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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. Bodhi Timer is free and 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
• uses scroll and fling gestures to set the time
• set up to three presets on the time chooser
• option for timer auto-repeating
• 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")
• displays two animation types: fade in static image (defaults to Bodhi leaf) and animated circle
• option to use custom image for fade in
• four themes for the animated circle: three colour themes and a draw in Zen Enso (brush circle)
• 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
• vibration and LED blinking options
• 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
Mar 20, 2021

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820 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.
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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)
Shangri-La Phloxflux
June 26, 2021
I'm so glad this timer works again! Has mulipule sounds (bells, gongs, and birds) and visualizations (different coloured circles, a bodhi leaf, and the ability to use a picture of your choice), plus functionality not available with the stock Samsung clock (pausing before beginning the countdown; repeating the timer). Unfortunately, the widget is invisible in this version, even after clearing the cache and restarting the phone. Shame - I used to use the widget daily. Will give 5 ⭐ when/if fixed.
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Sirimangalo International
January 25, 2021
Try updating to the latest version. There was a problem with newer phones, which have strict battery saving. I should be fixed now :)
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 :)