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Mind app review: use meditation to relax and prepare for the day ahead

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Introduction

The Mind editation app is no longer in iTunes but our best meditation apps for iPhone list has some good alternatives. You can find all the best iPhone apps on our applists. We have also reviewed these meditation apps or check out all our iPhone app reviews:-

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We’re always on the go from the time we wake up until the time we go to bed. Our weekends may be a little more relaxing but not much. Instead of worrying about our works timetable we replace it with our family’s timetable. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing - it’s just life. But, it can be stressful. If you want to prepare yourself for a stressful day there’s no better way than with a little meditation. Mind is a simple little app that will assist you by allowing you to meditate for a worry free period of time knowing that the app is there to help bring you out of your meditation when it’s time. This is a free app and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, an iPod Touch.

Mind

Free

Relaxing Meditation

Meditation is an important ritual in eastern cultures and is becoming much more popular in the west as well. We can’t avoid the stress in our daily life but we can attempt to control it through practiced meditation techniques. Mind is not an app that will teach you meditation techniques – if that’s what you’re looking for you’ll want to go back to the App Store and keep looking. What Mind can do for you is to make sure your mediation sessions are stress free. If you have to worry about how you’re going to be able to come out of your meditation when it’s time, it will be hard to put your heart and soul into it. Mind allows you to meditate for a set period of time without worry because you know the app will be there to bring you out of it. 

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One of the biggest problems with this app is that the notifications don’t seem to work if your device is locked. This is a major concern if you’re planning on mediating for more than a couple of minutes. You can always turn the lock function off on your device, but if you forget to turn it back on this can seriously affect your battery life. This app isn’t very big – you’ll only need about 0.5 MB of free space on your device.

How it Works

Mind is a very basic app. When you open up the app you’ll see a screen divided into three sections. The top part of the screen simply tells you how long you have your meditation session set for – the application default is for 25 minutes. The second part of the screen is a colored bar that you can slide to change the timer to the amount of meditation time you are looking for. The maximum amount is 60 minutes. The bottom part of the screen is simply a button you tap to start the timer.

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When you start the timer you’ll notice a ratchet sound that indicates your session has started. The top part of the screen will now tell you to “Relax. Focus on your breathing.” When the time is complete the app will sound off with a series of gongs to bring you out of your meditation session.

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Mind

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Timer can be set for up to sixty minutes
  • Sound notifications to indicate the start and finish of your meditation session

Cons

  • Notification doesn’t work if lock screen is on

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Final Words

If you’re looking for a simple app that will help you to time your meditation sessions you may want to give Mind a try. This is a bare bones app that does one thing – it creates a timed meditation session that notifies you when your sessions over. It’s simple but it works.

Mind

Free
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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.