Is there a way to set up an hourly reminder?

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  1. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    Say I just want an alert to go off on the hour throughout the day monday through friday 9am to 5pm for time management purposes. Is there a way to do this without having events all over every single day?
     
  2. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    The easiest way I can think of without having to get anything extra:

    You could just set a bunch of alarms in the Clock app, one for each hour.
     
  3. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    There is an app in the app store that you can set to chime on the hour.
    I don't recall the name, but I had it for awhile and finally deleted it.
     
  4. Ravich thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm willing to get something extra, since I dont want them to be regular alarms because then I have to fuss with them every hour instead of being able to just note that it's been an hour since the last time it notified me.
     
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  6. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Yup, that's the one...:)
     
  7. Ravich thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm... judging from the reviews, I need a bit more customization to spend money on it. I might want to change it to every half hour and I might want it to be on vibrate even when my phone isnt.
     
  8. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Just Google it like Aggie did, there are many clock and alarm apps in the app store.
     
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    Yeah, that was just the first link I got. I'm sure there are free ones out there.
     
  10. Ravich thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I really havent had any luck finding anything past the app referenced in this thread. Anyone know of other forums where I might be able to get help with this question?
     
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    I can't understand why you are having so much trouble, I found 3 clock apps in iTunes that support multiple alarms in less than 5 minutes.
     
  13. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    you clearly have no idea what hes looking for. He doesnt want to have to take any action every time the alarm goes off, which he would have to do with all those alarms most likely. He wants it to go off with a short one time sound and thats it....kinda like a text message.
     
  14. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I "clearly" do have an idea what he is looking for. The chime, that was linked to in post 5, will do exactly that. No interaction needed! I had the app for awhile and deleted it. He said, in the initial post that he wanted an hourly alarm, and that app will do that.
     
  15. Ravich thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But you said you found 3 more of them. Can you please link them? That would be very helpful.
     
  16. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    right but the other 3 you found in under 5 minutes most likely do not.
     
  17. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    How could you possibly know that, all three chime on the hour and one of them can be set to chime on the quarter hour, all without any interaction.

    Here is one more example.

    In today's digital world it's nice to slow down and remind ourselves of a different time. If you are like a lot of people, you've replaced your watch with the clock on your cell phone. Well, now that cell phone can be just as beautiful as the watch. In fact, in can be much more grand. With Clock, your iPhone or iPod Touch becomes a beautiful and fully functional wall clock, complete with grandfather clock chimes. But these aren't your Grandfather's westminster chimes, oh no. Clock's chimes can take on seven different sounds. Just start the app and pop the phone into your pocket; every 15 minutes the chimes will ring out just like that old grandfather clock at your parent's house. Or, if you prefer, adjust the chimes to ring on the half hour or hour. And at the top of every hour, just like pop's clock, the chimes will count out the hour for you.

    But that's not all. At night, pop the iPhone into a speaker dock and be lulled to sleep by the tick-tock of the clock. Clock accurately recreates the sound of a swinging pendulum in a large grandfather clock. The sound of the ticking, and the chimes for that matter, is fully adjustable. Turn it off during the day, turn it up at night, or any combination of the two. And unlike at least one other grandfather clock app in the app store, Clock keeps on "ticking" even when your phone's screen dims.
     
  18. Ravich thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What is it about that app description that makes you think that it a) has a vibrate option, and b) runs in the background?

    I'm not sure why you're bothering to post if you're going to go out of your way not to be helpful.
     
  19. Jenavive macrumors newbie

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    app - Alarmed ~ Reminders

    I found your question while searching for a similar solution. I think I found an app that may be the answer for you as well.

    In the iPhone app store, search for alarmed ~ reminders. It is free. I think it was released in Apr 2011.

    It runs in the background. I'm not sure what other criteria you had besides customization so if I'm missing something, my apologies. I read this thread on my iPhone and it was a little tricky to follow all replies.

    Hope this helps!
     
  20. Aquatic, Nov 29, 2012
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    Chime app on the hour or any other time

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    This Chime app has several advantages to some others:
    - Set to chime on the hour (or half-hour, quarter-hour, or just before the hour).
    - Has quiet time when chime doesn't chime.
    - It's free

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chime/id414830146?mt=8


    Correction: cannot pick just any time, subject is incorrect
     
  21. oliviairis macrumors newbie

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    Aida Reminder

    I ended up using Aida Reminder Lite. It's not very attractive but it gets the job done. I set it up to alert me every hour on the half hour (8:30, 9:30, 10:30, etc.). It has the option to give you a 5 minute advance warning ("pre-alert") and you can also have the alert repeat every minute ("post-alert") until you dismiss it. It would be nice if this increment could be more like 5 minutes but the only options are 1 minute or one hour. In order to dismiss the alarm you need to open the app. I'm fairly satisfied with the functionality.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Can't you just do that with the default (Apple) Reminds app at this point?
     
  23. oliviairis macrumors newbie

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    Apple reminders can only repeat daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or yearly. If you want hourly reminders on a daily basis you would need to set a seperate reminder for each hour of the day...quite a pain unfortunately.
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can set different intervals if you create a reminder via Siri and say something different (like every 4 weeks, or every hour). I haven't checked it for "every hour" personally, but I have set it for various other repeat intervals that aren't available in the Reminders app UI itself.
     
  25. oliviairis macrumors newbie

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    Siri's functionality is limited by that of the applications she has access to. If you ask Siri to remind you to do something hourly she says "I can't remind you that frequently. My apologies."
     

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