1. NadaAddict's Avatar
    I got a 640 and I like what they're doing, but for now I'm back on Android. I'll still use it on the weekends and to check out win10 until a flagship comes out. I'm a minimalist by nature, so I don't have an alarm clock. Lack of a decent alarm clock like they have on Android and iOS sucks. Google Now and Google Keep are the only other show stoppers keeping me from a full conversion at this time. Cortana does work well though. I'll buy a frickin alarm clock if they release a good phone, but not a rewrite of a good Android phone a year later... Ya hear me HTC M8?

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    07-14-2015 12:47 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm glad you're liking the 640 so far.

    I hope Windows 10 Mobile will have better alarm apps for you and everyone else who uses their phones as their alarm clocks.
    Guytronic, xandros9 and jleebiker like this.
    07-14-2015 01:01 AM
  3. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    The built-in alarm function in Windows works just fine, assuming you get a very annoying ringtone to assign for it. I use something called "Chicken Rap"

    As with many things in Windows, you don't need "an app for that."

    Not sure what other functionality is required for an alarm clock other than making loud annoying noise, and ability to snooze & repeat.
    07-14-2015 09:01 AM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    Also, Realarm is pretty awesome itself as an alarm. It has a lot of options.
    James8561 likes this.
    07-14-2015 12:28 PM
  5. boonesmi's Avatar
    i use the alarm clock on windows phone 8.1 all the time. it seems to work great and do everything i want/expect from an alarm. plus its very easy to use. im not sure what else the OP is looking for in a "good" alarm clock?
    stevemind likes this.
    07-14-2015 02:11 PM
  6. stevemind's Avatar
    The alarm in win10 hasn't let me down (And I work shifts). Re-alarm is great and looks good. Wouldn't trust a ios/droid alarm if you'd paid me!
    07-14-2015 02:19 PM
  7. NadaAddict's Avatar
    i use the alarm clock on windows phone 8.1 all the time. it seems to work great and do everything i want/expect from an alarm. plus its very easy to use. im not sure what else the OP is looking for in a "good" alarm clock?
    A good alarm is the Android version of gentle alarm... Not the windows version. Gentle Alarm starts out whisper quiet, and increases the volume over a five minute period. It will also play anything you have on your phone, or start pandora, Google music, iheart radio, etc. It also allows multiple profiles, and multiple alarms. THAT is what a "good" alarm does. I don't need, nor like being waken up like I'm under attack. I got enough of that in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    Last edited by NadaAddict; 07-14-2015 at 06:44 PM.
    07-14-2015 05:15 PM
  8. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    A good alarm is the Android version of gentle alarm... Not the windows version. Gentle Alarm starts out whisper quiet, and will play anything you have on your phone, or start pandora, Google music, iheart radio, etc. It also allows multiple profiles, and multiple alarms. THAT is what a "good" alarm does. I don't need, nor like being waken up like I'm under attack. I got enough of that in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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    07-14-2015 05:22 PM
  9. anon(6078578)'s Avatar
    Google Now and Google Keep are the only other show stoppers keeping me from a full conversion at this time.
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    I can't see Google porting those over anytime soon even with Windows 10 mobile. Any reason you can't use OneNote? I say this as I used Keep on my Android too, but OneNote works just as well unless I'm missing something? :)
    07-14-2015 08:23 PM
  10. NadaAddict's Avatar
    I can't see Google porting those over anytime soon even with Windows 10 mobile. Any reason you can't use OneNote? I say this as I used Keep on my Android too, but OneNote works just as well unless I'm missing something? :)
    Nope, and that's what I'll use when I switch. I'm not bashing windows phone, I just want a good alarm clock and I'll figure out all the rest. I even found an app that controls my lighting that tcp says they wouldn't make... It was made by a third party...and it's faster than the stock app on Android.

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    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-14-2015 09:52 PM
  11. Kavindu Thrimanne's Avatar
    I was okay with alarm in Window 8.1 and now I'm using it in Windows 10 mobile build 10166. It has the basics and does its job except for the fact that every morning I hit snooze and sleep again :3
    07-15-2015 07:25 AM
  12. James8561's Avatar
    i use the alarm clock on windows phone 8.1 all the time. it seems to work great and do everything i want/expect from an alarm. plus its very easy to use. im not sure what else the OP is looking for in a "good" alarm clock?
    i agree with this. realarm is the best alarm app on windows
    libra89 likes this.
    07-15-2015 02:05 PM
  13. txkimmers's Avatar
    I miss the shake options to snooze or dismiss alarms from my Android days. I really hope they add something like this into the WP alarm app. Anyone know of an existing WP app that does offer shake gestures?
    07-15-2015 03:19 PM
  14. Jack Neill's Avatar
    The heading of this thread has described my use of WP since 2010. I love it. It falls short in some way. I leave. I miss it. I go back. Rinse. Repeat. 2015.
    mary beth hale likes this.
    07-15-2015 07:42 PM
  15. coolbreeze78's Avatar
    I miss the shake options to snooze or dismiss alarms from my Android days. I really hope they add something like this into the WP alarm app. Anyone know of an existing WP app that does offer shake gestures?
    Not sure about shake but Plarm has some stupid hard math that WILL get you out of bed. It's impossible to bypass and is honestly a pain in the ***. But I need it some mornings.
    07-16-2015 12:34 AM
  16. NadaAddict's Avatar
    Not sure about shake but Plarm has some stupid hard math that WILL get you out of bed. It's impossible to bypass and is honestly a pain in the ***. But I need it some mornings.
    A mosquito can fart and wake me up. I need a very quiet alarm that slowly gets louder, not a klaxon.

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    07-26-2015 11:03 PM
  17. someone2639's Avatar
    A mosquito can fart and wake me up. I need a very quiet alarm that slowly gets louder, not a klaxon.

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    Gentle alarm clock works for me
    07-26-2015 11:05 PM
  18. harmon rabb's Avatar
    You're a "minimalist" but need a fancy alarm app?
    07-26-2015 11:12 PM

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