Generally good Nice bell sounds and simple to set up. I like that I can set the bell volume and have different bells within a session. But mute option puts my phone into vibrate mode rather than silencing it altogether. And a meditation log would a nice extra. Also a 1 hour session with a sleeping screen uses over 10% of the battery which seems excessive
Perfect Zazen Timer This timer gives more options than any other free timer. Lots of bells. Flexibility with interval bells, can even control the spacing of multiple bells (every 5 or 6 seconds, for example). Can create loads of presets, naming them what you want. Only issue is sometimes some apps like Facebook will still give off a vibratory notification during sitting. Not sure if it's an issue with my phone settings or this app. I have tried lots of meditation timers and this has been my favorite, using it daily for a year.
Good features, battery hog This app has a good deal of useful features for helping with your zazen. But it seems to consume more battery than expected when used. Also I'd like to be able to decide if I want a service to run on my phone, so could the service be possible to switch off via an option in the settings?
Great design, doesn't work I STAND CORRECTED! JUST CLICK ON WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE ONLY (PRE-RECORDED) SESSION, AND YOU'LL SEE A DROP-DOWN LIST OF ALL THE POSSIBLE SESSIONS. Lets you create customized session (variety of bells, at variety of times, at variety of volumes--fantastic). HOWEVER, it fails to save or run any of these sessions. DEVELOPER: Please fix! BTW, I'm using an LG phone. ANYBODY HAVE SUGGESTIONS ABOUT A COMPETING APP WITH SAME DESIGN THAT ACTUALLY WORKS?
Please update this app!!! This app has so much potential. I just wish the developers would respond to some of the valid comments here in the reviews. Unfortunately this app fails to block vibration from my incoming calls and texts although I have the settings set to block. I enjoy the style and features of this app, but will be looking for another app that can better deliver.
Very nice app! Does exactly what it says it will, and is easy to use. I love the bells! On my phone, it needs to be set to keep the screen on. The first downside is that the custom bell option doesn't work. It defaults to one of the gongs. The second it's that I set it to mute calls and notifications, but I still get them.
- Fixed a bug that let Android kill the meditation background process when memory gets low. This should not happen anymore now.