Best Alarm Apps in Windows Store.


Windows store like the android app store is populated by a lot of junk apps that don’t work. For the past few days, I was searching for a decent alarm application and I found that very few of the alarm application actually work. The main problem is that the alarm apps stop running the moment you visit another app.

So here I am going to document the best Alarm Apps in Windows 8 and the various pros and cons.

1. Smart Metro Alarm

Key features:

1. Multiple Alarms can be set and stored forever. No limit on alarms stored

2. Snoozing, repeating and alarms that repeat on specific days are supported

3. Night Mode to be used as a night stand clock.

4. Stopwatch that works even if the app is closed.

5. Snapped View works properly.

Pros: All the above features actually work. I have bought this alarm and the developer keeps updating this app every week. Alarms ring properly and stopwatch works fine. .The biggest feature is that the alarms actually work even if the lock screen is on or the app isn’t running.

Cons: Overtly simplistic UI.UI could be improved

Rating 8/10

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2. Sunrise Clock

Key features:

1. Multiple Alarms can be set and stored forever. No limit on alarms stored

2. Night mode.

3. Choice of 5 beautiful background picture.

4. Very attractive UI

5. Works in snapped mode.

Pros: Very nice UI. Has the concept of sunrise, so if you keep the alarm app on and go to sleep it will simulate a sunrise with time but, if you are like me you will be too sleepy to notice. Over all the app works great as long as you keep it open. You can choose from 5 different sounds

Cons: The app doesn’t work, when the lock screen is on or you are seeing another app. The alarm unfortunately doesn’t ring when any other app is open. So if you by chance fall asleep without opening the app then your alarms won’t ring. A very serious problem. And also no option of snoozing.

Rating 5/10

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3. HD Alarm Clock

A bit pricey alarm clock with heavily customizable features.

Key features:

1. Multiple Alarms can be set and stored forever. No limit on alarms stored

2. Choose your own alarm tone.

3. Very nice UI

4. Obstacles for deep sleeper.

5. News are shown in one screen.

6. Beautiful themes and work well.

Pros: All the features work as expected. One cool thing is obstacles that are put in place during an alarm

Con: The alarm stops working if the app isn’t running or the lock screen is on. The only problem that seriously impairs the functionality.

Rating: 7/10

Overall winner: Metro Smart Alarm

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