Looking for a Alarm Clock for Ubuntu with following:

  1. Repeat an alarm after user defined period of time
  2. Can be paused
  3. Can be reset
  4. Shows a visual indication at alarm time
  5. Visual indication should remain till it is dismissed by user

These 3 should all do what you require and are in the repositories:


Alarm Clock is a fully-featured alarm clock which resides in the notification area. It is easy to use yet powerful with support for multiple and repeatable alarms, as well as snoozing and a flexible notification system.

Two types of alarms are supported: Alarm Clocks and Timers. Notification is done by either playing a sound or launching an application.

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This package has a complete graphical front end with which a user can set an alarm to wake the computer - from poweroff if possible - and read a user-defined text. This text can grab relevant information (date, time, weather, Evolution schedule and tasks, news from an rss feed, number of new email messages, etc.) and speak that as well, or play music, all as defined by the user. More capabilities can be added to the alarm via a complete and simple plugin system. Supports multiple alarms.

Install via the software center

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Alarm Clock is the personal alarm clock for GTK+ desktop environments. It supports sound fading, scheduled alarms, snooze option, passive window reminders, exception lists for scheduled alarms, exporting alarms and much more!

Install via the software center

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    All links are broken, but for alarm-clock-applet you may find a package here: packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=alarm-clock-applet – Jocelyn Jan 20 '20 at 19:16
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    alarm-clock-applet doesn't seem to exist in 19.10 – Mark E. Haase Mar 9 '20 at 12:42
  • I downloaded this app, by me, is the Start Application button on by default and it is imposible to turn off. The default command is rhythmbox-client --play. I just left it like that. Then what I later found out is that this 'Rhythmbox` is on by default when I boot the computer and starts to play some media files that happen to be in its playlist. – dafnahaktana Dec 29 '20 at 10:50

By Terminal, you can use this command:

sudo apt-get install alarm-clock-applet

Source: http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2015/05/how-to-install-alarm-clock-in-ubuntu-1504.html

  • What does this add to the existing, accepted answer? – Organic Marble Aug 18 '18 at 15:47
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    My answer gives the user the ability to install the app directly using the terminal in a simple way, the accepted answer gives only links to the app repo and it redirects to snapcraft.io/store I personally get confused and didn't get any benefit from it. – Omar Alahmed Aug 26 '18 at 8:42
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    Package doesn't exist for Ubuntu 19.10, but you may find an older package here (package for 19.4 works on 19.10): packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=alarm-clock-applet – Jocelyn Jan 20 '20 at 19:19
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    Am grateful to you for this shortcut option. – Aquarius_Girl Aug 18 '20 at 8:59
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    I wish I saw this answer first – Phil_1984_ Nov 3 '20 at 22:54

You might want to have a look at Teatime:

  • sudo snap install teatime; see snapcraft.io/teatime – Andrew Krizhanovsky Jul 25 '20 at 8:08
  • This app does not support setting an alarm at a certain time of the day, nor does it support repeating that alarm. Does not do what the OP asked – Jacques Apr 8 at 8:01

For Ubuntu Budgie

Budgie CountDown

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The icon changes color on time progress, from green to yellow - red.

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  • For 16.04 - 17.10:

    Activate backports:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports

    and run:

    sudo apt install budgie-countdown-applet
  • For 18.04 and higher, it will be in the repos.

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