I can’t be the only one that despises the date picker found within the Clock app’s alarm settings. I find that it requires too much thought to set an alarm, especially in the wee hours of the morning when you can just barely open your eyes.
PadClock is a new jailbreak tweak that fixes the cumbersome setup found inside the stock alarm clock. It does so by replacing the original date picker with an easy to use number pad.
After installation, you’ll notice a new number pad in the “add alarm” section of the iPhone’s stock Clock app. Along with the new number pad, you’ll see a button dedicated to switching between AM and PM.
The great thing about PadClock is that you can simply type in when you want the alarm to sound; there’s no longer a need to scroll through a list of times in order set the alarm.
In the first beta version of PadClock that I was testing, the tweak featured support for 24 hour time. That meant that I could type in 14:00, and the alarm would set for 2:00 PM. Unfortunately, on this latest beta edition of PadClock, you no longer have the ability to use 24 hour time, as the developer has adopted AM and PM buttons instead. While I’m not against the AM and PM buttons, it would be nice to be able to use both methods for inputing times.
Despite that minor gripe, PadClock is a tweak that will undoubtedly find a happy home on many iPhones. I know that I’ve always found it annoying to use the scroll feature to set my alarm, and I’m sure I’m not alone in my sentiments.
PadLock is available right now on the BigBoss repo. Download it, and let me know what you think about it below.