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online alarm clock Research has shown that a midday nap benefits both mental fitness and overall health. Recently, The Boston Globe released an awesome and detailed piece on how to nap. Basically, it’s important to nap during the right time of day and for the right amount of time.

But how do you make sure you don’t oversleep during the day, especially when you’re at work? You set an alarm! And since you’re at work, what are you going to use? Your computer, the internet and online alarm clock.

A nap is not the only situation where an online alarm clock comes in handy. Imagine you have half an hour until you need to head out for a meeting, but you need to seriously focus on something and don’t want to be bothered with watching the time.

Let’s look at some practical online alarm clocks you might want to use next time…

KuKu Klok

The Swiss made Kuku Klok offers a very basic and easy to use interface. Set the wake up time and select one of the four preset sounds.

kukuklok - online alarm timer

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This one’s actually terrific to play a prank on an unsuspecting individual because the electronic wake up sound is soooo horrible, almost like a smoke detector! Save this idea for April 1st or any other great occasion.

Avnoy Alarm Clock

This flash alarm clock isn’t much different from the one described above, although the three available alarm sounds are much nicer (and not suited for pranks). So why did it make it on this list? It’s stylish and it has a Snooze option which the previous tool is lacking.

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Naked Alarm Clock

There really isn’t anything naked about this one and the creator admits frankly that they chose the name to make it easy to remember. All its alarm sounds are rather nasty, but hey, they’ll get your attention for sure!

Despite the ugly green color there are some very nice design ideas in this tool. For example the preset values for the minutes (black and white circles) or the 15 to 60 Minutes nap times setter, and the little info box in the bottom right which explains all buttons and functions when you move the mouse over them. All of that is very well done!

Music Alarm Clock

Finally an alarm clock that lets you pick really good alarms! The Music Alarm Clock provides some preset tunes or you can select a streaming radio station. The selection is international and not too bad. Once the alarm goes off it also offers a Snooze button for 5 minutes extra nap time.

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Talking Alarm Clock (Windows)

Should you prefer to set your own tunes and should you prefer a desktop tool, I recommend the Talking Alarm Clock. It comes with a lot of options which allow you to perfectly tune your alarms.

talking alarm clockActually, I didn’t get it to talk to me. Apparently there is no matching “text-to-speech” engine available on my computer and I didn’t bother enough to make it work. Playing a custom media file however worked fine.

And yes, you can change the character. Along with the Dschinni there are Robby, Peedy and Merlin at your service.

For more online alarm tools, check out the MUO directory.

What are your secrets to a perfect nap at work?

  1. Chris
    April 15, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Why is not listed?

    It has far more features than all the others...

    plus I can wake up to my favorite YouTube vids...

  2. Diamond
    September 16, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    You forgot one of the best online alarm clock:

  3. ken
    September 13, 2009 at 3:19 am has a trojan in it... id avoid it... made my computer crash... shot my hard drive.

  4. Neil
    February 10, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I strongly disagree that the green color in the Naked Alarm Clock is ugly!! That color is the reason I keep using this alarm!!!

  5. Emi
    February 9, 2009 at 1:16 am

    My favorite is Naked Alarm Clock. I fall asleep to Youtube cartoons, and most of the other clocks turn themselves off when I play flash vids in another window, and I oversleep. But Naked Alarm Clock always works.

  6. Raj
    January 25, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Another clock download for Windows is Say the Time. It's an alarm clock and also has sticky notes and does other things.

  7. Johnny
    January 25, 2009 at 11:45 am

    That is a great tool to have around. Easier the better and that is sure understandable. I just hate the sound of that alarm clock in the morning.

  8. DemoGeek
    January 1, 2009 at 1:08 am

    I would rather stick with my cell phone as I don't keep my laptop/desktop on my bedroom.

  9. Istok
    December 26, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    Kukuklok author here.

    I have added the famous "snooze" button. Thank you for your comments.

  10. JT
    December 26, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    I was using telenet but these alarm clocks are much better. Thank you.

    • Aibek
      December 28, 2008 at 1:15 pm


      What is it? I am just curious :-)

      • JT
        January 7, 2009 at 1:28 pm

        It is like Telnet but way better. Basically if you don't know how to pronounce Telnet, you say Telenet! It wakes you up by getting your colleagues so annoyed at you that they throw something at your head.

        • DB
          January 7, 2009 at 1:35 pm

          Is it similar to Explorerer?

        • DBSquared
          January 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm

          Even better, I just go into the operations room in our data center. Nap as long as I want. WOOT!

      • MB
        January 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm

        When the system crashes and I'm waiting for a dump, before I reboot or press Ctrl-P, I just call John Hockett and ask him to call me back. That way my phone rings and I don't need an alarm clock.

        • JT
          January 16, 2009 at 10:32 am

          They have a new term now for me. They call me Jay-Tee Jenkins..I am not sure why but I think it has something to do with World of Warcraft.

  11. Kaly
    December 23, 2008 at 12:54 pm
  12. david
    December 23, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Should you prefer to set your own tunes and should you prefer a desktop tool, I recommend the Talking Alarm Clock. It comes with a lot of options which allow you to perfectly tune your alarms.

  13. joe
    December 23, 2008 at 11:28 am

    There are two others two and .

    I prefer the latter it's actually trying to make the alarm clock of the future. Why wake up to just a meaningless noise?

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