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Comparison of the Best iPhone Alarm Clock Apps

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 12/13/2010

Looking for the best alarm clock app that you can use on your iPhone? Check out this iPhone alarm clock apps comparison. All these apps turn your iPhone into a digital alarm clock with some other features that you'll love using. But which one is the best? Read on to find out.

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    Alarm Clock Pro

    alarm clock pro Here's a full-featured iPhone alarm clock app with a good number of features aside from turning your iPhone app into a well - alarm clock. It features several gorgeous themes and an alarm clock function that sings your favorite tunes not just the usual sounds used for alarm clocks. The app was recently updated to a new version with a feature for displaying live weather conditions and temperature as well as iOS 4 support for multitasking - hence keeping the app on and functioning even if you're on another screen. Some nice features of this app include - the ability to choose your favorite iPod music or playlist to wake you up, gorgeous designer themes as well as a big LCD display and it even has a flashlight feature. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Alarm Clock 4 Free

    alarm clock 4 free For a free iPhone alarm clock app, you won't believe that this app has so many features. In fact, you can compare it with the priced Alarm Clock Pro when it comes to features. It has weather, sleep timer, iPod alarms, notification alarms, beautiful themes, and battery level indicator. It lets you set your own alarms, be it daily, weekly or monthly, and have the alarm sound or music fade as well as set the fade in duration when the alarm fires. When using your iPod app's music, you can use one song, two songs or a whole playlist. The app also lets you receive alarms even when it is closed, thanks to the iOS 4 local notifications. For themes, the app offers 13 beautiful designs to choose from. (Price: Free) (Download link)

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    Nightstand Central - Music Alarm Clock with Weather, Sleep Timer, and Flashlight

    nighstand central Again, another great iPhone alarm clock with so many useful features including - music alarms, built-in sleep timer, weather info, customizable photo backgrounds and even an included shake-on/shake-off flashlight. This features a sleep timer that allows you to play everything from music playlists to relaxing sounds to audio books or podcasts. When you wake up in the middle of the dark night, you can just grab your iPhone, shake it up to toggle the app's flashlight function. You can also use the app to display time and weather information and then place your iPhone on your desk or coffee table. What's good about this app is that you can tweak almost everything about it. You can pick wallpapers from your Photo Album and the app will automatically cycle the background image. You can also set up different music alarm playlists for different days, and have your alarm gently fade in or vibrate. Other features of this app include - automatic and horizontal modes, customizable auto-lock time, adjustable brightness, 12 or 24 hour format, multiple alarms, unique sleep timer, convenient flashlight, wallpaper, display and more. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    Lifelike Clock Pro - Alarm Clock with Music and Weather

    Lifelike Clock Pro Here's an app touted as your ultimate all-in-one alarm clock, weather, music and sleep sound machine app. The app provides more than 160 gorgeous retina-quality clock styles, 22 beautifully animated sky images that mimic the current weather conditions, and a new nightstand landscape mode with large clock display. For its alarm features, this app gives you unlimited, easy-to-set alarms. It also allows you to use one or multiple songs, podcasts, or audiobooks in your iPod music library as an alarm. The app also features accurate, reliable weather forecasts and built-in music player and sleep sound machine. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    CandyClock - A Video Clock

    CandyClock Here's a pretty simple iPhone alarm clock app but with an added twist. In fact, it's a very eye-pleasing twist as it displays the time with tranquil, ambient video backgrounds with 10 different never-ending videos of various hypnotic happenings. The app also features shake-for-options, random tall background mode, random wide background mode, 24-hour mode, show/hide data, one-tap, light dimming function and more. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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    iPhone Alarm Clock Apps Comparison

    So which is the best iPhone alarm clock app for us? All these five apps are great with their own features and functionality. However, we are inclined to choose Nightstand Central not only for its great interface and many alarm clock features, but also for its additional features. Check out these iPhone apps and tell us which is the best for you.