Free Alarm Clock 4.0 has been released
- Free Alarm Clock now has full Unicode support.
- New "Skip next alarm" option has been added to alarm clocks.
- New command line parameter /ADDALARM has been added. This parameter opens the new alarm window.
- New: 6 alarm sounds have been added.
- New: Translations of the UI into Greek and Indonesian languages.
- Improved Windows 10 Compatibility.
- Improved: The reminder window shows the snooze time on the snooze button.
- Improved: Now Free Alarm Clock has a modern date picker.
- Improved: The caption of the alarm window shows the alarm time.
- Fixed: Sometimes the alarm event did not bring the reminder window to the foreground in Windows 8 and above.
- Fixed: Now you can't close the floating clock using the Alt+F4 hotkey.
- Fixed: If you used the ampersand character (&) in the label for an alarm event, "_" was displayed instead of "&" when the reminder window popped up for that event.
- Some other fixes and improvements.
wow ,finely a new version 4 here ! I am going to give it a try ! thx man for this update !ReplyDelete
Thank U for Free Alarm Clock 4.0 - Release: December 14, 2015ReplyDelete
Might U consider additional features.
1. Close [x] on floating clock box
2. Add Everyday choice box in Repeat Selections
3. User Color(s) Text Selection for floating clock box
4. Integrate the NEXT alarm indication under Date in Floating box. Remove the Hover Over Necessity to view NEXT alarm.
5. (or) Countdown til next alarm under floating clock Date.
Thank U again and Best Wishes
I'm a big fan of the way the floating clock looks now. I'm afraid that it would be too distracting having the information about the Next Alarm included (Nos. 4 or 5). Having said that, I like the idea of an x on the floating clock but Only if it is as small as the little existing icon on the bottom left. Also, I wouldn't want the x to be red. I'm all about keeping the floating clock as simple and non-distracting as it is. This is a great program! I use it every day. Thank you!!Delete
Oh, and, having said all of that, I Do like the idea of being able to change the font color.Delete
One wish is that it would 'remember', the choice of alarm sound last made. It keeps reverting back to Bells1Delete
Thx, again, for a great program - I use it everyday!ReplyDelete
I have a suggestion - it would be handy if the SNOOZE TIME were adjustable. For example, when an alarm pops up, sometimes I want to snooze it for 5 minutes; other times, I want to snooze it for an hour. So, it would be handy if when the alarm window opened it had an option to adjust the snooze time. Thanks again!
I agree, the same thing crossed my mind on more than one occasion. I love that the button now has the amount of time it will snooze and taking this next step would make it perfect !!Delete
I like the adjustable snooze idea too. I would like to be able to adjust the size, location and maybe transparency of the alarm pop-up. I wanted to donate to you, but you don't take PayPal, why not? I don't use bank cards, they are all too greedy.Delete
We accept only PayPal: http://freealarmclocksoftware.com/donate.htmlDelete
A more adjustable snooze time is my #1 desire for it too. Give us buttons so at that alarm time we can select to snooze for 5, 10, 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes.Delete
Windows 7 Home Premium x86ReplyDelete
App closes instead going to tray and alarm sounds are not working. None of them. I went back to v3.1.0.
I have found an old bug which keep going to because UN-floating windows most of time (it’s only floating on my desktop and it keep floating as I can see but not on my web browser so it keeps floating on a web browser for some quit time and Suddenly it goes to UN- floating ) !so I am using of both of your software’s and the problem with both !ReplyDelete
I have used the previous version happily for almost a year. Now, two nights running, the alarm has gone off at a time it is not set to go off WHILST THE LAPTOP LID WAS CLOSED. I am so disappointed but will have to uninstall it, since I cannot lose the sleep.ReplyDelete
I'm so thrilled with your modern time picker. At first, I found it kind of overwhelming to look at and I thought that I might prefer the old way. I soon changed my mind about that! I Love your modern time picker now! I could never be without it. Thank you So Much.ReplyDelete
I use "Free Alarm Clock" throughout every day. Here are two requests for enhancement:ReplyDelete
1. In "Edit" mode, line breaks in the "Label:" field display properly. Out of "Edit" mode, the line breaks no longer display properly; instead, I see one long line of text.
Possible solution: Regard it as a "Note:" field, not a "Label:" field. Respect its contents as entered in "Edit" mode.
2. I often need to set a timer for the next day. My kludge--check the day-of-week box for the next day.
I know, you probably don't want to stray from a timer program to a rudimentary calendar program. However, I have a need for specifying a date as well as the time occasionally.
I'd love to see a more adjustable snooze time. Give us buttons so at that alarm time we can select to snooze for 5, 10, 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes.ReplyDelete
Thanks for Free Alarm Clock!ReplyDelete
Feature Request: When you select "None" as the alarm sound, the "Turn on the volume" should automatically be unchecked. I generally do not use a sound for my alarms, but it took me a while to figure out why my volume kept changing when the alarm (without sound) goes off. I realized that I had to uncheck that option. But this should be automatic. I shouldn't have to remember to uncheck that, when I already selected that there should be no sound. Another possibility it to make "Turn on the volume" unchecked and grayed out. Whichever is easier for you.
Is there any option/feature to integrate it with the google calendars.ReplyDelete
For the cost of storage of 12 files, could I have a cuckoo clock that sounds off at the top of the hour?ReplyDelete
I am trying to play a 1 minute song as my alarm. The alarm shuts off, though, after about 5 seconds. It worked on the older version. Any thoughts?ReplyDelete
Hey , I have the same problem.Delete
You can go around this problem in this way :
First put you own music file that is playng for at least 1 min.
Second , check SHOW MESSAGE , If this is unchecked, it plays only 5 sec.
Would be nice if would have more tunes.ReplyDelete
It is simple to add yourself how manny tunes you want , after instalationDelete
Thanks for v4. It works well but I find a feature missing which should be easy to implement.ReplyDelete
When an alarm sounds, I can find no way to cancel the alarm without having a monitor on. The snooze can be activated by pressing the space bar but the alarm cannot be cancelled by using the keyboard. A customizable hotkey would be best so system wide keys can be avoided.
Would you be willing to implement this?
Also as already asked for by others, a variable snooze time would be helpful.
You can cancel the alarm with Esc key.Delete
Thanks for pointing that out. I did try all keys including ESC and it did not work when I tried it.Delete
Trying again and it does work but it seems that the window must be in focus for the key to work. It does not seem to work with a global hotkey if the window goes out of focus.
It works but not in an ideal way.
It does not work when snooze is active. Pressing the ESC key or any key only forces snooze and does not cancel the alarm.Delete
I can find nothing except for using the mouse to deactivate the alarm. This seems a big drawback IMO.
Is anyone else experiencing this?
Anonymous was my comment but I selected the incorrect reply mode...Delete
The post below this was a mistake and can be deleted.
I'll try to set OK button focused by default. In the next version of software.Delete
This program can play most audio formats, probably using directshow, so you can provide your own audio. It is not difficult finding wav, flac, mp3 etc files that could be used as an alarm....
nice apps.. plz add countdown timer too not just display timeReplyDelete
Thanks for the useful program. I just today noticed that when setting the alarm time for a new alarm that the top of the window has a bogus date showing. Today is Sept 12, 2017 but the top of the add alarm dialog says the alarm will be set for 9/14/2117. Apparently the alarm is really going to happen later today as desired but the indication at the top of the window was confusing.ReplyDelete
I don not know how to turn the alarm function of the clock off.ReplyDelete
@Ride Simple: You can select "None" for the alarm sound to have it not play any sound when the alarm goes off. Is that what you were looking for? Also, you should uncheck the checkbox to adjust the volume, in case you are playing something else and you don't want the volume to suddenly jump. Even if you don't select a sound to play, it still will adjust the volume unless you uncheck this option.ReplyDelete
Shmuel, Thank you so much. I will try these. I was hoping that there would be a a check box that would turn off and on the alarm function. This will work though. Thank you.Delete
To disable/enable an alarm, uncheck/check the checkbox next to the alarm in the main window. I thought you just wanted to turn off the sound of the alarm.Delete
Sent an email but thought I would also post:ReplyDelete
Cute, but could be much more valuable and concise by using a settable Clock and Calendar. What's the sense of a reminder program when you cannot set the date for the reminder. Also, it doesn't run on Win 7/10 64 Bit systems, which is where the world is at today.
Ending on a positive note, the Desktop clock feature is very nice and placed well. Frank
p.s. Take a look at an old program called Alarm95. It was written by Bob Parsons, the owner of GoDaddy. It's use was very user friendly and fast to set and respond to. It's obsolete, but still a good best practice reference for simplicity.
Thank you for Free Alarm Clock, it's a great program that I use daily!ReplyDelete
The last two years in my country did not established the summer time, but FAC does not take it into account. Then it sounds an hour earlier.
Can you tell me how to disable dyalight saving time?
I have a hard time getting enough water down, and stretching after sitting at my desk all day. This program has been key in reminding me to drink water, and get up and stretch. It is EXTREMELY user-friendly and has a nice selection of subtle reminders that won't affect your co-workers (unless they want to get up, stretch and drink water as well!). I highly recommend it!ReplyDelete
How to export configurations and musics to another computer?ReplyDelete
Love Free Alarm Clock,ReplyDelete
but with the latest Windows Update 1809 - which MS has pulled back for the moment - the alarm does not start playing when the PC wakes from sleep, you have to login first to hear the alarm.
A fix for this would be greatly appreciated.
This is a great program. Does everything I need from an alarm clock and uses little resources. Only thing which could improve, i s an option to display the time in 24hr format instead of am/pm....ReplyDelete
I use this program often a few times a day and set various times days ahead, but I would like if you could adjust how many repeats or for how long the alarm sounds as sometimes when I am sleeping and get wakened I wish to ignore it but I can't because I have to get up to shut the alarm off but 1 alarm sound isn't enough.ReplyDelete
Well, dumb me didn't look hard enough, I found how to do it. But I noticed when you close the program it doesn't stay active in the System Tray, it kills the alarms set. It would be nice to leave it running in the background but my task bar gets full sometimes so I close what I'm not using. If there is a way to do this could someone tell me? I have looked this time. lolDelete
Thanks a million for the great software. You should think of a similar android app.ReplyDelete
I have a problem when hibernate the notebook when alarm clock is running my notebook become hot maybe in the next update this problem will be solved. Thank youReplyDelete
alarms sounds are quite random. The alarm more often than not does not go off. Checked all settings.ReplyDelete
Can save alarm to file & starup load saved alarm fileReplyDelete
Let Me use change saved alarm file to change different duty job
Thank you for a nice alarm clock, I use it with pleasure. But there is one problem: an alarm clock running on a computer leads to a conflict of sampling frequencies in music programs. For example, if the alarm clock is running, then the playback of music by the winamp and other music programs will sound incorrect, namely, the playback speed will decrease by a factor between 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz. After closing the alarm, the problem is resolved. Could you please fix this? Thanks.ReplyDelete
Try disabling the option to adjust the volume when the alarm goes off. Maybe adjusting the volume level has an effect on playback speed.Delete