EDIT: Buggy app. Hangs after every meditation session. Emailed support 4 days ago, haven't heard back. Do not recommend for Android phones. Great but ironic. Meditation/Buddhism can free us of attatchments. But this is a subscription-based business model. To survive, they do an excellent job of gamifying the experience and making us attached to the app ;)
The app works great on my phone (S7) but I don't really see the appeal to getting a paid subscription. I can easily listen to meditations in a variety of lengths, on a variety of topics from YouTube, and it doesn't cost me anything at all. Why pay $11 a month when the same thing is free online?
The concept of this app is great. But the price is INSANE. And anything worthwhile is locked away for subscribers. 124$ a year?? I would love to get this to use with my students, but unlike other meditation apps like Pacifica they don't even have a limited selection available to non subscribers. Obviously all this ten percent happier guy cares about with this app is profit over helping people. I thought this app was the best thing ever until I realized it was locked away for a $100+ fee.
I hope this review gets out to others. This app is great and helps people focus on relaxing and calming themselves, but people must understand that it isn't true meditation. its a newer western form of it. It won't help you spiritually, and this is backed by the fact that no spiritually inclined person would ever charge so much to share what they knew with others. Feel free to use the app but don't treat it as some sort of enlightening app that will turn you into a shaman, its more so a app to help calm yourself and give your life a little break every so often.
This app and series of meditative recordings are great, giving back some mental health to myself. Only wish I had known about it sooner! It does drop sessions from time to time though and that's more recently and on android (for me). Perhaps the latest release did something that can be fixed?
I've finished the foundation pack, 30 days and bought a month to try out and I will definitely be continuing. I just started the "anxiety" pack. Thirty-four days in and I really can feel a difference. Extremely powerful tools and having Andy guide you through as your own digital sensei is really nice and creates a sense of consistency. Sure you can cobble together your own meditation through YouTube or other free apps but this is the whole package, and so far it's been so worth it for me.
- Bugs fixed, squashed, and eliminated
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