Helps keep one Centered I laughed at the thought of a bell. No longer. This is a powerful and useful tool. It can help change your life.
Love it! On my phone the lovely "chime" reverberates in full, unlike another reviewer's whose reverb cuts off abruptly. I like that the timing is approximate so you never quite know when it's going to bring you back to the moment. And I'm going to steal another reviewer's idea of using the bell to mark out intervals during mediation.
I love my bell! Edit: Now working for my S5 again! Thanks Dev! Just a little reminder to take pause and be mindful. And to those who complain that it comes on while you're watching media or reading- well, that is the entire point of the app- so that whatever you may be doing and wherever you are, you can take pause and breathe and just be mindful. I think we need that most when we are immersed in our media and the like. It is meant to come at times you wouldn't otherwise be mindful! Om..
Wonderful -- Until I got Android Wear watch I love this as a way to keep focus on what is important. I would give it five stars if I could "snooze" it for an interval I selected or until a specific time, and if it worked when Android Wear mutes the phone but still recognized full muting.
Don't miss the point! I've read numerous reviews complaining about how this bell is a nuisance, that it rings at all the wrong times, or how it interrupts music play.... Yes, the bell can be a bit of a distraction - however, this is precisely the point! The practice of mindfulness allows one to break from the unconscious onslaught of the hectic lives we lead. The bell reminds us to stop and enjoy this uniquely, individual moment. So, if it goes off at the wrong time, set it to follow your ringer and turn off ringer as needed!
Bug There is a bug in this app that opens all apps while this one is in use. It's also a pity that the resonating sound is cut short, not a full length recording
Thanks to Uwe Damken, we now have a new release of this open source project. Want to help? Check out http://mindbell.googlecode.com !
1. We hope this release fixes the Mindfulness Bell for Galaxy S5 users -- the menu should now appear in the title bar.
2. New configuration feature: you can now mute the bell when the phone is in flight mode.
We now use the permission READ_PHONE_STATE so that we can show a grey notification when the phone is in flight mode.
Mindfulness Meditation by Glenn Harrold to help with anxiety, worry and stress.