Developer: Plum Amazing Software LLC
Current Version: 1.7
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 1.2 MB - Download
TinyAlarm is simple, comprehensive and has:
* multiple alarms all conveniently located in your menubar
* alarms of secs. mins. or years
* 4 kinds of sounds for alerts
• user recordings
• users music
• system sounds
• speech systhesis
* fade sound in gently
* uses Apple notifications
* remembers previous alarms
All of the configuration is done in the create alarm dialog reached via the menubar. Clicking around should reveal just about everything there is to know about Tiny Alarm. Its simple but powerful.
TinyAlarm is good for when you're gaming or programming, but still have to get to class. It will also help you avoid missing your bus, or burning your pizza, or showing up late for meetings.
We are updating it often.
- speak alarm title
- play custom audio file
- daily alarm
- repeat alarms at interval
- record sound record/playback
- textual alarm description
Most Helpful Reviews
Nice, compact, does what it is supposed to do! - I have really liked this program ever since I started using it a year or two ago when my calendar and clock software were not coping well with OS X upgrades. I tried out any number of clocks, calendars, alarms, etc., and I was really, really pleased with this little wonder. It is so easy to set from the menu bar, and, if I use it I generally get to my next appointment on time. When I just use a clock, I don't. I like it because I don't have to open up a big huge program just to set a simple alarm. While I eventually did get back all of my old standby calendars and clocks, I kept this little jewel because it works great!
Feature creep/bloat - This program is great if you just need an arbitrary alram in the near future. However in the latest release the developers removed what made this program so great. The simple dropdown interface to set an alarm in one click has now been swaped with a multi-click, and honestly, somewhat complicated control panel. There are other programs that do complicated, repeating, talking alarms better. Its fine if you want to add that functionality, but it shouldn't be at the cost of what makes your application good in the first place. Also, the verbiage in the set alram config panel is confusing. One sets an alarm in the present to go off some time in the future. You do not set an alarm in the future and then wait for it to go off even further in the future, the act of setting it in the first place precludes setting it in the future. Yeah, thats right, metaphysics.
More Reviews for Current Version
I have gone back to 1.4.4 - I purchased the app and updated to 1.6, but I have gone back to 1.4.4 -- I'm glad I kept a copy around. The recent updates have removed everything that made the app appealing. The simplicity and ease of use are gone. The attractive, minimalist icon is gone. Setting an alarm in 1.6 -- which should be the easiest thing of all to do, as it's the app's purpose -- is ridiculously cumbersome. I am sticking with 1.4.4 for now. Please, Plum Amazing, listen to your users and have the good sense to rethink the changes you've made to Tiny Alarm.
Lost all the goodness! - (Latest version still has feature bloat. Even more features! Even less of what people were asking for a return of.) So they took out the entire reason I used this app - the ability to add an alarm in useful durations in the drop down. Now I have to choose a time, choose a sound, and name it. Not so tiny anymore. Now it's just an alarm app with a confusing interface and too many features.
It Does NOT Work... - I no longer have my owl sound… I liked that. In fact it has none of the old sounds. Tried to use my sounds from iTunes… not happening. It simply does not work. Whoever is writting the 4 and 5 star reviews must be friends of the developer…. It blows.