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Awaken turns your Mac into the ultimate music alarm clock and sleep timer.

Alarms

  • Wake up to your music or built-in sounds
  • Supports multiple alarms with sorting and labeling
  • Customizable snooze control
  • Create one-time alarms, weekly alarms, or target a specific date
  • Gradually fade in the music volume and screen brightness
  • Launch applications or files at alarm time
  • Controllable via Apple Remote and keyboard shortcuts
  • Auto-stop alarms after a customizable duration
Sleep Mode

What's New

Version 5.0.12:
  • Compatibility fixes for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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Tekl Member IconComment+110
Tekl
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To bad it cannot shutdown. It only supports sleep. Cool would be a feature to shutdown after playing an album or a playlist in iTunes.

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Version 5.0.12
Nontroppo Member IconComment+515
Nontroppo
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This is currently very broken on a retina macbook on 10.8.2. I've emailed embraceware twice, and no responses. Plus we cannot download the latest version outside of the app store. Not a good experience at the moment...

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Version 5.0.6
Nontroppo
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Just to update, I got a belated reply from Embraceware letting me know the retina problems will be fixed in Awaken 6 and it will be a free update for Awaken 5 users, and it will be available outside the app store. Looking forward to the update, will post a proper review at that time

Mmueck
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I pretty much abandoned this quite a while ago because it was never robust enough. It's been about a year since you reckon the developer said he would have your issues fixed with the intro of version 6 and that still hasn't happened. Are you still having your Retina problems?

Nontroppo
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The developer had released a minor point update of V5 a while ago to fix the retina issues. Still looking forward to V6, but in this case for new features, not bug fixes!

Vagas Member IconReview+1
Vagas
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This app was once unstable, sometimes, and not so pleasant to use. I think it is now almost perfect.

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Version 5.0.6
Mmueck
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That's not my experience - I find it doesn't work well with spaces enabled in Lion. The alarm goes off OK, but if Awaken is in another space and it is in full screen mode you can't click on anything to make the alarm go off (I just quit the application). I think the developer knows about the issue, but when I ask him about it via email he doesn't respond.

Aargl Member IconComment+354
Aargl
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I'm surprised the dev doesn't answer to those bad reviews: I had the same problem on PPC when I switched from Tiger (where Awaken was perfect!) to Leopard, and had to find alternatives...

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Version 5.0.5
Embraceware (Developer)
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Hi Aargl,

The latest version of Awaken (5) requires an Intel Mac. If you'd like to run Awaken on PPC - email support@embraceware.com to request a free license for Awaken 4.

Aargl
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Hi!
I wrote you as you suggested but still had no answer...
But I've just switched to Mac Intel, so... ;-)

Qwertyale Member IconComment+0
Qwertyale
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I got 5.0.5 but the Awaken Helper don't power up my MBP.

It only wake up from sleep...

I'm very disappointed.

=(

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Version 5.0.5
Rshorts Member IconReview+15
Rshorts
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The new version is rubbish.

Alarms often don't work.

The Awaken Helper as a separate download is a mess.

Also, I have had to keep the PKG handy as it vanishes constantly & I have to reinstall it.

Waist of money.

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Version 5.0.4
Embraceware (Developer)
+2

Hi Rshorts,

Our support team (support@embraceware.com) is available 24/7 and replies within 24-48 hours. If you're still having the problem - please let us know.

yosuke Member IconReview+0
yosuke
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It just crashes every morning. I reinstalled the OS with clean install, but still happens.
Now I made up my own alarm with Automator, iCal and iTunes which is never fancy but the most reliable way.

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Version 5.0.4
Embraceware (Developer)
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Hi yosuke,

Please update to version 5.0.6 and let us know (support@embraceware.com) if you experience any issues.

kbaxxx Member IconReview+11
kbaxxx
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Not so keen on the new UI for v5 - got trapped a couple of times when setting a timer by the fact that you have to create a timer, then save it, then click on the start button to actually use it. I would have thought that 99% of the time, when you create a timer, you actually want to time something! so the UI should make that the default.

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Version 5.0.3
Embraceware (Developer)
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Hi kbaxxx,

Thanks for the excellent feedback regarding the timer UI. We're taking this into consideration for a future update soon.

Robk Member IconComment+238
Robk
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For those of you who have purchased Awaken OUTSIDE the Apple App Store, here is the link to version 5.0.3 of the software:

http://embraceware.com/awaken/download/Awaken_5.0.3.zip

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Version 5.0.3
Embraceware (Developer)
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The non-Mac App Store version of Awaken also includes the sparkle updater which allows you to update Awaken via "Check for Updates…" on the menu.

Akmedia Member IconReview+33
Akmedia
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I've been a registered user through many versions and, as far as I'm concerned, the latest 2 version have sunk an otherwise decent application.

An alarm program that only functions sometimes is an extremely HUGE problem and that is what Awaken has become.

If you're counting on it waking you up you should look for another program.

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Version 5.0.2
Akmedia
+1

Support is a major plus for any application and Awaken's developer has been very conscientiously working on fixing this issue. Once it's finally fixed and I can figure out how to update my original review, I will update my star rating for this app as well.

Akmedia
+1

Well it's been a while and I've been using the latest version 5.0.3. It still does not work. I can not recommend this app and if you're looking for something that will wake you up in the morning, look elsewhere.

Drlex
+1

I agree, I had to ditch Awaken because it is unreliable. I tried to find a regularity in the failures but it just seems random. It's as if it flips a coin every time it's supposed to wake.
I occasionally still check if there is a new version, but for waking up I rely on another utility that looks less fancy but does the job.

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Eat_A_Peach
Version 5.0.12
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Sunburn
Version 5.0.12
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Ace 懂懂
Version 5.0.5
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Walruscp
Version 5.0.2
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PRjohnson
Version 5.0
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Galileo14
Version 5.0
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Nontroppo
Version 4.0.23
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Date 14 Sep 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $6.99
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