The 10 best alarm apps to wake your lazy butt up

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Waking up, like breaking up, is hard to do. But it can be a lot easier with the right alarm app. If you’re still relying upon an old alarm clock, the alarm app that came with your phone or no alarm at all, it’s time to get with it. Starting your dar off right — including starting it on time — is the first step to having an awesome day. Because it’s so important, an entire ecosystem of alarm apps has sprung up vying to be your goto wakeup buddy. There are a lot of really good alarm apps to choose from and I’ve rounded up ten of the best to help you out. Whether you’re into top quality design, fun features, social features, weird features or simply need an app that is guaranteed to wake you up (there are several here), you’re in the right place. Leave me a comment with some feedback if you’re tried any of these or like any in particular.

Wake Alarm

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Wake Alarm is full of really unique, fun features to help you get up in the morning. For instance, you can slap it, shake it or flip it to shut off the alarm or you can wake up to your own music. I like the interface a lot: you can use intuitive gestures — or your voice — to set alarms, and the design beautiful, minimal and to-the-point.


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Cuckuu is a social alarm app that lets you share important alarms with your friends so everyone makes it to events on time. Alarms on Cuckuu are less boring as you can enhance them with photos and text and the overall design is really sleek and nice. If you’re in the mood to make a game out of getting up, Cuckuu also lets you earn points and rewards depending on how fast you turn off an alarm. Bonus: it works on your Apple Watch!


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CARROT Alarm (like all CARROT apps) is different because it has a personality. The app is meant to give you a humorous start to the day. If you’re looking for an alarm app that offers a wake up noise other than a dull buzzing sound, you’ll like this app’s 30 different wake up songs. Let’s just say the things you’ll need to do to shut this alarm off are going to be… interesting (and very different). The user ...

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