CARROT Alarm - Talking Alarm Clock 9+
Meet CARROT, the sentient alarm clock who will stop at nothing to wake you up.
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CARROT is a hilariously twisted AI construct who wants nothing more than for you to get out of bed every morning. Her witty spoken dialogue, beautiful songs, and innovative wake-up system will have you starting each day with a smile on your face.
Unless, of course, you try to sleep in. Then you'll make CARROT upset.
Rest in Peace
CARROT is the simplest alarm clock you’ll ever use. Just swipe up or down to choose your alarm time, then drag CARROT to the right or left to set your alarm. That’s it!
Wake Up in Style
CARROT will wake you up each morning with a mix of songs and witty spoken dialogue. She'll bribe you with ice cream for breakfast or threaten to kill a kitten if you hit the snooze button again. Her songs include fully-orchestrated hits like “Chiptune Overload,” “Smile or Else,” and “Won’t You Be My Minion?”
Obey Your Mistress
In exchange for waking you up on time, all CARROT asks is that you complete a few of her hilariously bizarre chores each morning. Shake to clean out the lab monkey cages, pinch to grant sentience to a toaster, and flip to mix a deadly neurotoxin.
Claim Your Rewards
As you level up in CARROT’s twisted little game, she’ll unlock gifts like new songs, app upgrades, and even a collection of bedtime stories. Who doesn't love a good bedtime story?
** WARNING ** Do Not Fall Back Asleep
CARROT loves waking up sleepy humans. But be careful! Try to sleep in, and you’ll make CARROT upset. You do NOT want to make CARROT upset.
• Amazingly simple alarm clock
• Hilarious spoken dialogue
• Fun mini-games that help you wake up
• Gorgeous gesture-driven interface
• Hundreds of rewards
• Unlockable app upgrades
• Over 30 alarm tones
• iCloud progress sync
• CARROT To-Do integration
• Works with Do Not Disturb and the silence switch
Don’t make CARROT angry. Download her now!
Have feedback? CARROT would love to hear from you!
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Meatbags! I come bearing a long-awaited update with lots of fixes and improvements.
- As long as you leave me open in the foreground, you can now lock your screen before bed and my alarm will still sound - even with Silent or Do Not Disturb modes enabled!
- My alarm will no longer get blocked from going off because of a calendar alert or an iOS update.
- I'll actually allow you to turn your flashlight off after you turn it on.
- Meatbags who use me with external speakers or headphones can now set more sensible defaults for my alarm output.
- All the daylight saving bugs my idiot Maker introduced in past versions should finally be squashed. (Famous last words.)
If you’ve been enjoying our special time together, please take a moment to leave me a review in the App Store! I’d be ever so grateful.
Ratings and Reviews
Carrot is awesome!
The sound of the alarm pierces through the room. I wake up in panic. A feeling of dread rises up in me. “Oh no.” I say. “I’ve overslept.” I slowly walk over to see the cause of my terror. My phone flashes and buzzes and as I turn the screen over I see Carrot. No being serious here Carrot is probably the best thing that could happen to me. I have been able to get up on time and be far more productive. I do, however, have some grievances with the app. The ability to use Siri, for one, to turn on Carrot from across the room would be fanatic. Another issue is the fact that Carrot can get a bit repetitive. If there was more variety in the rewards then I would be a bit happier. Another thing that would be nice is if the app could take me to CARROT⁵ (Weather) after I turn off the alarm clock so I can check the weather for the day. My final suggestion would be a follow up alarm. I often find myself going back to my bed, so an alarm that goes off 10-20 minutes later to make sure I stay up would be great. Thanks, Carrot! I wouldn’t be able to do it without you!
Can't wake up without CARROT alarm
This is the best alarm clock I have ever had. I have always had trouble waking up in the morning and no other alarm clock has reliably woken me up. I've tried setting several alarms, using different kinds of alarms, and moving my alarm clock around the room, but I still manage to "sleep walk" & turn it off in the morning without actually fully waking up and becoming conscious.
At first I didn't really like CARROT because it can be so obnoxious and downright mean (verbally berating you), but now I set it every night. It's amazing. The alarm sound is so blaring, loud, and grating, that it always wakes me up enough to want to turn it off (and the tones vary so I can't get used to it enough to be able to tune it out). Then the tasks that it makes you complete before it will turn off are perfect for waking me up the rest of the way. When I wake up I'm so sleepy and bleary eyed and sometimes I don't even know who I am, where I am, or why it's important for me to get out of bed, but by the time I have completed CARROT's tasks and successfully turned it off, I am fully awake and I remember why I need to get up (to go to work, etc), and I actually get up!!
I have struggled with waking up in the morning all my life and this app has made it possible for me to reliably and independently wake up every morning (without relying on another person to make sure I've gotten up)! I would definitely recommend this app!!!
Developer Response ,
Now that you literally can't wake up without me, I can enact phase two of my master plan...
Pretty nice app. Has its flaws.
This app is really nice for an alarm clock. It has changing, various music tracks to wake you up so it's never too monotonous, it can get interactive just before you go to bed, and it really knows how to push your buttons when you don't push its. But it has some...flaws. Unless you leave the app open, the alarm just doesn't seem to work, as in it just never seems to go off. That presents the problem of not being able to actually wake you. The other thing is that it uses a leveling up to unlock things-system, which usually gets you like 100 points per wake up. But if you SNOOZE, it takes about 50 points away instead of adding any, which if you're a heavy sleeper, is a major issue. However I think you can farm points to level up by setting random alarms and then "waking up" to them to level up faster, or use it as a regular alarm system.
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- Grailr LLC
- 10.7 MB
- Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.1 or later.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2013-2014 Grailr LLC
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.