Awaken 4+

Wake up to your music

Embraceware Software Inc

    • 2.6 • 12 Ratings
    • $6.99



Awaken turns your Mac into the ultimate music alarm clock and sleep timer.

• Wake up to your music or built-in sounds
• Supports multiple alarms with sorting and labeling
• Customizable snooze control
• Create one-time alarms, weekly alarms, or target a specific date
• Gradually fade in the music volume and screen brightness
• Launch applications or files at alarm time
• Controllable via Apple Remote and keyboard shortcuts
• Auto-stop alarms after a customizable duration

• Fall asleep to your music
• Fall asleep to ambient sounds
(Beach, Forest, Ocean, Rainfall and White Noise)
• Gradually fade out the music volume and screen brightness

• Supports multiple timers with sorting and labeling
• Select from over a dozen built-in sounds
• Launch applications or files

• View alarms, sleep mode timer and current time at a distance

• Click on the date to toggle the next alarm time
• Sleep your display by pressing control + shift + eject

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What’s New

Version 6.4.5

- Shuffle music bug fix for alarms and sleep mode.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Jonas Wisser ,

How the mighty have fallen [updated]

I don't remember writing this, but apparently I did. I must have been cranky that day:

>This used to be a very solid alarm app, although there were always a few edge case bugs. Now, on Sierra, it reliably crashes at the first alarm set for the day. Look elsewhere—and let me know if you find a good alarm app. I’m in the market.

That said, I've been using the current version of Awaken without significant issue on High Sierra and even the Mojave betas. Really looking forward to trying out the upcoming update!

Developer Response ,

Hi Jonas - we are currently working on a major update for Awaken. If you're interested, we would like to provide you with early access to the new version to gather your feedback. You can request this via

Blda576 ,


I am a teacher and wanted to use this app for letting me and my students know when the bell was about to ring. The app advertises the fact that it can set multiple alarms throughout the day and how easy it is to connect to Itunes. The app works for 1 alarm but almost always crashes after that alarm. I also still have not been able to connect the app to iTunes. There are zero instructions from the app to do this nor a setup phase. If you are like me and you have multiple alarms set throughout the day for classes then the app loses almost all useability unless you close it out and open it again for the next alarm. I strongly encoursge you to look for other alarm apps, especially if you’re looking to utilize multiple alarms.

Developer Response ,

Please contact us at so we can assist you. There may be something unique to your setup which is introducing a problem - I'm sure it'll be an easy fix.

cyberjunkyfreak ,

How long do we have to wait for Awaken 7???

Reading other reviews, and the developer responses, it appears Awaken 7 has been in development for at least 3 years!?! Signed up for the Awaken 7 beta awhile ago, and there does not appear to be any beta available. What a disappointment this purchase has turned out to be so far, a waste of money.

Developer Response ,

Awaken 6.1 is now available to add support for 64-bit, macOS Catalina and the new Music app. If you’re on the Awaken 7 beta you’ll be getting an email from us soon. We had to pause on 7 to finish up this 6.1 update.

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