Tip #7-Record your own alarms

Category:
Posted: November 18, 2002

Create new alarms! Did you know that you can use the included Voice Recorder app to create alarms?

Launch the Voice Recorder app and open record some audio. Next, select the menu option "Data > Convert to Alarm" Check the box in front of the recorded file to convert and tap the "Alarm" button.

Now, open the standard DateBook app, and open the menu "Options > Preferences". Tap on the "Alarm Sound dropdown, and your recording is now in the list. Select it, and the sound you recorded will now ne your alarm!

This could have many cool and novel possibilities!

Note: I found that the converted alarms to not yet appear in the list in DateBK5. Pimlico Software is aware of this and is working to include this function in a future release. I will update this thread as I find our about updates.

Update: Here's a work-around: Just record and convert the alarm normally in Voice Recorder. Next, go into the native Date Book app and select the new alarm. Finally, go back into DateBK5 and uncheck the "DateBK5 handles alarms" checkbox in the Alarm Preferences. You lose some of the DateBK5 alarm functionality, but you get the custom alarms!

copyright © 2021 Jim's Tips

Complete Collections

Top site

Jim is proud to have had his site GmailTips.com included as one of PC Magazine’s “99 Undiscovered Web Sites” in their list of “Top Web Sites of 2006“. These sites were described as:
"...sites that are flying under the radar, but are useful, funny, or interesting enough to merit entrée into the Web's public consciousness."
- PC Magazine, 2006
GMailTips
www.gmailtips.com
By Kyle Monson
"This exhaustive Gmail tips site has all sorts of hints and tricks to help you get the most out of the free mail service. The site is run by Jim of Jim's Tips, and if it doesn't quench your thirst for shortcuts, go to his main page (www.jimstips.com) for more mobile- and Web-application tricks."
- PC Magazine, 2006

Complete Collections

Top site

Jim is proud to have had his site GmailTips.com included as one of PC Magazine’s “99 Undiscovered Web Sites” in their list of “Top Web Sites of 2006“. These sites were described as:
"...sites that are flying under the radar, but are useful, funny, or interesting enough to merit entrée into the Web's public consciousness."
- PC Magazine, 2006
GMailTips
www.gmailtips.com
By Kyle Monson
"This exhaustive Gmail tips site has all sorts of hints and tricks to help you get the most out of the free mail service. The site is run by Jim of Jim's Tips, and if it doesn't quench your thirst for shortcuts, go to his main page (www.jimstips.com) for more mobile- and Web-application tricks."
- PC Magazine, 2006