Although TimeTune is not a clock alarm application, you can use it as your wake-up alarm.
Thanks to the new Output channel feature we added in version 2.0.5, you will be able to start your day with your favorite sound or song.
Here’s how you can do it:
SELECT THE OUTPUT CHANNEL
Go to the TimeTune Settings / Notifications / Output channel and select Alarm volume as your output channel:
Using this channel, notification sounds from TimeTune will play through the alarm volume on your device. The sounds will play even if the device is in silent mode, just as normal alarms do.
ADD NOTIFICATIONS TO YOUR SLEEP ACTIVITIES
Open your usual routine and use the +Notifications option from the top submenu to add a notification to the end of all Sleep activities in a single move:
When selecting the sound for your notification, make sure to select a repeating sound. Repeating sounds will play until you dismiss the notification, so they are ideal for a wake-up alarm. Or you can select a custom song from your storage if you prefer.
Since version 2.0.5, pre-selecting the sounds on the sound chooser makes them play exactly as they should. Single sounds play once and repeating sounds play continuously. So identifying repeating sounds is now very easy.
It’s a good idea to select the popup option as well. This way, the screen will wake up and you’ll have a quick access to the dismiss option.
Adding the notification at the end of the activities has a huge benefit. It allows you to modify your routine at will without worrying about the alarms. The alarms will always play at the end of your Sleep activities, no matter how you update the routine.
ADD SNOOZE NOTIFICATIONS
In order to be a complete wake-up alarm, the only thing that’s missing here is a native snooze option. Some users already suggested this feature and we’re certainly evaluating the idea.
Meanwhile, there’s an alternative:
As TimeTune allows to add notifications after the the end of an activity, you can simply add custom snooze notifications after the first notification (you can use the same +Notifications option we used before to add them).
The result would be something like this:
As in the example, if you normally snooze three times you can add three extra notifications. An added bonus of this approach is that you can use a different sound for each notification.
Use a hard-rock song for the last one and that will be your last wake-up warning!
TimeTune is a highly customizable app indeed. It can be adapted to different scenarios like the wake-up alarm case we described here. If you are using it for a different and original purpose, let us know in the comments. We’d like to know!
(Illustration: Time administration with employee with alarm clock, created by Dooder at Freepik)