Arise
Arise
1.0

1.8

Arise free download for Mac

Arise

1.0
27 May 2014

Wake up to iTunes, time events, schedule tasks, and more.

Overview

Wake up to the serenity of your musical selection instead of noise pollution with Arise.

Features:

  • Tunes-enhanced: Connect directly with iTunes to play a specific playlist or the entire library! Shuffle or play songs in sequence.
  • Built-in jingles: Select from one of numerous professionally designed custom ringtones, or import an alternative!
  • Web radio ready: Stream music live from a favourite web radio station for the freshest music selection every day!
  • Multi-platform and multi-purpse: Fully functional Mac and Windows counterparts. Experience exactly the same product on both operating systems wether you are at work, school, home or on the go! Use Arise when waking up, as a reminder to take medications, or keep social appointments. At work, schedule follow up appointments with clients, set break reminders, run the office radio, set project timers, or discreetly monitor employee workspaces.
  • Complete automation: Automatically send e-mail reminders that included dynamic content such as web cam shots, screen shots, or computer information or send customized text messages!
  • Onscreen notifications: Display passive onscreen notifications that serve as great reminders!
  • Automate tasks: Ping web pages, launch URLs, open files, erase folders, execute shell commands, and perform a variety of other tasks!

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5 Arise Reviews

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SickTeddyBear
01 August 2014

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Currently FREE via a StackSocial promo (expires in two weeks): https://stacksocial.com/sales/arise-for-mac-wake-up-to-the-music-you-want-free
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Version 1.0
Akwarner
10 December 2014
How is this different than Alarm Clock Pro 10.0 by Koingo?
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Version 1.0
Rtdunham
11 November 2014
"schedule emails" the app's description/website says. darned if I can figure out how. the manual is created by users: there are 10 entries, none relevant. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Version 1.0
JoeB8843
03 September 2014
Arise seems to be a good concept and in principle in nice and easy to use, but it seems to have a couple of major flaws. 1) It doesn't consistently wake from sleep. There is a wake from sleep option to wake up before an alarm is set to go off, but I haven't yet worked out how this works. Sometimes it works sometimes not. I keep the laptop open but set it to sleep (power cable plugged in) and some mornings I'm awoken by classical music slowly fading in. But most morning I'm woken by my phone which is set 15 minutes later as a backup. What good is an alarm if it is not reliable? 2) It constantly uses 1-1.5% CPU. I emailed the customer support about this and they said Arise is a 'very complicated program' and '1% is not so bad :)'. Note that on their website they write: "We thoroughly research our competition and take the best products and the best prices and make them better! Our highly innovative team excels at making apps that simply "work" the way people think. We evolve with the industry and listen carefully to every user request. So, please, write in!" Unfortunately the constant CPU usage puts it very high on the list of 'energy impact' on my MacBook Pro, not very useful for an app that runs constantly. So I usually have it disabled. Moreover, as a theoretical physicist who programs 'very complicated programs' for a living, I call BS that they cannot do anything about this. Funny how cron and launchd don't constantly suck the life out of your system...
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Version 1.0
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Kallaxa-Software
Kallaxa-Software
08 September 2014
We're always open to suggestions; however, what you proposed simply isn't possible with an app like Arise. You can't expect zero CPU usage or even a fraction of a percent with the type of operations it performs. 1% CPU usage is not going to remotely noticeably affect system performance. For even something as simple as TYPING in Safari into a text field uses 3-4% CPU. Arise has to monitor numerous system events to ensure alarms when and how they are supposed to.

As far as waking from sleep, Arise cannot wake your laptop if it is closed. You must leave the laptop open, but it can indeed be asleep.
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SkilletAudio
04 August 2014
Want to see a visual overview of alarm times, shortcuts with default alarm settings rather than having to set them up each time. Too much friction to make a quick alarm.
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Version 1.0
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Kallaxa-Software
Kallaxa-Software
09 September 2014
Can you draw us a mock-up of what you expect for a visual overview of alarm times? Also, to create presets, simply create a new alarm, but leave it disabled. Duplicate it when you want to use those settings.

Thanks!
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SickTeddyBear
01 August 2014
Currently FREE via a StackSocial promo (expires in two weeks): https://stacksocial.com/sales/arise-for-mac-wake-up-to-the-music-you-want-free
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Version 1.0
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SkilletAudio
SkilletAudio
04 August 2014
It crashes frequently for me, and doesn't have a shortcut to set a new alarm with default preferences. It has a lot of cool things like implement AppleScripts when alarm goes off, send email, show pop ups, play songs, add to calendar etc but seems more for long term alarms then quickies like "Alarms" app gave me. Sadly Alarms is no longer supported in OS 10.9.
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