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Alarm clock apps are not usually described as lovely, but this one is. Scratch that – Timely is devastatingly beautiful. The numbers morph gracefully from one to the next, there are a ton of themes, and the subtle movement in the background looks great. It's not just a pretty face, though. Timely has some really useful features.

Timely uses an interesting tap-and-drag gesture to set alarm times. If you prefer to use Google Now voice input, Timely works with that too. There are a ton of options for each alarm, including a large collection of sounds. For the stubborn types, Timely can be set to use a math problem or pattern challenge to wake you up before it shuts up. It also makes it easy to snooze or dismiss alarms. The UI looks a lot like the Android Phase Beam live wallpaper, but it's all customizable. It even comes with home and lock screen widgets.

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The basic alarm functionality is free, but you have to get the premium pack with a $2.99 in-app purchase for all the content. That includes more themes, sounds, and challenges. The premium pack also enables cloud syncing and disables ads (show up after 5 days). Your alarms are actually pushed to all the devices you have Timely installed on, which is neat. The $2.99 price is a temporary 25% off deal, and you can unlock the app by bothering your friends with the share function as well.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Wow... it's beautiful.

    • el_medjai_man

      8M11-WTDN-JQ25

      • defsix

        SX9T-RQAW-QKWP

        • sigmasigma

          My referral code: D9RD-8HRY-P33Y
          Beautiful app - try it.

          • aljurb

            Here's my referral code: U85K-5T95-4WBP

          • https://plus.google.com/107325052960457645447/posts h3xl3y

            8XKM-MXBX-JCV1

  • Ender Ceylan

    It's fucking amazing, that's what it is. Had to get the premium in-app purchase as soon as I discovered that it had Dashclock integration on top of all the awesome.

    • Waschlappen

      No need for the purchase. Just share your code and share alike. My code gets you 2 points. DQW7-MPTF-9BEA

      • create812

        This is legitimate, each user has a unique referral link. Using someone elses gets you 2 points, and having someone use yours earns you 1 point. You can unlock the entire app with 20 points.

        Here's mine: VGRD-99EK-GQAS

        pay it forward!

        • mOHSIN

          Here is mine H9VF-KW99-3WNZ

  • nawa

    Ads will show up after 5 days, app description says.

    • vipsy

      Will the ads be as beautiful? I fear that normal admob ads will look really horrible on this app. I unlocked so fortunately won't see them.

    • Armus

      Ad blockers may prevent them

      • nawa

        You don't say

  • sivkai

    I love Holo and always will, but this is just one example of how app developers can deviate from its guidelines and still create a beautiful app.

    Its steps like this that will eventually bring the downfall of iOS (which is so far, unfairly I might add, lauded for having higher quality apps).

    • joeljfischer

      Believe it or not, this isn't a deviation. This is holo all the way. It uses the action bar and split action bar where necessary, it uses the default settings screen, it uses holo icons. It's holo done right, holo with a strong brand design sense, which is what Yahoo COULD have easily done, but didn't.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

        I love how Timely looks. Yahoo!'s weather app is even better looking.

        • joeljfischer

          Yeah, it looks great. I just still think that it's super unfortunate that they copied their iOS app exactly. For some reason they felt it necessary to re-implement the sliding drawer (which I immediately tried to pull but couldn't), all the default icons, and the default settings screen. It's so close to being fantastic design AND sensible on the platform, "unfortunately" it's only fantastic design.

      • Laurence

        Exactly! This app is a great example how how Holo is *not* a straitjacket. The Android design guidelines are mostly having a common for interacting with the device, not about imposing a single aesthetic on everything. In other words, they are more about the software works than how it looks. You can have an app that is unique and unusual and beautiful in terms of its visual design, without deviating from the Android design guidelines. This app is proof.

      • sivkai

        You know, upon closer look, I am inclined to agree with you. It borrows a lot from Holo, so much so that you could consider it Holo itself! I still feel that the developer has been a little bit creative, Timely doesn't look tradition Jolo apps. For instance, it has a more creative background, fonts, etc.

        But yes, I agree. Holo deserves some credit for this app.

      • Rafael Silva

        IF you guys may help me, It would be wonderful... Thanks
        Refferal code: 5XSJ-YWN3-AX3C

    • Eggi

      enter Z5GR-GYHJ-QGYY for free unlocks!

      • Guilherme da Rosa

        A981 EKVD MR1E

        • Rafael Silva

          5XSJ-YWN3-AX3C

          • Jay Ofaus

            DBSQ-61SD-JD4T

          • Anne

            Please and thank you : TETWO33VRA0S

        • Live

          2DNQ-EVX3-R9EF

      • Dixi Chern

        kindly use mine!
        5J1H-9NNV-025Z

      • JJ

        ER2Y-63UJ-685J

    • Mary

      If you decide to give Timely a shot, enter this referral code and get 2 points: CBUJ-28AJ-G96J

      • http://technobabbl.es/ dgw

        Hmm, only got 1 share point, and it only lets you enter one. Well crap.

        Anyway, since most of the codes here have probably already gotten their owners a free premium pack by now, here's mine:

        Use Q6VU-F07F-33GA お願いします

        • Rafael Silva

          IF you guys may help me, It would be wonderful... Thanks
          Refferal code: 5XSJ-YWN3-AX3C
          Thanks

      • Rafael Silva

        IF you guys may help me, It would be wonderful... Thanks
        Refferal code: 5XSJ-YWN3-AX3C
        ;)

    • mOHSIN

      H9VF-KW99-3WNZ

    • z

      0KTF-ZQJE-506G use this referral code in the app's settings for 2 points towards premium features

  • Mick Collingwood

    Looks great but I hate in app purchases, prefer buying either separate app with the extra functions or a key. Had loads of problems when reinstalling apps where I've paid for the extra features.

    • lebel

      as far as I know, in-apps purchases automatically follow you when you reinstall the app or install the app on another device.

      • sdcoiner76

        That has been my experience also. Whenever I unlock the full version that is tied to my account just like if I had bought it outright.

        • Goldenpins

          The original poster probably means the way the old playstore worked. In the past, it only downloaded payed apps so the in-app upgrade was seen as "free app" and never downloaded after a reset. You were basically forced to find the free app and download again. (extra step)Now it downloads all your apps free or payed.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      Things are supposed to be a lot better since the update in December (http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/12/10/google-updates-in-app-purchasing-apis-makes-them-faster-better-harder-stronger-and-less-likely-to-lose-transactions/), but the trauma of dealing with with unreliable IAPs has certainly left me leary of them, as well. This is coming from the same developer who created Tasks, so I tend to have a good amount of faith that everything will work as it should. Logically, since the sync functionality is kept behind the IAP, it's reasonable to assume it was tested pretty thoroughly.

      • Matthew Fry

        Wow. Now that is a real selling point that should probably be put in the description. Tasks is a fabulous application.

    • Alan Shearer

      This IAP is basically a key to unlock, without the need of s seperate app listing. Best type of IAP. And this type, assuming a good developer, follows you (usually they include a restore purchases option if not make it automatic. ask the developer if you are unsure is always a good rule. Developers who respond promptly are good ones and not crappy bastards.

    • Goldenpins

      This has changed. It no longer works the same as the old play store. Before, it would only download payed apps and you had to re-download free apps by searching for them.The old play store would not know in app upgrades so the free app that became "unlocked" never downloaded with the payed apps. You always had to find them by hand instead of having them listed. Now, everything downloads after a reset because of the back-up-system and they are listed. Free or bought.

      I hated them also for that reason but not anymore.

  • Andrei

    It looks great... And then I read 'but you have to get the premium pack with a $2.99 in-app purchase'. This one's not for me, sorry!

    • Lynxy

      Actually you don't have to. After 5 days the adds will appear, but the core functionality will still be intact (same functionality as stock Android clock app) and still helluva prettier. And you can still keep it for free. And if the adds bother you, it's only $1 to remove them.

  • august

    Sexual

  • bl_nk

    If it could use my shuffeled music collection for the alarm like the hideous Gentle Alarm, this one would be an instant-buy.

  • Tamadrummer94

    Pretty nice, but it strikes me as a "Rise" rip-off. Especially in how you set the alarm, that's a total rip on the iOS app.

  • andyr354

    Wow, looks perty.

  • yash1229

    Would've bought it if not for the IAPs. :/

    • mgamerz

      That's how you buy it... Seriously it's $3.

  • Armus

    Oh please. I tried this thing and is not that pretty. Besides, why do I need a pretty clock app? I want it to work. It does of course but not for free. As for the cloud alarms, ehh. I don't really think that's so important. After all do I really need my phone and tab to go off and wake me in the morning? Of course not. So what alarms would I want on both? I just can't see buying or using this app which incorporates a gimmick at best. And to be honest, the lip service AP gives this app seems a bit too much. I smell some money exchanging going on here. It really doesn't deserve this amount of praise unless they are paying for it.

    • mlj11

      I'm with you on the functionality over form thing, but "money exchanging"... seriously? Why can't blog writers express their like (or lack thereof) for an app without people questioning their morals every single time? From the way you write, it's almost as if people can't ever have an opinion.

      And I read the article again: the writer hardly comes off as gushing or pushy about buying the app, which is the minimum I'd expect if I was an app dev paying him to express a biased opinion. Maybe you should think about whether you're projecting here.

      • Armus

        As someone who had to write such crap (advertorial - I was a journalist) I agree that I may jump on articles a bit harshly. The obvious giveaway that a story in a paper is advertorial is when the author uses a huge adjective like "gorgeous" for something that is at best ok. A part of the journalist training is that adjectives are bad :) but of course this is a blog and not a newspaper, so perhaps my comment is harsh.

        • skyfire124

          Tech blogs, while still journalism are supposed to have a more personal approach.. Everything in here is ultimately an opinion piece, so yeah "gorgeous" is allowed!

  • xnadax

    Great-looking app, however setting an alarm using gestures or swiping will never be as efficient as just tapping 3-4 digits on a numpad (like in the new stock clock app). At least for me.

    • PhoenixPath

      "Google"

      "Set alarm for 6am."

      Doesn't get much easier than that...

    • http://chromebookguru.tumblr.com Jason C

      You can tap on the time and set it with a keypad also.

  • Justin

    Any way to hide the upcoming alarm icon in the notifications shade? Shows up next to bluetooth and wifi, and alarm clock xtreme allowed me to hide it.

    I just don't need more clutter up there.

  • quick

    Sure looks good, but... No full screen clock, nor hiding the on screen buttons... what's the point?

    I need an alarm clock app, that will be on while I'm sleeping, while the phone is in the dock.

    This doesn't have any dimming features, and leaves the status bar, and on screen buttons up the whole time.

    kaloer clock is the only one that I can find that provides these features, wish more alarm clocks would think about adding these features.

    • psych2l

      It has daydream support. Go to settings > display > daydream and set Timely to start daydreaming once it is docked and/or charging.

      • quick

        Thanks, forgot about Daydream! Works, and has a dim option in there too!

        Still doesn't quite hide the onscreen buttons, but none of them do (best you get is the buttons are changed to faded dots, but the black bar remains)

  • Brittan Dopp

    I really wish I could find an alarm clock app that allows me to use my Google Music library for the ringer. I love all access, but it stinks not being able to use those tracks to wake up in the morning.

  • Seko

    Here's my referral code: 0DF3-BFCC-QTE5 ;)
    "each user has a unique sharing code. When it is shared and other (new) users enter the code or open the referral URL, the new user gets a free theme (costs 2 share points) and the sharing user gets 1 point in return."

    • Chris Black

      My code: KWCT-VCAA-823E

      • Abe Lincoln

        Here's mine: ZD67-1BQF-FFM3

        • Deffy

          Mine: RU76-K583-RGMJ

          • Span13l

            YE01-J5WN-V0XT

          • Holy

            9ZK2-YZN1-SUFE

            Thank you

          • xyz_mc

            8TNT-B1TY-CNX2

          • walker

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        • Karabasas

          My code: Z216-CP0E-V1GD

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      • dh1010651

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    • Ashley

      CBUJ-28AJ-G96J <---This is the one you want!

    • Rabin

      Download #Timely, use YWRG-SS8X-H757 and get a theme for free! http://r.bitsp.in/YWRGSS8XH757

  • Amer Khaznadar

    It is good looking, but I'm afraid Alarm Clock Plus still wins for me, even though it is rather ugly and has a too needlessly cluttered interface. I need the detailed control over each individual alarm.

    • David Thoren

      Agreed. Still haven't found one to replace it. My only gripe is that the snooze limits are inconsistently applied.

    • Matt

      With you on this, not a fan of the interface but the ability to customize my alarm down to my own personally uploaded tracks still keeps alarm clock plus at the top of my list (as far as functionality goes that is).

  • Qin-Root

    my referral code: 5VAQ-Q6K7-QGVW
    "this code will you get a new (paid) theme" ;)

    • SK

      Let's start a train :p
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      • CreativeHead

        I used your code!

    • sashaski

      HCV0-XYN2-47KT

    • Jason

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      3KU1-P182-65RP

    • Gandalf_Teh_Gray

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  • Matt

    Great app but the dealbreaker is not being able to upload your own sounds into it like a song on your SD card for example. I bought the app and I hope to go back to it one day because aside from that it is the best alarm app I've used to date, this really is a simple feature that makes all the difference (at least for me)

    • DoctorRabbitfoot

      Their website says this is coming soon, so at least that is good news.

  • SS

    This is my referral link: http://r.bitsp.in/1N4XC18RZFYD and the referral code is 1N4X-C18R-ZFYD and you get a free theme, and I get a point. :) Thanks!

  • ShahinTr

    I want that as a lockscreen! :O

  • Robert B.

    Download Timely, use V6TC-AKQ9-TKQU and get a theme for free!

    • Devoid75

      Here's mine, thanks everybody! UBH9-V7A0-SV8F

  • Damon

    YTMF-BJ17-W829. I followed suit and DL this app, but it's amazing.

  • spydie

    if you need an alarm clock that is on all the time, dims at night and other features, try alarm clock plus

  • mIKE

    my code is 46DS-WT8T-X36P

  • nejai

    You guys want a free theme? Under settings, Enter Referal Code:
    7VZ1-S4C8-FKQQ
    :)

  • Mike C.™
  • Huw

    BTW, cloud syncing is available by default now.

    I cannot stress enough how awesome it is when I found out this existed.

  • josh

    Enter this code under "referral code" in Settings to get free stuff DHX1-T2WV-2UEZ

  • Joshua Hunt

    Referral code is 33DJ-JSAH-VW5Z

  • http://www.jusuchyne.com/codingforme Justin Alex

    Here's my referral code: 34PM-HYM3-187U

    Really beautiful alarm application that deviates a bit from Holo, and definitely would replace my default alarm app. :D

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    Seriously, why doesn't IOS allow more like this?

  • Steve

    use my code 6ZBH-JCV8-UXP4 for unlocks

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  • Justin

    48RV-DU16-AUD8

  • Steve

    Add my code 6ZBH-JCV8-UXP4 to unlock themes

  • Michael Strilic

    Here is my Code:

    EPBY-3DVN-K2M5

    thx

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    A4WY-QTW3-84HG
    Referral code

  • Sebastian

    DEA7-CDGG-DXYE help me 8yare old.

  • MarcT77

    how do you select the days of the working week for the alarm ?

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    Help a man out XM2M-TKNH-JPFM :)

  • Belle

    Looks amazing! another referral code Q1U7-EP4Q-TXXV :)

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    My referral code: 2ARA-RVVN-HX7Y

  • dobbsy

    This app is pretty and all, but lacks the two main features I want in an alarm clock: 1. Disable snooze completely so it's never an option. 2. Use my own sounds to wake.

    Without those options, I don't care how pretty it is.

  • osecond

    Fresh app to wake up on :)

    Here goes my referral code: CDVJ-DH1T-1EEG

  • yeah

    Here's my code guys :)
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    DEA7-CDGG-DXYE

  • Anas Soueidan

    My code: EGRK-3VQX-X7EY

  • kim

    does anyone know what font they're using? I'd love to apply it system wide

  • Coop

    E1FM-PRGF-N5WG

  • Buck Naked

    My referral code, if you need one...Y0UG-Z1Y2-A7N0

  • Ck

    7SS4-NQ65-B7AJ
    Please use!

  • ma5aru

    Nice alarm app. Its like the stock app++++

    Here's my referral in for for a free theme / points;

    6QWF-UWHB-JRHQ

  • amiki

    Here is mine : K2NF-T1WA-RUQQ

  • Brian S

    Thanks for the codes everyone. Here's mine if anyone still needs K533-VYZR-YVU8

  • Holy

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    Thank you so much

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    my code:650M-FNVB-QVX8 ! use it :]

  • Bendy

    6VEM-T0SY-U1Z6

  • JonasXY

    Love the Holo Design! here's my code :)
    BZ5C-BCJC-V3GD

  • Dav

    1PEB-94N1-4FS1

  • 花蓮分隊 花蓮分隊

    The best alarm app ever! Fully functional , and easy to use!

    my referral code is

    VC0N-Y1GR-24U1

  • rsync

    add my code, we both get points :)

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  • holy

    Please add my code: 9ZK2-YZN1-SUFE
    Thank you so much!

  • nejai

    Go to "MENU" / Settings / Referal Code and use 7VZ1-S4C8-FKQQ
    to get a free theme or 2 point for unlock premium features :)

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    Pro : WA0J-QYJ1-NNAJ

  • Max Chiu

    Here's my referral code!
    XMGV-Z6SH-J2EZ

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    610E-7RMV-HXQU

  • Keith

    EN3B-QJCX-SUR8

  • dimoko

    has anyone else had battery issues since installing this? i paid for the premium features, but battery life is reduced. Figured an alarm clock/time keeper should be lightweight battery wise.

  • Mike

    Download Timely and use code UED-JR5R-RYXZ and get a theme for free!

  • Don

    One more code for anyone still looking: XMWZ-R4VD-DP3B

  • xyz_mc

    i need 1 more point ! add me : 8TNT-B1TY-CNX2
    thanks !

  • Pablo Gonzalez

    For those that want to know what the font type is, it's called Futura LT.

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    Some Free unlocks here -> QRE3-ZKEC-753H :)

  • JPV

    I want to participate in this sharing-referrals thing!
    Here is mine: XY5S-DB0A-TT1G
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  • Jay Ofaus

    It needs abilities:
    * add clocks (I like to see what time it is in 5 different places)
    * replace deskclock as default clock app when press on clock top left of notification drawer.
    * lock screen integration (like deskclock - black and white is sooooo boring).

  • Anna

    Aaawesome app.
    Enter my referral code and get 2 points: CBUJ-28AJ-G96J

  • konskrypt

    Use my referral code to get 2 points. You only need 20 points to unlock the whole app for free!!!! My code is
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    It's a very beautiful and nice app.

    My referral code: Z5T7-66MG-1UCF. Thanks!

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    Pls use mine
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    Great app!
    Please use my code to get 2 points (with 20 you can get the app for free)

    Z0D3-UUDN-ABXF

  • Kyon

    I wish this could be put up as home screen and/or lock screen.
    9KXN-TYG6-96EC

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    my code is 2ZK8-099E-H3VN

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    my code is 2ZK8-099E-H3VN

  • Cryptler

    Great app indeed. My code "EN6E-37BU-R8XB". Thanks for the help!!

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    here mine YA9H-9CMQ-JUJH

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    Download #Timely, use XJXQ-RHSF-594R and get a theme for free! http://r.bitsp.in/XJXQRHSF594R

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    how to use referral code?

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    Will be appreciated, thanks.

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    Use mine as well 0KW9-BMBC-MKQX

  • Martyn Butler

    Its NICE but Its NICE but
    Older people or people with hearing impairment have a huge problem with frequencies above 1k Even on the HTC ONE which is LOUD by phone standards many of the tracks provided can barely be heard by me I have to revert to the provided alarms that allow me to import my custom OMG GET THE HELL UP MP3s that took an age to collect over the years Now provide a way to link to my Audio Directory ....

    Got to say Its PRETTY