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

5 Answers 5


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.

Install via the software center

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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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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

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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. Aug 26, 2018 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, 2020 at 19:19
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    Am grateful to you for this shortcut option. Aug 18, 2020 at 8:59
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    I wish I saw this answer first
    – Phil_1984_
    Nov 3, 2020 at 22:54
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    I am getting this error: E: Unable to locate package alarm-clock-applet on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Dec 16, 2021 at 12:42

You might want to have a look at Teatime:

  • sudo snap install teatime; see snapcraft.io/teatime Jul 25, 2020 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, 2021 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.


To install alarm-clock-applet in Ubuntu 22.04: https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/amd64/alarm-clock-applet/download. I downloaded the amd64 architecture for my system: alarm-clock-applet_0.3.4-1build1_amd64.deb.

$ sudo apt-get install ./alarm-clock-applet_0.3.4-1build1_amd64.deb
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 alarm-clock-applet : Depends: gconf-service
                      Depends: libappindicator1 (>= 0.4.90)
                      Depends: libgconf-2-4 (>= 3.2.5) but it is not installed
                      Depends: libunique-1.0-0 (>= 1.0.0) but it is not installed
                      Depends: gconf2 (>= 2.28.1-2)
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
$ sudo apt-get --fix-broken install

"Alarm Clock" application should now be available to run.

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