This opens up infinite possibilities for your alarms. If you work at different hours on different days, you don't need to bother anymore setting different alarms. Just set one with the hashtag #work and AlarmPad will follow the times you set on your events containing this tag. If you want to ignore alarm on holidays, set your alarm with a hashtag #wakeup and use it only on your workdays. If you remove an event, the alarm also won't trigger. It is that simple. There is no need anymore to keep updating both your alarms and your calendar events. You can keep it all in one place.
- First, you need to enable "advanced mode" on the settings menu;
- Once you do that, a new calendar icon will be available on AlarmPad's home screen. Click on it to add an event-based alarm;
- Most settings are the same as that of a time-based alarm. The only difference is that instead of picking a time for your alarm, you pick an existing hashtag or enter a new one. Note that your hashtags must start with #.
- Click on add alarm to finish. Your new alarm will immediately start monitoring your calendar events for the hashtag you entered. If there are already events with it added to your calendar, the alarm will show the next time it will ring.
- Even if there are no events yet, you can leave the alarm active for the next time you add one.
In addition to calendar-based alarms, this new version comes with notifications of upcoming alarms and an action plugin for Tasker for you to handle all your alarms directly from Tasker. We will cover these two in the next posts.
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