One of the most attractive and configurable alarm apps for Windows Phone 8.1 is getting a Windows 10 makeover.
The Universal Windows Platform version of Realarm (Beta) is now live in the Store, and anyone can download it for their Windows 10 Mobile device and now PC or tablet as well. And boy, does it look gorgeous with some well-done animations too.
The developer is busy bringing over all the 8.1 features to the new Windows 10 one, but they did note in a reddit thread what is new with the UWP app:
- You can use your music library (yes, finally!)
- You can combine hourly/minutely recurrence with weekly recurrence
- Lock screen badge notification (remaining hours until next alarm is super handy!)
- Lock screen detailed notification
- Alarm Puzzles
- You can define custom snooze times for each alarm individually
- Settings synced across devices
- Notification of upcoming alarm in Action Center (you can skip alarm directly from there)
- You can choose when to be notified, separately for each alarm so that you can skip alarm for next morning in the evening
- When you snooze alarm, you can dismiss it instantly from Action Center; you don't need to wait until it goes off again
- And much more is coming soon...
So far, I am really enjoying the design and fluid animations of this app. There are even light and dark themes with system Accent color matching. The Live Tile is also quite active with a neat countdown until your next alarm along with valuable details about it.
We have written a lot about this app in the past and give a very strong recommendation. The beta version is off to a great start, and you should give it a go and help the developer out with any suggestions or bugs you may find.
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