Aurora
Aurora
5.0.3

3.3

Aurora free download for Mac

Aurora

5.0.3
20 November 2013

iTunes alarm clock; wakes your Mac and plays music.

Overview

Let Aurora wake you and your Mac. Wake up every morning to the sound of your favorite iTunes playlist instead of that annoying alarm clock

Aurora is an alarm clock for your Mac that lets you wake up to your favorite iTunes playlist or any TV or radio channel from EyeTV. Other features include a Snooze Timer, a Fall Asleep Timer, Apple Remote support and the ability to wake your Mac from sleep or from a powered-off state

Aurora 4 has greatly improved usability and reliability. The alarm properties are much more accessible. Alarms, playback/snooze and fall asleep modes have their dedicated panels. Aurora still builds on iTunes playlists, but doesn't use iTunes itself for playback, greatly enhancing reliability. Aurora 4 takes full advantage of Mac OS X Leopard technologies, and does not run on Mac OS X Tiger or earlier

Aurora speaks your language: it comes with English, German, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Russian localizations

What's new in Aurora

Version 5.0.3:
  • Fixed a problem with the sleep timers
  • Fixed the iCloud Reminders
  • Improved OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatibility

Requirements for Aurora

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

50 Aurora Reviews

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Hal0thane
07 February 2008

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I've been using Aurora for quite some time as my one and only alarm clock. It functions perfectly and I've been completely satisfied with it. When the new version (4.0) came out a few days ago, I didn't even notice that it had changed from freeware to shareware/demo. (It certainly wasn't listed in the "What's New" section!) As I said, I think Aurora is a great app, and it's worth paying for. The snooze feature and multiple alarms to perform essentially any task I wish through scripting is fantastic. But in the whole time I've been using it, I've never "shopped around" for a better one. Now that it's $22.00, well, I'm going to have to reevaluate my options before I decide to buy. The price tag just may have lost a potentially very happy customer for Aurora -- not that I mind paying for it, but that I think $15 or less would be a more appropriate price -- especially considering its long history as freeware.
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Version 4.0
Lumac52
24 December 2014
This product was developed by Metakine up to version 4.3, then bought by One Periodic who released version 5. As of this posting, you can still download version version 4.3 here: https://www.metakine.com/files/Aurora%20v4.3.0.zip
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Version 5.0.3
Aetnaria
14 July 2014
Aurora used to be solid for me. Eventually I opted to upgrade from version 4 to 5 when the countdown timer duration seemed to slow to between 1/2 to 1/3 of actual speed whenever the alarm window that popped up was in the background (i.e., an alarm set to play music would start on time but last 25 minutes instead of 10 before finally stopping). Now version 5 and the latest OS (10.9.4) has resulted in a mismatch between when the menubar item thinks an alarm should start and when the alarms window actually attempts to start it - this happens whenever you try to edit an alarm already in place, and results in a ton of console log spam. This desync seems fixable by quitting both halves of the application (the dock/window part and the menubar part) and reopening them. I reported this bug to the developer a week ago, yet have heard no response at all to date.
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Version 5.0.3
cirrus-cirrus
04 January 2014
Tread Very Carefully I got this in a MacUpdate Bundle & installed it on my Mountain Lion MacPro. I tried to turn it off & removed it from startup items, but it kept re-installing the startup item. After my removal attempt, via AppDelete, my MacPro began freezing every morning at startup, requiring a daily forced restart - very tiresome. As soon as I removed all remnants, including those hiding in Library/Group Containers, the daily freezes stopped. I'll find another alarm clock.
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Version 5.0.3
PaoloR6061
20 December 2013
I have lots of problems with Aurora, since I got Mavericks: it works once or twice a week! Status in Menubar sometimes disappears, apparently at random, and I need to reboot my Mac to see it again in the MenuBar (other procedures useless) (in the Preferences of Aurora “Enable Alarms when Aurora isn’t running” and “Show status in the menubar” are always selected). If I don’t reboot, Aurora doesn’t start. By the way: In Mac Preferences > Users and Groups > Login Items, Aurora disappears. Sometimes, Aurora wakes the Mac, starts, but doesn't play music. I tried to delete Preferences and all other files and re-install Aurora but nothing changed. Thank you for help! Paolo MacBook 5,1, late 2008, OX 10.9
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Version 5.0.3
PaoloR6061
12 December 2013
I have lots of problems with Aurora, since I got Mavericks: it works once or twice a week! Status in Menubar sometimes disappears, apparently at random, and I need to reboot my Mac to see it again in the MenuBar (other procedures useless) (in the Preferences of Aurora “Enable Alarms when Aurora isn’t running” and “Show status in the menubar” are always selected). If I don’t reboot, Aurora doesn’t start. By the way: In Mac Preferences > Users and Groups > Login Items, Aurora disappears. Sometimes, Aurora wakes the Mac, starts, but doesn't play music. I tried to delete Preferences and all other files and re-install Aurora but nothing changed. Thank you Paolo MacBook 5,1, late 2008, OX 10.9
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Version 5.0.3
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Frankp
Frankp
21 December 2013
Also having a problem getting the current version to work consistently when it's turned on. It also has the very annoying habit of restarting itself every time I restart my laptop (which I do a lot because of travel).
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RemekTek
07 October 2013
I got this in a Bundle. Can't think why anyone would want to buy it if you had a Smartphone or iPad/Tablet. But there you are. Somebody must do, - try the free eval version first.
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Version 5.0.1
Mactheny
02 September 2013
Version 5.0: Menubar status isn’t displayed in German version. Please bug fix.
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Version 5.0
Hunter-e59bf642
28 March 2013
Works really well. Can't think of any missing features.
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Version 4.3
Ochre
23 November 2012
Worked fine with EyeTV, but since my USB tuner broke (or EyeTV - there's a program heading for the dustbin of application history) I've discovered it apparently doesn't work with iTunes playlists containing radio streams or videos. Pretty glaring omissions, especially when you consider how few people use EyeTV on their Macs. If they increased Aurora's compatibility with playlists and third-party software (MplayerX, VLC, Radium etc.) maybe it'd be worth owning. Yes, you can use scripts, but that's a whole new bag of hurt…
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Version 4.3
exit-success
15 March 2012
because it's Free xD
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Version 4.3
$14.95

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