Rise and shine: the best alarm clock apps for Android

Rise and shine: the best alarm clock apps for Android
If you think the default alarm clock that comes with your Android device is enough, you haven't yet seen what 3rd party apps have to offer in the eternal struggle that is getting out of your warm bed in the morning, especially after a night out bash.

From the cruel to the gentle, the Play Store is chock full of apps that help you shake off that sleepy attitude of yours towards the bright new day. Some are downright nasty, for the times you absolutely have to get up, regardless of the damage to your nervous system, and some gently lull you into doing it with soft nature sounds.

Then there are the others, that insert innovation in the art of waking up in the morning, making you solve simple math puzzles or draw something, in order to get your brain moving for the day, instead of drifting away into Dream land again "just for five more minutes". 

We round up some of the best Android apps for waking up in the slideshow below for you. Just don't forget to add any 3rd party alarm app to the exclusion list of your task killer, if you use such apps, otherwise all sorts of problems may arise, like forceclosing and even the alarm not going off as scheduled.

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19 Comments

1. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Am i behind the times because I use the one that come preloaded on my phone? :(

2. SleepingOz unregistered

Not at all! The stock alarm app does its job well. These are just gimmicky apps that eat up your RAM.

19. IHatePhones

Posts: 99; Member since: Aug 12, 2009

Not at all! Alarm clock Plus has gradual (increasing) alarms which ease you awake. And quick "nap" options that don't require much to set at all. I use ACP when I'm away from home otherwise I use a real alarm clock, my old phone and alarm had let me down once before and I'll not let that happen again (once bitten, twice shy and all that). But it is always active on my phone and I notice no difference in performance.

3. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I'll be honest,i only clicked on this article over the cover picture!

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Me too. My question is why not sleep with out that weird shirt thing she has on. I mean either you wear something or not. What her arms & belly are cold but her chest is not? Yeah I really don't know what to make of it. Every girl I have ever been with always sleep with out a bra, they say it's uncomfortable to sleep with a bra on.

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Forget the part about getting out of bed from a night out bash. The absolutely hardest thing to do is get out of bed when your honey is in bed with you and she is in an amorous state of mind.

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Man do I know it! ESPECIALLY getting busy again when you wake right up in the morning! Double whammy! lol +1!

10. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

It's actually not hard to "get up" when you're in bed with wifey :) I find it harder not to get up. ....alarm? what alarm?

11. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

I had a feeling when i saw that tell-tale article cover that this is has to be about a group of apps. They did a similar cover with the summer games collection.

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Stock alarm works well

5. KazEmpire

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

Just tell me which app comes with this Chick!!! that app is the best

16. soshi

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 08, 2012

get married lol, this chick is the best alarm that make you don't want get off your bad

6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

I use Alarm clock Extreme, I like how you are asked a math problem, a captcha code or shake the phone to turn it off or even just snooze it. It pretty much has everything you'd need to really wake up.

12. torr310

Posts: 1619; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

"Alarm Clock Xtreme" hands down! Simple and do the job!

13. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

I wanna rise and shine with that chick in the article pic

14. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

What a bunch of children.

17. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

And you're so mature.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I use SHAKE ALARM DROID clock best alarm clock that can wake me up to my favorite song

18. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

I use Senti Wayk and I really like it. It has some really cool/unique features.

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