After a month off to work on the website, I've shifted my focus back to Wake Up! Pro . The problem that prevented me from releasing an ALPHA version last month was quickly resolved (amazing how simple problems are after you've taken some time to rest and come back to it). I'm pleased to announce that the .EXE file itself is compiling nicely and I'm preparing to BETA test it... if anyone would like to be in the loop on this, lemme know. I'm still not setting a release date, but after my progress in the last two weeks, I'm optimistic that 2.5.0 can replace 2.1.2 early next month. I'm also planning to revamp the Wake Up! Pro page here on EG and to make a new 'Extra Tones' file, which was popular back in the version 1.5 days.
There is a screenshot on the right, though not all of the work shows up on the clock itself. Here's a rundown of what's coming:
More indicators! Don't like indicators? Just turn 'em off! (You can hide the date as well if you only want the time)
Color of the 'chassis' can be changed without using a background image, and the image will show up around the buttons (problem in 2.1). On the flip side, an image can now be used for the background of the clock.
Pffft... like I'd stop at "Hourly chime"?!?!?! Program chimeage for any minute you like, and have certain sounds play only at certain times of the day... or just use the master on/off switch. Chimes can be borrowed from alarm settings, and alarms can be used to turn chimes on and off for the day.
View Presets handle more like Alarms, a lot more. They're easier to switch between, too.
WUP can play sounds when you open it and when you close it.
Quick Set Alarms are customizable.
Date/Time formatting wayyyy more flexible.
Limits to how many times you can hit 'Snooze' (just what morning-you needed!)
Error Detection (did you really want to set an alarm for 6:30 PM?????)
Less chaotic randomization of alarm beep tones (set limits so WUP can 'ballpark it')
and, just for fun, you can check a box and make the colons flash on the clock!
If anyone would like to BETA test this, lemme know. I need to know if this works on Vista.