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How to Turn Your Phone Into the Ultimate Alarm Clock for Any Situation  March 18, 2016 – 02:19 am

How to Turn Your Phone Into the Ultimate Alarm Clock for Any SituationYou won't find a shortage of alarm clock apps in the Google Play store and the iTunes App Store. In fact, there are so many alarm clock apps that it's almost impossible to find what you're really looking for. With that in mind, here are some of the best alarm clocks for any situation you might find yourself in.

You Want to Wake Up Gently

Waking up is hard and awful as it is, so sometimes you want nothing more than a pleasant sound to start your day off right. Thankfully, you have a few different options for doing just that.

We like a few different apps for a gentle wake up. If you're into the idea of an app that wakes you up gradually with soothing sounds, we're fans of Wake on the iPhone because it's simple and easy to use. With it, you'll wake up to soothing sounds that get louder over time. Likewise, we're also fans of Rise for iOS which works similar to Wake but has a larger feature set that includes custom playlists and sleep timers.

For Android, Timely is a great app that operates a lot like Rise. We're also fans of Warmly on Android because it offers a ton of different sounds to wake up to. For music that slowly turns on, Doubletwist alarm clock on Android is a fantastic choice.

How to Turn Your Phone Into the Ultimate Alarm Clock for Any SituationIf you're really interested in soothing sounds, you might also want to check out the previously mentioned ZenAwake for the iPhone. ZenAwake plays for an even longer transition period and wakes you up over the course of 10 minutes.

You Need (a lot of) Help Waking Up in the Morning

Not everyone likes waking up early in the morning, and that means you might need a little bit of an extra push to get yourself out of bed in the morning.

Amazingly, you have a ton of options for sadistic alarm clocks that will absolutely force you to get up in the morning. Which one is best for you really depends on how much help you really need getting up in the morning.

If you can usually wake up without too much prodding, an app like Wave Alarm for iPhone and Android might be all you need. With it, you can just wave your arm over the clock to hit the snooze. This makes you exert a little cognitive effort to help you wake up without really taxing your brain too much.

If you really need to force yourself awake, you'll need to take more extreme measures. This means a more sadistic app might be needed. For Android, we're fans of Morning Routine, an app that makes you scan products around the house with your phone before the alarm turns off. This forces you to get out of bed and walk around just to turn off your alarm. Similarly, Walk Me Up forces you to walk around the room a bit (without scanning items) before it turns off the alarm tones.

For the iPhone, we're fans of a couple different apps. If you like making your whole morning routine a game, Wake N Shake makes you vigorously shake your alarm clock in the morning to turn it off. The better you shake, the higher you climb on the leaderboards. If that social functionality isn't your thing, CARROT Alarm forces you to do a variety of puzzles and tasks to turn the alarm off. It's annoying as it sounds, but it definitely wakes you up in the morning.

You Want to Wake Up to the News Like in the Old Days

Just because you're using your smartphone as an alarm doesn't mean you can't wake up to a good old fashioned AM/FM radio. Well, maybe not the AM/FM part, but otherwise your smartphone is just as good of a replacement.

For a traditional radio alarm clock, we like RadiON for Android and iPhone. As you'd expect, just pick a radio station and alarm time, then RadiON does the rest. It works with thousands of radio stations, from music to talk, so you should be able to find whatever you're looking for.

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