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Old 01-22-2019, 09:10 AM
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I've been using a third party alarm clock for years, and I've grown to really appreciate some of its features. But it hasn't been updated since 2011, and the latest version of Android breaks it. Now apps need to request permission to override quiet time, and it doesn't do that.

So I'm looking for a new alarm app, preferably with the following features (or some of them.)

Snooze allows you to interactively change the snooze time. (Oh, I think I can lie here for another 14 minutes...)

You can tell an alarm, "skip the next time. Don't turn off, just skip your next instance." Vacation mode doesn't exactly do what I want, but of course I can just toggle an alarm on and off. Still, I've really liked this feature.

You can set the alarm to vibrate in you don't interact with it quickly enough. That is, there's an adjustable lag (I use one minute) between when the alarm shows on the screen and the sound starts, and when the vibration begins.
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There's obviously a lot of interest in this topic, so I thought y'all would want to know that I've decided on Alarm Clock Extreme.

It's not as good Alarm Clock+ was, but it works.

I've gotten around the "can't have variable snooze" by creating some extra alarms, so I can arm one of those if I want to stay in bed for a while. And instead of telling alarms to skip the next instance, I've been turning them off, and remembering to turn them back on. So that's okay.

I really miss the "set vibrate to start a minute after the sound" feature. Vibrate may be discrete in your pocket, but it's freaking loud when my phone is on my bedside table, or on my desk. So I've just given up using vibrate at all.

I did also pick up a sweet alert tone in buying a bunch of alarm clocks to check them out. I had to record the phone and use audacity to re-create an MP3, since I couldn't figure out how to extract the sounds from the APK. But I like the discrete little "ting" sound. I scraped the rest of the alerts while I was at it, but I doubt I'll ever use a yard full of chickens clucking, interrupted by a rooster crowing.
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This is what I use:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ck.xtreme.free

[I have the paid version - link is to the free]
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I really miss the "set vibrate to start a minute after the sound" feature.
I wonder if Tasker could do this for you.
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I missed the original post, but FWIW, I use "Sleep as Android".

Its features are overkill for most, but the bits I'm fond of include:

* Ability to auto-adjust your alarm time based on what's on your calendar (unfortunately only Google Calendar)
* Ability to specify a playlist as an alarm
* Tasker plugin
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