Most Mac users have a warm and fuzzy relationship with our Macs. It’s the most personal of personal computers. How personal? My Macs have their own room. And that’s where they live.
Do your Macs sleep with you? If they do, do you use your Mac as an alarm clock to awaken you each day at a specific time?
Wake Up Light is an inexpensive Mac app that simulates the rising sun. It’s cool and it kinda sorta oughta work (but not quite).
First, Wake Up Light is an attractive on-screen Mac app that looks like a modern alarm clock you be happy to have on a bedroom nightstand.
Set it to wake you up as specific time, and it uses five different sounds to help you wake up gradually. It doesn’t use iTunes, and the sounds are built-in to Wake Up Light.
Light? That’s the problem. Wake Up Light uses a slowly glowing, slowly rising sun-like image on the screen to gradually fill your room with the appearance of sunlight.
It’s like a colorful sunrise that comes from your Mac instead of the window. Here’s how it works.
The only real problem is that your Mac is not the sun.
Even in a completely darkened room, Wake Up Light is more like Wake Up Lite Light. Your Mac’s screen just doesn’t have enough light power to make your whole room glow as it would with the sun coming in through a window.
It’s nice. It works fine with the built-in sounds as an alarm clock, but the light itself is mostly anemic, even with a price tag of a few dollars (and there’s no trial version).
And then there’s that other question. You sleep with your Mac?