Some people need bold alarms to wake them up, while others only need a regular one. But the best simple alarm clock apps for Android are for those who seek simplicity. No need for fancy features which clog the screen, just a simple alarm clock with on and off functions is all one needs. This list aims to please those who only need a streamlined and easy to use clock with basic functionality. Set the alarm, sleep and turn it off, this is what we all need don’t we?
Note: The apps in this list were used on a Galaxy S3 with a custom ROM for Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The apps worked satisfactorily and there were no problems faced during the testing period.
1. Alarm Clock – Free
It’s not rocket science!
Alarm Clock is the simplest of alarm clocks I have seen in a long time. Simply set the alarm using the clean interface and you are set. The app also displays a giant clock on the screen so you know what time it is and when to wake up. The app works especially well with tablets and when combined with a dock, it becomes really useful. There are 4 types of designer clocks included in the app, in case you get bored watching at the same clock face for an extended period of time. The app remains simple but if you want deep customizations, the options are available as well.
- The app has three types of notifications, next alarm, missed alarm and a present alarms.
- The app works great on small screens as well as big ones.
- The intuitive app design takes the cake in usability.
The Alarm Clock app comes with two widgets which can be placed easily on the screen. These provide simple access to the basic functionalities of an alarm clock.
2. Timely Alarm Clock – Free
A timely reminder
Timely Alarm Clock was featured in the extreme alarm clock app list and yet it is here in the best simple alarm clock apps for Android list too. A good app can be good in only one thing; a great app has the tendency to be best in two. Timely Alarm Clock is simple if you want it to be. Combine that with its beautifully simple look and feel and you have a perfect app to wake up to.
- Multiple color schemes.
- Use the stopwatch to count time.
- The app works great on tablets too.
If you own multiple Android devices, this app synchronizes all the alarms. This means set the alarm on your phone and the tablet will automatically have it ready.
3. Life Alarm Clock – Free with In App Purchases
The egg of life
Life Alarm Clock is the only simple alarm clock app for Android that looks like an egg. The yellow and white color scheme strongly reminds me of the wonderful food I eat at breakfast. The app is a little hard to get used to, but it fast becomes very likeable. The app has a very nice system for those who sleep light but tend to go back to sleep right after an alarm. I usually set the alarm an hour early with 15 minutes snoozes in between the actual waking time. The app really helps with its smart snooze option which makes it easy to set the amount of time you can snooze.
- An unusual color combination, but nice nonetheless.
- Turn on and off alarms by the bulk.
- Can utilize the flashlight to wake you up.
There are some great sounding alarm clock sounds included in the app. The app also has curated wake music, which is a great feature in my book.
4. My Alarm Clock – Free
Enter the matrix Neo
This one is overly simple. If you need a good-looking and easy to set digital alarm clock for Android, this is the one app for you. The app features some great tunes, and it can become a bedside clock. The weather information can be displayed and a sleep timer can help you sleep. The beauty of the app is that none of the features are forced on you, if you want them, they are there otherwise they are out of your sight.
- Digital styled clocks.
- Portrait and landscape modes are there.
- Multiple alarm support makes the app great.
Background alarm support makes sure the alarm rings, even if you force close the app before sleeping. This is a great way to ensure you wake up at the right time.
5. Alarm – Free With In App Purchases
No need to be alarmed
Alarm…that’s the name of the app. How simple can it get? This is the simplest app I have tested in a long while and it has been a favorite of my dad’s ever since he discovered it (in August he says). It’s a simple, free and easy to use alarm clock app for Android and it shows. You set the alarm, the date and how it should wake you and that’s it. There is nothing more to the app than that. Alarm clocks are displayed on the main screen and can be turned on or off just with a simple button.
- It is downright simple.
- Set the alarm easily.
- The main page has all the information you will need.
This is the simplest app among the 5 best simple alarm clock apps for Android. Even the alarm screen is overly simple, it just shows the time and you need to swipe in order to snooze or turn it off. That’s it.
These are the best simple alarm clock apps for Android. I admit there might be many more but these apps cover the majority of the traits we need. I recommend that you try these apps out at least once before selecting a favorite. Now its late and I’m off to bed (to watch a movie), have a good sleep! Let us know in the comments section if you have any questions.
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