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About this app


Bodhi Timer is an elegant, minimalist countdown timer.
It is designed mainly for use as a meditation timer but can easily be used for any similar purpose.
This app is developed as open-source software.
It collects no data and uses the minimal permissions necessary.

How to use

🔷 Set the time via the clock icon in the top left. You may set presets by choosing a time then holding down on one of the three preset buttons.
🔷 Pause / resume via the button in the bottom left, and stop the timer via the button in the bottom right. The top right button is the preference button.
🔷 Animation may be toggled between an image and one of four circle animations, chosen from the preferences screen.
🔷 It uses Android's built-in notification system to trigger the alarm, which means it works even when your device is asleep.


• minimalist full screen UI, no clutter
• displays two animation types: fade in static image (defaults to Bodhi leaf) and animated Zen Enso (brush circle)
• option to use custom image for fade in
• uses scroll and fling gestures to set the time
• set up to three presets on the time chooser
• option for timer auto-restarting
• option to set multiple consecutive timers via the "adv" button
• speech recognition via long-press on clock button (set multiple timers separated by the word "again")
• includes different meditation timer sounds (Burmese bell, Tibetan bell, Tibetan singing bowls, Zen gong, and bird song)
• option to use any ring tone as timer sound
• option to use custom sound file as timer sound
• licensed under the GPL 3+


• Some code is based on the free and open source TeaTimer by Ralph Gootee.
• The Enso image was drawn by Ryōnen Gensō (1646-1711). Next to the Enso she has written: "When you do understand yourself fully, there is not one thing."
• Singing Bowl Low sound Recorded by juskiddink Licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0
Updated on
Dec 28, 2022

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Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

774 reviews
Karena Valentine
February 7, 2021
There were some issues with recent updates, but the developer worked very quickly to resolve both aesthetics and functionality. I was very impressed with the responsiveness. I've been using this timer 6+ yrs, and it's honestly the best. Aesthetics, chime sounds, and colors are so soothing compared to other timers out there. I use it for both meditation, and "(5)-minute" warnings for my kiddo. I LOVE the crystal bowl chimes.
10 people found this review helpful
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Sirimangalo International
January 25, 2021
Thanks for your feedback! I have uploaded a new version which goes back to green. It should be available in the next days (5.3.5)
Kim Roberts
January 29, 2021
I have used this app for at least 6 or 7 years on a DAILY basis... Up until a few days ago I would have given this 5 stars. A few days ago something changed and it is now absolutely UN workable. I am now unable to set a timer for anything less than one hour, I don't like the new type font which makes it look like a sports timer. Can t figure out how to simply set a timer for a couple of minutes. Totally confusing Please please please go back to the original format which was just perfect.
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Sirimangalo International
February 4, 2021
Try updating to the latest version. I think your problem will be fixed :)
Avi Mantala
March 30, 2024
Timer is good for meditation and free of ads. One glitch I want to point out in advance mode. When we tap pause button in between the run, It resumes with remaining time in current lap but doesn't run remaining laps.
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What's new

Fix the widget to work again

Previous changes:
- Make graphics higher resolution
- Add black theme for AMOLED screens
- Update App for newer Android versions. Use Material design.