I think it’s safe to say that alarms get on most people’s nerves, especially when it’s early in the morning. But that’s the point of the alarm, isn’t it? To annoy people so much so that they feel compelled to wake up, just so they can shut the alarm up. By then, most alarms will have achieved their goal, which was to wake the person up in the first place.
One such app is Wake. It doesn’t have the most annoying of alarms, but it’s enough to wake you up because of how you’re supposed to snooze the alarm.
Wake has an easy-to-use gesture interface for when you’re setting up the alarm. When morning comes and the alarm rings out, you either have to slap, flip, or shake your phone vigorously to shut it up. The first two are relatively easy to do even when you’re half awake, so choose the latter option, especially if you’re a heavy sleeper.
Wake is compatible with iOS devices and can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for $0.99.