Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hot Alarm Clock 5.2 has been released

  • New: You can start, stop or delete several selected items (alarms, timers, etc.) at once. To do this, you need to check "Multi Select" option first.
  • New "Blinking background" option for timers in floating windows has been added. You can uncheck this option to disable blinking when a timer runs out or an alarm is triggered.
  • Improved: In Windows 7 and above, when playing the sound of the alarm, all other sounds are muted and music playback is paused, if the sound device is set to default, and the "Turn on the volume" option is checked.
  • New: Translations of the user interface into 13 languages: Arabic, Czech, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmaal, Portuguese (Portugal), Turkish, and Ukrainian.
  • Improved user interface translation in some languages (especially Asian languages).
  • Fixed issue with turning on volume after wakeup in Windows 10.
  • Fixed issue with incorrect detection of system date and time format.
  • Fixed issue with incorrect alarm triggering on some PCs.
  • Some other fixes and improvements.

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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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