Progressive Alarm Clock 4+

Spotlight Six Software LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • $0.99

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Wake up gently and gradually to the beautiful sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl

Progressive Alarm Clock will wake you up gently and gradually using the beautiful sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl. At the specified alarm time, the bells will begin to ring in a pre-defined pattern - starting out softly and slowly and gradually getting louder and more frequent. You'll come out of your slumber slowly and peacefully. No more being jolted awake.

+ After setting the alarm, the app can be put in the background - allowing you to use other apps. At the specified alarm time, the alarm pattern will begin.

+ Choose from five pre-defined patterns with varying bell schedules and escalation lengths.

+ Choose from six different bells of varying size and metal compositions - from bright and clean to deep and complex with lovely overtones.

+ You may enter journal notes upon awakening - great for recording your dreams before the memory fades. You can then go back and review your journal entries and you may export the journal via email. For privacy, you may set a password to prevent unauthorized access.

+ To save battery, you may lock your device's screen and the alarm will still work. Either start the alarm and press the lock (sleep) button, or turn on the "Auto-Lock" setting.

+ This app uses the same amazing bell sounds used in our Insight Timer meditation timer. Here are some app store comments pertaining to the bells:

"Best sounding bells of any meditation app so far" - sibergrrl

"The bell samples in this app are gorgeous" - LairBob

"Several different bell sounds to choose from and they all feel 'live'" - VaderPi

"Great Sound Quality" - KarlAgathon

"The tones are stunning" - hellsleeve

"Beautiful bell sounds" - Wolf94114

"Wonderful digital bell sounds" - zenji

"The bell sounds are lovely" - pngwen

Other Features:

- Snooze from 1 minute to 30 minutes

- Sure Wake: Optional LOUD backup sound

- Seven colors available for time display

- Optionally keep phone from sleeping

- Huge landscape time display

- App works even when phone is sleeping (locked)

What’s New

Version 5.2.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

+ Reduced battery consumption
+ Option to play white noise
+ Show badge on icon when alarm is pending
+ Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

Gufibutt ,

One of the best apps I've ever bought

A lot of apps have problems from time to time. I've never had any problem with this app. I use it almost every day. I love that I can have three default time set, and that it goes off audibly even if the phone is on silent; not the same as turning the volume all the way down. It also has choices of a lot of tones.

Ultimately, I love waking up slowly and gently. I used to have a Zen alarm clock, which finally died after about 10 years. I replaced it with this app and love it. I'm a very deep sleeper, and if I have to be up by a very specific time, I just set the alarm ten minutes early. In the last few years, it's never taken more than 15 minutes to wake me up. I travel a lot for my job and have never missed a flight when I needed to be up early. It gently wakes me up no matter how tired I am.


Years Of Satisfaction

All of my 20+ night shift years began being jarred out of sleep by the raucous sound of my typical, average alarm clock. Prior to smart phones and apps I invested in a Now And Zen alarm however it was so difficult to set I’d keep raucous set as well in case I failed. I found this app in my retired years however better late than never and I am sooooo pleased. The bells sound extremely realistic. Setting the alarm is a breeze. My setting is dark and my volume lower than max. I’m usually awakened by the first bell but I may listen to a few more for the pleasure of it. I can’t sufficiently praise this app. My only suggestion to users: If you use a Bluetooth headset don’t forget to turn it off unless you’re planning to use it. To the developer- Many Thanks 🙏🏻

lstalv ,

Makes waking up less awful

This app has very soothing sounds to gradually wake you which is great. I’ve never had an issue waking up with this alarm clock! I contemplated giving it 4 stars because it’s inconvenient that I have to keep the app open in the background but I figure, like any app that doesn’t come already installed in your phone, it isn’t possible for the app to work if you close out of it. Im someone who religiously exits out of all apps before locking my phone. It’s a habit. I’m always nervous I’m going to exit out of this app before bed so I keep a recurring alarm in the iPhone alarm clock app just in case ( I’ve never had to use my back up alarm btw). Overall, great app!

App Privacy

The developer, Spotlight Six Software LLC, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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