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Atomic Alarm Clock 6.12 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Atomic Alarm Clock 6.12

Alert yourself about important events with different alarms and replace your tray clock using different skins using Atomic Alarm Clock 6.12.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 473 (51%) 456 (49%) 89 comments

Atomic Alarm Clock 6.12 was available as a giveaway on July 3, 2013!

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Atomic Alarm Clock is an application that comes to replace the standard Windows clock. Offers users a bunch of extra utilities not yet available in Microsoft's operating system, such as an alarm clock, skins for Windows clock, an atomic-time synchronizer, hourly chimes and more.

The utility can also schedule various actions to be performed at the user defined time, such as wake up the PC from sleep mode, rebooting, shutting down or hibernating the computer. Over 30 skins are included in the distribution.

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System Requirements:

Windows XP, 7, 8 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

Drive Software Company

Homepage:

http://drive-software.com/atomicalarmclock.html

File Size:

12.1 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#89

I downloaded this on Wednesday and was off for the holiday until today when I come in to find my clock is chiming and chiming and chiming and it won't quit!!! What is going on?

Reply   |   Comment by campinggirl  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

See #61 Upgrade from previous version 5.81 is a disaster.

Lost all my alarms without any warning when I upgraded.
Lost a couple of decent looking skins.
How to restore import old alarms and skins?

Why no reply yet from the developer?

GAOTD - Thanks for the various SW available but PLEASE ask the developers to provide:
1) any special instructions for upgrade from previous version
2) warning if previous data is going to be lost.

Reply   |   Comment by vin  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

Hi Folks, Love the gift, but alas it did not work on Windows 7 x64. Did work beautifully on XP. So f or me it was a no go. Better luck next time.

Reply   |   Comment by Fourth of July  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

@Ron Lewis #42, Yes Ron, once you buy this application, its a LIFETIME license. I will only buy from companies that provide this option. Its a real burn when you buy an application like Total Uninstall for $40 and a year later I can't receive ANY MINOR UPDATES AT ALL. That's just bad business practice. This program has been around for a decade I think and its updated a few times a year, so I don't see why anyone here is complaining about the price. Its not like a onetime purchase and you never get another update.

Reply   |   Comment by OneNut  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#85

Downloaded and it works flawlessly Thanks GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Charles Mintoff  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

PS: I'm using Windows 7, x64

Reply   |   Comment by Barb  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

I downloaded and installed the program and it opens fine -- as an unregistered program. Every time I click on the activate.exe file, I get the Activating screen,then another screen that says this: Failed to Connect -- Please try again later.

I uninstalled the program, downloaded it again, and tried to reinstall, but get the same message. Can anyone help me?

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Barb  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

in the calendar I have names of days in Polish, in the skin no longer. if I would be supposed to spend 30$ to the program, bought in order to so which I can in personalize names or which is creating them in my language

Reply   |   Comment by ja  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

In my view it is no good idea. Because it is changing all your PC's associations after installation. After, try to fix problems. Ne need it. Use battery operated home desktop clock alarm.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#80

The program installed and activated easily and quickly. I agree with Stephanie @1 about being able to see the computer clock now. Not sure if I have an 18" or 15" monitor, there is only 15" of useable screen space. I use 1024x768 setting on XP computer because I like using icons and folders on my desktop, but it does make the clock very small depending on what font I am currently using, and making my taskbar larger so I can see the clock, just makes everything else larger which I don’t like. I love this clock program; I count 32 skins for the clock, but why only 11 skins for the calendar and they all look win95ish. Thank you GOTD and Drive Software Company for Atomic Alarm Clock.

Reply   |   Comment by crysstorm  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

FURTHER UPDATE: I even tried rebooting the computer, but it didn't help

Reply   |   Comment by loving thesixties  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#78

UDATE: When I click on the icon or All Program Listing, it starts the Atomic Alarm Clock process and service, but nothing shows up on the screen or in the system tray. Also, I changed the installation folder from C:\Program Files to C:\Program Files (x86) but nothing changed. Looks like they need to do some work on it to be compatible with 64-bit.

Reply   |   Comment by loving thesixties  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#77

I installed and tried to activate, following info in comment #31. It did not activate after several tries.
I uninstalled and started all over again. No luck on activation.
I am NOT new to GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by TOM  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

#23, 27, 32, 58 -- I experienced the exact same problem(s), in that it triggered the GOTD activation confirmation message, but then would not open by clicking either on the desktop icon or on the all program list. I previously had a trial of version 6.0 on my system if that's relevant and am using ZoneAlarm Extreme Security if that makes any difference. I have previously installed over 100 GOTD programs with no problems on my 64-bit Windows 7 OS. Version 6.0 at least worked, but not 6.12.

Reply   |   Comment by loving thesixties  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

Installed this program when it was offered before but registration mysteriously disappeared after around a year. Makes me leery of the company. This is the third time I posted this critique. Wonder why the first two ALSO disappeared mysteriously.

Reply   |   Comment by Buckley  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#74

I actually do like this program. My use for it isn't that I need an alarm. I wouldn't use that at all, actually. Or, if I did, I would use the one program I have for it that was a free one. This, though, I like because of the skins. It gives me everything i need to look at with one glance that is actually big enough for me to see easily without having to squint like i do with the normal one. The sync is also good.

The only thing i see is what others have mentioned; the price. I wouldn't pay for it with that price tag on it. It's good for what it is since it's free, but there are others out there that can do the same thing you don't have to pay for.

It installed fine on XP SP3 and ran with no issue. It takes minimal power to run and is good by me.

Reply   |   Comment by DA Myst  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#73

Looks nice, but won't register on two different win8 and win8.1 systems. I hate to have to unistall it.

Reply   |   Comment by franklin moore  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

#25, OneNut, have you tried, oh, I don't know, reading? It's people like you who mess up the Internet for everyone else. In the first place, all versions of Windows since XP have "atomic clock" synchronization. In the second place, ntp.org exists for, wait, let me think, true NTP clients/servers, not toys like this. NTP pool servers aren't for your direct use, you're just messing up the NTP servers for everyone else. The pool servers change daily. It's really tough to get accurate time over the Internet. It takes a lot of very, very sophisticated code to get time accurate to within a large fraction of a second (vs. the several seconds that junk like this and Microsoft provide). To get time accurate to within a small fraction of a second, you have to use a non-Windows computer interfaced with a hardware GPS device and true NTP software. True NTP software doesn't adjust the clock, it adjusts the clock frequency, and is too sophisticated for almost all of the people reading this. If you don't know what you're talking about, leave well enough alone and refrain from giving others bad advice. I'm sure that the worthless loser vote manipulator will mess with this comment's votes, just as they have been messing with most other comments' votes for the last few years (including today).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#71

No alarms, but a great time clock sync:

http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptsync.asp

Reply   |   Comment by MG  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#70

This application is exactly what I have been looking for. I needed something to remind me to take a break from my PC at regular intervals and this even has that as one of the standard options. I downloaded and installed the app. in a few minutes and it is working perfectly on my Win 7 PC.

I have previously searched the Web for a suitable program without much success.

Congratulations to the developers and thanks to Download of the Day for making it available.

Reply   |   Comment by Arthur  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Installed & activated fine on XP. Skins really are ugly. Wish there was an option to change the transparency on the calendar. Don't know yet whether I will keep this...
Thank you, GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Ruth  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

I've been using this for a bit more than a month. I got it on a BitsDuJour 100% off deal, so I can reinstall whenever... Anyway, it displays date, day of week, time to the second, in a compact display, and has a great many options with respect to the alarms (my primary use for the app). Very satisfied with the app, and at today's price (free) what does it matter what the "regular" price is?

Reply   |   Comment by scott  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#67

Installed version offered here previously but its registration mysteriously expired after only around a year. Makes me leery of this company.

Reply   |   Comment by Buckley  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

So is this program a modification of "Atomic Clock" that keeps clocks in sync?

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

No countdown timer or alarm. Removed.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Thorpe  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

HitmanPro 3.7.6 Build 201:

Properties
Name timeserv.exe
Location C:\Program Files\Atomic Alarm Clock
Size 1.9 MB
Time 0.2 days ago (2013-07-03 15:46:46)
Entropy 6.6
Service AtomicAlarmClock
Parent Name C:\Windows\system32\services.exe
SHA-256 DA72FDA5E1CCE0B319EC46A49EFE67015BAA78F92758B8AC5CF1E3F9B0C9411D

Detection Names
Ikarus Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Gimemo!IK

Reply   |   Comment by sarek01  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

The software looks good, but the skins.....

Reply   |   Comment by Giota  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#62

Win XP SP 3 I have been using version 6.11 and I recommend it.
You have a choice of skins and I like the bright red digital large numeric skin , which looks just as good on my 21 inch screen as on
the 40 inch one I am currently using.

It would be helpful if someone could post the difference between 6.11 and 6.12 and I would say it is definitely worth a try and is a keeper from me.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

Careful!! Before you upgrade from previous version

I had previous version 5.? of Atomic Alarm Clock with many alarm reminders and it was working fine. Finally, I had found a skin out of many that was not too garish.

I just installed new version 6.12. Now all my alarms are gone! There was no warning. This is a disaster! Many annual, Quartely, daily recurring alarms all gone! I would have thought any update will keep my data.

How do I retrieve and restore all my alarms?

Also, a carefully selected skin is gone. I do not see it in the options available, I do not like any of the garish skins. How do I restore my previous skin?

If these can not be done, How can I restore previous version of Atomic Alarm Clock?

Reply   |   Comment by vin  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#60

Great Application

Reply   |   Comment by Dipro Sarkar  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#59

Atomic Clock is indeed a proper piece of software - however a bit overpriced. As, Merne, (comment #32), I got the earlier version as giveaway, and even I allready had a cool one for free, I desided to try it out. The tray thing is pretty cool, an the variousity of sins as well.
Well, there is no way, I would pay that much for an alarm - as long as Free Alarm Clock is available for free - even it'e rather customable. Anyway.....as usually a big thanks to the Team behind GAOTD and in this case Drive Software. Cheers from Denmatk...

Free Alarm Clock : http://freealarmclocksoftware.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#58

I installed it. Seemed to be installing correctly. So I hit the activate and it said it was activated. But when I went to click on the desktop icon, nothing happened. So I uninstaller and did the same procedure with the same, non-working result.

Should I install, then open, then activate or what?

Reply   |   Comment by Mack Bolan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#57

What a joke application.. Even a giveaway deal is too expensive for this app!

Reply   |   Comment by foobar1452  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#56

#42. Clock works, alarm isn’t. I can not get it to play a sound. What is wrong? Is this a limitation in today’s giveaway?

Alarm works,once u create a new alarm be sure to check mark the Play the sound from the Sound window which is right next to Alarm, from their u can select different sounds even musics. Also set the volume,pause between sounds,open documents,shut down computer, it pretty functional.
I was wrong about v6.11 being able to set reminder for only 1 day, it could set for many days/months/years ahead, didn't pay much attention there.
But backing up the reminder would have been a great addition in this program.

Reply   |   Comment by meme  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#55

It seems to be hardwired to the large icon setting for the taskbar. If you've selected small icons, to save space on a laptop for instance, some of the options end up cut off at the top and bottom. Allowing the user to set the font and size would be ideal. And, yes, its not such an essential utility that I would pay $29.95 for it. More customisation and a lower price, then maybe.

Reply   |   Comment by Ghengis McCann  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#54

I just downloaded this with no problems. I change the the skin and calendar to what I wanted. And it's done. I love it.
I did notice though that this is the unregistered version. I was hoping to get the key with this. So am I to understand that this Atomic Clock would cost $30 and we would get the key? Not that I would pay that for a clock on my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by BeehindBlueyes  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#53

This is a really neat program and a great giveaway. I love the user interface which is quick and simple, comes with a variety of skins, ringtones and a few other options. To me it's a really "cute" program. I'm happy to have this and thank GAOTD for offering it.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#52

CAN NOW SEE SECONDS IN TASKBAR !
Great Customizations, Many Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by SandeGus  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

I gave it a try. My taskbar runs vertically along the right side of my laptop screen. I do this so I have more vertical space on my screen. I tried several skins but they are too large for the space. The whole time doesn't show up. If there was a way to resize them, that would be great.

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#50

@#23 (Duncan) - and the price you claim to be willing to pay is most likely a good indication why you're still looking.

Those "older" folk feeling the need for a magnifying glass, why not go for a lower screen resolution?

In your browser you can "magnify" your screen.
I use explorer, and have my screen set at 150% and at that size, I don't need my glasses (Bifocals)
I haven't played with other browsers, in explorer (Windows 7) hold down the "ctrl" button and scroll the wheel in your mouse. Find a resolution that is comfortable & enjoy yourself.

Reply   |   Comment by John K  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#49

Have been using Atomic Clock since it's first Giveaway. Whilst I'm not heavy on the reminders, it's most valuable feature for me is that it can be configured to open the calendar when clicking on the clock. Calendar also shows week numbers, which is a feature I need.
Would be great if the Calendar could jump to a certain date or a certain week - tried to add to the Improvement List, but never works for me.
Thanks for offering it again!

Reply   |   Comment by AlexandraSJ  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#48

#24: As for the alarm clock, I use this as well to wake me up as I can set it extremely loud and use the 1 minute audio fade-in, so I’m guaranteed to wake up then!
Comment by OneNut
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You're kidding right? You need a clock that is accurate to ~one second in 30 million years and you use a 1 minute fade in to wake you up. 8-D

$29.xx is waay to high a price for something as common as an alarm clock (mechanical or computer).

Your instructions how to make the program more accurate is appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#47

I thought I would try one of Giovanni's suggestions but neither of their download sites is working for me.

http://www.netcult.ch/elmue/ElmueSoft-en.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Anita  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

This software $29
Real Alarm clock $5

Or make my $500 PC into an alarm clock if I want to leave my PC on 24/7

Hmm I think I'll just oversleep - much nicer and cheaper

Reply   |   Comment by Steve  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#45

Clock works, alarm isn't. I can not get it to play a sound. What is wrong? Is this a limitation in today's giveaway?

Reply   |   Comment by campinggirl  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#44

I have this Atomic Alarm Clock and have updated it to the latest Version 6.12. It is good.

However, I am using the normal Microsoft Windows XP Pro clock that tells me the Time AM/PM, Day of the week and Date-Month-Year. Microsoft Windows XP Pro clock does this simply, clearly and visibly in bottom right corner of my screen, without any extra fancifulness.

Microsoft got their clock design right and it is excellent.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#43

@11. Same problem. It is the same as yesterday’s program too, also could not activate! Clicking on activate.exe - no response. Used Winzip or Powerarchiver.

Closing and opening the program: unregistered version. Win7 64bit.

Please help!

Reply   |   Comment by wurzmurzel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#42

Curious to know if this comes with a lifetime license? Thanks in advance!

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Lewis  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#41

If you just need a little configurable clock then try LCLOCK 1.62b
from: www.ying-han.software.informer.com

It's free and installs in seconds, only 186 KB
For XP, Vista, Win7 and Win 8

Also downloadable from:
www.softpedia.com/get/Desktop-Enhancements/
Clocks-Time-Management/LClock.shtml

Editor's Pick, 4.0/5 The review says:

"Adds a touch of style to your computers, regardless of the theme you are running – it integrates within the taskbar without any issue, so it looks nice no matter the background color.
The application comes with customization options, so it is possible to change the color used for the clock text, whenever users want to make it stand out and be more visible. The text size can also be adjusted, along with the shadow color and style.

Those who want to obtain a dramatic make-over of their system tray clock can even modify its location within the taskbar by adjusting the spacing, offset and position until they are satisfied with the result.

Another function of LClock is its calendar – clicking the systray icon displays a basic calendar that can be used to easily navigate back and forth to the day one needs. Also, this calendar can be used as an event reminder with users having the possibility to specify the task’s frequency, the exact event time and a brief description.

To sum it up, LClock can be precisely the utility most users require when they want to personalize their Windows while still enjoying the functionality of a clock and a calendar within the same package."

I have used this one for years, making numerals bigger, changing their colour to yellow, and exchanging WED to ONS, THU to TOR etc.

My most loved "gadget"

Greetings from Tobiasson, Oslo, Norway, Europe

Reply   |   Comment by Tobiasson  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#40

Clever! Easy to install and use. Thanks GOTD and Drive Software!

Reply   |   Comment by bilbobagginsx  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
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