If you, like most people, don't love being jolted out of bed by the sound of obnoxious clanging then you're going to love the 'Rise' alarm app for iPhone and iPad. The gorgeous app not only has a beautiful and peaceful interface, it also features some awesome sounds to gently awake you.
To operate the snooze function, you only have to tap the screen once. To entirely shut the alarm off, all you have to do is glide your finger across the screen; the app itself could not be more simple. The app concept may seem redundant due to the free alarm that comes on any iPhone, but the actual function of the app surpasses the Apple version by lightyears. The $1.99 purchase is worth it in the long run for a beautiful way to wake up in the morning.