Monday, December 7, 2015

Hot Alarm Clock 5.1

  • New options to change the hotkeys have been added. In addition, the hotkeys can be set as system-wide hotkeys.
  • New: You can set the system-wide hotkeys (Start/Stop, Reset) for timers and stopwatches.
  • New: The analog clock can display the date and day of the week. You can select it in the "Layout" field.
  • New ability to change the color of the text in the floating window for transparent skin.
  • New: 2 sound packs have been added to the download section.
  • Improved Windows 10 Compatibility.
  • Fixed: Sometimes the floating window displayed the incorrect amount of months and days.
  • Fixed: Sometimes the floating window had an incorrect font size.
  • Fixed: "Text to Speech" option sometimes didn't work correctly in Windows 10.
  • Fixed: Sometimes the alarm event did not bring the reminder window to the foreground in Windows 8 and above.
  • Some other fixes and improvements.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Hot Alarm Clock 5.0

  • Hot Alarm Clock now fully supports Unicode.
  • New: You can set as many as 5 additional reminders for alarms and timers.
  • New Send to Foreground option has been added to the Reminder window.
  • New Multi Select option has been added to grids. You can right-click the grid to set that option. You can select several rows and delete all of them at once.
  • New: You can export data from any grid to an XML file, or import data from an XML file.
  • New ability to play AAC and MP4 files has been added.
  • New Show countdown timer column has been added to all grids.
  • New menu items Weekdays and Weekends have been added to the Add alarm button.
  • New settings for annual alarms have been added. Now you can add an alarm for the Thanksgiving Day and other yearly events.
  • New Show alarm time option has been added to the floating timers.
  • New ability to set a name for the current lap has been added.
  • New buttons Start lap with the same name and Delete lap have been added to the laps list.
  • New Show lap time option has been added to the floating stopwatches.
  • New Add Lap button has been added to the floating stopwatches.
  • New report system has been added to the stopwatches.
  • New hint for the floating timer shows the date and time of the next alarm.
  • New Start timer action has been added to alarms and timers.
  • New command line parameters /ADDALARM and /ADDTIMER have been added.
  • Improved: A person's birthday stays in the event window until the birthday was over, showing 0 in the time counter.
  • Improved: Now you can change the time of additional reminders for birthdays.
  • Improved: Now you can place a link inside of a label, so that you can click the link when the reminder pops up on the screen.
  • Improved: The layout for the analog clock has been enabled, so that you can select the 12-hour or 24-hour layout.
  • Improved: Titles of the floating windows are centered.
  • Improved: The Reset Grid button clears the current filter.
  • Improved: Additional query appears when you try to reset the laps in the stopwatch.
  • Fixed: Always on Top option for the floating windows didn't work properly.
  • Fixed: Sometimes the alarm didn't go off; instead of that, the countdown timer started to count up.
  • Fixed: If you used the ampersand character (&) in the label for an alarm event, "_" was displayed instead of "&" when the reminder window popped up for that event.
  • Fixed: Hot Alarm Clock sometimes lost the registration data.
  • Fixed: Hot Alarm Clock stopped playing any sounds at all.
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Hot Alarm Clock 4.2

  • New: You can edit the list of icons. Click Customize... in the bottom of the pop-up window. You can add, edit, delete, or move any icon in the list.
  • New Sound device option has been added to the main options. Now you can choose which audio device to play back all the alarms on.
  • New: You can set up an Outgoing mail server (SMTP) for sending a message when the alarm triggers. By default, Hot Alarm Clock uses your current e-mail program.
  • New ability to edit the list of snooze times has been added to the Reminder options.
  • New optional password protection has been added to the program. Check Request a password before starting and set up the password.
  • New Show the second hand option has been added to the Clock settings.
  • New scheduled tasks have been added to the Options:
    • If you want to set up automatic backup, set the Scheduled Backup checkbox, and specify the backup period. Backups will be stored in the Backup folder.
    • Select Scheduled Updates checkbox to have Hot Alarm Clock check for updates automatically.
  • New Timer column has been added to the list of birthdays.
  • New: The Date column in the list of birthdays has additional information about the age of the person.
  • New Cancel Snooze button has been added to the Info Panel. This button cancels the snooze of the selected alarm.
  • New codes that are used to display the name of the day of the week:
    • ddd   Displays the day as an abbreviation (Sun-Sat)
    • dddddddddd   Displays the day as a full name (Sunday-Saturday)
    • MMM   Displays the month as an abbreviation (Jan-Dec)
    • MMMMMMMM   Displays the month as a full name (January-December)
  • Hide the Hot Alarm Clock icon in the system tray option has been removed from the main options.
  • Some other fixes and improvements.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Hot Alarm Clock 4.1

  • New hidden column "Date" for alarms has been added.
  • New hidden column "Initial Value" for timers has been added.
  • New: The Hot Alarm Clock theme collection has been extended with 5 new themes inspired by Microsoft Windows 8 and Office 2013: Metropolis, Metropolis Dark, Office2013 White, Office2013 Light Gray, Office2013 Dark Gray.
  • New: Option "Set as default" for actions of alarms and timers: Wake up PC, Show message, etc.
  • New: The ability to print list of alarms, timers, etc.
  • Improved DPI Scaling support.
  • Improved volume control behavior.
  • Improved: The ability to change size of the Task window.
  • Fixed: The time is not showing up correctly when you use "System" time format and the system setting on your machine is 24 hour clock.
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Monday, October 14, 2013

Hot Alarm Clock 4.0


  • New kind of countdown timers has been added for alarms and timers: Analog.
  • New "Colors" style has been added so you can customize the color of floating windows.
  • New: Displaying of several months in the Calendar group has been added. The Calendar can be resized.
  • New Info panel to display a list of forthcoming events has been added.
  • New option for synchronizing time via the Internet has been added.
  • New: A status bar has been added in the Reminder window. The buttons on the status bar let you control the current alarm or stop its music.
  • New: Reading aloud of a predefined text when an alarm goes off has been added (Text-to-Speech).
  • New toggle button "Single Line" lets you display rows in the grid in a special way.
  • New button "Customize" invokes the Column Customization drop-down box, which lets you to toggle column visibility.
  • New: Support for the flac audio files has been added. Support for the wav files has been improved.
  • New: The Stay on Top option has been added for the Reminder window.
  • New: The Full Screen button has been added for floating windows and stopwatches.
  • New: A metronome has been added for timers. The new option lets you turn on a metronome a few seconds before the end of countdown.
  • New: Options Duration and Fade out for sound settings of alarms and timers have been added.
  • New types of actions for setting an alarm or timer has been added: Show Tooltip, Sunrise, End process.
  • New: The Test button has been added to the actions setup and sound setup, and also to the Reminder window's settings.
  • New: A warning window that appears before the computer shuts down or enters the sleep mode has been added.
  • New: The ability to display a label and the current time as text has been added for the Analog clock.
  • New: The ability to set a time for an alarm using the mouse has been added.
  • New sounds have been added from freesound.org
  • New: A link to catalogs of online radio stations has been added (Online radio settings).
  • New button for restoring default settings has been added (Options dialog box).
  • New: Alarm time setup has been added for birthdays.
  • New: The Wake up the computer from a sleep mode option has been added for birthdays.
  • New: Sound setup and Countdown timer setup has been added for birthdays and tasks.
  • New: The ability to copy a timer count to the clipboard and the ability to print the results of stopwatches on a printer have been added.
  • New: The ability to edit the names of Stopwatch Laps.
  • New: Data import from other applications or files has been added.
  • New: Simplified Chinese interface language has been added.
  • Improved the drop-down box for selecting an icon for alarms, timers, etc.
  • Improved: If you hover the mouse over a transparent window, it will become opaque.
  • Improved: If the screen resolution is changed, floating windows will stay within the screen.
  • Improved time updating in floating windows.
  • Improved: The 60-minute limit when setting an alarm via Occurs every X minutes in Daily frequency has been removed.
  • Fixed: Floating windows start blinking when the alarm goes off.
  • Fixed: Sometimes a database was incorrectly restored from a backup copy.
  • Fixed: Issue with the loss of sound.
  • Fixed: When a timer reaches zero, the floating window starts flashing. It can't stop flashing when you set the "(None)" sound.
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hot Alarm Clock 3.1

  • New: Column "Timer" has been added in the list of alarms.
  • New: Hot Alarm Clock stores the order of the navigation bar icons.
  • New: Swedish interface language has been added.
  • Fixed: Sometimes alarms not fires when the computer wakes up from a sleep mode.
  • Fixed: Daily alarms don't work correctly when field "Recurs every" equals 2 and more.
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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hot Alarm Clock 3.0 has been released

  • New: List of Clocks.
  • New: List of Stopwatches.
  • New: To-Do List.
  • New: Calendar view of all alarms, timers, tasks and birthdays.
  • New: Added translations of the UI into German, Spanish, French, Italian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Polish, Russian and Chinese Traditional languages.
  • New: Options window where you can set language, time format, snooze period, skin of reminder, etc.
  • New: Backup and Restore functions.
  • New: Quick reminder for alarm clock and timer.
  • New: Now you can create your own playlist for alarms. The playlist will be automatically shuffled.
  • New: Option "Set as default" for sound settings of alarms and timers.
  • New: Option for removing alarm or timer when the alarm has been used.
  • New: Option for timer "Start next timer on zero". Now you can create advanced timer like uses in microwave ovens.
  • New: Layout for countdown timers in floating windows.
  • New: Shortcuts for lists: Ctrl+N, Ctrl+Enter, Ctrl+Del, Ctrl+E.
  • New default sounds.
  • Fixed: Issue with daylight saving adjustment.
  • Lots of other fixes and improvements.
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