Have you fallen into the habit of using the default alarm on your phone to wake up? The Woodland Alarm Clock app is going to change your morning.
After downloading the app, you can set up an alarm in around 2 minutes. Just specify the time you desire, an optional name for the alarm, and what days you want.
Some of the sounds I like are American Robin, Cardinal Song, Gentle Rain, House Finch, Large Waterfall and Peeper Frogs.
Some of the sounds I found annoying were Blue Jay, Canada Geese, Rooster, Wind Chimes, but this will be personal preference.
I did find the sound of the Canadian Loon and Elk Bellow a little scary.
- It’s free
- You might need to try a few different birds to find one you like
- It might not work if you already live in an American nature spot
Fun fact: This app has been downloaded the most by people in Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Finland and France.
I like to catch up on my sleep on the weekends – so it’s great that I can uncheck these days.
The Woodland Alarm Clock is a simple idea for an app that is executed well.
How do you like to start the day? What methods do you use to wake up gradually?
Available for Android.
About Woodland Alarm Clock
Wake up to the sound of nature with the Woodland Alarm Clock. Rise gently to a Northern Cardinal’s cheerful song, the sound of gently falling rain, or a Canadian Loon’s otherworldly wail. Or, become wide awake to the punctuated territorial calls of the Pileated Woodpecker.
A woodland scene of your choice slowly brightens, simulating a transition from night to day. Meanwhile, the bird song gradually intensifies, bringing you reliably to wakefulness without a startling jolt.
Dozens of bird songs and backgrounds are included, but if you want, you can choose sounds and pictures from your own media library.
All photographs were taken by the author, and most are taken in Minnesota parks.
The Casual Woodsman
Image credit – Unsplash