Best Free Timer and Alarm Clock



Lots of people use their computer for almost anything. So why not use it as an alarm clock, waking you up from your dreams? And what about reminding you to go for an appointment right away before it's too late while being engrossed in something else on a computer?

There are lots of alarm clocks on the internet, but most of them don't wake your computer from standby or hibernation. Why leave your computer running all night just for one important task: to wake you up?!

These are freeware programs which might be useful and interesting to you if you don't like that waste of energy either.


Rated Products

Free Alarm Clock  

Set as many alarms as you need with this free alarm clock in a clean and simple user interface

Our Rating: 
License: Free (Limited features)
Clean and simple user interface, loop and snooze, repeat alarm, wake up computer, adjustable volume, multiple alarms and sounds with labels.
Limited features in the free version.
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This simple tool wakes up your system from a sleep mode or hibernation

Our Rating: 
License: Free
Small, fast, portable, commandline parameters, multiple instances.
No snooze.
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Alarm Clock of Justice  

Wake your computer from standby or hibernation to play a customized alarm

Our Rating: 
License: Free
Snooze, volume control, speech
Large, messy interface, no support for multiple instances.
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Other Alarm Clocks

These are unrated free alarm clocks, mostly without waking from standby:

  • Marxio Timer executes action specified by user (turn off, restart computer, hibernate, suspend, logout user, lock desktop, display text, play sound, run other application). It's run at time specified or when idle time elapses. It can also repeat actions after n minutes or start countdown seconds to execute action.
  • Karen's Alarm Clock, turn your $2,000 computer into a $20 alarm clock! Set up to five different alarm times. Wake up to a beep, any wave or MIDI file, even a track from your favorite audio CD. Great for travellers, or the executive who likes to sleep on the job. :)
  • Cool Timer, simple, no-nonsense, handy timer utility with cool, customizable interface.
  • Talking Alarm Clock lets your computer remind you of important dates and events. It uses Microsoft? Agent to show a talking animated alarm. The alarm can also play any sound you choose and includes a handy snooze button.
  • Alarm Clock by Tarry91 is a professional alarm clock that does not require installation. You can configure multiple alarm events including recurring alarm and optionally launch a file or MP3 song when the time is up. Other features include a choice of GUI color, customizable alert messages and system tray support. No installation needed, copy the *.exe file to a folder of your choice.
  • Kukuklok is an online alarm clock. It is free and has an unbelievable user friendly interface. It offers five different, very efficient alarm sounds, which guarantees that at least one of them will wake you up. It is really easy to set your time. Simply use the arrows to choose an hour and minute. The clock is in 24 hour format, so you know when the alarm is going to sound. Another great feature is that the time is in your computer time, not the server time. Also, if your internet connection goes down, no worries, your alarm will still go off.
  • Little Alarm Clock is an open source program that features a snooze button, automatic startup, audio file playback, and a simple user interface.


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I just tried TimeLeft today:
md5: 4537ba277cdebfb8ba74687158871891
v3.62. Doesn't look like it's been updated since 2012.
DL size is 2MB.
URL, DL install file, and resulting installed .exe all pass
I like it because it has
- stay on top
- drag outside window--so i can put it on an empty part of the task bar
- transparency
- resizable
It does reminders, countdowns, timers, stopwatch, stickers, and regular old clock.
It is an installer, but it has the option to install portable. Curious choice.
It did, unfortunately, open their FAQ page upon "installation" (I chose portable).

(why does my text look so small in this edit window)

ok, i have moderate computer abilities. i don't have outlook and i do have a dell pc w/ windows. i need to set a recurring alarm to remind me about bills due on a certain date. is there any website or free download that would do this? just want to tell it "allstate due each month on 10th" or the like. any suggestions? tired of paying late fees or having services cut off! ;-)