the alarm clock off each time! – Download from iTunes

7. Red Clock ($1.99)

We’re huge fans of great looking UIs here at Top 8, especially of the minimal variety, and you’d be surprised how many alarm clock apps there are out there that seem to susbcribe to this approach when it comes to visuals. The Red Clock app by morethan Apps is one of the best looking alarm clocks we ran into when making this list, and is minimal both in design and the presentation of its features. – Download from iTunes

6. Smart Alarm Clock ($1.99)

SmartAlarm

Then you have the Smart Alarm Clock by Plus Sports, which boasts what it describes as “the most advanced alarm clock algorithm to date”. While I’m not sure exactly what that means, the Smart Alarm Clock app is a nice little option and is packed to the brim with neat features such as stats that can be checked as soon as you wake up, showing you your sleeping patterns. The app also has the ability to pull music and use that as your alarm signal in the mornings, and there is even weather info that can be delivered as soon as you wake up. – Download from iTunes

5. UNIQLO WAKE UP (Free)

Wakeup

Speaking of beautiful alarm clock apps, one of the best looking out there at present is the UNIQLO WAKE UP app. This app is an innovative new social alarm clock app, with custom music that chang depending on things like the weather to offer a unique wake up experience each time. – Download from iTunes

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