Timely is a great new alarm clock app, available now in the Play Store

by: Nate SwannerAugust 19, 2013

Timely Clock app

As alarm clock apps go, there isn’t much excitement. Fonts change, colors are different, and maybe the alarm is a voice rather than a melody. All pretty gimmicky, and all easily ignored or quickly forgotten.

Timely is a new addition to the Play Store, and could change your perception of how an alarm clock should work. The interface is gorgeous, and the functionality sublime, making Timely a true standout. Setting an alarm is done by choosing your desired time on a timeline, which sits on the side of the screen rather than the scrolling wheels or typed input we’re all used to.

The interface is gorgeous, and the functionality sublime, making Timely a true standout.

The alarm features Smart Rise, which softly begins before your alarm time (at a start time you choose), and slowly gets louder until it’s time to wake. Rather than being jolted out of bed, your wake pattern will be much more natural. It can also be set to rely on gestures to know you’re up; the volume gets gentler as you pick the device up, and snoozing can be done by turning the device over. You can also customize the duration of the snoozes, and just how often you’ll be reminded to get up.

The stopwatch and timer are exactly what you’d expect, they’re just a bit more pleasant to use versus what we’ve been shown in other apps. The theme designer is fun and comprehensive, showing you in real-time what you’re doing, and how it looks on the screen.

Interestingly, Timely syncs across your devices, so you never have to worry about making changes to alarms. If you set an alarm for noon on your tablet, it’ll be there on your phone as well.

Timely is clean, simple, and immersive. The widgets are beautiful, and the app is a joy to use. It’s free to use, but the various paid options stay with Timely’s customization theme: pay for and use what works best for you. Their “Premium” option is currently discounted to $2.99, so take advantage while you can!

  • Luka Mlinar

    How much they pay you to post this :D
    Also 2.99$ is to much for a clock no matter how good it is. People pay for EA games almost as much.

    • bart

      It’s free.

      And definitly is worth article! Check it out right now and than write a comment…

      • Luka Mlinar

        To change the look and feel of the stock clock. LoL i find the whole thing funny :D

  • oimeunomethom

    Fantastic, but… No homescreen widget?!?

    • bart

      Check one more time. Not only widget homescreen but even lock screen widget too. Day dream too.

      • oimeunomethom

        So, lock screen widget and Day dream i see, but the homescreen widget no appears here (Gnex stock 4.3).

        Edit: I uninstalled and installed again and now appeared. very strange.

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  • John-Phillip Saayman

    Mm, the galaxy s3 alarm is already doing much of that. Except for gestures.

    • Jaun Lombard

      Almost every Samsung Galaxy does that…not a nice user interface but the basics are there!

  • josh

    On timely go to settings and go to referral code and enter DHX1-T2WV-2UEZ for free stuff.

  • steve

    enter my code 6ZBH-JCV8-UXP4 for unlocks

  • Jason

    Stupid thing should be pulled from Play for all the spamming the dev encouraged.

  • nero

    A great looking clock app for sure if you could use my code RBJ4-892E-48SN and get a theme for free that would be awesome http://r.bitsp.in/RBJ4892E48SN

  • deinna

    Just downloaded it…love it!
    Most likely will upgrade to premium version soon enough! Very easy to use, love the ui….happy all around…

  • Whiteasian

    My code is 7SS4-NQ65-B7AJ
    Please use!

  • gogobarril

    I only need 15 more referall codes :D it’s hard to get people with android 4+ 9F0D-WBU3-KUMR

  • MrB

    My code: 9ZK2-YZN1-SUFE
    Thank you so much

  • James

    My code ZBKJ-FUJX-0SYF. Thanks!

  • holy

    Please used my code:
    Thank you so much!

  • Antonio

    AZ205F1REDPR for me!!

  • håkon

    nice app, giving you a nice interface for the clock with puzzles etc. my code is 2zk8-099e-h3vn

  • Sebastian Fernandes

    I wish i could make this app my lock screen.
    Is that possible?