I’ve never been a fan of clock apps for the iPhone or iPad. This one – TouchLCD – Designer Speaking Clock – caught my eye though as I was checking out what’s new on the iPad App Store last night.
It grabbed my attention because it just looks so damn good, so I grabbed it – and I really like the app.
It looks gorgeous, speaks the time, lets you set alarms, and has a good range of settings to customize it with (including a nice set of appearance-related tweaks).
Here’s more detail from its App Store page:
A beautiful LCD themed clock designed specifically for iPad and iPhone, packed with features to ensure you never need another clock app. This is the clock app we always wanted. We think you will too.
We have lovingly crafted every screen in Touch LCD to provide a seamless LCD experience throughout the app.
Feature List Overview:
● Spoken time, chime and alarms
● Full HD iPad support
● 3 configurable interactive panels
● Comprehensive alarm and snooze features
● Beautiful LCD theme with 5 color schemes
● Convenient world time features
● All device orientations fully supported
● Handy night mode feature
Speaking Clock Can Speak Time:
● When the screen is touched
● Each time an alarm sounds
● At a chime interval
● In simple, elegant and military styles
Alarm / Snooze Features:
● Unlimited alarms
● Each alarm can be named and customized
● Snooze an alarm with the proximity sensor
● Be alerted of the time with spoken alarms
● Limit the amount of time you can snooze
● Optional simple wake-up test (no maths)
● Set the volume for each alarm
● System settings do not affect alarm volume
● Alarms sound even if device is locked
● Wake to music from your iPod
● Choose ordered or shuffled playlists
● Set which days your alarms will repeat on
World Time Features:
● Specify an alternate time zone
● Quickly switch between active time zones
● Alarms sound for the active time zone
● Dual time zone display
It’s a universal app, so it will run on the iPhone and iPod Touch as well. If you need a good clock app, or like me have never wanted one but enjoy very elegant and well-designed apps, then you’ll want to give TouchLCD a look.
You can find TouchLCD in the App Store now, priced at $1.99.