Here’s the deal. Alarm clocks for the Mac are easy to find. One trip to the Mac App Store and you’ll have all the alarm clocks you need to try for years; a few good ones, some not so much, others overpriced.
The one that caught my eye is called My Alarm Clock (a presumption if there ever was one) because it’s a bedside clock with more than most analog alarm clocks have– themes and weather to go along with the time and alarms.
Sure. Who wants the same boring alarm clock to show up on the Mac’s screen every day?
Now, in addition to a variety of designer themes in a number of stylish clock faces, My Alarm Clock does not disappoint as, well, an alarm clock.
Using the nightstand mode, your Mac becomes a gorgeous bedside clock. Not to mention expensive (at least, as far as alarm clocks go).
Imagine waking up to a digital version of an analog alarm clock (all for the low low price of a MacBook Air).
Don’t think My Alarm Clock is all eye candy. You get your money’s worth here. Set it to wake up to music, or use the built-in alarm sounds; even setup multiple alarms (good for naps).
Of course, no alarm clock is worth the coin you spend to have something wake you unless there’s a snooze option. There is. And, yes, there’s a sleep timer option; setup a playlist of your favorite music, and go to sleep with the sounds you want. Or, just white noise.
What’s the first thing you worry about when the alarm wakes you? The weather, right? Alright, no, of course not. Usually the bathroom visit is tops on the list, but weather makes the Top 10 List, for sure.
So, My Alarm Clock has a weather mode which checks and displays local weather conditions and temperature. What a great feature for analyzing the day ahead and deciding to sleep late.
The only real question and issue I have for My Alarm Clock is this: ‘Do people really use a Mac as an alarm clock?‘ Really? Seriously?