Zen Enso

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4.8
883 reviews
10K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

A simple app that serves as a daily nudge to contemplate and evaluate on one's life. The daily act of questioning and reflection can bring about new perspective on a circumstance or problem. Thus, enabling a person to make better decision.

Small improvement everyday can grow into prominence when given time. The quote acts as a reflection to the person interpreting them and only those who are aware about themselves will be able to take the right action.

The intention is not to change anybody's perception as that is near impossibility but user could use the quote like a finger pointing toward the moon. Use it to see where it leads by investigating ourselves.

Do not concentrate on the finger else you will miss all the heavenly glory as Bruce Lee puts it. In the same vein, I hope it helps a little to those who use the app.

You might be in search of wisdom, guidance, inspiration, meaning or just want to enjoy what these people from ancient time to modern society have thoughts of what life might mean or be.

Features:

✔ Learn from 75 authors over 5k quotes.
✔ Existential corner with 101 questions.
✔ Dark Mode.
✔ Bookmark your favourite quotes.
✔ Share the best quote to your loved one.
✔ Share quote as image.
✔ Full text search experience.
✔ Pin your favourite quote on dashboard.
✔ Daily quote notification.
✔ Daily quote notification saved up to 7 days.
✔ Full screen quote customization.
✔ Offline viewing when there is no internet connection.
✔ Speak aloud the quote at your pleasure.
✔ Searching is available.
✔ Backup your bookmarks and categories.
✔ Minimalist UI.
✔ Better quote viewing experience.
✔ Collection of grouped authors with similar thinking.
✔ Sticky daily morning notification and pinned quote option available.
✔ Quote bulb to indicate possible details.
✔ Quote can be pinned and it will appear in dashboard.
✔ Resources to learn about Buddhism, Daoism, Stoicism, Zen, and general life.

Authors

The app contains 75 authors namely the philosopher king Marcus Aurelius on Stoicism, to Socrates who is credited as a founder of Western philosophy, to Carl Jung who help us to shed light into the human consciousness.

Alan Watts who help to interpreting and popularising Eastern religions and philosophies to Western audience. Bodhidharma who is the founder of Zen. Finally, Krishnamurti whom ask us to become a light to ourselves rather than depends on any figments.

There are enough authors inside to start your own journey of finding oneself in this vast world. Not as a tool to solidify one's view but to be open to other views and what they might be directing toward to. To investigate and observe the self.

PS: From the creator of the app

The app is the result from my own soul-searching journey as I was confused and in distress because I was suffering from burnout at my previous workplace. However, I’m well and is better now. My journey gave me the capacity to think clearer, able to discern better and ground me to reality more compared to when I just started.

I want to give others a way to realize this themselves. So, they could slowly chip away the confusion because a confused mind leads to even more confused state. Thus, trapped in a never-ending circle without knowing what is really happening.

After using the app, if you find it useful to you. Do share it out to your friends and give it a good rating.

Thank you,
Tamago Media Labs
Updated on
Feb 16, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.8
883 reviews
Ryan
September 26, 2021
My absolute favorite app. period. the only one I use more is probably my alarm and maps. Technology should be a tool to better a person's life. How do we actually better our lives? By improving our character and ceaselessly abandoning previously held beliefs which stand in the way of greater perspective and clarity. Only an individual can undertake this journey on their own but to see where others have tread before us can be inspiring and encouraging.Thanks for an app that provides the company!
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Chris Maria
September 22, 2021
I think this app is a great improvement on The Stoic, I like the variety of other thinkers that have been added. The UI is also well-done. My only request would be to make the loading screen faster. I don't see any reason why an app like this can't be developed to load immediately, it's not rendering anything very complex.
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Tamago Media Labs
September 22, 2021
Thanks for the 5 star and compliment! About the loading screen. I like to load fun mini text at the bottom before the app. There are no processing during the load time 🤣 sorry about that. I could maybe put an option to skip it in the future.
Greg Klein
November 1, 2021
The main annoying thing is that when I load the app, it shows me a random quote. But swiping here does not bring up another quote. I have to go to another menu to get to the "regular" menu where I can actually swipe. Also, I think there should more quality control for the quotes from the Stoics. Some of them are just boring general statements about god or "duty" or that stuff.
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Tamago Media Labs
November 1, 2021
I think Android 12 might be affecting the sensitivity on the swipe. I slow it down because it is too sensitive if it runs normally. I will take a look on this specific case. Thanks for reporting it in!

What's new

- Updated welcome message.
- New books selection added.
- A total counter is added to bookmark.
- Quote progress indicator on authors.
- Long hold on author screen to see author card.
- Added my blog url in About.
- Improved the performance of dashboard loading.
- Android 12 related quote list cannot be tap.
- Today quote staleness check if notification did not pop up.
- Author cluster of 1 crashes app if last seen is finished.