Did you ever wonder what criteria is used to name a Mac app? Garageband makes sense. So does iTunes. Except iTunes does much more than tunes these days.
iMovie is a no brainer, too. Pages and Numbers? Check. Easy. Mail. Safari. iCal. Those are no brainer names. What would you name a Mac alarm clock? You’d come up with something about your fingers, right? Uh huh.
Set The Alarm With Your Finger
There’s a method to my madness. I’m not so good with time. I have clocks all over the house. Every room has at least two. Many rooms have more. I can’t seem to remember that time keeps moving on after I look at a clock.
My Mac has half a dozen timers and alarms. Most of them have great icons and an alarm.
That seems to be my criteria for a timer or clock. Cool icon. Alarm. So it is with Finger Alarm.
This may be the simplest, cutest, most singularly useful Mac app alarm clock I’ve ever used. The graphics are attractive. One big clock with the current time is flanked, left and right, by two smaller clocks with the next alarm time for each.
To set Finger Alarm, all you need is, well, there’s no easy way to say it—your finger. Unlike a clock which you can set by moving the hour or minute hands using a finger, Finger Alarm lets your mouse pointer do the work.
Point your point to the hour or minute hands, move the hands to where you want the alarm to go off.
That’s about it.
Other features are nominal. The main clock will display the sun or moon (depending on when each is visible).
Remember, there’s actually three clocks on the screen. The middle clock shows the current time, date and AM or PM.
The flanking clocks show the two alarms. You can change the color or skin of the clocks to suit your timing fancy. Red works well for me. There’s even a snooze button and a shut off button.
You won’t spend much on Finger Alarm but you won’t be able to try it out first.
The same holds true for Clocky. It’s cheap. It’s easy. Click the Menubar icon and Clocky reveals the time in a bunch of different time zones. Just time zones. No alarm. And no trial, either. Such is the life of The Mac360 Value Vixen™, who scours the Mac App Store for bargains and eye candy. Not necessarily in that order.