Talking Alarm Clock lets your computer remind you of important dates and events.

  • It uses Microsoft® Agent to show a talking animated alarm.  The alarm can also play any sound you choose and includes a handy snooze button.
  • An alarm can be set to go off once, daily, weekly, monthly or annually, with very flexible scheduling.  Each alarm can have multiple schedules.
  • You can configure an alarm to open files, run programs, send email, and open web pages.
  • An icon in the Windows® system tray gives quick access to the alarm clock.  The New Alarm Wizard makes adding an alarm fast and easy.
  • Talking Alarm Clock's windows are easy on the eye, with soft colors and gentle transitions.  There's also help balloon that shows a full explanation of each part of the alarm clock window.

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What's New

Here are some of the latest features of Talking Alarm Clock

  • An alarm can talk using either Microsoft® Agent or Microsoft® Speech (a.k.a. SAPI5).
  • You now have more control over which language Microsoft® Agent uses.
  • An alarm can play a Windows Media Player or iTunes playlist.
  • The Talking Alarm Clock window has a new list that shows the alarms scheduled for a specific day, week, or month.
  • It's compatible with Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 and Windows® 8.

Installation Notes

To install and use Talking Alarm Clock, your system will need:

  • Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Agent (optional) or Double Agent (optional)
  • Approximately 30 MB of free disk space


If you already have a previous version of Talking Alarm Clock installed, you can upgrade to the latest version by simply downloading and installing it.  The installer will automatically recognize it as an upgrade.


You can't have more than one version of Talking Alarm Clock installed at the same time, and when you install version 2.0 it will replace any previous versions installed on your machine.

Talking Alarm Clock 2.0 is mostly "downward compatible" with previous versions.  You can uninstall version 2.0 and reinstall version 1.5 without losing your alarms.  However, any alarm that has been updated with version 2.0 will lose its shortcuts when used with a previous version.

On Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 or Windows® 8, you can choose a compatibility setting using the Talking Alarm Clock Support program.  If you choose to stay compatible with the Windows® XP version, you'll be able to copy alarms between Windows® XP machines and Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 or Windows® 8 machines, and you'll stay compatible with version 1.5.  However, you'll need administrative privileges to use the application.

To set the Windows® XP compatibility, you must run the Talking Alarm Clock Support program "as administrator".

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Run the Talking Alarm Clock setup (click on the link and pick Run or Open).  The setup program will download and open the installation package.  Then just follow the installation instructions.

Once Talking Alarm Clock has been installed, look for Talking Alarm Clock in the Programs Menu.  You should also see an icon that looks like this in the Windows® system tray.  Right click on the icon to add a new alarm or show the alarm clock.

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From Harry Staudenmayer:

"Of all the free programs out there this is about the simplest, most functional and useful I have seen or used.  Your software engineers should be commended for not showing how smart they are by creating a complex program that is difficult to use but by creating a really great simple pc tool."

From Teresa Cochran:

"I just got the Alarm Clock app and I love it; it is fun and very user-friendly for the visually-impaired, too. I'm totally blind and love the fun audio options and the blessedly simple interface. So thanks so much."

From Bradley Creer:

"I've been using the Talking Alarm Clock for a couple of years now, and I just take it for granted. That is the best compliment an application could ever receive – that it just works – every time, all the time."