Now Alarm Clock Review

Now Alarm Clock Review

Now Alarm Clock Review

Now Alarm Clock displays all of your need-to-know information when you wake up in the morning

Open your eyes first thing in the morning and there are a few initial thoughts that run through your head, particularly if it’s a week day. What’s the time? What’s the weather doing? What plans have you made for today? To answer all of these you’d probably need to get out of bed – and that’s not ideal having just woken up.

Now Alarm Clock is designed to make such early movement unnecessary, just reach for your iPhone and all the things you need to know will be displayed clearly on screen. The date and time – if you’ve slept particularly heavily – as well as your calendar events for the day and the current weather. Look out too for the stock market ticker located at the bottom of the screen.

The app can be customised to suit your personal taste; there are a range of colour schemes to be found in the Settings menu, and there are also built-in alarms and ambient soundboards to help with your sleep pattern. In further lifestyle touches, you can activate a torch by simply shaking your phone when the app is open, and there’s a lowlight-friendly night mode that dims the screen for night-time viewing.

There’s a very specific time of day and night that this app has been designed to be at its best, the only issue is that beyond last thing at night and first thing in the morning, you might find yourself hardly using it at all. It seems that even the developers sense you might feel this, given the limited interactions and functionality that Now Alarm Clock supports. It’s worth a try if you’re looking for a more straightforward morning, but there may be better solutions available.

Rated 3 out of 5

Great for getting your head around your day first thing in the morning, but beyond that it seems a little limited in what it can do.