Desktop Alarm Clock Widget
Desktop Alarm Clock Widget is a simple application built on the Adobe AIR platform, that provides a simple alarm function for your desktop. It is easy to work with it, as it packs limited features.
The interface of the tool is represented by a simple window with no extraordinary elements from the visual perspective. But we must also take into account the fact that Desktop Alarm Clock Widget has not been updated for a very long time.
The "what you see is what you get" concept clearly applies to the tool, as there are no other options available, aside from the ones visible in the main frame. An analog clock is displayed here, which is synchronized with the local system time.
You can write the hour and minute or select them using two arrow buttons, write a message, and set the alarm with the simple click of a button. Unfortunately, Desktop Alarm Clock Widget doesn't provide a countdown timer as well.
We have tested this app on older and newer OS platforms alike, thinking that we have encountered some compatibility issues. However, aside from the message that is shown in the primary panel, Desktop Alarm Clock Widget does not trigger any sound notifications or flashes any dialogs. Basically, you have to remember to access the main frame in order to read the scheduled message, which kind of defeats the purpose.
The tool is light on the system resources, using a low quantity of CPU and memory. It has a good response time and works well, without causing the OS to hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. However, Desktop Alarm Clock Widget has not been updated for a very long time, and it clearly lacks some essential features.