My best friend keeps saying she doesn't want to purchase an iPod alarm clock just yet because she expects something better, newer and less expensive will come out the moment she does. In the meantime, she swears by the Alarm Clock 2.4, a free menu item alarm clock for setting either one time or repeating alarms on your laptop or computer! Created by Robbie Hanson, this program allows you to wake up to anything in your iTunes library.
Why does she like it? You don't have to waste energy by keeping your computer on all night because this tool can wake your computer from sleep mode. Other great features include choosing snooze length, hitting snooze with the Apple remote as well as the gradual increase in system volume if you don't feel like waking up to blasting Metallica. Download Alarm Clock 2.4 from Apple.