There are many advantages that come with using the iPad but there are not people that know the level of functionality it has to offer as an alarm clock. Just looking at the big screen, you can understand that developers have a lot of free space available in order to design a highly efficient alarm clock application. And speaking about such applications, you can find few examples behind.
The first example is represented by Night Stand HD, an application that offers no less than nine different types of styles for the clock, including the world clock, alarm clock (LCD style) and analog clock (classic choice). Take a look at the different styles available – the LCD style, the flip style – and imagine the iPad on your night stand, as you will certainly be pleasantly impressed. However, you will have the opportunity to discover styles which are not so advantageous, such as the Nixie style or the analog clock.
Discover nine different types of styles for the clock, such as the flip style presented here in the image
If you decide to go with the LCD or analog clock styles, then you can also choose the color from a wide range of choices available. The quality of the control offered is impressive but it might have been betters if there were just several colors from which to choose rather than an entire spectrum.
Users can set more than just one alarm and Night Stand HD – functioning on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch – will ask you a basic mathematic question in order to make sure that you have awaken for certain. Apart from the clock, this application will also provide with weather related information, even though it might have been better to provide with the maximum and lowest temperature values rather than the current type of weather.
As opposed to Night Stand HD, Clock Pro HD is quite a different kind of application, being more than just an alarm clock. This application functions solely on the iPad, transforming easily into any kind of clock that you can think of. Whether you want a world clock, timer for cooking, stopwatch for running, a clock for playing chess or a digital clock, you can trust Clock Pro HD to offer what you need.
On the left side, you can see all the different types of clocks that you use with Clock Pro HD
Even though Clock Pro HD has a lot of advantages to offer, the clocks are not as impressive as you would expect. The digital clock is interesting but as soon as you have turned on landscape mode, the way most people prefer to hold their iPad tablet on the nightstand, you will the selections available for different types of clocks. You cannot hide them and this may be quite upsetting especially when you wake up early in the morning.
There are other design features that are quite odd. The alarm is difficult to set, given the particular style in which it appears, definitely confusing for a beginner. Plus, there is no weather related information. The application might be advantageous to use but not the most popular one out there for certain.
Compared to the two other applications presented above, Alarm Clock HD Pro doesn’t measure up. Available for the iPad, this is a simple application that one can use on a regular basis. The style offered is the one of a digital clock. One can just select the color but there are no other customization opportunities.
With Alarm Clock HD Pro, you can find out both the time and the temperature, with the highs and the lows of the day.
As other similar applications, you can set several alarms with the Alarm Clock HD Pro, which can repeat themselves as regular intervals. As Night Stand HD, you can use the application in order to obtain weather related information. Also, you can adjust the level of brightness just by touching the screen and sliding your fingers across it, which is one more proof of the quality of the application.
From all the applications that were presented here, Alarm Clock HD Pro and Night Stand HD are the most interesting. You can choose the one you consider to be the best for your needs. For those of you who want a digital clock with no additional features, Alarm Clock HD Pro is the best choice. Night Stand is a good choice if you would like to switch between different clock styles.