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Aurora
Aurora
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Aurora free download for Mac

Aurora

Version 5.0.3

iTunes alarm clock; wakes your Mac and plays music.

3.7
Based on 97 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$14.95

Aurora 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 version 5.0.3

Updated on Nov 20 2013

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

Information

License

Shareware

Size

8.2 MB

Downloads

93109

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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Lumac52
Lumac52
Dec 24 2014
5.0.3
0.0
Dec 24 2014
0.0
Version: 5.0.3
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
Aetnaria
Aetnaria
Jul 14 2014
5.0.3
5.0
Jul 14 2014
5.0
Version: 5.0.3
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.
cirrus-cirrus
cirrus-cirrus
Jan 4 2014
5.0.3
1.0
Jan 4 2014
1.0
Version: 5.0.3
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.
PaoloR6061
PaoloR6061
Dec 20 2013
5.0.3
1.0
Dec 20 2013
1.0
Version: 5.0.3
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
PaoloR6061
PaoloR6061
Dec 12 2013
5.0.3
1.0
Dec 12 2013
1.0
Version: 5.0.3
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
RemekTek
RemekTek
Oct 7 2013
5.0.1
3.0
Oct 7 2013
3.0
Version: 5.0.1
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.
Mactheny
Mactheny
Sep 2 2013
5.0
0.0
Sep 2 2013
0.0
Version: 5.0
Version 5.0: Menubar status isn’t displayed in German version. Please bug fix.
Hunter-e59bf642
Hunter-e59bf642
Mar 28 2013
4.3
5.0
Mar 28 2013
5.0
Version: 4.3
Works really well. Can't think of any missing features.
anonymous-mollusk-5346
anonymous-mollusk-5346
Nov 23 2012
4.3
2.5
Nov 23 2012
2.5
Version: 4.3
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…
exit-success
exit-success
Mar 15 2012
4.3
5.0
Mar 15 2012
5.0
Version: 4.3
because it's Free xD
Jeff-Nailen
Jeff-Nailen
Dec 10 2011
4.3
5.0
Dec 10 2011
5.0
Version: 4.3
Aurora is an excellent alarm clock that plays your favorite iTunes music every morning. I tried all the top alarm clocks for the Mac on both MacUpdate and the App Store, even paying for some on the App Store for which free trials are not available. What struck me the most about Aurora, and the reason I bought it and use it, is that it is dedicated to reliability and stability which is exactly what is needed in an alarm clock when you depend on it to wake you up pleasantly every morning. Well worth the price. Don't be fooled by other options with zillions of hard to use features or really low prices and lack of reliability. Aurora is the one to trust.
jhismith
jhismith
Mar 14 2011
4.1.3
1.5
Mar 14 2011
1.5
Version: 4.1.3
I bought Aurora to load EyeTV in the mornings. It has worked all of about 3 times. Sometimes it claims not to find the channels (but as soon as you quit the program EyeTV loads fine). Sometimes it just fails to open EyeTV. The unreliability of the application makes it utterly useless as an alarm! P.S. Running Snow Leopard (up-to-date) as well as most up-to-date versions of EyeTV and Aurora. 'Alway open Live TV window at Startup' checked in EyeTV preferences.
Tischer-s
Tischer-s
Feb 5 2011
4.1.2
5.0
Feb 5 2011
5.0
Version: 4.1.2
I bought Aurora yesterday and immidiately fall in love with it:) The app is simply stunning, nice simple interface, starts the mac to the right time, works smoothly and looks very nice! In my opinion it is much better then awaken the opponents app! Thanks for the nice developing :)
wilo
wilo
Feb 5 2011
4.1.2
4.0
Feb 5 2011
4.0
Version: 4.1.2
I think Aurora is a fine app, simple to use and essential. Staff of Metakine is very kind and always ready to resolve troubles.
Mactheny
Mactheny
Nov 22 2010
4.1.0
0.0
Nov 22 2010
0.0
Version: 4.1.0
Aurora still doesn't work with the new (silver) Apple Remote. Hope Metakine improve soon after... .
Mlbkxbx
Mlbkxbx
Oct 26 2010
4.1.0
0.0
Oct 26 2010
0.0
Version: 4.1.0
It keeps adding this "aurora wakeup helper.app" to my "login items", which is causing aurora to start on login (not hidden mind you), which is infuriating. This stuff should be configurable IMHO. When i need aurora to be active, i would like to start it myself, thankyou very much.
Jayce
Jayce
Sep 9 2009
4.0.11
0.0
Sep 9 2009
0.0
Version: 4.0.11
Aurora 4.0.10 works just fine with Snow Leopard too.
Jcat
Jcat
Aug 13 2008
4.0.10
4.0
Aug 13 2008
4.0
Version: 4.0.10
I got this by accident as part of a MacBundle containing two other apps I needed, but I have used it thankfully every morning since. I have an odd schedule; Aurora lets me set a different wake-up time for each day, and a separate playlist so that before my eyes open I know what day this is. Marvelous! It doesn't help my computer run better nor my workflow lessen, but it certainly improves my mood! No alarms, no depressing news, no extra-loud radio ads--just music of my choice.
Britonius
Britonius
Feb 27 2008
4.0.8
3.0
Feb 27 2008
3.0
Version: 4.0.8
Aurora is nice as far as alarm clocks go, but Awaken I believe has a nicer interface and better functionality and is much cheaper at $12.95. Aurora does have Awaken beat at present with its' EyeTV integration, otherwise they are comparable in functionality. Awaken also just announced that it's 4.1 release will allow us to choose whether you want to let iTunes play the music or Awaken. Both have benefits. Plus it will allow video playback within the alarm window. Plus I get quicker response from Awaken's devs. Check it out and compare to decide which app is best for your need. Here is a link to the blog talking about new features coming in Awaken 4.1 - http://embraceware.com/blog/2008/02/24/awaken-41-look-ma-no-itunes-and-look-at-the-moving-pictures/#comment-2314
Gaoshan
Gaoshan
Feb 16 2008
4.0.5
3.0
Feb 16 2008
3.0
Version: 4.0.5
This app was good when it was free. Since it now costs it has to face off against other for-pay applications like it. Given that, Awaken is about half the price and better (better looking, easier to set up, cheaper, etc.).
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