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Alarm clock that allows you to use your own mp3?

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by waylman, Mar 1, 2010.

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    I'm looking for an alarm clock that allows you to choose an mp3 for your alarm...I'm very surprised the stock alarm clock does not allow you to do this (unless I'm missing something!)

    Thanks for any suggestions.
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    You can use whatever music you have on your phone..
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    with the stock alarm?
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    Yup -- just place the MP3 in the Alarms folder on your SD Card. IIRC there's an app that allows you to select any notification/song if you prefer that approach.
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    ahh, cool. thanks much.
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    I've also used RingDroid to make ringtones that I then set as alarms.
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    I use Tone Picker for that. Works like a charm.
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    Rings extended app is awesome too. open alarm app, hit menu, set ringtone, and it gives you the rings extended option, which opens up all music files on your phone,and you can use whatever you want.Here's a link if you wanna check it out:
    Rings Extended v1.1 Application for Android | Tools
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    Take a look at Gentle Alarm. It'll fade in your mp3 so you wake up right when it gets to the volume that wakes you, rather than coming on at full volume and ejecting you from your pillow. It can also automatically try to wake you 30 minutes before your alarm time. The developer cites some research that based on deep and shallow sleep cycles, it can actually be far better to wake up 30 minutes earlier in a shallow cycle than it is to wake up in a deep cycle at your normal alarm time.

    I have been using Gentle Alarm for two months now, and I find that some days I wake to the pre-alarm and some days I wake to the alarm. With my sleep cycles, one of them comes on at a time that I'm in shallow sleep. If I'm in deep sleep during the pre-alarm, it isn't loud enough to wake me.

    In two months, I have never been annoyed or jarred by my alarm. I also rarely feel groggy when I get up, even if I get up 30 minutes early for the pre-alarm.
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    Is there any alarm clock app that will simply start the mp3 player (continuing playlist/shuffle from where it was last paused) rather than playing just a single mp3?
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    I don't think so. It's certainly possible to design/engineer one but I think it would require that the alarm clock app to communicate with and instantiate a particular media player.
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    You might try AppAlarm...you can launch any App you want on a schedule (I use it to wake up to Pandora), but I think if you can figure it out, it has an option called Custom Intent which I think lets you launch an app, then run a few commands.
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    Thanks for the heads up about AppAlarm. I'm going to give this a try and see if it will wake me up to Slacker on my Tool channel. Maynard will wake me up.
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    Gentle Alarm allows you to use a .m3u playlist as your alarm. It automatically shuffles the playlist every time, so you wake up to a new song each time it goes off.
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    Kaloer Clock lets you use an MP3 too.

    Thanks for the tip about putting it into the Alarms folder- so simple yet I never thought of it. I've been wanting to use the actual dock alarm app as my alarm instead of having to switch back to Kaloer all the time- now I don't have to :)
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    I'm not seeing the alarm folder. I'm using Astro, and I even did a search for it, but came up with nothing. Where is the alarm folder?
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    I use math alarm clock because otherwise I turn off my alarm in my sleep.
    It also has a music and a playlist option.
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    I believe you have to make one, on my Droid it is x:/audio/alarm
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    So then once that gets one do I just put whatever song I want in there? And then how would I select it from within the alarm clock? Are you sure this works?
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    When setting the alarm there is an option to select the ringtone. I have tried making an alarms folder but they don't show up as an available choice in the alarm ringtones. The only way I've gotten it to work is to go in to the stock music app, find the song you want as a ringtone, long press it to bring up options, select "Use as phone ringtone". Then when I go back to the alarm it is available as a ringtone.

    edit: Nevermind, the alarms folder method works great, I just needed to reboot after I created the folder and dropped the ringtones into it. :motdroidvert:
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2010
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