Title: Rise

Cost: $1.99

Platform: iOS 6 or later.

Really, a review of an alarm clock app? Really. While iDevices come with a serviceable clock that has an alarm feature, Rise takes that serviceability and usability to a new level and integrates the tap and swipe features of devices quite well. The screencast below shows you what I'm talking about.



While it's not essential to spend just under $2.00 for an alarm clock app, the features of Rise make it worth considering. Teens who want to have something a little different or want to use their own music for their alarm will be interested in Rise. If in library programs you set alarms, Rise might be a tool that you want to use.

Rise is an example of how apps are using the features of touch screens along with visuals to create simple and effective user experiences. Check-out Clear, a to-do list app, for a similar feature set and look and feel.

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About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President and the Youth and Family Learning Manager at the Seattle Public Library.

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