The app - Great! The widget - Not so much.
I believe that the app is beneficial yet refreshingly simple. The widget, however, can't show the full quote sometimes because it's too big for the widget box. There's no way to enlarge it and by tapping the box, the app leads me straight to the meditation program, not the quote. The settings are all for meditation; none for font size.
I enjoy using this app to help me with my meditation practice. They have improved it a lot since their previous app. I like that it will remind you meditate if you forget and it dings like a timer when your done.
Begins with 3 minute meditation. bit of a shock at first as it starts countdown as soon as you hit the start button. could have done with 30sec prelim to get you settled. otherwise really good like the regular chimes to keep me focused. Was short, snappy and very manageable. thank u
A Google User
Breath of fresh air
I'll be the first to admit I've been extremely lazy in my practice lately. I found this app as decided to give it a try, it helps put me back in my practice. I do what it says and that's all I do. It slowly works you up from just a couple of minutes too much more. It's slowly gets you adjusted to sitting longer.. it was good for me, it would be even better for beginners. Especially if you're new to meditation. Give it a try. simple an easy to use.
Simple, Useful App
It does what its supposed to do, except I do wish that it could be increased to longer increments. The real selling point is the notification to meditate, which makes you feel guilty for missing a day. Perfect for the person who needs a nice little pick me up in the middle of the day.
It is so simple to meditate but it can seem daunting. This app completely does away with anything unnecessary and allows you to focus on your one task: to meditate. The app itself is well made and lovely to navigate. I love the option for sounds throughout meditation or just at the end, or no sounds at all. And the home screen widget is great for getting little doses of wisdom throughout my day. Thank you for this app.
Really simple and easy to use. Very relaxing and the light gong sound is amazing. One downside: as you choose to meditate, you have to keep messing with the sound cntrol in order to get it to play the sounds. It should play by default. If you fix that it's five stars
Easy and Beautiful
Best of all, it works in my life. Interface is good. I like that it builds up from easier levels. The daily reminder makes me smile. It's not intrusive, yet I notice on days when I got too rushed in the morning, that my breathing calms in anticipation as the reminder pops up to, oh ever so gently, suggest that I remember to meditate today, "Please." Getting started on meditation used to be a Have-to, now it's more like Oh Thank You, I would love to! Still just getting started, but for now this is a resounding Yes. Oh, and speaking of resounding, I have yet to try out any other sounds, the chinese bells have me enthralled.
I have never done much meditating, but I am starting to realixe that it is a lot more important than I originally thought. So this app is nice because it allows you to figure it out for yourself and what works for you while also giving you some structure and guidance. The information I collected online was overwhelming and guided meditation is not all its cracked up to be. I like this one very much!
This app is really helpful I just started and now I'm feeling better about myself then I was before. I didn't think that it would help me from being stress and angry.. but as I do this it has helped thus far . I contining on meditating through out my days. Best stress reliever yet!
Really like it
I started with the buddhist meditation app which was ok but this app is like the new and improved version. Everything I disliked about the earlier version was fixed on this one. I hope one day they have an option for chant based practices like an audio of "namo..." and "om padme.." that you'd hear in temple.
Good app. Nerds more choices...
I like this appp, but don't like tht u can't change settings and then listen to bells until you use app or that you can't change settings while inside app. Also, dont know when medotation is over w/o javing to watch rhe clock. Otherwise happy with it.
I enjoy meditating to the sound of the chime, however, I don't think of the wise sayings. I was taught to free the mind and strive to think of NOTHING, which is harder than it sounds. I only read the thought after. I like that the app has a reminder next to the battery icon at the top of the screen to remind me to meditate. Only problem is I have to try to turn it on multiple times before it works. It gives me a message that it has 'stopped" repeatedly.
So far so good!
I appreciate that the first several meditations are only three minutes long. It makes getting started easy. Just made it to level 2, so let's see what that brings. The only reason why its not a 5 star app is because of the obnoxiously large donation and share button after every single meditation. 5 stars = asking for donation or share at the completion of every level or two
More sounds please
Does what it needs to do. Wish there were nature sounds to accompany the meditation. I sometimes can not find both time and a quiet place simultaneously. So having head phones and some good relaxing sounds to block out the noise would be great. I could purchase them separately and start my music player before starting the app, but I am simply making a suggestion that the app be all-inclusive of the tools necessary in any condition.
Solid if not with a few annoyances
The developer really ought to consider making the option to customize which level you start out with, because I can definitely meditate for way longer than three minutes. Also, what happens if you need to reinstall? In addition, the meditation reminder notification will bug you even if you swipe to dismiss until you meditate that day. That is either a huge design oversight or a bug. Otherwise it's a good app.
I find this app beneficial. The calls to charity are a reminder of our connectedness even if I rarely respond. Found more rewarding to use after experimenting on how to reactivate bell. Had to hold sound button down when in sound mode to make it work. Just toggling or cycling between modes did not work on LG G2.
I love this app and recommend it to anyone who mentions an interest in practicing meditation. However, it's a bit frustrating to have to uninstall it and reinstall it after I hit level 10. If I didn't have to do that, this app would get five stars from me.
I love the concept. The notification is a great reminder. Gradually increasing time/levels helps me dig in gradually. I just wish the meditation sounds could be spaced out at 1 minute intervals. I don't want constant sound, just punctuation. But this has the sounds as all or nothing -- and what it has is a little bit grating. I'm still using it for now. Prefer the sounds and intervals of insight timer. But want to use the training aspects of this one.
This app has truly been a life saver for me. I have been battling depression my entire life, but always found wisdom and peace in Buddhism. I found and tried this meditation app because I wanted to more fully experience Buddhism but there are no places near me to learn and practice meditation. This app with the Dhammapada has helped find so much truth and wisdom in my life, and it has only been a year since I began to truly call myself a Buddhist.
Meditation is something new to me. This is a great application so far no bugs. I have been using it for a week. The application reminds me to meditate everyday, I am starting to notice more mental clarity. I will post more results as I get used to meditating. Thank you.
Three minutes are a perfect first step.
A free, gentle reminder to turn inward at least once a day. This has been an excellent way to restart my much longer meditation sessions after a hellish year when I let my practice lapse. A lovely intro for beginners, a good reminder for the more advanced. Thank you for creating this.
Simple & Elegant
Starts off with a short 3 minute meditation its non invasive I don't wonder when the end is going to come, it lets me know so I don't have to keep peeking at the clock. I really like this meditation app. I am NOT good at sitting still, but this is helping me learn how.
Simple & Helpful
Simple and effective app to assist you in developing a meditation practice. The reminder icon will keep reappearing in your alerts until you complete your practice. I like the meditation sounds but I wish I could control the frequency. The gong is nice but distracting because it plays too incessantly. I would like more time between repitions.
Great meditation tool
I've been on and off about my meditation for a while now and this is a great way to get back into it. The daily reminders help a lot and the mantras give you something to think about through your day to make it a little brighter! Though I do wish it would let you turn the screen off without quitting the app. Also the widget with the mantras doesn't resize the text for longer mantras so they will be partially unreadable.
Great app! Thank you
I like this app because of the reminders. The only thing I would change would be an ability to set the starting time manually for those of us who already practice. I would like the option to start at a time of my choosing..say between 3- 6 min? I appreciate the effort put in to make this for me! Thanks again, Elliot