Nuj Alarm Clock 12+

Wake Up. Get Up. Or Pay Up‪!‬

Snowble Inc.

    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings
    • Free



Nuj is an alarm clock that charges you money (goes to charity) for staying in bed!

How it works:
1. Set an alarm time, and a get up time
2. Add some barcodes you have to scan
3. Set a penalty
4. If you don't scan one of the barcodes by the get up time, you get charged the penalty

For example:
1. Set an alarm for 7:00am with a get up time of 7:05am
2. Add the toothpaste and shampoo barcodes
3. Add a $10 penalty
4. Alarm goes off at 7:00am
5. Get up and scan the toothpaste barcode before 7:05am. Or, don't, and lose $10 (money goes to charity)

What’s New

Version 1.0.14

• Alarms can now be started early based on screen time usage
• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Undercover detective ,

It’s not instant, but it’s effective

I've been on the hunt for the perfect solution to my morning snooze habit for years. Despite trying everything - sunlight alarms, alarm clocks that talk, alarm clocks that play birds, favorite songs, weird gadgets, an alarm that counted my steps… everything. Either I would get used to the alarms and start ignoring them, or they were so distressing that I had to hide from them... in bed. Training myself to respond differently to a cue after practicing snooze for 40 years isn’t easy. This alarm isn’t instant, but nothing that works to rewrite a habit ever is. Nuj is easily customizable. I figure out how much time I need, how many alarms will lift me out of sleep and over I can make an intentional choice, I work to find exactly how much motivation i need. I don’t think I’ll ever be a person who gets it dialed in and everything’s great from then on, but it’s so easily customizable, that I can hone in what works for me, and make it do exactly that. Nuj can be a Life changer!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the in-depth review! Indeed, the path to success is never a straight line. It's an honor to hear that Nuj is a part of your progress towards changing habits for the better!

—Noel from Nuj

alliebee24 ,

The single most valuable app I have (and pay for!)

This app has been maybe not life-changing, but at least day-changing most days. It’s crazy. I don’t oversleep. My body is on a schedule. I get up at 5am on WEEKENDS. Every weekend, without fail. Sleeping in later than I plan tends to put me in a bad mood all day, and that just doesn’t happen anymore! I used to use Alarmy but then would turn my phone off and sleep later. There’s no way out of this one once you’re within an hour of it! The subscription is absolutely worth it. Seriously. Do it. I promise im not sponsored or anything, I just really like this app and not being a lazy slug on Saturday mornings.

One request would be more options of where to donate the penalties for missing an alarm. Khan Academy is great, but would be nice to have a variety of different types of charities. Thank you!! ♥️

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the wonderful review! It’s an honor to have the title of most valuable app!

I’m always exploring different charity/penalty destination options. Feel free to email me (, or use the in-app chat (in the settings tab) to get in touch. I’d love to hear about the other charities you have in mind, and how they can be included!

—Noel from Nuj

Mike C......... ,

A great concept with great execution

The idea of paying a penalty for sleeping in might sound scary, but Nuj hits the nail on the head. It’s a well-oiled machine of wake-up motivation.

First, the penalty is paid to a charity, not to the creator, which prevents the app from taking advantage of you. If you’re charged a penalty and feel it wasn’t fair, you can get in touch with the creator and discuss waiving it. Because the app doesn’t profit from the penalties, you can trust the process to dispute a charge will be handled fairly. The creator is very responsive; that personal touch sets Nuj apart from other, similar apps.

Next, the app does not allow you to change the alarm within one hour of when it goes off. This prevents you from switching it off if you wake up early and get tempted to sleep in.

Third, the app offers simple instructions for syncing it up with your phone’s alarm clock app.

I’ve been using this app for six months now and haven’t slept in once. After a few weeks of use, you won’t even consider the idea of not getting up when your alarm goes off. It truly helps you build new, better habits.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the thorough review! I couldn't have said it better myself!

—Noel from Nuj

App Privacy

The developer, Snowble Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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