Freeware: PRC AlarmClock
Updated: 14 October 2003 (version 1.0.1)
PRC AlarmClock is a small and
simple - but yet very useful - alarmclock application. It will run on any
Microsoft Windows 98, 2000 (incl. Pro), Me and NT 3, 4, XP or later
platform. The language can be switched between English and Danish. Other
languages may be added if somebody volounteers to make a translation.
AlarmClock uses 240 kB to 2,6 MB space on the hard disk depending on
what's already installed on the PC. Add 2.7 to 2.9 MB for each of the two
2-minutes instruction videos (English and Danish):
Screen-grab from the English instruction video. Click the image to download/watch
AlarmClock is intended for use, where you just need a single timed alarm
with a short individual message like "Call Joe". The alarm message field
content may be copied/pasted by means of Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V.
AlarmClock can make/repeat the alarm every day or on a selected weekday,
only.When minimized the time of the alarm is displayed in the Windows Start-button
At the time of the alarm it pops up if minimized and forces itself to
the front of the screen. The alarm is indicated by a beep and by flashing
There are many much more complex
programmes like Microsoft Outlook, which can do the same job. But:
AlarmClock is free of charge!
But at the start-up -- in average every 15 times -- you've got to click the
[Close] button on a "business card" splash window to get to the alarm clock
- they are quite complex to
insert a simple alarm in, especially a repeated alarm.
- many places, everybody in
the company can read your Outlook alarm events via the network. Do you like
zip'ed file for installation of AlarmClock 1.0.1 (3.67 MB).
No updates available.
Two examples (there are many
- Link to
for downloading the PKZIP shareware (DOS, Windows, OS/2) for
conversion of the compressed zip-files to normal files (or vice versa).
- Winzip (shareware)
from Nico Mak Computing Inc. May be downloaded from
and many other sources. Very user-friendly: integrates with Windows FileManager
(Win 3.x) and Windows Explorer (Win 95+). May be combined withthe original
PKZIP, ARJ, LHA and/or ARC software for even better performance.
To avoid alarms from being forgotten
we strongly advise you to let AlarmClock start automatically with Windows:
To make a shortcut to AlarmClock in the Windows Start folder (names for buttons
and folders below is for an English language Windows):
- Unzip the files to a temporary
directory and run the setup file (setup.exe).
- Then follow the on-screen
- RIGHT-click (secondary
mouse button) the Windows [Start] button (normally in the lower left
corner of the screen).
- Select the floating menu
"Open". This opens a window with icons.
- Open the folder "Programmes".
This opens a window with more icons.
- Select the folder "Start".
This opens the Windows "Start" window with the icons of the applications
launched at the start of Windows.
- Insert the shortcut the
usual way: Right-click the window, select "New" > "Shortcut" and follow
1.0.1. Released 14 October 2003. Bug in the help system repaired (wrong winhelp.exe version called).
1.0.0. Released 10 December 2001.
No known bugs.
PRC AlarmClock is freeware. Use
it for example as a gift for a good friend or colleague. You are also allowed
to distribute it as much as you like, but you are not permitted to change
it or re-engineer it, and you are not permitted to charge more than the distribution
costs for it.
The design and functionality is copyright © Peter Ring Consultants
(PRC), Denmark 2001. All rights reserved.
If you want a special version of AlarmClock advertising for your company,
please contact PRC
See the AlarmClock Help file for complete legal information.
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