Simplistic yet intuitive desktop-integrated alarm utility, Cuckoo, available via Ubuntu Software Center (Ubuntu 12.10)
Sometimes, we are focused on various workflows (such as finishing a document, watching a movie, listening a live-broadcast show, etc), aspect that tends to consume "precious" time from one's planned time period, generating unpleasant consequences (inability to complete a second document, missing another just-as-important show, etc).
Cuckoo is a simplistic yet effective intuitive alarm utility, allowing users to hassle-free set alarms in a matter of seconds, approach that sometimes acts as blocking unfruitful longer-than-planned activities.
Launching Cuckoo presents the user a double-sided utility, featuring a main window (containing available actions and
Preferences), as well as a handy monochrome-enabled appindicator.
Its usage is as simple as adding an alarm (clicking on the
Add button and filling relevant fields) and switching the just-added alarm ON.
Cuckoo exposes in-progress alarms via a desktop notification and alarm-specific sounds, as well as adding a countbadge to its Unity launcher item.
Cuckoo 1.0.8 has landed in Ubuntu Software Center, being available for installation via USC (enriching the previous Ubuntu 12.04-only version with Ubuntu 12.10 support).